Thursday, June 3, 2010

I (heart) Cross Stitch Tilda...

I have a late week post for you. I was given a challenge, and the loan of the Cross Stitch Tilda image by my online friend, Sandy. Though we've never met face to face, we've developed at wonderful friendship through cyber space and now over the phone. When she saw all the stitching I was doing she wanted me to try it with Cross Stitch Tilda, and I can't believe I didn't already own her. So she sent me hers, and I got busy pulling my card together.

I first had to find a stitching pattern that I felt would "go" with Tilda and I ran across this pattern with hearts for a border! Perfect. My stitching is done with red embroidery and a verigated blue embroidery threads. That's why the little 'bursts' between the hearts changes color.

So here's the card I made...

I stamped and colored Tilda three times. I mounted one image on my stitched panel, then using pop dots I mounted the second Tilda. I cut out the hair bow, the shoes and the apron on the third colored image and popped those up on my other image.

I tried my best to take a side view of the card so that you could see the dimension...

The inside of the card is quite simple, all panel are stitched as on the front...

Card recipe:

CS - Whisper White, Real Red (SU) Bassill White for stitching panel, Cryogen White
DP - Gooseberry Patch
Ribbon - stash


Skin - E00, E000, E0000 Cheeks - chalk
Hair - Y21, E30, Y11
Bow/shoes - R22, R29, R39
Dress - B14, B93, Blender

Glossy Accents
Star Dust Stickles

Thanks for droppin by to see my newest creation...


  1. Oh my gosh, how gorgeous, Barb!!!! Your coloring is fabulous!!! And I can sure tell you used the cryogen paper! Gorgeous!!! Love that stitching! What an awesome touch to the card! And the dimension...fantastic!!! Beautiful card, hun!

  2. what a darling card Barb!
    the sitch is perfect with the image!

  3. Hi Barb!!!!!!
    Am I the first to see your embroidery??? It´s absolutely amazing!!! I loooooove it. I don´t need to tell you about your coloring... it´s always stunning!!!!
    If you need any embroidery pattern, just let me know. I´ll love to sen them to you.

  4. Wow Barb!! This is totally gorgeous!! So pretty and so much work but o so worth it!! Love your embroidery and Miss Tilda looks fantasic all paper toled! Love your double bow too. the perfect embellishment!
    Hugs Leonie

  5. ABSOLUTELY FAB!!! what stamp is this i havent seen her. I love that stitching on your card and your coloring is perfect.

  6. Wow! This is absolutely precious! I haven't inked this one in ages and now after seeing this, it makes me want to use it! Love the beautiful work you put into it!
    Hugs, Dena

  7. How sweet is that. Love the stitching.

  8. Just wonderful. I just ordered x stitch Tilda but will never be able to accomplish what you did on this lovely card.
    TFS, Sue S.

  9. Barb, I love this card! I was an avid counted cross stitch person before bifocals!! lol I bet IRL it's beautiful! We just can't get the full affect on-line.

  10. WOW....Barb your card is gorgeous! I love the effect you gave your card with the stitching and the laying of your colored image. I am going to have to try laying an image sometime.
    Love the colors.


  11. Oh my goodness, what a darling card!!
    You did an amazing job ..... love, love it!!!!

  12. Wow, she is absolutely precious, love it and I love teh dimension!
    Hugs, Christine

  13. Barb, Tilda is beautiful as always!!
    Your entire card is so gorgeous. Beautiful stitching and you couldn't have used a better pattern for this Tilda. Love your raised image.
    Hugs, Candy

  14. This is so pretty Barb. Love the heart stitches. Very cute to frame it around Tilda. Nice artwork!

  15. Beautiful Barb! Gorgeous those red shoes and her sparkly headband!
    Pam Going Postal

  16. Love her and your card Barb! The coloring is fantastic, love the 3D and great job on your stitching! Terrific card all around!!!

  17. Hi Barb, your card is gorgeous, love all the stitching and love the dimension you created with your Tilda!
    Silvie from France

  18. Wow, absolutely awesome card, Barb. What gorgeous stitching and layering -- I'd have a hard time parting with this creation, were it mine!

  19. So different and so so cute Barb. I really like the use of the embroidery with the looks great

  20. Awwww this is so nice, love your stitching, it's beautiful xxx

  21. This card is stunning! The stitching and coloring are beautiful and it is just a perfect card. I love it. Where do you get that darking dp?

  22. You go girl - I feel like you have found your ultimate song -- and you thought it was flowers. I bet you are talented enough to design your very own stitching patterns.
    Sandy D.

  23. Barb, OMG, your card is gorgeous, and so fabulously coloured. Love the stitching you added, nd the dimension brings her to life. My fave colour combo. Beautiful card,
    hugs Jodie from Oz

  24. Another beautiful card Barb. I just ordered this stamp. I really love how you layered her, her dress, and her shoes. Love the added touch of the hearts, how did you do that?? Great coloring!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jessica Hammond

  25. Oh WOW, Barb, simply gorgeous. Love all the embroidery--does it take you ages to do? Awesome colouring as always. LOVE THE SHOES.



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