Monday, July 5, 2010

My First Criss-Cross Card! ROP DT

Happy Monday everyone!!

Thank you for visiting me again, I am so Blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful Blogging Friends, who encourage me to use my talent, which is a Gid-given gift. I remind myself over and over again, so that I find joy in sharing my ideas, and make someone happy with my cards.

Today I have tried to make my forst ever criss-cross card. It is easy to do, and I thank Just Magnolia, for making this chalenge for us. It gave me an opportunity to try this one. I was reluctant at first, but I had just finished colouring my Tilda, and knew what paper I wanted to use with it, so I could afford a try! :)

If you want to try this pattern yourself, go to Just Magnolia's challenge Blog, there is a wonderul video tutorial that explains it all.

I coloured Tilda with Copics and added Stardust and Mulled Lavender Stickles on her wings. The stickles on her dress is called Eucalyptus. You can find Tim Holtz Stickles for your projects at Roses on Paper. If you would like any colour that you don't see in stock, just take the time to e mail Summer, to check when it will be in. The paper I used to stamp my image on is Neenah Solar White. Thank you Sonja dear for giving me the opportunity to use these lovely stamps, and try out the cardstock and Magnolia paper (called Bubbles).

After I finished colouring, I cut around Tilda. After I had finished decorating the card, I propped her on the side.For added dimension, on the bottom half I used glue dots, but from her wings up I used foam dots.

After that, I stamped some extra bubbles and after I coloured them I cut around and glue-dotted them on the other side, as if these are bubbles that Tilda just blew.

I embellished with lace ribbon, and a lovely flower that was also a gift from Sonja. Huggies for you dear. I used a Basic Grey brad in the middle, and some flourishes that I did using the Marianne Designs die that my brother and SIL sent me for my coming Birthday. Thank you sweeties :) You're the best! Can't wait to see you in 5 weeks' time :)

On the flourishes, I added a couple of matching gems.

The jotting panel has more bubbles, as you can see. I love this set of Magnolia stamps, they look cool together :) I distressed the edges with Milled Lavender and Dusty Corduroy Distress Ink, and added faux stitching with a fine black marker and Thank you sentiment.

I hope you let me know what you think of my first criss-cross card, I am also thankful for each comment, everytime... you make my day.

Blessings and I pray that you have a marvellous week. By the way, I recieved a lovely surprise Birthday gift from lovely Iris on Saturday. I will show you a picture
(when I have time to take it) of the lovely goodies! Thank you sweetie :)

Copics used for colouring:

Skin: E 000, 00, 11, 21 95
Hair: Y 0000, 23, YR21, E31, 35, 47
Dress: BG 0000, 10, 72

Challenges for this card: Just Magnolia: Criss cross card
Clearly I stamp: Gratitude
CRAFT challenge: Purple and Green with Gems

Hugs and Smiles!



Lilian said...

Stunning card Rosette!

Julie said...

This is very pretty, love the colours and all the sparkle.

Katie Renz said...

A beautiful card Rosette. Love the criss cross design. Thank you for playing CIC this month.

Andrea said...


Sheila said...

Wow...your first and absolutely stunning!! Love the lace surrounding the criss-cross and the milled lavender is to die for. I'll have to check into those, because I love their glitter. Once again, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.


einat109 said...

Gorgeous card and lovely colours

Riet said...

So beautiful card Rosette,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rica said...

A beautiful, awesome creation Rosette, love these colour and papers, your colouring of Tilda is spectacular and so many beautiful details - love it!!
hugs Heather xx

Christina C. said...

What a stunning card indeed, Rosette!
Love your beautiful creation ...sooooo gorgeous!!!! You colored this sweet image brilliantly.

Irena said...

Just adorable card.

Mina said...

fabulous criss cross card Rosette...I love the colours and the way you used the bubbles...gabulous colours too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Beautiful card - your Copic coloring is just amazing!

Susan said...

Hi Rosette! I hope you haven't thought that I have forgotten about you because I haven't. I think about you all the time. My summer has been a busy one and hasn't allowed me too much time for crafting or visiting my favorite blogs. I have just been going through your blog catching up on all your beautiful creations I have missed since I was here last. Oh my! I have missed many! I love this criss cross is beautiful and so nicely colored. You moved too? I'm sure you will miss the kids as I know you love and care for them. My son is in Italy for the rest of the summer studying so he is close to you! I hope you are doing well and hopefully things will slow down for me soon so that I may get back to crafting!

Juls said...

wow!! such a gorgeous magical card! Hugs Juls

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Rosette!!! Love your criss cross design and your stunning coloring. Gorgeous color choice and the sparkle is stunning!

melanie.castenmiller said...

how so pretty, what a wonderful colors.
I'm stunned!

hugs from holland,

Eiglas said...

Your usual, fabulous, beautiful style Rosette!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is stunning beautiful papers wonderful flower and gorgeous image this is a pure delight

Lorraine x

Pat said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the paper and the lovely image, so many great ideas in this card.
Hugs xx

Cassie said...

What a gorgeous creation! Glad you played along over at CIC ;D

Candy said...

I am 'blown' away by your beautiful card!!! Love how you have cut out your images and raised or attached them. Your paper, punched edges and everything else are wonderful. Your colouring is awesome!! This is one of the nicest cards I have seen :o)
Hugs, Candy

Trimgym said...

Another one of your gorgeous creations Rosette, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our inspirational photo challenge .Great to see you again Rosette - absolutely beautiful project! Cheers Claire x

Stampin Mindy said...

Gorgeous! I love this Tilda and all the extra bubbles! Your details are stunning, love your coloring too.

Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia!

Anonymous said...

Sheila said...

Rosette this is totally awesome hun, I love this cute Tilda and have her on my wishlist :-).
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Magnolia.
Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

world of magnolia tilda said...

really lovely card and beautiful colours hugs jackiex