Thursday, 12 November 2009
Two for Tilda!
Now before you all start shouting at me, I know I'm getting a bit above myself posting twice in one day, but unless I wanted to miss out on yet another challenge I had no choice, honestly!
This card is for TWO Magnolia challenges (and one of them ends tonight) the first is Just Magnolia's theme of 'distressing' and the other is the monthly Magnolia-licious Highlites which is a sketch. I had to turn it sideways in order to get my image on, so I hope it still counts!
This card was certainly a challenge for me, I've decided I'm not cut out for distressing my beautiful papers, it was so hard to scrub at them with an emery board and smear them with distress inks. I do like the shabby chic look but I don't think I'll be using it too often!
* Image - Magnolia 'Kitchen Tilda'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and Prisma pencils with Sansador
* Papers - Unknown as part of birthday prezzie from Rica
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Valentine Hearts'
* Corner Punch - EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Corner stamp - Design Objectives 'Art Deco Corners'
* Everything else from my stash
I decided to try out a new technique for colouring on this card. I still used my beloved Promarkers but then shaded and blended with some Prisma pencils and Sansador following THIS tutorial and I'm really pleased with the end result.
The original plan was to keep the colour palette very neutral, but once I'd made the card I thought it needed 'something' (I'm becoming such a Diva lol) so added some gold Cosmic Twinkles to the corners and to my beautiful new MS heart punch (you'll be seeing a lot more of this, trust me!)
I've just realised that I seem to be hooked on 'vintage cutie' style cards at the moment, so I'll try to come up with something different for next time....promise!