Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Easter Tilda

This is my favorite Tilda from the Easter Collection and don't you LOVE this egg! Me too!
Edited to correct: She is from the Love Collection and the egg is from the Easter Collection! As you may have noticed I almost always cut my images out (and often put them on dimensionals). Tilda is cut out, but with the detailed flowers on the egg image I just couldn't cut the egg out.
After I stamped it on white cardstock I colored and made a mask with a post it note. Then I softly colored the bg using aqua ink from pads, applying it with my stencil brush in swirl motions. It looked bland so I also added some pink. I'm sure you can notice my blunder, but all cards are unique, aren't they? I placed Tilda on the egg without adhesive and used my copic C1 to make an outling where she was going to sit. After moving her, I added more C1 and some C3 to give her a shadow. Instead of dimensionals, this time I stuck her on with glue dots. She;s a little bit raised because of their thickness.
I want to point out that when I cut my images I also cut the area between the legs. I don't have anything special to cut with, just my Cutterbee scissors from Joann's. I just cut up the edge of the sock to get to the unwanted area and snip it out. Easy!
I used shimmerz on the egg's ribbon and on Tilda. Maybe if you click to enlarge that will show up.
Oh, one more thing, do you see the cobblestones below the egg? Neat technique we learned in Copic class from Marianne. I colored the area in two shades of brown, then used a juicy blender pen (0), laid it down and waiting a few seconds. It pushes the color away! Neat, huh?
I'm sorry this is getting long. If you keep reading it will be worth it!
I get my stamps from Daina Crick at Magnolia-licious!
She has a free shipping deal going on, BUT there's more! She has an even bigger deal for the members of her Yahoo group, Magnolia-licious! Just apply and you will hear back very soon that you are accepted and take advantage of Diana's members only sale! See I told you it would be worth it!
Here are the details in her own words:
APRIL 1ST COUPON CODE IS SunshineThis is a 40% off one stamp or stamp set (Alota Ovals and Circles forNestabilities or Furniture). Minimum order is $25.00. The discount is applied to the most expensive stamp or stamp set. In the COMMENT section writeS unshine-Magnolia-licious. The discount will NOT appear in your order total. I will make a refund to your credit card for the amount of the discount. The discount is one per individual and is valid for the whole month of April. I know many ofthe stamps are "coming soon" but a huge re-order is already on its way so you may want to wait to use the coupon.
APRIL 1ST - 14TH10% OFF Copic Marker Set 1 or 2. Discount is $18.50. You will also receive a free Magnolia image which makes the actual savings $28.50.Remember to always put Magnolia-licious member in the comment section for more treats.

Thanks for coming by on this April Saturday! Love ya!


Lori said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the soft colors.

Danielle said...

Wow - stunning Tilda creation Cheryl! I love everything you've done here - and your copic colouring is nothing short of spectacular!
Hugs, Danielle

Alexandra said...

Your Card is so Sweet!

Hugs from Germany

Danni said...

So sweet, Cheryl!! Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wow, another stunning card!!!Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Hugs, Christina

Nancy said...

oooh, die karte ist traumhaft schön!!


Kristine B. said...

YES! I just adore that egg and loving that sweet Tilda as well with her cute easter hat! :) Great card!

Anonymous said...

it is very berautifull

Sharon Caudle said...

Another beautiful creation from the talented Cheryl! Tilda is gorgeous and love that egg too! I really like how you mixed the pink and blue in the background and the cobbleston effect really is cool! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,

You have created a most beautiful card. Love the very soft background. All of your colouring is fantastic!

MarieL said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, everything looks lovely as usual I have to try making the cobblestones.

Cami said...

Another beautiful card, Cheryl! Thank you for sharing how you masked and stamped. This is my favorite Tilda also and the egg is so pretty the way you have used it. I always enjoy your site. Hugs, Cami

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

what a gorgeous card, very lovely!

Denise said...

Love this very pretty Easter card. Love those Tilda's

Michele Spera said...

This Tilda on the Easter Egg is too cute!! I like her cut out and added later:-) and you are right, every card is hand made and different whether we have issues when making them or not they are our art and all good:-)
Michele spera

Kerry D-C said...

This is breathtaking!! The bit of pink in the background. Just stunning!

Lisa (lakind) said...

I don't see any blunders, Cheryl! This is lovely! I was just going to ink her up and use her on the church window I have! She is so cute!

Christine said...

What a most beautiful card Cheryl. Thanks for the tips. Truthfully I would have never thought about the shadow around Tilda when she is cut out. It totally makes sense. Fab idea. I always learn so many things from you and the members of Magnolia-licious. I am so glad I going apart from the great deals that Diana is giving. TFS!

xoxo, Christine

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!...Beautiful coloring and colors...I use the same fabulous for distressing as well...TFS these Great tips!!..Hugs, Ila

Anonymous said...

I am a bit behind on my blogging. Had to tell you I agree with all of the above. I love the elegant look of this card. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I learn so much from your blog. I can't believe you used copic markers to color Tilda. She has such a soft look. I never thought to use a stipple brush to make the background. So pretty Cheryl.


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