Sunday, 16 May 2010

Lilac time

I've been itching to use this image for ages - you know how you do? Anyway, this seemed like the perfect time of year to use it.

The original plan for the design was totally different, Tilda was going to be set into an early summer scene but ... the best laid plans of mice and men..... so this is how she turned out. I'm not one hundred percent sure about this card because she seems a bit swamped by the curly rose from Wild Orchid Crafts - I just can't resist them. It's difficult to see thatI spritzed the rose amd the asters (from the same source) with Glimmer Mist in Juneberry Wine to glitz them up a bit.

The design is based on a sketch by the lovely Mina although I can't remember where I picked it up (sorry Mina!) I just always loved it so stored it for future use.

The ovals were cut with my trusty Nesties and the smaller one was embossed with a folder from Indentz - a new range of embossing folders by Samuel Taylor, a retailer here in the North of England. The pearls are from The Hobby House. The ones in the bottom right corner started off cream but I coloured them with my Copics.

I hope you're all having a lovely, restful Sunday - thanks for visiting today.


  1. Diane - So glad you posted. Your card is lovely!

  2. OMG, Diane! THis is just stunning! Your Tilda is beautifully colored and the flower arrangement is so, so gorgeous. Beautiful colors used in the dp and card stock! I'm so glad that you posted, you're right up there with your design and card elements! Awesome card...

  3. So glad you finally plucked up the courage to let us all have a look at your darling creation. Beautifully colored and great flowers

  4. thank you so much for posting your card today. I like the rich colors you used and the only thing I probably would have done dirrerently is to place Tilda a little higher in the oval. Also I like the trellis punch used both ways with the ribbon in the middle that is a great idea I will use in the future. Also I saw on your blog the tutorial for the box envelope and I copied it to my computer I had been looking for that thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Diane
    gorgeous card,beautiful colouring, i luv your layout & papers, beautiful creation, sue,x

  6. Hi Diane!

    Your card is beautiful!! I just love all of the embellishments! and your dp's are perfect.

    To answer your question about the acetate bubbles on my blog, I punched them out of acetate with a circle punch then added stickles around the edges.

    hugs, Lisa A

  7. Very pretty. Love the colors and the flowers.

  8. Hello!

    Wow, Diane, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! It's just perfect! I could look at this for ages. Fantastic details and lovely colours.
    Tilda is so cute, and you've cloured her to perfection. :o)

    Thank you so much for your kind comment at my blog! It really made my day. :o)

    Sending you lots of hugs,

  9. Oh yes, that is so very cute.

  10. Beautiful Tilda with sweet flowers around her. You rock this sketch gal!

  11. Well I think you have done a fantastic job. Love the colours you have used and the trellis punch is fabbo. And I LOVE the big rose. great job all round
    hugs Leonie

  12. Diane,
    You have created a beautiful card!! Love the flowers and papers and the tiny pearls you added to the embossing. Lovely colouring :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  13. What a pretty card you have done a fabulous job! Tilda is colored so pretty in those soft colors and I love the pretty flowers Great job!

  14. Diane 'please don't lurk' you're card is gorgeous and you have done an amazing job on the coloring. The 'spritzing' on the rose is lovely and really visible when you enlarge the pic....Well done!!!!

  15. a gorgeous card Diane, beautiful flower details and pretty colouring... xxx

  16. Hi Diane,
    gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, lovely papers & layout, sue,x

  17. ooooohhhh Im thrilled to bits you liked my sketch so much you kept would have been either Truly Scrumptious or Just Magnolia I stunning Tilda and the mix of papers, colours and flowers are just perfect for her...beautiful
    Mina xxx

  18. What a soft and precious card! Beautiful!

  19. Another pretty card. You just got yourself another follower. I love your work! You are such a talented gal.
    ~Pam K.

  20. Such a precious card. Just beautiful.


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