Little bit of sparkle with Tilda

Zoe September 14, 2010 30

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. I was spurring on my friend Maria to enter a challenge and said I would play to. I think I just needed an excuse to have a bit of a play and finally ink up miss Tilda that was STILL in her packaging!

I followed the sketch from Magnolia Down Under Challenges – harder than it looks!! If you saw all the pieces of cut up paper on my desk right now, you would see there was a girl in distress!

This card is a little ‘pretty’ for me. I was totally out of my comfort zone and it still feels a bit weird. Glitter EVERYWHERE!! heehee

It all started with Midsummer Tilda of course. Normally I colour quite dark so the challenge began with the clothing. I knew this when I decided to buy her (hence why she was probably still in her packaging). With a light flowing outfit, she needed light colours and I wanted to attempt colouring to ‘white’ which perfectly fits into the Charisma Cardz challenge – Try Something New.

So I worked on blending the colours down to white. What really helped to make it pop though was when I added a darker shade of the pink and blue in some areas to help define it a little more. I even had to drop back on my shades for the skin and started with E0000 as my base and the darkest was E01.

I’ll let you in on a secret – This was the 4th attempt. πŸ™‚ I couldn’t decide on the best colours to get the effect I wanted. I need more practice! I hate to imagine trying this using reds!! Hmmm maybe that should be my next self challenge.

Here is a close up.

I am pretty happy with it. Happy how the pleats turned out and the sleeves which I wanted to share with the ladies at Copic Creations πŸ™‚

Hair could have been better though. Think I went a bit too dark on the right hand side.

I coloured her outfit first in this case as I knew I would be using the blender a lot and that the paper would become really soaked. So there was a lot of clean up around the edges.

The rest of the layout… well. I don’t know what is wrong with me. I just don’t seem to have the knack some days! Do you feel that way too?

I do love the Websters trim though. I used some trim across the card and then cut some for the leaves and of course a gorgeous turquoise bloomers flower. They are sooo pretty! I also made and altered my own hat pins to match.

Well that’s all from me today.

Thanks for stopping by to see my bit of fun.


Zoe xxoo


  1. Uptrot September 14, 2010 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Zoe its a gorgeous card, think that would take me out of my comfort zone as well though!! Funny how some days things fall into place and others you might as well give up!! Jill x

  2. Stampin'Piper September 14, 2010 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Wonderful card, love the papers!

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC!

    Hugs Tanja

  3. BlackBird September 14, 2010 at 12:49 am - Reply

    She ist pretty, nice card.

  4. emily September 14, 2010 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Your card is awesome!!! I love your colouring and the LO! And when I was looking at her, can’t you imagine her with blond hair and a navy or black to white gown? What a lot of fun!
    It’s good to get nudged out of one’s comfortable place once in a while, isn’t it?
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  5. Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Well I think you did a fabulous job! Card is gorgeous Zoe!! We are sometimes our own worst critic and yes working outside your comfort zone is a good thing. It makes the creative adventure that much more fun and interesting. Hugs, Maria

  6. Rica September 14, 2010 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Well Zoe, you’ve certainly mastered a new for you technique, your colouring is fantastic.As for trying it with reds – go for it girl!!! I usually do reds with the R20’s but that’s just my personal preference.
    A beautiful card, wonderful layout, colours, papers and scrumptious details.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Orson91C September 14, 2010 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I love how you extended your folds far beyond the lines of reference that the stamp artist provided. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kylie September 14, 2010 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Geez – you are tough on yourself! A beautiful card Zoe. I love the glitter, lol, but I’m a girly girl. Its nice to see you colouring your Maggies. And this one is so lovely. Love the papers and pins too.
    Thanks for playing at MDUC this week, don’t be a stranger!

  9. "Kirby" (KrB) September 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    You did a fabulous job on this, Zoe. Love the colors you used and your DP’s are perfect with it. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

  10. Louise September 15, 2010 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Hi πŸ™‚
    Love your take on the sketch πŸ™‚ ItΒ΄s amazingly beautiful πŸ™‚ Just stunning! ThankΒ΄s for joining in this week πŸ™‚
    Hugs ?

  11. KimberleyG September 15, 2010 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Great job on the blending to white. I think it is an area where many struggle as I see lots of pics with a strip of colour around the inside edge and huge uncoloured areas in the center, kind of like an aura on the inside. Yours has white areas, but it is blended well and it is not the predominant colour. You have a good foundation of skills, so I’m confident that when you decide to tackle the challenge with red you’ll do just as well after a bit of practice.

  12. katie cotton September 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    This is just stunning! My favorite! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge with us!

  13. Chantelle September 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I think your card is fabulous – your colouring is just BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for playing along at MDUC.

  14. Viv September 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Are you for real Zoe!!! ‘Not happy with the hair’!! You must suffer from OCD ‘coz I’d kill to shade hair that good! LOL
    Your LO is perfect too. If I could colour to half your standard, I’d be SO chuffed I’d burst!! Your rose is impeccable and all in all……I’m just jealous!!! ;0)
    Hugs Viv xxx

  15. Barb Hardeman September 16, 2010 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! Your coloring is absolutely fantastic! Perfect!! Your layout is wonderful and the accents you’ve used are gorgeous…what’s not to love about this card?!!!

  16. danielle September 16, 2010 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Hello Zoe, Wow, your Tilda is fabulous. Gorgeous coloring, fantastic lay-out. Beautiful papers. And: most of all, is the way you put all this together: WOW WOW WOW. Love your colors, and the glimmer, the embossed background and all the little details.
    Beautiful work.

  17. Myrna September 16, 2010 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful coloring!!!! Can’t wait to see more of your work!

  18. Nancy September 16, 2010 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Zoe, I think this card is exquisite and you did a wonderful job fading out the color on her dress. Love the sparkle!

  19. Cabio September 16, 2010 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Beautful coloring and lovely card!

  20. Lisette September 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! I love your color combination and your coloring is stunning! Beautiful card!

  21. Tonje September 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    WOW this is just amazing!!!!


  22. Diane Whitehouse September 17, 2010 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Your colouring of this image is absolutely awesome – great card!
    Diane x

  23. Solveig (Sol) September 17, 2010 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Your Colouring is Amazing and the colours you have used is Great together.. The choise of colours and embellishment is WOW! I love this card! πŸ™‚

  24. RuthAnn King September 17, 2010 at 4:15 am - Reply

    Great card, I still in the infancy stage of coloring in my images, but slowly learning I think. Take care.

  25. leslie September 17, 2010 at 9:47 am - Reply

    First I want to tell you that I just love your name. I think you’re the fisrt Zoe that i’ve come across. any who…back to your card…
    Super fabulous job. Loving all the bling! Your coloring is spot on, don’t be so hard on yourself. Very nice!
    Blessings to you~
    Leslie A.

  26. Pam Sparks September 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    gorgeous coloring Zoe!
    Pam Going Postal

  27. Cordine September 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card! Love how you have coloured Tilda!

  28. Leah the Orange September 18, 2010 at 5:44 am - Reply

    oooohhh, Zee, this is HOT! her hair is amazing, the dress looks wonderful, and i’ve got SO many ideas swimming around in my head!

    and SHEESH, those trims! GORGEOUS! love how you’ve clustered them.

  29. America October 12, 2010 at 1:26 am - Reply

    WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!! Your coloring is incredible and your designs AMAZING! So glad I found you! LOVE YOUR WORK!!!

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