Monday, November 29, 2010

Tilda Wth Christmas Tree - Several Challenges

The inspiration for today's card came from a couple sources. Magnolia-licious challenge is an inspiration challenge with the inspiration picture shown here...


Friday Sketchers gave me the basic layout for my card with this sketch...


and Simon Says Stamp gave the challenge to use snowflakes. Here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda With Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas
Paper: Daisy D's, DCWV
Accessories: Copics Airbrush System, Flowers, Stickles, crystals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Branch punch, Spellbinders Curved Rectangle Die, ribbon, lace


I colored Tilda with Copics and distress inks. I added Stickles  to the tree. I was very drawn to the purple in the inspiration picture. I had a bit of a challenge finding the right paper, but settled on background paper that featured purples, blues and greens.


   
I used white core paper, dry embossed with my embossing folder, and sanded off the blue with my sanding block to reveal the snowflakes.
Thanks for stopping by today!

25 comments:

Sharon Basel said...

Lovely card Julie! I adore these colors together and your embellishments are fantastic.

Lisa Andrews said...

Beautiful and cheery card. I just love your color combination!

hugs,
Lisa

Kylie said...

OMG Julie! This is just beautiful!
Hugs
Kylie xx

Abbylicious said...

WOW Julie, this card is beautiful! I love your coloring it's sooo pretty and your embelishments make it all come together. Can I say I'm inspired by what you did to the snow flakes on the paper? Awesome creation!!
Judy K.

LindaC said...

Julie, Your card is an excellent interpretation of the inspiration picture. Love the colors you chose. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Linda C

Rene said...

Super pretty and I LOOOOOVE that you made her little tree look like the one in the challenge picture! Genius!!!
Rene :D

Peggie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the intense colors and layout.

Sandy said...

Julie she is just beautiful - beautiful! When a card is just darn out pretty what else can you say!

Candy said...

Hi Julie,
Oh you have used great colours from the Inspiration picture!!
Love the vibrant shades of green and purple.
Tilda is coloured beautifully.
All your embellishments are very pretty :o)
Thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Chris said...

What a beautiful card, Julie! I just love the colors and the design is to die for! Great job!

XO,
Chris Chris

Cardmaking Galore said...

Absolutely stunning - your card just jumps off the page!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Julie,
Your card is so lovely and cheerful.
I love the colors and the DP's. Was reading your profile and noticed that you have been a Christian for 28 years. Same here. Wouldn't have it any other way Praise God.
hugs Maz

Chris_P said...

This is just gorgeous, just lovely!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Love this card Julie. Your coloring is wonderful and I love that sketch! The embossed and inked panel is really pretty on the card and makes your image really stand out! Love it...

Card Crazy said...

She's beautiful. The embossed snowflake strip is special. Love the DP, lace and selection of flowers.
Sue S.

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the DP's.
Hugs
Cordine

Barb said...

OMG, I would never have thought to use this color combo for Christmas,
it's stunning!!!!
So much attention to detail, I love it!!!!

Pen to Paper said...

Julie, awesome card! I love the purple in this. Very rich and your embellies all go perfectly!

Hugs,

Jackie

Diana Crick said...

You have captured the "Inspiration" perfectly. Isn't it fun to work in different colors for a change. Tilda is beautifully coloured and love the sparkles on the tree. GORGEOUS!
hugs, Diana

Christina C. said...

Julie, this card is absolutely STUNNING. lOVE the stickles on the tree and you colored this cutie magnificently!!!

Pat said...

Hi Julie!! What an absolutely darling card!! Your DPs are simply gorgeous!! And I'm defintely going to try that sanding block trick! I actually discovered that I own two of those! I love the effect!! Your Tilda is beautifully colored!! I'm so tickled that you joined in the fun here at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Pat Frank

Anonymous said...

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debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

cabio's craft corner said...

Definitely a beautiful card Julie and love the lace trim & flowers contrast!! Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge and hope to see you joining us again for more :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Maria said...

Stunning card Julie! Love the vibrant colours and your colouring is simply fabulous. I can't resist but to follow your blog. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Maria