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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

To Glitter or not to Glitter … that is the question

Totally Tilda Vers 1

I made this card and before I stuck my flowers down I took a pic so I could get them back where I wanted them when I glued them. I find that when I lift the embellishments up to glue I move them and it ends up not looking the way I intended. Anyhow, after I looked at my pic I decided it needed more bling, so I glittered up the flowers and tilda’s dress and tiara.

Totally Tilda Vers 2

Now I look at the glittered photo next to the non glittered one I am pretty sure I preferred it as it was! LOL

I like Tilda better with a bit of glitter, but I think the flowers looked better without it. One of them, as you can see, already had a very thin smattering of glitter and I reckon I should have left well alone. What do you think?

Totally Tilda Vers 1 Image Totally Tilda Vers 2 Image

I did a bit of jiggery pokery with Tilda here, first I stamped her, then I scanned her so I could resize her. So she ended up digital! I printed her twice. Once so I could prick a pattern around her and one that I could cut out and decoupage on top.  The original stamp was just too big for the pattern so I had to do something to make her smaller. Before I stitched the pattern I pounced distress ink and some Whispers ink over the area that Tilda was going to end up so she wasn’t against a stark white background.

Tilda is coloured with my promarkers, the papers are Basic Grey’s Wisteria collection, and the stitching is all my own.

Entering this into

Stamp With Fun – A Card for a Girl

My Time to Craft – Glitter & Glitz

Basic Grey – Fabric – flowers are fabric and I guess the stitching is too!

Totally Tilda – Stitching

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  1. Oh wow, fab card! Love the swirly pattern around Tilda. What a great idea to take a photo - it really irritates me when I can't get everything quite how I arranged them pre-glue! Lisa x

  2. What a great Tilda creation! Lovethe colors and the stitched detail framing her-wish my machine could do that!! Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda! Swing by my site if you're up for more Tilda candy! xoxo Trisha

  3. Hi Lin

    Wow stunning either way but I am a glitter girl myself. I have never thought of scanning to resize a stamped image!!! Mind you my scanner is so ancient it doesn't do such a good job.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Well you know me If it aint moving it gets glittered! so I prefer the glittery flowers and your stitching is simply beautiful you have way more patience than I do

  5. Oh my word that stitching is just amazing what a beautiful effect to this gorgeous purple card! Thanks for joining Totally Tilda!

  6. Perfect pattern for the stitching!! Totally rocked it girl. She looks fabulous and beautiful and that bling is just perfect. Thanks for joining the Tilda Team this week at Totally Tilda for our Stitching Challenge.

  7. Well I like them both, lol. And that sewing - now I know where to come when I have trouble! xx

  8. I like em both! Have you tried glimmer mist on the flowers, adds subtle sparkle (Pearl or Iridescent gold or dazzling diamonds)

    Have left u sunfink on me blog too x

  9. Oh Lin, what a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and beautiful Tilda with her sparkle. Your stitching is fantastic, I tried this once - oh what a mess - never again!!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Very great card - so nice motiv! Wonderful detais. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.

  11. Well I like them both too:)

    Purple is my favourite colour though:)
    Michelle x

  12. Gorgeous card Lin, your stitching looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our stitching challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. I really love your inspirational card and all of the time you took to create your art. It is just beautiful. Hugs to you, Leslie

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card with fabulous stitching. Boy, you have some patience !!

    Thank you for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges this week.


    Jo and the Basic Grey Challenges DT x

  15. A beautiful card and such gorgeous colouring of Tilda. Love your stitching and I think the glitter looks perfect, you can never have enough IMHO :D. Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges. Chris :)

  16. Beautiful card Lin - yur colouring an detail are fab!


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