Monday, 6 September 2010

Patchwork Tilda

Hi Everyone

Here is another card that I have made recently.


I used Tilda picking Lilac's and stamped her in Memento Black Ink.  I have coloured using the following mediums:

  • Skin is coloured using Copics.

  • Hair was coloured with distress inks.

  • Dress, shoes and bows are coloured using VersaMagic and Brilliance ink.

  • The flowers and leaves are coloured with distress inks and stippling watercolour paint.  I used the watercolour paint straight from the tube so that the flower buds were raised slightly.

I cut a white card circle using a nestie and then using Rubber Stamp Tapestry Stamps and VersaMagic as well as Brilliance Inks.   Once dry I used chalk to distress the edges and I added stitching to the edge.  I also added beads and stickles to the background.
I created a cathedral window background as per the method below. This background I stuck onto lilac card.  I edge this using gold stickles.  I created a flower punched from matching background.  This flower, I edged in stickles as well.  I punched different flowers from coordinating papers and leaves, which I arranged on the corner.


Cathedral Window Patchwork Background.
For anyone who is into patchwork, would have heard of Cathedral window patchwork.  I decided I wanted to mimic this fab technique in paper.  Here is my method:

  • Two types of paper - pattered and plain etc.  You want a good contrast between your papers and I have found that a Plain  paper and a pattered paper used together, works the best.  For mine, I used green paper, which I stamp with Rubber stamp tapestry stamps.

  • Nestability Circle Die set.  For mine I used the 2nd to largest circle.

  • Plain card

  • Scoring tool

  • Bone folder

  • Glue

  • Contrasting thread

  • needle.

1: One circle creates a square, when finished.  So depending on how many squares you want in you finished design, cut that number of circles using the nestie.

2: Take one circle and fold in half (you may want to use a scoring tool before to get a crisper fold).  Use a bone folder to smooth fold.


3: Unfold the circle and fold in half the opposite side and repeat with the bone folder. 


4: Unfold the circle but this time you are going to fold the circle diagonally and repeat with the bone folder.

5: Repeat again.


6: You should have a circle with the following folds on it.


7: Using the fold lines as a guide, you need to score straight lines to create a square.


8: The fold the edges of the circle along the square score lines to create the out square.

9: From your 2nd type of paper, you need to cut a square that is large enough to fit into and under the flaps of your outer square.  For quickness, when I was making Patchwork tilda, I cut circles using the same size nestie and folded as above.  Then simply cut out the square formed in the centre.

10: Stick you square under the flaps of the outer circle and then stick the flaps down onto the square.  Your first square is finished.

11: Repeat this create as many squares as you wish. These are stuck on to card.   For mine, I created four, which when joined together creates the familiar pattern.


11: I added stitching to edge of flaps.


I am entering this creation in the following challenges:
Lv Toria


  1. Wowsers. This is amazing. Thanks for the tute too. Not that my poor ME riddled brain can take it all in in one go. Gonna have to print it off and go away and actually do it to make it sink it, but the final effect is amazing. My first thought when I saw it was to ask you how you did it. How fab that you bothered to print the full instructions. Ace!!

    Great colours too.

    Lin xx

  2. Simply beautiful. Love the sparkle too.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  3. This is lovely! Awesome quilt pattern too. Thanks for joining us at JM this week. :)

  4. WOW! this is so beautiful and I love all the tiny flowers in the corner! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

  5. This is quite possibly the most beautifully created card with all that exquisite detail that I have seen in the last 3 months since I started blogging. Gorgeous!!!

  6. OMG, you make no wonder you won with this card. It is amazingly detailed and a very well deserved win.

    Well done sweetie, really pleased for you xxx


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