Apr 8, 2013

Grungy Tilda

Hello Stampers!

I've been playing with my watercolouring lately - getting more familiar with my distress inks as it's been a while and I'm teaching a class next month.  I also had picked up the Tim Holtz 8x8 collage paper pad, so this is what came together!  I always feel like darkening my distress inking.  I like to add lots of grey and black around the edges.  So the Tim Holtz grungy look came to mind.

I am loving the fact that Spring is in the air.  My daffodils are out - I just LOVE seeing my Spring bulbs bloom!  So I was inspired to colour this little summertime Tilda.

A fairly simple card.  I didn't feel like a lot of embellishments as I used a very intricate die (which I LOVE by the way!).  So Tilda stands alone here.

Happy Stamping!


Stamp:  Tilda with Summer Flower (Magnolia)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger)
Distress Inks:  Various (re-inkers)
Tools:  Tim Holtz watercolour brush
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolour Paper & Tim Holtz Paper Stash Collage
Die:  Garden Lattice Frame (Sizzix Thinlits) & Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval.

Apr 1, 2013

Uptown Girl Audrey - Courage

Hello Stampers!

I've been having a blast the last few weeks working in my art journal.  Now I'm trying to take some of those techniques and experiments and add them to my cards.  This is my first attempt - I had so much fun!

Paper:  Kraft cardstock, Copic X-Press It, UrbanTraveler 6x6 pad (Simple Stories)
Spray inks:  Mallard & Pink Bubblegum (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist)
Other:  Self-adhesive pearls (coloured with Copic RV69), Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz)
Copics:  Face; E50, E11, E13.  Cheeks & Lips & Lipstick; R20, R22.  Eyeshadow;  BG11.  Hat & Shoes & Gloves; E30, E31.  Purse; YR20, YR21.  Bows; BG53, BG57.  Purse clasp & lipstick tube; C2.  Ground; W3.  Outline; BG10.  Dress; RV63, RV66, RV69.