Monday, 5 May 2008

My First Tilda!

My very own first ever Tilda...for that reason she will always be special!! I love her...she is soooo cute!

After drooling over Marlene's colouring skills, and then reading her excellent tutorial, I had a go at colouring Tilda with my distressing inks! I gotta tell ya...I really liked the technique!!

A very "forgiving medium" (my husband laughed at me for saying this; and yeah, I laughed at myself then)!! Anyway, because of the way the distress inks work with water, it allowed you to "manipulate" the colour a bit better than with my usual "derwent" pencils...now I'm no expert, but i enjoyed the technique, and I'll definitely keep on trying with it, although I now need to "invest" in some more colours...so HUGE thanks to Marlene for introducing me to another way of using stash I already have!

I'm going to enter this card in Gina's blog candy; you have to make a card using a stamp, pretty papers, ribbon and flowers...tick all 4 boxes!! I've used papers from the Bailey range by K&Co on my card.

I'm liking this little technique of "underlining" a word in my sentiment with little gems...I used a pair of scissors to distress the edges of the red square in my card. Yep, I'm very pleased with this result! bx

9 comments:

mar1ene said...

Hi B :)

Wowza! your card looks fabulous and the colouring Super!! thanks so much for trying it out.. I'll get you addicted to distress inks yet..lol *Ü*
Love how you underlined the sentiment and the little border around the sweet Tilda!

Marlene xx

elisa said...

This is lovely.x

Marte said...

Hi! :)

I love your first Tildacard! Wonderful! :) Just love the way you can use the things you've already spent money on...! :)

Im sorry for not writing the last post in English.. It was my friend Ahilim that wondered if anyone had some "old" Hänglars she could swap or buy... Have any? Or know anyone that does? :)

Thank you for visiting my blog, you are always welcome there! :)

Hugs, Marte

All Pink girl said...

Wow this is gorgeous ,love it ,Dawnx

Debbie said...

This is fab I love your colouring of tilda.

NattyK said...

Lovely card, great colouring. x

Deb said...

This is gorgeous Bernie, I so love those papers and congrats on your first Tilda, no doubt the first of many!

Thank you so much for the fab RAK, absolutely gorgeous stuff! Made my weekend!

Ila said...

Wow!! and you should be pleased....the coloring looks wonderful and the card is Fabulous!!

Julie said...

I love the colours and papers you've used here, great card