Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #31


Hi everyone,
Today's card is for this week's Just Magnolia challenge which is another fabulous sketch from Mina. I really enjoyed playing with this one, not too difficult but lots of interest.
I used one of my older Tildas for this card, she's such a cutie with her pretty hair ribbon and came from the Valentine collection at the start of the year. Do you know I don't think I've ever used her before, oh the shame!!
I find I hardly ever use the older ones now, probably due to each new kit being even better than the last (how do they keep DOING that?) Mmmmm there's a thought, maybe I'll re-visit some of them!

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'Tilda with Tag'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and Distress Inks
* Papers - Laura Ashley and Joanna Sheen
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Valentine Hearts'
* Everything else from my stash.

I got the card candy from Craftwork Cards and I went a bit mad with their lovely selections so you'll probably be seeing quite a lot of this in the future (along with the MS Valentine heart punch!)
Now, some of you may remember that I bought lots of Distress Inks recently as I wanted to colour my images with them, you may also have noticed that I'm still using my Promarkers (with and without pencils and Sansador) Well, there's a very good reason for this....I stink at colouring with DIs!! (I've never been very good with paintbrushes) I sat myself down with all the wonderful tutorials that are out there and the result was rubbish!
I think my water brush was too wet, so maybe I need to try with a normal paintbrush. I'll continue practising, but don't hold your breath lol! and looking on the bright side, at least I now have a lovely (HUGE!!) selection of DIs for shading my mats.

14 comments:

Sheila - Ginger said...

Well Chrissie you never cease to amaze....how wonderful this card is.
Once again beautiful colours!

Love Sheila xx

helen ... said...

waw great colouring, i love your card =).
hugss
helen

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards since I last popped in Chrissie. Hugs x

Beryl said...

I haven't tried colouring with Distress inks yet - something I keep meaning to and then I forget. Are you telling me I should forget it altogether? I'm rubbish with paint brushes anyway so I guess it's a non starter for me. Love this card and especially Tilda. I like the 'sitting' ones best. You can do so much more with them. Love it.
Beryl xx

Beryl (bik59) said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie. I sometimes find the Koi brush too wet and prefer the Stamp Addicts brushes.
Beryl x

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Chrissie, and dont worry. I've not got the hang of the distress thingy either LOL
Clairex

Barb said...

Chrissie, this is so pretty! I love the colors you chose and your coloring is perfection! The hearts border is the perfect addition.

Barb

Crystal said...

Super cute Chrissie!

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, adorable Tilda.
luv
Debby

Rach said...

a gorgoeus card hun, so sweet and i love that tilda..
as for the distress inks, it is easier if you use a paintbrush rather than the tank brushes (think that is what they are called).. well i find it easier as you have more control over how much water is on your brush... keep practicing hun you'll get there.. hugs rachxx

Mina said...

stunning card Chrissie, I love this Tilda too she always looks great, fabulous colouring...love it
Mina xxx

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card Chrissie, the colours are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week x

spiritofcreativity said...

Well Chrissie I think your colouring of this one is wonderful so keep at it with the distress inks because once you crack it, you'll love it and yes, a too wet paint brush could be your problem but I have faith in you!
Ann x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute card, love your color combo. Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Magnolia this week! :)