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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Lilac and Apple Lazy Summer Tilda Ovals

Firstly, before I blog this card, I want to say a big thank you to Elaine at Quixotic Cards for drawing my attention to the great tutorial on colouring blonde hair with Copics that Mary J did on her blog and the Quixotic Paperie blog.

I found that, with my three yellow markers, my blonde  hair didn't look right. But with some help from Elaine and Mary J, I've worked out which E markers to use and I think it looks really good - even if I say so myself!!!

The Lazy Summer Tilda image from Magnolia, (which I managed to borrow from Alex during a playday at Julie's) was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Hair: E40, E41, E43, E51, E57
  • Wings: BV00, BV23, B41
  • Jumper: G12, G14, YG11
  • Pinafore: BV00, BV04, BV31
The image was die cut using a classic oval Nestabilities die and matted onto a green oval and lilac scalloped oval, also die cut using Nestabilities.

A strip of the lilac cherry blossom paper from the Dovecraft Aquamarine Kate Knight paper pack was matted onto green and lilac card. A panel of the green and lilac leaves paper, from the same paper pack, was punched using the Doilly Lace border punch by Martha Stewart, and then matted onto a punched panel of the green card and the lilac card.

The sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set was stamped onto a Cuttlebug Oval Stamp die using the Onyx Black ink and matted onto a lilac die cut. I think if I were to make this again, I'd use either a grey or lilac ink for the sentiment - the black looks a little bit too harsh. 

The Tilda image was then highlighted with Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue and a Papermania Snow White gel pen.

Here are the blog challenges that I am entering this card into:


Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card...and your colouring of the hair looks really good! I'll need to check out those links, thank you!


Teresa said...

Well done with your colouring Kathleen it looks brilliant and a superb card too, good luck with all those challenges, I think I might have to look into a few of those myself...cheers!
Hugs Teresa xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous birthday creation thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra P said...

Love your Tilda! The coloring is fab fab :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Judy Rozema said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance this week!

Manu said...

Your card is so sweet.

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.


Anonymous said...

Very cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Denise and Louise said...

Such a lovely card and gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Awww! This is lovely Kathleen, I love your colour choices here. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nancy said...

Tilda looks positively lovely in these colors!! Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

kay said...

its gorgeous and your colouring is spot on kathleen,x

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mags said...

Oh, thank you for the link to the blonde hair tutorial! I find hair so difficult - and you've done a great job there! I love the soft lilac and green, so pretty! Thank you for joining in on Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

Louise said...

ooh, what a gorgeous card! I love the colour scheme and your colouring in is fantastic!
Thank you so much for joining us for Little Claire's first ever challenge x

Marie said...

Really sweet looking card. Great colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thank you for playing The Desert Island rafts Challenge :)

Carol L said...

I just LOVE the soft coloring of this image and the designer papers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with Stamps R Us this week!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, youur card is lovely and the colouring great. The colour choices of card and paper are a delight. Mary E1 (docrafts member)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


The Bug said...

Great job Kathleen! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining our Green Challenge at House of Gilli!
Hugs, Wini

Stephanie said...

She is lovely! Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli.

Chris said...

very pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us and playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh I love this tilda and you have coloured her beautifully thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
Tamara GDT

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Looks fab! :) Well done!

Glad Mary's tutorial helped. :)

princesskitten said...

That's lovely and simple

kitten DYSU team

Céline said...

amazing card, love the combo !!!!
perfect colouring
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Angie said...

Fab card love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Miranda said...

very lovely card Kathleen
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Debs said...

such a sweet card :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW and good luck..hugs Debs x

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge this week.
hugss Ria

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Great colors!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! And, thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week, too!
Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Paula Bee said...

What a pretty those colors and she is just too cute!! Thanks for joining us at Card Creations & More!!

Tracy S said...

I think your hair looks great too! Gotta love Tildas too. Super cute card and color combo. Thanks for playing along over at Guylou's Challenge Blog!

Taylor said...

So sweet, and beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!

Jane Wetzel said...

pretty coloring and pretty card..perfect for the challenge at Copic Creations! thanks for joining us!

Jodi said...

Adorable image and great color combo choices! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
Jodi =)

lesleyworth said...

her hair came out beautifully! gorgeous card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Suzanne :O ) said...

this card is so soft and pretty, and the image is adorable! thanks for joining us at Woodware USA this week!

Laura said...

Thanks for the colouring tip, I'll have to head over and have a look at that myself! What a great card.
I don't know if you know (I couldn't see it listed but have been known to miss things!) but the Magnolia challenge blog challenge for this week is 'purple and green' - you could enter it into that as well if you haven't already!

Laura (DoCrafts member tali1981)

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for joining us for our latest I did It Creations Challenge Blog! I love your card, it is just great. We hope you will join us for our challenge this week

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for joining us for our latest I did It Creations Challenge Blog! I love your card, it is just great. We hope you will join us for our challenge this week

Rose said...

Ahhh. Your coloring is wonderful! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ good luck to you.

Vivi Casale said...

that is a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

ps.: stop by on my blog to enter the blog candy, as you are joining the challenge, if you follow the rules you can have 2 chances to win 2 Gilli stamps!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and good luck
Claire xx

Vixykins said...

Such a cutie image, lovely design. Thank You for joining in at Bearly Mine Challenges x

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