Sunday, September 12, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Sketch Challenge

**  Edited to add:  My card won the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. Thanks so much Ladies! **

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great Sunday.  There's an awesome sketch challenge over at Magnolia Down Under and I couldn't resist but to play along with my Tilda.  Prepare to oooh and aaah over the DT's fabulous creations. I know I was inspired!


I went vintage with my card and couldn't wait to ink up Tilda with Peony.  I pretty much distressed all these pretty K & CO papers and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick distress inks.  I usually tuck away lace or ribbon neatly in behind the DP but decided to leave the edges exposed this time for some extra vintage appeal.  I really like the tattered look of the lace.  I added pearls, Prima flowers and swirls plus a cute charm and hatpins.  The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy which I stamped with Walnut Stain and then sponged with Worn Lipstick.  The card is for my mom who deserves a big thanks everyday for all she does. 

Oooh and I stamped Tilda on Xpress-it Paper (my new fave) from Zoe at Make-it-Crafty and coloured her with my Copics.  I decided to take a liberal interpretation of the sketch and cut Tilda out and popped her up.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Have a fabulous day and hope you will visit again this week as I have a few posts planned.

Hugs,
Maria

33 comments:

Peggie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it all.

Rene said...

Oh my! This is just gorgeous!!! Perfection!

Card Crazy said...

Incredibly beautiful. This is a one-of-a-kind work of art. TFS
Sue S.

Nancy said...

Maria, this card is exquisite. I love the colors and I absolutely love the bling, the papers and the pearls. Fabulous! How nice that you made it for your Mom.

Candy said...

Oh gosh this is tremendous! LOVE your vintage look - it is perfect. Your pearls and embellishments are great and so is your colouring.
LOVE IT LOVE IT
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Maria, this is sooooo beautiful!!! I love th delicious papers, your amazing details and those pearl flourishes are to die for! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
hugs, Sharon

Leonie said...

O this is just gorgeous! Lov ethe vintage feel you have created and your Tilda is just beautiful! Great job!
Hugs Leonie

Barb Hardeman said...

Love the vintage feel Maria...this is so beautifully colored to match your gorgeous dp! Such pretty accents too! Beautifully done...hugs...Barb

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so very pretty Maria!

Monica said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful!

Cami said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Maria! Your coloring is so gorgeous and I love all the embellies you used and the placement and layout of everything! Your vintage is look is awesome with the distressing. So much details and love went into this your card. Hugs, Cami

paola said...

FABULOUS!!!! well done Maria, colored to perfection and i love all the pearl details, i have a real weakness for ANYTHING pink
smiles
Paola

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful card Maria! Jill x

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your card is beautiful
love all your embellies...your coloring is great
HUGS Linda

cabio's craft corner said...

This vintage theme is so perfect and elegant. I totally love that purse charm. Very cute :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Maria! I love the papers and pearls. Tilda is coloured perfectly too. A truly stunning card.
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,
Hugs
Kylie

craftyb said...

Absolutely gorgeous Maria! I LOVE the vintage look and you have NAILED it! You've coloured Tilda beautifully....your distressed pp's are yummy and i just LOVE those pink pearls! bx

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous papers! I love the great embellies too!

Regina said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Love every and each detail!!!
Hugs
Regina

Leslie Avila said...

Stunning work! I love the whole vintage feel of your card. Thanks so much for sharing. Keep them coming!
Happy Monday~
Leslie A.

Leslie Avila said...

Stunning work! I love the whole vintage feel of your card. Thanks so much for sharing. Keep them coming!
Happy Monday~
Leslie A.

Melanie said...

This is stunning Maria...just gorgeous. Love the vintage feel...probably my favourite style! I'm sure your Mom will love it!

Myrna said...

Your card is beautiful! Great job of coloring. Growing up our whole east side of the house was lined with peonies. We always had bouquets of them in the house. Love the smell of them! Thanks for the memories!

porkshill said...

I, too, love peonies...unfortunately they will not grow in Florida. Your card is really beautiful! The colors are just right. Your mom will love it.
Have a great day! Pat H.

Stampin'Piper said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and Tilda looks so cute!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC!

Hugs Tanja

Christina C. said...

Maria, your card is exquisite...truly exceptional! Beautiful details and a beautifully colored Tilda.

bonnieR said...

I love the vintage feel of this card, absolutely beautiful.

PaulaM said...

Very Beautiful. I love the colors and how you tied the roses all together with the flowers, the Tilda and the bg paper. TFS

Deb said...

What a beautiful card! And that little purse - just too cute!
TFS
Deb

Louise said...

Love, love, love the colourcombo and the you´ve created a great take on the sketch! Just stunning :)
Thank´s for joining in :)
Hugs ♥

Pam S. said...

Wonderful card Maria! Your Tilda is so beautifully colored and your card is lovely!
Pam Going Postal

Cordine said...

Stunning card! Love the tilda!
Hugs
Cordine

TaraG said...

Absolutely stunning, Maria! WOW! WOW! WOW! I love everything about this card...you did a fabulous job with the sketch and I love the vintage feel to it! Tilda is coloured flawlessly too and the pearl flourishes and flowers are gorgeous...embellished beautifully! You Mom is going to love it!
Hugs,t