Thursday, 19 August 2010

Chinese Tilda

When this gorgeous new magnolia stamp arrived in the post, I just couldn't wait to get my Chinese Tilda inked up, she's just so adorable.  Last week on the Craft Mad and Loving It group on Craftbubble the sketchie challenge included creating your own background papers.  I've had this fibre material in my stash for absolutely ages - I think it was made from banana leaves, but can't be completely certain after such a long time!  Suffice it to say that it is very interesting material to work with! 

I spritzed the fibre with glimmer mists and cut out a piece to fit my base card but maintaining the natural shaped edge at the bottom.  I added the fibre layer to a plain white 5x5 card as I wanted to keep the design as 'clean' as possible so that the hand made background and the image were more prominent.  I coloured the image with Copics, although I only have a very few colours to work with as I mostly use Promarkers.  The sentiment is from a set of clear stamps by Kanban and I thought it worked well with this image and layout.  I added  a piece of scrappers' floss which matched the colour palette I've used and attached it with staples.  I then punched out a large retro flower and a smaller one from white card and coloured to match the image with Copics.  The small mauve/beige half pearl just finishes off the flower perfectly I think. 

Thanks for dropping by my blog, I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  That's all from me, so until I see you again - Happy Crafting!


Cherry said...

I really love this card Wynneth - she is obviously a cutie and how you created the backing papers is just stunning. Thanks for sharing. You are welcome anytime for Clafoutis hugs Cherry XXX

Lia said...

hi wynneth,
It's the first time that I visit you, and wow I must say that all your cards are so beautiful. I love the papers and the stamps. Your coloring is great too.
Now I become a follower of you do you like it to become a follower of me?
hugs ia

Junie said...

Hi Wynneth .. What can I say my friend but WOW this Tilda image is just gorgeous is it not. Your backing paper is just amazing I just love the whole pale lilac colouring. HUGS my friend

Kathyk said...

When I saw it on CB I thought it was just FABBBBBBBBB Wynneth and the fibre thing looks really lovely - banana leaves or not!


Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Hey Wynneth! Long time since I found time to stop by!! I see you've been creating some beautiful cards, as always! This one is particularly lovely!

Thank you so much for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment!

~Elaine x