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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Catch A Falling Star...

...And put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day.

Well, that rainy day has arrived!
The last time I took some holidays from work, I managed to colour a couple of spare images. Just one was left in a drawer, all alone in the dark, so I thought it was about time I used her on a card.
Now anyone that knows me will also know that I'm not much of a Tilda fan but I saw THIS stunning card over on Mandy's blog and I had the overwhelming urge to buy my first ever Tilda!!
Thank you Mandy...like I need another addiction :)
And so my first Tilda card was born. But I did buy another stamp after seeing THIS divine card over on Dena's blog...yeah, yeah Dena, just fan the flames lol.
My lovely friend Anne also inspires me with all her gorgeous Tilda creations.


I do need someone to teach me how to add embellishments!
OK, so this is Tilda Catching Stars and she's coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The gorgeous papers were from Maria for my birthday, thank you sweetie :)
The heart swirl and clover flower are both Magnolia dies, and the little star tag and sentiment is from PTI.

I've been asked if I will list the colours I've used:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye.
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain.
Dress and Socks: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany.
Shoes: Pumice Stone.
Stars, Crown, Wand: Sparkling Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge.

There are so many extremely talented crafters out there who love their Tilda's and create stunning works of art with them. I mean no disrespect to any of them by mentioning only the blogs above.
I couldn't even begin to list all the Magnolia themed blogs I visit!

I found a challenge I can maybe enter hooray!
Midweek Magnolias is asking for "Elegance" not sure whether it fits the theme or not.
Thanks for looking.
Love

55 comments:

  1. lovely card Elaine, your colouring using di is amazing, so beautiful!
    Heaney xx

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  2. she is just gorgeous dear and I am so glad to see you color Tilda !!! Hugs

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  3. Elaine you are having a laugh you dont need teaching this is adorable and shows off the papers and image perfectly. Love the fact you havent covered it totally in flowers something i tend to do mainly to hide mistakes. tee hee.

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  4. Just fab Elaine I love the card you have stamped Tilda on it has a lovely creamish tinge to it! I don't think you need anyone to show you anything about putting embellies on the card is perfect! x

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  5. Oh Elaine, your card is gorgeous! So beautifully done! Nevermind you didn't add many embelishments, it's perfect as it is. Hugs! xx

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  6. Well Tilda might not be your favorite image to color my friend but you did a FANTASTIC job with her. She's beautiful & so happy to be let out of that dark drawer & made into this beautiful card for all of us to see. I hope you do more cuz you certainly have a knack for making her come alive.
    Your embellisments are perfect !!!
    Hugs, Janie

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  7. Hi Elaine!
    Beautiful and delicate card! I love the combination of colors.
    Hugs Tanya xx

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  8. This is just darling! Always impressed with your distressed ink coloring, it's so pretty. Fantastic card!

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  9. You know I loooooooooooove this card sweetie ♥

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  10. You did it again Elaine ,not a Tilda fan and yet you make the most beautiful card with her!
    Well done!
    Big XXXHeidy

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  11. This is amazing, think you so much for the colors. for a few weeks i told myself not to buy new magnolias but today the postman brought me some, hi hi

    Hugs Thea

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  12. Oh my word!! Elaine, you've done it again sweetie, your colouring of this sweet Tilda is amazing as is your papers and layout. A beautiful creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  13. Hi Elaine... Well I'm trying very hard not to think I need this fabulous image... You'll turn me to the dark side if you're not careful, cos you've made such a perfect job of this gorgeous card. Oooooh and those stunning papers are just fabulous.... And lastly....It's PINK!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  14. this is gorgeous...love the image and great layout.xxx

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  15. Hi Elaine, Oh this is so pretty and I understand completely where your coming from with Tilda....I see them all over and they look so precious, but I only use them occasionally....lol...funny that...as I have one on my desk all coloured up, she is flying a kite and looks so sweet...lol..xxx

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  16. I knew you would have to give in to the Tilda addiction..lol another stunning Tilda creation, lovely fresh clean design..go on make it a hat trick....

    smiles your long lost friend Christine xx..

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  17. It's really not fair - why do distress inks look like a big splodgy mess when I use them, and yours look like this?!

    Absolutely beautiful card hun, gorgeous papers and image. Very pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  18. Elaine this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is so absolutely gorgeous; who needs embellishments with such beautiful coloring:0)

    Thanks for sharing your color combos!

    hugs;
    Janette

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  19. oh this is gorgeous.. what beautiful papers and i think your embellies are just fine.. so pretty
    Lisa x

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  20. Simply beautiful Elaine....your colouring is awesome as always...and you layout is simply perfect too...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  21. This is gorgeous Elaine. Love how you have coloured this adorable Tilda and your embellies are perfect.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  22. She looks exquisite Elaine, gorgeous colouring, and those papers are beautiful.The flower and leaf die are just a perfect embellishment so all the focus is on Tilda...beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous paper's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  24. Speaking of addiction, I've become totally addicted to your blog!!
    Elaine, your cards are out of this world! I love the all. They are beautiful and so rich of details and gorgeousness. Amazing work!
    Your Tilda card is absolutely STUNNING, I love how you've coloured her and the little flower with the swirl looks gorgeous! Wonderful papers and colours too.

    look forward to follow you!
    hugs
    Hanna

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  25. Well Elaine, you've done it again! Created another absolutely stunning card ;) No honey, you do not need help with your embellishments - they're always perfect. What I need is to come spend a couple of weeks with you so you can teach me how to color with DIs. Your coloring is always amazing.

