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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tilda with Hawaii flower

I hope you are all having a great day, I feel on a roll lately. I finally have more time in my scrap room.

For my card I used the sketch over at Magnolia-licious highlites Challenge blog. My DP is Pinkpaisley butterfly garden collection and I also used Kraft cardstock. My image is colored with my copic markers, I struggled a bit with her hair, could not get the look I wanted for the curls.

I did not have the correct colors in my stock for the roses, so I applied Mountain Rose Alcohol inks to my white roses using my Alcohol ink fillable pen (which is actually filled with Alcohol blending solution). I put a few drops of Mountain Rose on my acrylic block, waited for the ink to dry and then just picked it up with my fillable pen. The alcohol ink solution reactivates the ink. We used this techniques in a course I had with Tim Holtz last year in Montreal on something else and it gave me the idea to try it on a flower.

The other trick I learned from a course with Jennifer McGuire was to glue black thread to the back of the butterflies to make the antennas. I though that was kind of cool since there are so many nice butterflies on designer papers to cut out.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges
Stamping Scrapping- Birthday wishes
Stampavie and more - Ribbons
Just Magnolia - Make it Lacy
Magnolia down under - your favorite things (Flowers & Butterflies)
Lets Craft and Create - Sew lovely
Divas by Design - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace

Thanks for stopping by



Norma said...

Louise, what a gorgeous card. I love this Tilda and she's beautifully coloured. Love the colours you've chosen. Your DP's are gorgeous. Fabulous flower arrangement. Thanks on the tips on colouring your flowers and the butterfly antennas. TSF.

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty and elegant Tilda card. Lovely DP with sweet embellishments :o)

Mandy said...

Louise your card is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Louise, your card is so delightful! You've colored her so beautifully and your butterflies look fabulous. I love the dp's you've used and how you've tied it all together with such pretty embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlites for our May challenge!

Cricket said...

Beautiful card. I love this Tilda stamp.

Angela said...

This is gorgeouse Louise! I love your layout and those pretty butterflies! Your coloring is beautiful too! hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

Beautiful....stunning...luscious details!!!
Love your coloring of Tilda!

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous! Love the paper and the coloring. Beautiful job!

Kim said...

Beautiful card!! Love the the colors you chose and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for the little tips too. Will have to give those a try sometime. TFS!!

Linda said...

Oh wow what a super card!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the soft colors!!! Excellent job!!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Super card Louise. I love your layout and coloring.
Thanks for the tips.
Hugs Maz

Kelly Neis said...

I really like the DP colors and the layout is not fussy, just perfect. It is a beautiful card and the coloring you did is so pretty, her hair looks great.

Eulanda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!! This image is one of my favorites and those butterflies are beautiful!! Hugs!

Dena said...

Louise! This is just gorgeous! I love the pops of red and the pretty "real looking" butterflies!!!
Hugs, Dena

Eulanda said...

Oh and I also meant to tell you thanks for joining us this week at MDUC. Hope to see you back! Hugs!

cathylynn said...

Great coloring and those butterflies are gorgeous! Your layout and details are also great!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Betsy said...

I LOVE the butterflies! This is such a beautiful card!

bluebell said...

hello,i am bluebell-flowerwood.i was looking at the magnolia/haglar/stranglar challange and saw your lovely card.i have been sherching for this ntilda stamp,if possiable could you let me know where you got it bluebell-flowerwood x.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Tilda & a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at DBDx

Elle said...

Thanks for explaining the various techniques. I love how everything coordinates!

Lilie said...

Wow! Des belles teintes! J'adore!

Peggie said...

Great card. Love those butterflies. Love the dashes of orange on the beige.

Peggysuez said...

This is such a sweet little image and you've framed her nicely in your layout. Nice to have you join us at Divas by Design for our first challenge!

bluebell said...

hi louies, thankyou for letting me now where to get the hawaii flower tilda. have got in contact,with them today,and have ordered on,as they have no stock but can get it to order. there is a new set out to pre order called magnolia sweet rainbow. so i ordered one called wonderful tilda. thanks again love bluebell-flowerwood x.

Sandy said...

Good golly Miss Molly - Your card is absolutely gorgeous - breathtakingly beautiful. Sigh, Sigh, Sigh! Your coloring is out of this world. I am so glad I did not miss this beautiful creation!! I love it!!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous papers and such a stunning card with so much detail, love it
Hugs Kate xx

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Louise! You have colored Tilda so beautifully, the DPs are pretty, great layout, and thank you for explaining how you colored the roses!
Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

so pretty Louise! lovely Tilda coloring and creating! love the thread idea! I ususally just got a teeny strip of black card-stock and glue it behind.

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!

Anne Kristine said...

Wow...your card is beautiful!
Love it!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Suzanne J Dean said...

One of my fave Tildas and love the vintage and soft feel of this whole card--beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious DT Challenge!


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