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. 🙂 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 🙂
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.