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  26. Amazing card :) Sweet and tender image:) some fab papers:)
    Sonia

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  27. This is just so beautiful. You've coloured Tilda perfectly and those papers are simply gorgous xx

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  28. I love this card and I am not a Tilda fan. I love the way you have colourd her and your fabulous backimg papers.

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  29. Ooooh so pretty Elaine! I know I always say this but your colouring is just so beautiful and pretty. Really lovely work! :)

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  30. Ohhh, only you could make me say a Tilda is lovely! But this is adorable and of course your coloring is what makes it so pretty. Should I get you some of these for xmas?

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  31. Awww she is gorgeous! So you have caught the Magnolia bug too lol welcome to the club tehehe. I love these papers soooo much and your flower is just perfect :)
    Fiona L x

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  32. Hi Elaine,
    your Tilda card is absolutely beautiful and I really like how you've colored her.
    Hugs, Anja

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  33. Hi Elaine. This is just beautiful. Love the gorgeous papers and simple layout, the beautifully coloured image is adorable and the minimal embellishments are perfect.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  34. Aww Elaine your card is stunning, I love those pretty papers and of course the sweet Tilda who you have coloured so beautifully as always.
    Tilda's and Magnolia dies, yaaaayyyyy you're hooked, always happy to help lol
    big hugs Mandy xx

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  35. Personally I like your individual style - & I wouldn't add anything else to this or you'd obscure the pattern. That's what I like about your work - you respect the pattern of the paper you are using & embellish accordingly. That's a real talent in itself.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  36. what super colouring on your Tilda....... how could you cut those papers??? they are just wonderful lol, a very pretty card,
    Tilly

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  37. Elaine this it so gorgeous, I love how you colour with DI's.
    x

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  38. Oh Yum!! Look at your gorgeous colouring! What a beautifully, beautifully elegant card and the colours are just soooo fab! It fits our theme PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias :o) xx

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  39. so stunning elaine.i love the sweet tilda and gorgeous pretty colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  40. Hi Elaine

    I hope you are well - long time no speak (again!! - sorry)

    What a stunning card and you don't need anyone to teach you to add embellies - your cards are beautiful and have just enough embellies - I love your style and colouring!

    I can't wait to see your new maggy creations, but once you have got a few thats it you will be hooked!

    Love Kerry xx

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  41. Hi Elaine! Guilty for not commenting on every one of your posts, but had to drop in not only to say hello but to say Lovelovelove this card--beautiful!!!

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  42. Hi Elaine,
    She is so cute, I personally like less is more, this way I see your work and not the embellishments. The papers are really pretty and your colouring looks fabulous with them.Hope the sun shines on you this weekend. Kind regards Trish

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  43. Stunning card Elaine and fab papers too, lovely to see you are getting the Tildaritus bug too :o)

    Hugs Tilderesa (Teresa xx)

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  44. Hi Elaine
    what a YUMMY card, love it, BELIEVE me when I tell you that you do NOT & I repeat NOT need any one to teach you how to add embellishments, you always add just the right amount, & your cards always look FAB-U-LUS.
    Sorry I've been A.W.O.L. I have been soooooooooo busy, had one of my grankidliwinks came to stay on her own for a week (she got me into BIG BIG trouble) after telling Hubby where ALL my NEW crafting stash was, last time I'll tell her a secret lol. Then our daughter came to stay for a week, with 4 more of our grankidliwinks so didn't get the chance to visit any one's blog.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  45. Beautiful card Elaine

    I have loads of magnolia stamps I just don't use them (bad me eh!).

    Enjoy your week.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel x

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  46. Hi Elaine, I'm back with my DT hat on to say Thank you for joining us over at Midweek Magnolias with your adorable creation and it's so perfect for our Elegance challeng.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  47. Hi Elaine, wow what a stunning card you made with her!!!!! hope your well and enjoying the sunshine?!!

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  48. Elaine! Oh girl! Sooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!! Hello!!!! Look at that phenomenal coloring! You rocked this Tilda! Now you know I didn't mean to fan any flames or anything haha! As far as your embellishing......no way! This is Elaine style and I LOVE IT! Don't change a thing!!!!!!
    Chat with ya lata gata!
    Dena

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  49. Oh wow! this is stunning, I love the adorable tilda and your colouring is just so amazing, sorry I haven't popped by for a while things have been busy and I have been a bit of a rubbish commenter
    Lindsay xx

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  50. Stunning card Elaine!! The papers are beautiful and your colouring is breathtaking!!! I wish I could colour like that!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Midweek Magnolias this week!!
    Hugs, Tina

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  51. The way you colour images is fantastic! This is a really gorgeous card. I too am not a huge Tilda fan however I have 2 stamps that I love and will never part with.

    Dazie
    x

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  52. This is beautiful...the papers are lovely! I have missed some fabulous posts in the last few weeks.

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  53. She is colored beautifully! I've just bought the Distress Inks and can't wait to start watercoloring with them. I'm going to be scouring your blog for awesome inspiration like this! tee hee! :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  54. Your embellis look wonderful to me. I also love how you color the Maggies! This is one beautiful card!

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  55. Wops, I must have missed this post!
    Thank you for your kind words. :)

    Your card is just stunning! Gorgeous colors and you always have the most perfect little sentiments. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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