Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Faking It.......






























Hiya peeps!

Hope you've all had a lovely, crafty day today. I've really enjoyed playing with another Tilda from the Autumn Kit, they're so sweet and adorable! And I must say I haven't used nearly enough paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria pad so it was time to put that right today........ spent far too long stroking it, hee hee!

I was chuffed to bits when I saw the theme for this week's PTW Challenge as my card is full of faux stitching. It's the only kind I do because me and sewing machines just don't mix. Not that I won't persevere, but I think the faux stitching is pretty realistic anyway. In an attempt to ring in the changes with this card i decided not to adorn it with flowers and leaves in my usual style - instead I cut some of the beautiful dragonflies from the paper and added some flat backed pearls to them...... I'm really pleased as they look rather pretty!























As you can see, another 'fake' is Tilda's pearls, she just can't afford the real thing you know, despite dropping the biggest of hints to Edwin..... men heh!

As usual I coloured the image with Polys and Koh pencils, I'm feeling very at home with this colouring medium now but I feel I should stretch myself soon and see if I can get to grips with those Distress Inks!!

Well we're having homemade pizza and salad for tea so I'll be back in a flash when we've polished it off!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

33 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love her pearl necklace!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Well it's good to know that Tilda and I are on the same wave length!! :) TEE!! This is so pretty Tara!! I love it!

tigerlilly2608 said...

Beautiful card, love the dragonflies and the pearls, well done keep up the great work....hugs xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara, love the dragonflies!! It's so very pretty!

Hugs, Kelly

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous Tara. I love these new stamps - I haven't ordered the last 2 sets and so wish that I had. These papers go so well with this one and I love the dragonflies.
Have a lovely evening.
Karen x

Sheila said...

Ohh Tara she is just adorable!! I love her pearl buckles on her shoes :), I have her on order and can't wait for her to get here:).
Fantastic card hun, you rock!!!.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Dena said...

This is gorgeous Tara. Those dragonflies look spectacular with those pearls!!! Love the look! Hugs, Dena

~ Ali ~ said...

She is adorable Tara and love those dragonflies.

Mina said...

fake pearls or not she looks amazing Tara...love this stunning card
Mina xxx

TG said...

Gorgeous card Tara, i love that you've given her pearls, great touch!!
Hugs Tracy x

Kath said...

gorgeous card Tara love the pretty papers and your beautifully coloured image...I'm with you 100% on the faux stitching and love those flutterbys...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PTW....hugs kath xxxxxx

Pia said...

This is just gorgeous Tara, love it!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara, your fake everything is spot on for me lol! :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is just beautiful Tara!
She is so sweet and so much scrummy detail!
hugs
kim x

Danni said...

Gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty card, Love all the blues and purples, and yes the dragonflies do look cute :)

Cheryl

gina g said...

Hi Tara glad your feeling better, love the card sweet tilda and fab colours. luv gina xx

Mervi said...

So lovely and sweet fake! Fab card;-))m

Ida said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card, I love the cololurs;D! And your colouring is stunning!!
hugs from Ida:o)

Rach said...

A beautiful card, love the cut out dragon flies they look brilliant. hugs rachxx

Rica said...

BEA-OOT-IFUL - this really has to be my favourite colour combo and my favourite BG papers. Love how you've used it and your Tilda & dragonflies are just stunning!!
Perhaps Tilda should ditch Edwin and see what Oakley can come up with.
hugs Heather xx

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely bea-u-ti-ful Tara! Love everything about this, it's just fabulous. I had some pearls like Tilda's but they kept dropping off at work LOL! Squirrelxx

Ruth said...

OOh I love all those pearls and the dragonflies!! It's gorgeous,Ruth x

cats whiskers said...

What a great card dear love that image and great colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! Such pretty colours and I love Tilda's pearls.

Lisa x

Faerielore said...

Tara this card is stunning, i can see why it took a while to cut into these gorgeous papers and this new tilda is soooo cute xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and all that wonderful Wisteria papers.
luv
Debby

Anki said...

Very cute and I love the dragon flies. Kram - Anki

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Tara,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.
I love them all.

Hugs Riet.x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Love the pearls on your image, perfect.

Ali x

Dawny P said...

Oh this is so gorgeous chick. Love the faux stitching and those pearls are just the sweetest :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

Suzie said...

Oooh this is lovely and your fake stitching is amazing, who needs a sewing machine when you can do it like that. Suzie xxx

Biscuitlid said...

lol at the fake pearls! Very funny. Another fabulous card with so much detail. Love it

Victoria
x