Monday, 25 August 2008

Papertake Challenge - Tilda goes 'Antique'!!!!!!!



Well, after winning last week's Papertake Challenge ('excited' was not the word to describe my voodoo type of dance around the kitchen when I found out - my husband thought I was mad - nothing unusual here!!) - I was even more motivated than ever to make up my new card for this week's Challenge this afternoon. I have had a relaxing weekend playing around with some papers and embellishments I had downloaded from Krista Designs (as per my entry of last week with links below in my list of favourite blogs) and other predominantly scrapbooking websites I had spotted on the web. These papers are ideally designed for scrapbooking , but I just loved their antique effect , so when the Challenge for this week was to feature 'stitches', I thought they fitted the brief nicely. The hard part was finding enough colours in the watercolour palette to colour the Tilda stamped image and still keep within the colour tones of the embellishments and papers, I think I just about made it!!!! I would love your comments xx

26 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Huge congrats on winning last week ,
Gorgeous card such stunning colours with your image ,Dawnxxx

steph said...

It's gorgoeus - those are beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Dawny P said...

This is just soooo gorgeous Ann - I love it. The colours are stunning. Fabulous sxxxx

SammieJay said...

I bet you were chuffed as a budgie with your win! I love this antique card! The colours are beautiful and I could go for the zigzag stictching BIG time. Did you do it with a sewing machine? I think you have created a delightful card. Well done!
SammieJay x

Jilli said...

Stunning colours and card, love the layout. Jillix

Love to Doodle! said...

Beautiful, beautiful card.....love the colours, papers and your watercolouring...x

Penny said...

Beautiful colours, wonderful stitching and details. It's a fabulous card!

Moni said...

oh.. it's so nice.. i love it.

Jenny said...

such an adorable card,
love it!

Cuchy said...

Congrats on your winning. Your card is sooo beautiful. M.Carmen

mueppi said...

Your card is so lovely!
The colours are stunning!
Hugs Gisela

SammieJay said...

I can't believe that stitiching is computer generated. It looks so realistic -but it does help my jealousy subside as to how you could be sew neat with a sewing machine ;-)

I wish I were a more accomplished computer user -I am sure that it would bring my crafting on no end. I am much more of a rough and ready, hope for thebest and make do with what's in my basket, but your site is definitely sounds worth looking at.

I will glad you tell you about the bow, but I'm not sure which one you mean. Is it the one on the front of the notebook -pink, black plus one???

Have a great day.
SammieJay x

Sarita said...

Many congrats on winning the Papertake challenge-very well deserved. I love your latest card-the colour scheme is just beautiful and a lovely unusual design. Saritaxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card!
So yummy.
kim x

Sue said...

Love your card. The colours are beautiful.

Deborah said...

Lovely card, FABULOUS flower!

Susanna said...

What a stunning card!! I love it!!

-Susanna-

Sue said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour tones and bloom looks fab :-)

sue
xx

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The colours are divine!!

Congrats on willing the challenge last week, your card was amazing!!

hugs Bev x

Dawny P said...

Hi Ann - there is an award for you over at my place xxxx

Rach said...

fabulous card, love how you have done your ribbon, it looks wonderful...tilda looks brilliant also. Hugs Rachxx

Kim said...

Oh Wow gorgeous colours. Kimx

Debbie said...

Beautiful, I love the antique look.

Love Debbie xx

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, beautiful colours and lovely Tilda.

Claudia Rosa said...

sooo wonderful
this is really a adorable card.
love the papers you used too
hugs
claudia

Karen from PA said...

This is beautiful! Congrats on winning last week.