Monday, 31 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 22 - Scallop Mania!




























Morning peeps!

Well it feels decidedly Autumnal this morning as the kids make their way to school. I'm off to work in a minute so I've just popped on to upload this card quickly before I leave.

This is my first time entering the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and I'm using my new Magnolia Calibri bird, just the sweetest thing I've ever seen and fab to colour! As you can see I really went to town on this little winged wonder....... bit of layering, then out came the Stickles and sticky pearls! This is one of those cards where what you had in your mind translates to what appeared on the card, YAY, love it when that happens!! I treated myself to a new Kay&Co Madeline paper pad and have used some of the papers for this card, including the sentiment. I've been itching to use a paper doily on my card (I am also giving some away in my candy) and so that counts for the scallops, along with the scalloped edges I created with a MS border punch.
























I saw a fab flower tutorial on Rach's blog at the weekend (thank you hun) and I just had to give it a go! I used a few less layers but I'm really pleased with how these turned out and will definitely be making them again. The leaves and butterflies are from Woodware punches and the larger pink pearls are from my stash. To finish I lightly added some faux stitching and distressed the edges of my papers with Distress Inks.

This card is the first of three that I'm making in response to a design team call for a new range of stamps at The Pixie Cottage and I will be giving you further details in a couple of days.

Right then, best show my face at the office. Have a great day and I look forward to visiting you all later on.

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xx

38 comments:

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning Tara. Your bird is coloured beauitifully and I adore the papers you have used. Great flowers too ! Must have a go at these beauties.

Have a great day !

Loads of hugs,

Jo x

CraftyC said...

Wow Tara, this is stunning. Your bird is beautifully coloured and the papers are lush!!
Clairex

tigerlilly2608 said...

Wow what a stunning card, well done, have a great day x

Tracey said...

oh my days.Your work is out of this world. The colours the lay out the way you have beautifuly coloured image is amazing.

have a great day tracey xxx

Rach said...

gorgeous Tara, love your colouring and how you have added the pearls to your image... fantastic. hugs rachxx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Faerielore said...

Such a stunning card hun this image is gorgeous and i love the way you have layered it, looks amazin, and i just love everything about this card, the layout, papers, colours and those flowers are beautiful xxxx

Christine said...

Hi Tara great card gorgeous colour combo & your humming bird is stunning.

Christine xx

Rybiooka said...

Biutiful !!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Tara!! This is just adorable!! Love your image and the flowers look awesome!! HUGS

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is beautiful Tara, I love all the little details you have added to the card. Hope work went ok

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Wow stunning card! I love the Magnolia bird and the papers are gorgeous.

There is something for you on my blog.

Lisa x

Stephanie said...

This is breathtakingly 'magnificent' hun - wow wee!!

I'm going to link your Candy so people will come & see your amazing work :)

Hugs xxx

Georgia said...

Mum, I LOVE this card, it has to be one of my favourites that you've made! The image is really really pretty and your colouring is GORGEOUS! I just love everything about this card Mum, it's beautiful! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Georgia said...

By the way, there's something on my blog for you Mum! :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Stunningly wow! Just beautiful Tara. Kim

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Tara. I love the colours and gorgeous Madeleine papers you've used! Hope you get chance to play with your Magnolia Fall kit soon. I'm hopefully going to have a play tomorrow night whilst my OH is out with the lads!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the papers and colours, really lovely work.

Ruth said...

Gosh, you've just put so much into this and it's truly fab! You just get better and better!! Ruth x

jannekescreations said...

Beautiful card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Janneke X

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Tara this is so beautiful!
Such fantastic detail and colour!
hugs
kim x

Dena said...

OOOOOh Tara, this is super duper adorable!! That hummingbird is colored fantastic! I love the greens and pins and how you 3d the tail. Super details all around! Love it! Hugs, Dena

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

wowzers..this is a stunning card! Your colouring is just fantstic and I love the doily behind it. I love those flowers too..I saw them on Rach's blog...must have a wee go sometime!!

Hugs Judy xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara, beautiful image and embellies :) Donna x

Juls said...

wow!!! this is just so incredibly beautiful!! I love EVERYTHING about it!! the colours are just so beautiful and fresh! I love the image and the amazing dimention you have created, also the pearl detail you have added! I love this card so much!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

That's exactly what this card is...MAGNIFICENT. Absolutely goreous! Thanks for joining us at SSC

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning, amazing details and gorgeous colours and a perfect sweet image.
WOW
luv
Debby

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Stunning card Tara, so much detail its a work of art, im so glad i found your blog... im off now to see some of your other creations.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Aina said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love everything about it. And the colibri bird is so cute :O)

SweetCandyDreams said...

Colibra is the best bird on all the world!! so..I love this card :D

Liza said...

This is a beautiful card Tara, I love the colour combo and your colouring is divine. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Crafting Joanne said...

This is a gorgeous card, such pretty colours and love the image and detial.

Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

Joanne x

Tonje said...

Oh, my... that bird is the cuuuutest! Love the colour combo! Pink and green is one of my favourites at the moment.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is stunning! I love the image and I really really like how you've popped the wing!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Dee

Randi Th. said...

Lovely!!!

Michelle said...

Tara your cards are just gorgeous. Thank you for applying for the Pixie Cottage DT!

jillyscreations said...

Beautiful card the bird is gorgeous thank you for taking part at ssc