Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tilda's Town Challenge - May Day/flowers


Hope everyone is well? Good.

So the next exciting challenge dealt to us by the lovelies at Tilda's Town is May Day/Flowers. So lets start with a little history on May Day (Ive got a BA in History sorry guys I just cant help myself lol!) So  May Day is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival.  It is usually a bank holiday. Its roots though, go back many years and is related to the Celtic Festival 'Beltane'. What I remember about May Day is the Morris Dancing and at the forefront the May Pole so I have integrated the May Pole into my card. I hope you enjoy.

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Well this is just a another gorgeous stamp from the Magnolia team. She is so cute! 

For the basic body of the card I used KC cardstock.  The gorgeous paper that lines the background is from the Prima range 'Fairy Rhymes'. This collection jumped out at me as when you see a May Day celebration its very floaty, fairy, think Midsummer Nights Dream, Dreamy. And this collection is that in a nutshell. At the very back Ive used the very lovely dusty coloured paper as I think it gives a lovely misty/dreamy feeling to it.  Next in line is the lovely journal style paper. This ive added some sparkly mesh material as that what its all about.  After this there is a layer of beautiful almost watercolour style flowers on a gorgeous vintage yellow background. As you can see I have distressed the edge of this paper. Instead of using my usual fave in Vintage Photograph by Tim Holtz I have used the pink 'spun sugar' from the same range. I just love this colour. It adds a fairy element that May Day seems to be about. 

Then there is a layer of pale purple lace.

Next is Tilda. As you can see Tilda is stamped on a die cut piece. I used the Spellbinders fancy oval range.  Now as May Day is linked to the tradition of May Pole I linked different colour ribbon through the die cut to represent the twist and tying of the May Pole. 

In the bottom corners I used the Prima flowers in fairy. These are a gorgeous pink colour. I then added a couple of pale purple flowers from my own personal stash.  Beside this you can see a little tinkerbell charm. In the top corners I used one of the metal paperclips that come with the 'Fairy Rhymes' collection. I then added the pale pink dew drops to add dimension. 

Now for the colouring details for gorgeous 'Sweetpea Tilda'

Skin: YR000, R01, R20, R30, E21
Dress: G07, YG23, YG11
Shoes: BV00, V17
Hat: YG11, YG02, YG23
Flowers: RV16, RV04
Hair: R27, E08, YR02, YR61
Stick: V12, BV00

As Tilda is in her May Day scene I added 'Lavender Lace' perfect pearls for earrings and then added stickles 'Diamond' to her hat, walking stick and pink leaves.

Love D xx


  1. so cute, love the flowers
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  2. thank you! such a lovely spring time challenge.xx


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