Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lady Tilda

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous day! It is a holiday weekend here in the U.S. and I'm actually out having some fun family time today! However, I do have a job to do and it's challenge day at Creative Inspirations , so lucky for you(and me) we can schedule our posts. This time around at Creative Inspirations we want to see shaped cards. This challenges sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons! Now, on to the card...

I have built Lady Tilda a castle!!! I got this fabulous image from my sweet friend Loz, thanks Loz, and it was between her and Tilda with apple, but my 4yr old assured me that this was the ONE!! I don't know where I get these crazy shaped card ideas from, but the thought popped into my head and it wasn't leaving until I tried it out! I knew I could use my cricut to cut out the pieces, but what about paper?? Hmmm, I don't know. Nothing seems right to me but brick and I don't have that, soooo...onto my photo program I go and make my own. Don't worry, I didn't draw out all those little bricks, that was actually a texture in my program, I just had to find just the right colors and figure out how to add them in. I think it turned out well.


Now, the really fun part, it's an easel card! This part took a little ingenuity on my part, but I've always been into figuring out how things work so it didn't take too long. Ok, so you can't tell, but there are three separate layers to this castle and each is on 1/16" pop-up squares. Sorry I didn't photo that, I can be a doof sometimes and I don't have time to do it now. I thought the castle would look kind of cool if it looked like ivy was all over it so I found a small leafy stamp and stamped around the edges of my castle pieces. I thought the tops of the tears so should look weathered so I distressed them with sandpaper and then colored over it all with Copics W7,5,&3 The fading on the castle is actually the paper itself...thought that would be easier then coloring it all. You also may be able to tell that this looks a little glossy and it is. I had a bit of water splash onto one of my castle layers and had to redo it, so I sprayed the whole thing with a clear top coat



Here is a close-up of lady Tilda and the layer behind her so you can see the ivy a little better. The pearls are from my stash and I colored them with W1 so they would match better. So, that's it, hope you have it enjoyed my card today sorry it's been such a wordy post...I didn't want to leave anything out. I haven't gotten the inside done yet, but I've got to make something on my computer and I ran out of time, I'll try to have it posted on here b4 the weekend is up. Ok, again, I'm sorry about the wordiness, but I hope you liked it all the same. If I've left anything out please feel free to ask and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Have a great day!
xxAutumn
Challenges:
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday: Add a Little Nature (Ivy on the castle walls)
Oh' Alice: Shine or Sparkle(stickles on Lady Tilda's Dress and Flower)
Stamp Something: Something Cute

18 comments:

Ulrike*** said...

...a fantastic work,....beautiful created,...the little Tilda princess is so cute.....and wonderful coloured......have a grea day too,....Ulrike

Cheryl said...

tell you what hun this really is fantastic wow you sure have some talent hun just love it, love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

jude said...

Autumn......All i can say is WOW..what a beautiful creation welcome aboard Creative Inspirations.This is absolutely delicious,scrummy and oh sooooo cute love the way youve portrayed the ivy up the side!
everything is just so perfect your daughter was right!
hugs judex

Basement gal said...

Wow this is fantastic Autumn, so creative. Welcome to the design team.

Kim Y. said...

This is so fabulous!!

Kim Y. said...

This is so fabulous!!

Rene said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!! My Grace will be 5 in two weeks and she would LOVE this...I hope I have the patience to try it! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Diana Crick said...

This is absolutely stunning, lots of work but the results are truly amazing. How clever you are!!!
Maggie Hugs, Diana

Nancy said...

This is AMAZING. Did you do this in a computer program? The design too? How clever, and what a wonderful card!

Mina said...

wow Autumn what an amazing piece of work...so stunning...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Candy said...

Autumn,
Your castle is amazing! So creative! Love the work you have done on your computer to make the bricks! You girls with the Circut can sure do wonders!!
It is an awesome card and a fabulous idea. Tilda is beautiful :o)
Hugs, Candy

Aussie Loz said...

Awesome! Love the colouring on her dress! Not much more to say about that castle.. love it! I don't know how you find the time! I've packaged up some bits n bobs for you.. will get them in the post soon! Have a great week ♥

Pat said...

wooo hooo! What a clever, clever card!! Love the colors you used on Tilda...beautiful contrast w/the castle! Pat Frank

Erin said...

Very cool scene. Love the castle. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool shape for the perfect image :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful castle and so cute, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something.

Hugs Jo xxx

Chelsea said...

Oh Autumn, this is amazing! Love your idea and coloring.
Luv,
Chelsea

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