Thursday, May 16, 2013

Something Old, Something New

The challenge at Tilda's Town this week is Something Old, Something New.  As I was thinking about this theme, the first obvious thoughts were Wedding.  Then I was thinking of an old Tilda stamp and a new one.  Next were thoughts of old/new card stock and designer papers.  Then I thought of an old Tilda on the front of a card with a new Tilda on the inside.  Then similar positions of the old/new stamps.  By this time my head was swimming and I could feel a massive headache coming on :-(

As I started to look through my stamps, I had very few stamps that were old/new similar positions.  That was hard to believe since I have 5 storage bins of Magnolia stamps :D :D  I am a happy woman!!  I had two that were very similar - Study Tilda from 2008 So Heavenly/School/Travel collection and Editor Tilda from 2012 Turning Leaves.  Perfect!!!

Then came papers.  Since I have several new paper pads that I'm not yet very familiar with yet, I sat down and looked through all of them.  Editor Tilda was pretty easy to find the perfect DP.  Study Tilda took a lot longer.

After finding just the right paper, I colored the Tilda's and something for each of them to sit on.  After all that, I still didn't have any idea of how to pull the two Tilda's together.  Then I ended up deciding two cards would work better than one.

Here is the first card and I love it!!

The base is Stampin' Up Crumb Cake. The second layer is an old paper from Prismatic Herbal Garden Multi Pack.  The designer paper is from my brand new The Primrose stack from DCWV.  This page was perfect - newspaper print on the bottom and beautiful roses and swirls on the top with a diagonal line of glittery triangles separating the sections. Love it!!

Editor Tilda is sitting on Books from 2008 So Heavenly/School/Travel collection and is mounted on the 2 papers from the Prismatic pack cut using Nestabilities Labels One .  The gardenia, which I've had for a long time, is from Magnolia; the tiny Gypsophil and roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are brand new.

I really liked the look of the papers offset to one side rather than trying to get an even margin all around.

 The little tag used for the sentiment is from the Primrose stack, mounted on the Prismatic paper.  The sentiment is old and I've forgotten where it's from.  the corners were punched using a Fiskers punch that has 4 corner designs on it.  The tiny pink Gypsophil flowers are brand new from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for sticking with me through the long description of the creative process for this card.  I am entering this card in Tilda's Town Challenge #52 - Something Old, Something New.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this old/new card!!


11 comments: said...

Super job coloring. Really cute card.

Christina C. said...

This is adorable, Kathy! Love the papers and your sweetly colored Tilda!

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable, Kathy. This is such a sweet Tilda. She looks so smart.
Cathy Lee

Joe Shien Shien said...

Cute!!! Love the bright colors on Tilda, she sits perfectly on the light colored patterned papers.. Thank you for playing at Tilda's Town...

Anonymous said...

Very sweet, pretty colours and papers
Hugs Julie P

Danielle Champagne said...

Very pretty Kathy! Love this cute tilda, wonderful papers you used. Awesome work. Hugs.

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Your coloring looks great.


Rene said...

Kathy this is so pretty!!!! I love this Tilda...she reminds me of my Grace!
Rene :D

Nancee Purdum said...

Kathy this is so cute! I love that paper! :) Nancee

Kelly Neis said...

Love the papers, they are really pretty and they compliment Tilda perfectly. She is colored beautifully.
Wonderful card Kathy.
Hugs Kelly

Norma said...

Oh Kathy, this is gorgeous. I luv your DP--beautiful!! Adorable Tilda--wonderfully coloured. Love the vibrant colours you've chosen. Terrific job on the card.