Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Butterfly Tilda

I spent far too much time on this silly card... but I really like it!  Lots of flowers, butterflies and bling.  Tilda is really enjoying Spring this year even though a lot of people I know are knee-deep in snow!  In fact, we are supposed to get snow on our nearby mountain tonight and that doesn't happen too often here in Southern AZ.

Here's my first Easel card evah!:  (as always click on images to enlarge)

Every flower and butterfly is hand-made by me!  The butterfly with the pink stickles and pink bling is pre-cut chipboard which I painted white and then covered with stickles.  The other butterflies are punched out with Martha Stewart punches.  The flowers were punched out with SU punches and the rolled one is a Die-namics from MFT.  

I made the card wider than usual because I knew I wanted to add a lot of flowers.  I also wanted to have enough room on either side of Tilda for you to see the gorgeous My Mind's Eye "quite contrary" paper.  

I used Sweet Sunday's sketch for my card design.

The grass is the bar across the bottom.  Check out the back of the card below:

And the inside of the card:


(notice her shiny wings!)

and more details:

My card qualifies for the following challenges:

Totally Tilda:  use chipboard - butterfly with pink bling is chipboard

  • Use the colors Pink and Green
  • Create a thank you card.
  • Use some kind of stripes
  • Use something scalloped (the rolled flower is scalloped)

7 Kids College Fund:  use pinks and flowers

Wild Orchid Challenge:  "Dieing to punch it out" - use die cuts and punches (I have never used this many punches on a single project before!  tee-hee)

All That Scraps challenge:  "Spring is in the Air, Flowers everywhere!" (I think I have that covered!  lol) and use pastel colors with a touch of brown (Tilda's shoes).  

Make it Monday:  anything goes

Just Magnolias:  favorite color combo (my favorites are pink and green in all the flowers and Tilda's outfit)

Magnolialicious Highlights: Spring Extravaganza challenge


Theresa said...

Beautiful card...so mnay details and so much work. A true work of art! Love all those flowers and butterflies.

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda creation you can tell you have spent a lot of time on this its stunning..
thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chipboard chall

smiles Christine TT DT & girlies xx

April said...

So cute! I love all the elements. You did a great job!

Joan Fricker said...

Nancy,. how adorable. I can certainly see it was a "labor of love". It is gorgeous.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Card Challenge.


Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful card!So much detail.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Suzi said...

This is adorable, I spent ages looking at the beautiful detailing. This must have taken hours.
Suzi x

Cathy said...

The card is beautiful, well worth the time.

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Your card is so into spring, love it, the paper is also one of my favorites it's so cute!! Bye Mascha

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! This is just adorable!! LOVE your flowers, the colors and beautiful easel design!! Just lovely!!HUGS

Chris said...

Wow! There are so many interesting details in your piece of art! I love, love, love it! What beautiful flowers. I love it!

Chris Christensen


Very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia and Hanglar. Hugs

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful card just lovely!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Nancy! Your Tilda is totally charming and yes, you got it down wonderfully! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Spring is in the air, flowers everywhere challenge! Thanks for playing! Love your creation!
Pam Going Postal

Cricket said...

This is beautiful. Love the flowers.

Kelly Neis said...

I love your card and all the flowers of different types. It is so springy and cheery and turned out perfect.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

What a sweet card. Your shading is beautiful and I love all those special embellies that you've added, like those handmade flowers! Everything works wonderfully together.
Great job!
Hugs from Georgetown,

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! I love all the bright flowers and butterflies, and Tilda is gorgeous!
hugs, Sharon

Rene said...

Such a sweet card and I looooove all those flowers!
Rene :D

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow....this is gorgeous!! The colors are beautiful and your embellishments are fantastic! I'm still in awe checking out all the details. Hugs, Rosemary

Sandy said...

I love it -- bright and colorful. I am crazy over your flowers!!!

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFULLY done! Love your handmade flower and details! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Chris said...

Wow! Way too cute.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Love how you did the easel part of the card. Love the style.

Trisha said...

This is Gorgeous! Love the bright and cheery colors and Tilda is just adorable as a butterfly!
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda! xox Trisha :)

de said...

What a gorgeous easel card! This is so pretty!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Mina said...

wow what a beautiful spring like card Nancy, gorgeous colours...thanks for joining in with our Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

Emily Branch said...

What an AMAZING card!!! All those beautiful colors and details are PERFECT for spring!!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Ruby said...

A lovely take on our challenge, you can see it took a long time, your hard work paid off! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

Cheryl said...

Hi Nancy! YOur card just screams spring! Love the wonderful papers and how you've used the colors on your Tilda! Awesome entry for Diana's challenge! Good luck!

Shirley said...

Love her and love your easel card too, Nancy!