Sunday 20 May 2012

Chequered Flag Tilda

Good evening bloggers...

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

I want to say a warm welcome to all my new followers and a big thanks for all the lovely comments that have been left. I really do appreciate it :)

I've been making a card for my Niece's 21st Birthday which is in June. She's not a girly girl so I didn't want to have lots of pink and flowers. She's a big fan of Formula 1 car racing and is off to see the British Grand Prix later this summer as her birthday treat.  I've chosen Chequered flag Tilda because I thought she would be perfect for the F1 theme.

I've coloured her with copics and edged around the oval with fired brick using an old Clartity stamp.
I've been seeing lots of lovely cards using the new distress markers. Love the soft effect they create. So tempted to get them for my Birthday later this month :) Not sure how much longer the will power can hold out.

I found the '1991' brad at a local craft shop - just right for a 21st card. The little keys are from The Hobby House.

The papers are Portobello Road from Papermania and have been distressed with walnut stain.

I hope I've got the right balance - it does seem odd not putting flowers on.


Skin : E0000, E000, E00, R20
Hair : E57, E53, E51, E50
Reds : R39, R37, R35, R32
Blues : B95, B93, B41

Dies : Nesties, Tim Holtz - Vintage Market, Memory Box - Catalina, Doo Hickey - Flags

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
CLP Challenge - Sketch #47 (really fun to do)
Tilda's Town - 1st challenge 'Anything Goes'

That's all from me for now. Hope you have a lovely week.

Janine xx


Vicky said...

So gorgeous Janine...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card <3
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Unknown said...

WOW What an awesome 21st, I'm sure your niece will love the racing theme:-) Thanks so much for entering in Tilda's Town's first ever challenge, hope we see you again and again:-)
Lots of Cuddles

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous too.

Andi B said...

Wow, what a great card

Andrea x

coops said...

so stunning janine.fab sweet tilda and i love your bold colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Leonie said...

i really like this card:) i think alex is going to love it:) <3 x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Janine! Your Tilda is perfect for the occasion and I love your attention to detail! Nay, don't mention Distress Markers, I'm trying to resist too:-)... Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Becky said...

Wow, this is perfect.
I know what you mean about missing flowers off, but this is just right.
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at
Tilda's Town Challenges
Hugs, Becky x

Tina Makuc said...

Gorgeous card !!!
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Tilda's Town.
Hugs, Tina

Cor* said...

Janine, I love the keys!! Great design. She will love it I'm sure, if she hasn't seen it already!! You have done an outstanding job on the sketch at CLP challenges this month! Best of luck to you!

Heather said...

This is stunning Janine, I love your design, Tida is adorable and brilliantly colouring - your details are perfect!!!
Heather xx