Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tilda Valentine Challenge

Magnolia-licious is having a Valentine challenge. Be sure to check it out. Here's a look at my entry...

Notice I split the easel card base so the top of my heart shows! Be sure to check out the details below about my Tilda and Edwin image.

I used distressing & antiquing on the card and pop dots to lift the large heart off the base for some fun dimension.

I came across a tiny heart print cardstock in one of those scrap packs at my local craft store and knew I had to do a paperpiecing on my Edwin overalls. I also used the same print on Tilda's pocket. Edwins patches and pockets were colored with a Copic marker. I love the result...those hearts are the perfect size for this technique. By the way, all I did was stamp the image on the red heart cardstock and fussy cut and glued over my image used here. Easy peasy!

I made all the heart embellies on the card with my Cricut using hearts from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The red heart window was a double cut of the same hearts, created using Cricut's Design Studio and my laptop. I pop-dotted the red frame over a black and kraft heart base, which I cut using the larger outer heart so they would match up perfectly. "I & U" were cut using "All Mixed Up". To give them more zing I highlighted the heart edges with Colorbox Frosted White stamp pad, added a layer of red Stickles, and slathered with Ranger's Glossy Accents. A heart-shaped faux crystal was added from my stash.

Here are the ingredients for my little recipe. (Oops - am showing the negative of the letters I used.)

I also plan to enter this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar "Window" challenge. Hurry...this one ends Jan. 25th!


mlarisa said...

A wonderful card! Very nicely painted. Good luck!

Norma said...

Ronda, what a fabulous card. Oh I have to try using kraft paper too--it looks wonderful. Love your papers--the one with the black design is gorgeous. Adorable image of Tilda and Edwin--beautifully coloured. Terrific job at paper-piecing. Love your easel card.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

Candy said...

Love your card, Rhonda!
Great job with craft colour paper - I have been wanting to try it also.
Your paper piecing is pretty in the tiny print.
Tilda and Edwin are beautifully coloured.
Fantastic paper :o)
Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Rhonda, your card is so super sweet. Love the red and the fun heart shape framed around the adorable Tilda & Edwin. Cute project. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge :o)