Monday, 19 May 2008

Tilda Gets Beady :O))

Hello,

Tilda has gotten beady this evening in honour of the Magnolia Weekly Challenge theme, which is ....er...beads!!

Now, I haven't got many beads, infact, I only have a few really naff ones that came with a cheapy pack of cards donkey's years ago. So, what was I to do? I have become very fond of these Tilda stamps and I really wanted the excuse to play....so....I rummaged in my jewellry box and found an old bracelet that I hadn't worn for ages. Guess what comes next? Well, armed with a pair of pliers, I took off all the beads and dangly bits from the bracelet and hey presto! I had just what I needed.

The next problem was that the beads are a lovely bluey green colour and I am limited with paper supplies, so after yet more rummaging, I found some offcuts of the Addison range from K&Co. Perfect!! The colours matched the beads ... result! :O))

So, the first thing I did was stamp Tilda holding a flower using black StaZon ink. I then used Adirondack inkpads with a waterbrush and painted her in. To achieve the right tone of colour, I mixed Denim and Lettuce together and got a really nice turquoise, I shall have to remember that one!



The next thing I did was to rummage again for some Bazzill that matched the paper - phew, I have got a lovley stash of Bazzill so that was easy! I matted some of the papers onto the Bazzill and then stuck them to an A5 card.




I matted Tilda onto some of the Bazzill and then made holes using a pokey tool and clipped the beads thru the holes using the jump rings they were originally on. I then used some of the stickers from the Addison range and made the sentiment, matted this onto Bazzill and then popped this onto the card.

Finally, I added some Grand Adhesion flowers, curling the petals to add a little definition to the card and edged all around the card with Chalk Ink.

This really was a challenge card for me and I really enjoyed making it.

Thanks for looking!

Hels x

17 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Wow, you really did well after all your scrambling about, it looks great
hugs jacqui

Hels said...

Thanks hun!

Annapurna said...

I was going to participate in this challenge, since my Tilda's are feeling ignored. Now how can I beat yours. Love all the decorations you are giving Tilda.
Love the salsa tag too. Very beautiful!

Angie C said...

Beautiful card Hels

craftyscot said...

gorgeous card Hels, I love how you put make-up on Tilda and the beads are ingenious
Shazza
x

Kerttuli said...

Very nice card, blue colour looks great and the makeup, what an great idea.

Andrea said...

WOW a fab card Hels I love the colours of this card xx

** Shaz ** said...

Fantastic card Hels....you really have got the Tilda bug haven't you :0)xx

Joy said...

Ireally ought to have ago at this challenge seeing as I've loads of beads and Tildas! What a fantasic combination I love what you've done and how you attached the beads just stunning I love it! xx

Heather Robinson said...

Oh the beads are marvelous on this card! Wow...you have combined elements and papers to perfection!

lesleyanne said...

great card Hels
good thinking with the beads
hugs lesley

Ann said...

Gorgeous Hels - I just love the colours you've used!! stunning, Tilda never looked so good - LOL!! XXX

CraftyC said...

I'm in shock Hels, cant believe we've finally converted you!!!
Clairexx

Linda said...

Very cute Hels :)

jami said...

I love the beads at the bottom. I've never thought of that.

traciejane said...

wow gorgeous card, love the beads - well worth ther scrambling :-)x

Linda Elbourne said...

Some of my favouritist Addison papers - I love this more than I love Trevors identical twin brother (if he had one!)

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