Monday, 18 February 2008

String-Aling!

There's a great card challenge this week on the Tilda & Co blog, it's called 'String-Aling'.
'String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, be it a bit of tying holding the project together,
or what about it being the main focus of the work? Or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork , so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.'
I'm like a magpie with string, I have a little jar full of bits saved from parcels, wrapping etc.!



Here's the card I made for this challenge. I used some knotted parcel string on the edge of the matting under the stamped image of Edwin fishing. After I'd inked the stamp, I wiped off the fishing line and float before I stamped the image. My idea was to use very fine string for the fising line, but I'd used it all up, so I had to make do with some fine black thread instead. I cut three hearts from cardstock and stuck them together, trapping the thread inside them before colouring the heart red. The other end of the thread is stitched through the paper at the end of the fishing rod, so that the heart swings freely. I coloured the fish with Sakura Glitter pens and they look very shimmery! I created the sentiment in PaintShop Pro and printed it directly onto the background paper.

This was a really fun card to make... I really must keep my eye out for some more fine string :)

17 comments:

Han said...

This is fab an excellent way to use string xx

Glitter Monkey said...

I love this Edwin stamp! Those fish are just too cute. Really lovely card. Lol x

Marlene said...

Ohh this is gorgeous Tilly! I have that stamp and they way you've 'worked' it really inspired me!!

Marlene xx

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card, I love how you have used the string

leann said...

So sweet ~ I love the little heart!

andrea said...

What a gorgeous card,the little fish are sooooo cute
xxxx

traciejane said...

This is adorable Tilly.
You asked about the sentiment on my Tilda + Co card - its not a stamp, its from Pink Petticoat Sentiments. If you haven't visted PP yet I highly recommend it :-)

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Gorgeous card, love your use of string, very effective.

Jessi said...

wow, such a wonderful card, i love it!!!

megastamper said...

wow a really cute and precious card ... wonderful.

Enfys said...

This is just a gorgeous way to use this stamp. Love it.

Deb said...

Your card is gorgeous Tilly, I love the swinging fishing rod with heart, it all looks fabulous. The sentiment is very cleverly done too!

Thank you for joining in with the challenge!

Emma Phillips said...

Another gorgeous card, I love the little fish.

Lesli said...

What an absolutely cute card - I love how you put the whole thing together!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, great idea with the string and I love those cute fish

Katharina said...

A terrific card Tilly! I love the colouring of the fish and the paper. All the details are gourgeous!

Lavender Rose said...

What a great card!