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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Shabby Chic Tilda Card (Joanna Sheen Forum Challenge)

I really enjoyed making this card today for the Joanna Sheen Forum Challenge where the theme this week was 'shabby chic.' I am not sure why but that always makes me think of muted blues and creams so those are the shades I chose for my card.

All the papers and cardstock are Anna Griffin except for the blue ovals behind the frame and Tilda, those are Coredinations which have been embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, then sanded. I found it quite difficult to distress the lovely blue dotty paper but it was too bright so I got stuck in and found it quite therapeutic! The finishing touches were Anna Griffin gold ribbon and bow to which I added some tiny gold beads, a tiny blue organza bow for Tilda's ponytail and a Poppicrafts daisy and brad. I then added a rub on sentiment and added clear glaze to parts of the flowers on top of the frame.

I watercoloured Tilda with Lyra crayons and some pearly paints.


Ann said...

oh this is gorgeous - I haven't joined in this week as my 'shabby chic' always looks more shabby than chic!!!

Ann xxx

Beryl said...

This is just gorgeous. I wasn't really sure what 'shabby chic' meant but I think I've got the idea now. Love the colours and layout.
Beryl xx

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Love your card ... as always just perfect. Keep up the good work.

Jane xx

Cazz said...

Just gorgeous as always xxx

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous card Denise, I love those papers and the colour scheme you've chosen. Tilda looks just lovely, as ever!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. Love those papers.Wish I could get my bow to look at neat!

Phree said...

Beautiful card, the blues and creams are lovely together.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is really awesome.
So lovely and cute.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Your Shabby Chic Tilda is absolutely gorgeous!

Suzy said...

What a beauty! Love the colors and all the pretty details!


LuLu said...

Beautiful card and love the muted tones you have used.

Irene said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.

Wow, your card is stunning I love it.

Just going to have a peek at your other cards.

I have put your blog into my favourites.


Shirley said...

The card is just beautiful with those colors and she is just too cute!