Sunday, 27 February 2011

Tilda helps me practice my colouring, distressing & shabby chic skills!!!

***This is my 3rd post today...please scroll down for more***

I love blog hopping & seeing all your lovely colouring, distressing & shabby chic makes. However I am rubbish at all 3 I decided to do a bit more blog hopping for some inspiration & actually have a practice at the 3 things I love but can't do!

The main inspiration for doing this card sprouted from me stumbling across 
The Shabby Tearoom - 'buttons & bows'
Make it Colourful - colouring 'light source from top left'
challenge blogs

Here is my card

What do you think? I am very happy with the results considering how 'shabby' my colouring is!!
Do you think my shading is correct? Sorry I am rubbish with shading!!
I have recently started using promarkers & I'm starting to get use to them a little. I think this is one of my best colouring efforts to date. (I would like some copic sketch markers eventually!!!)

I would like to enter this card into the 2 challenges above plus a few more (as I have been away from the challenge scene other than my Ellephantastic Challenges for a long time!!)

Crafty Catz - 'Friendship'
Just Magnolia - sketch
Ones stop Craft - 'spring flowers'
Corrosive challenge - 'distressing'
Magnolia stamp lovers - 'buttons & bling'
Magnolia down under - 'flower power'
Totally Tilda - 'Fruity Tilda'
Bunny Zoe's - 'spring flowers everywhere'

Here's what I used on my card
6x6" card blank from Craftwork cards Harrogate stall last year
12x12" Papermania 'Rose Garden' papers
All the die cuts are from Die cut Dreams 
Tilda was an image sent from Susie aka Sassy Susie of Die cut Dreams
I coloured the image using promarkers
I distressed the edge of the die cuts & paper with SU ink spots
The Friends stamp is SU 'vintage vogue' stamper with SU ink spots
The ribbon, buttons & blooms are from Crafty Feeling February bloom kit I've just started collecting


Aunty Sue said...

what a lovely easel card and thanks for joining CC this week

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is ace, I love the Make It Colourful challenge and once I have done my DT stuff am having a go with it. Love Hazelxoxo

Janet said...

great job! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow so quick and so beautiful perfect for our challenge at the Totally Tilda blog
Thanks for joining us Helen your card is wonderful
Hugs Susie Sugar and the TT DT XX
PS my order arrived yesterday thank you so much for the extras you are OOAK darling xxxx

Regan said...

Oh my gosh... If these are techniques you are "rubbish" at, I hate to see things you are good at! lol This card is gorgeous! Beautifully shabby chic and wonderfully colored! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

misteejay said...

Lovely card - such beautiful soft shades.

Toni :o)

Anne Kristine said...

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful flowers!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Nicole said...

Cute card - adorable image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

cbuswell said...

so sweet! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room! : )

Patti Jo said...

Your card shouts spring!!! Lovely colors and great design Helen! Adorable card!!! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlites!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Helen, gorgeous card, fabbie colour scheme and dp. Hugs Tamara

Stephanie said...

Great job!Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again on 3/27 for our ribbon challenge.

Lynne said...

Just Gorgeous!!! love your colouring!! Beautiful layout too :) thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda this time
Lynne xoxo

Suzie said...

Gorgoeus, this is a great Tilda. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda creation lovely spring colours thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

smiles Christine TT DT & girlies xx

Shelley said...

This is just gorgoeus hun, thanks for playing at OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda with this gorgeous card, fab colours and colouring, hugs Liz xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh what a gorgeous card - am loving your flower power and fabulous layout.
Thanx for joining us at MDUC this week.

Cat Spicer said...

Fabulous way to blend images from different companies ~ SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!


Carisa said...

this is such a sweet & adorable card! thanks for joining us this week at make it colourful!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Great card! THanks for joining us at MSL! : )