Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Creative Inspirations Sketch Challenge...

Hi everyone, Creative Inspirations have a new challenge on this week, it's a sketch.......................
I immediately wanted to go back to my Magnolias for this one (they are my comfort zone don't you know!) and thought that the open gate has a lovely semi-circular patch of flowers on the left so this could be part of my main image. I also wanted to use my new stamp Chinese Tilda so this was the following result!

I edged the backing papers with walnut stain distress ink and diamond stickles. I used stardust stickles under Tildas feet, on her umbrella and on the flowers, and Sakura clear star gelly roll pen on her dress, on the fence and on the umbrella... Here's a closer view....

I noticed after using my spellbinders to cut the circle out that I'd chopped half the flowers away, so I stamped these again, coloured and cut them out and used them as a decoupage, they were quite fiddly though! The flowers in each corner of the card are punched using a Martha Stewart 3 hydrangeas die onto plain cardstock which I coloured using my whispers brushstrokes and added stickles (stardust) and a gem to. I hope you like her, I'm certainly more pleased with this than last weeks effort!

Stamps - Magnolia: open gate and chinese Tilda
Colouring - Copics, distress inks and whispers brushstrokes
Glitz - stickles: stardust and diamond, Sakura Gelly Roll: white and clear star
Papers - DCWV
Dies - Magnolia Doohickey Lace; Spellbinders Nestabilities circles
Flowers - Magnolia 3 hydrangea
Ribbon - from The Paperlane
Gems - stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Sister Hood of Crafters: Bling!
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Diamonds are a girls best friend
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Sparkling
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Magnolia/Tilda week
Mygrafico: Anything Goes!
Gingerloft Challenge: All that Glitters or Blings!


  1. adorable, thanks for joining MyGrafico this week.

  2. A beautiful card and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  3. A beautiful card Katy i love all the sparkle fab layout too.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Trish (-:

  4. This card is simply amazing. The attention to detail and the sparkle are so well done. Thanks for letting us see her at the MSL challenge, I may have to 'lift' this idea. Hugs, C2

  5. Very pretty. I love the sparkle, it is perfect! Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again on 10/24 for our purple and black challenge.

  6. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Sweet Stampin' this week x

  7. I love your card! The tilda is adorable, love the Bon voyage line.... Thanks for joining us at Mygrafico challenges!

  8. Wow! I love your card! Your colouring is fab!
    Samantha B x
    (Sparkly Moo)

  9. stunning card with a lovely image!
    looks GREAT!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Hi Katy, Found your blog while hopping about. I just had to join as a follower, your work is stunning, love your latest tilda, but have looked at some of your past cards too and they are lovely. Hope to visit you again soo. Debbiexx

  11. Adorable creation and great use of BLING!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

  12. wow this is gorgeous!! the way you have done the sparkle is amazing!!! Hugs Juls

  13. Ohhhhh so sparkly and full of flowers. Not to mention I LOVE LOVE purple!!

    Thanks for playing in the MyGrafico Challenge.

    Good Luck!

  14. I love this Tilda Katy, shes fantastic to colour isnt she, your touch of glitter is stunning with her too
    Mina xxx

  15. Adorable! Thanks for playing with us over at

  16. Hi
    Really congrats for this card, is really beautifull!! I like the colour combo, and your colouring is perfect...
    I love your blog, I think I'll come back to visit quite often...

  17. wow, wonderful card! love all the sparkling!!
    Thanks for joining us MSL!


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