Friday, 14 May 2010


Hello everyone, I'm here with something you probably thought you'd never see me doing. I decided to enter Sally's theme at Tuesday Taggers which is to Step Outside your Comfort Zone and boy have I done that today!
I've had a couple of Magnolia Tilda stamps sitting in my stash for quite a few years now, having bought them from Sir Stampalot at a show thinking that I must see what all the fuss is about. As they're so not me, they've been unused ever since so with Sally's theme to encourage me, I've made a card with them.
It certainly wasn't easy as I also made myself use decorated paper which I'm still learning to use after years of making my own.
So here it is:
 I stamped Tilda and her cat and coloured them with Promarkers. I cut Tilda out using the Nestabilities Label 2 Set (available from Polka Doodles), off setting her slightly to the left side. I cut the cat out to set at her right side as she looks as though she's gazing down at him.
I cut a label shape mat from K & Co Recycled Rose Reds paper and stuck the panel to this. I then cut a panel from Papermania's Sunshine Capsule Collection and stuck this to a slightly larger panel of the K & Co paper. I added another panel of yellow paper to a large card blank and added the other panels as shown.
I finished off with some flowers altered with H20 paints, centres made from brass stampings from Empire Beads and attached with metal brads. I added a sentiment from Hobby Art's clear stamp set CS013D Anna's Collection Floral Greetings, stamped on the yellow paper and stuck to a mat embossed round the edges using my M & F score board.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Metal Mania - my flower centres
ABC Challenge - Unused Stash - my stamps
Tuesday Taggers - Step Outside Your Comfort Zone - my stamps
I Love Promarkers - Sketch


Chris Arlington said...

NOt me either. But I do appreciate how sweet they are. You did a lovely job Fliss. It's fun working out of your comfort zone now and then.

Zoechaos said...

Well done sounds like a very big step and very successfully completed. The colour scheme is brillient and the layout. thank you for stretching with us at TT this week and making this terrific card.

katesacraftybugger said...

Ha ha Fliss i have a box of Tildas gathering dust as they are just not my thing either :)
your card is lovely though - I love your colours .
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers- hugs Kate x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Fliss

I think you have done a fantastic job, love your colouring - sorry I am a Tilda lover so love the images.

HUgs Ali x

Cheryl said...

ha ha fliss hun,you have done a brilliant job,love the coluring on this hun and love the papers,too,I adore tilda images as you should know by now hehe but must admit prefer the newer ones,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lori said...

Good for you, Fliss! Way to go... I'm really proud of you for taking on this card : )

I DO love Tildas, so I think this card is very sweet!

Love and hugs ~

Karen said...

Really lovely Fliss, love the papers too. I only have 3 Tildas, but do have quite a few stamped images of her from friends. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Sally H said...

You've done a fabulous job. I can't bring myself to buy any 'missing feature' stamps, I'm afraid. I love your combination of colours and papers - very warm and summery. Thanks for venturing out of your comfort zone at TT this week!

Lorraine said...

Ha, ha. I know quite a few people that don't do 'faceless' ones, lol. Your card is lovely though. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Sue C said...

You're not alone Fliss, Tilda and me just don't mix ! You've done fab job with your card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

LISA said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful colours and a cute image! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Hugs Lisa xxx

Michelle said...

I know what you mean about tildas, not my cuppa either but you've made a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

WeirdCat said...

Tildas are like marmite!Great card, fab colouring,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x