Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bubbling Tilda

This card is for the Magnolia Down Under challenge #48 Flowers.

Ah, she looks so sweet, but she gave me such a hard time! To be fair, it wasn't all her fault, part of the blame belongs to Prismacolor pencils. First, I could not get this stamp to stamp cleanly for me, not enough pressure and the details didn't show up, too much pressure and the extra ink on the edges showed up, so frustrating. Then, I was determined to color her dress with Vert Jade pencil as I thought it would go with the back round so nicely. Apparently my Vert Jade pencil has a graphite streak all the way through it. Every time I started coloring all of this dark grey showed up and made the coloring look dirty. I got one fairly nice coloring, but on an image that was unusable as a whole. So her dress is paper pieced, and her ankle is splotched with "dirt"!

I had some lovely butterflies that I had received in a paper punches swap. I put those through the Xyron and then glittered them up. I wish I had thought of that for her pop-up wing...I may redo that part.

Stamp: Magnolia - Bubbling Tilda
Sentiment: Michelle Perkett Studios
Cardstock: GP, Recollections
DP: DCWV - Linen Closet
Flowers: Prisma - teal, Michael's - cream
Leaves: Cricut
Butterflies: Stash
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Colored with: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Tria markers, Pebbles chalks
Versafine Onyx Black ink


  1. WOW YOur colours are amazing!! Sorry you had such a hard time with your pencils and getting the image stamped in the first place but you kept going and that's the main thing and your card is GREAT and what's better is that its even a little unique:-) Thanks for joining in this week at MDUC!!

  2. This is a very pretty card - love the flowers with the butterflies. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at MDUC.

  3. Oh this is an absolutely gorgeous card. Love the image and the DP you have used. Love the butterflies and flowers also. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.


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