Thursday, 23 June 2011

Paper-pieced Tilda for Just Magnolia



Good afternoon, everyone! Today it looks as if Spring has come to Southeast Hertfordshire: chilly, showery, sunny intervals and rain! It doesn't feel like June at all!

I recently decided that I didn't have enough Magnolias and indulged in a few more! This happy lassie is 'Happy Spring Tilda' and she really makes me smile!

This week's challenge at Just Magnolia is paper-piecing, one of my favourite techniques! I'm really pleased how the dress came out on this card.

The papers are K & Co Classic K, so pretty! I used Promarkers, as usual (love my Promarkers!) and stickled Tilda's lace. I also put Glossy Accents on her shoes, which has changed the original peach and coral to a more orange tone, but it seems to look ok.

The sketch was for last week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday, so I've missed that challenge. I don't know why, but this week I've been a day behind myself, thinking yesterday was Tuesday. My memory's as topsy-turvy as the weather!!

The fabulous burgundy organza ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts and so are the gorgeous flowers. The butterflies are done with a Martha Stewart punch and stickled, and I also stickled the edges of the papers, and the sentiment is good ol' Lili of the Valley.

Okiedokie, Thursday afternoon means it's ironing time, so I must be off.

I hope you're all well - not much longer till it's the weekend, huzza!

Thanks for looking, and for all your lovely comments. Your encouragement means a great deal to me.

luv, Mags

Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink, Cool Grey 2 - 5, Black, Peach, Coral

5 comments:

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the paper piecing and the colours are fab :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

coops said...

stunning card mags.i love the gorgeous rich colours and the tilda is so pretty ;D

xx coops xx

Jennie said...

Gorgeous job Mags! Love the paper piecing! Looks great :)

xx

Faye said...

I really like the colours on this fabby card Have a great weekend. xxx

Melly said...

Fab creation!
I so love the image and colours are gorjuss! Love the paper piecing!
Hugs M xxxx