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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Tilda for Tuesday!

Well it started beautifully sunny here, but now it's raining! One thing I love is that fresh earthy smell you get when it's been hot and then it rains.

Right then, I'm starting to find my way around blog challenges and saw the opportunity to use one of my Tilda stamps.  I'm going to enter this card into 2 challenges, but first here's my card.

Ok the two challenges I'd like this card to be entered into are:

The Totally Tilda distressed challenge
The Official magnolia inspiration challenge 5 easel card

The challenges required the card to be an easel card and also to be used in a distressed manner.  What fun I had, especially as the distressed look and products is being shown everywhere at the moment.

Right I used Chocolate Centura pearl card for the easel base, then I used my Core-dinations card stock for the layers, embossing and distressing as I went.  The Tilda stamp is stamped on light coloured Core-dinations card using Walnut stain distress ink.  I coloured her in using a water brush and using Walnut stain and Tea dye ink. I also got to use my Cuttlebug V2  with one of the embossing folders that came with it.  I also used my new spellbinders dies for the flower & corner embellishment and a punch for the butterfly.  The sentiment comes from one of  Sheena Douglas's A little bit sketchy stamps.

I had great fun making this, so I hope you like too. Take care Zo x


Emma said...

Oh Zo...this is adorable!! I love the sepia tones on the card and it's just lovely!! Gorgeous work... :)
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog's always good to hear from you!
Love Emma xx

Teresa said...

Way to go Zoe!!!
I'm so pleased you've taken the your first step into challenges, (it was nice of you to say I inspired you bless ya!) well done indeed and what a fab card it is too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, good luck with your challenges.
Hugs Teresa xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Zo, I'm so glad you had fun making this gorgeous card. Tilda is adorable in these wonderful colours. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TOMIC. Hugs Jodie from Oz

coops said...

stunning card zoe.fab tilda and i love your gorgeous sepia colours ;D

xx coops xx

Lori said...

Wow great idea with the tearing it has such a vintage feel, thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda!

Mandy said...

Hey Zoe, your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the vintage feel and the paper tearing :)
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our distressing challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Faye said...

I love this card Zo Faye x