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February 2010

Abundant Hope - Jeweled Acetate Technique

This is a 6 x 6 card using SU's Abundant Hope from the Occasion's Mini.  I'm using the Jeweled Acetate Technique from Technique Junkies, I think it really gives the butterflies a soft flowing feel.  It is difficult to cut the acetate with a hand punch it does work much better if it is a die cut.  My punch must have gotten stuck about 20 times before I had enough butterflies for my class tomorrow.

The flowers are watercoloured using Mellow Moss, So Saffron and a touch of More Mustard.  I used Interference Gold and Sunshine Yellow Pearl Ex.  The cardstock is misc. as is the ribbon, the patterned paper is SU So Saffron & finally the brads are SU.

Abundant Hope Sig

Hope you enjoy today's post!




Tilda with a Present - Jeweled Acetate Technique

It kind of feels like Monday today because we had a holiday yesterday, Family Day & it through me right off.  I'm back today with another Jeweled Acetate card.  This technique is quite interesting.  It combines Pearl Ex, heat resistant acetate, a water base ink pad & clear embossing powder.  The technique originated on Technique Junkies.  The technique is on the round oval portion.

This card is 6 x 6, base is Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink with a retired SU patterned paper.  I air compressed the card base , both mats, SU Ribbon and two brads to match with my R02 Copic marker.

Copics Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E01, R20

Hair: E35, Y23, YR23

Shirt & Socks:  R00, R02, R000

Dress & Present: E43, E44, E41

Present:  R00 & R02

Pearl Ex Used:  Copper & Sparkle Gold

Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip & Momento Black

This is a fairly basic card with no glitter...I can hardly believe I have no glitter...

Present Tilda Sig & Crop

This is a close up of Tilda:

Present Tilda Just Tilda


Hope you enjoy today's post & as always I appreciate all your comments.



Strawberry Tilda - Mojo Monday 126

This is my first challenge card for Mojo Monday #126.  I had originally coloured this image with something else in mind.  I coloured with Copic's using, G12, G14, G16, R35, R37, R39, E55, E59, E57, C2, C4 & C7 with the Chocolate Spica pen over the shirt & socks.  I also used a red Gelly Roll from Sakura on the flower.  The tag is from my stash and was originally an ivory coloured so I used my air compressor to colour it.  The label is done with SU's Vintage Label set and Scallop Punch.  The cardstock is SU Certainly Celery & Real Red.  The patterned paper is misc.

Berry Tilda Sig & Cropped

The card is 6 x 6 only my 2nd card that size, I really like having the extra space to work with.  The flower seems to have a yellow area to it..which in real life it does not...simply my poor photo skills.  This is a view of just Tilda:

Berry Tilda Small Sig & Crop

Hope you enjoy today's post, thanks for stoppin' by...please let me know what you think!




Berry Tilda - Jeweled Acetate Technique

It's the day for hugs & kisses so I thought it would be a good day to post my Berry Tilda card using the Jeweled Acetate Technique.  This is the first time I have made a card in 6" x 6"...WOW I was so surprised how much more space you have to create when you make a card this I know what I have been missing all this time.

I have had this lovely K & Co. embossed vellum in my stash for about 6 years...yep 6 years.  I was waiting for the right time to use it...think I found it.  The card stock is SU - Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand & Pink Pirouette.   I used SU Whimsical Words for the Sentiment with the Curly Label punch & added a bit of glitter with a Sakura pen around the outside of the frame, blower, dress, socks and is difficult to see in the picture. I coloured Tilda with Copics:

Hair: YR23, Y23, E35

Dress & Socks: R00, R02, R000, E44, E43, E41

Skin: E00, E000, E21, E01, R20

Bench: E53, E77, E74

Pearl Ex:  Copper & White

Berry Tilda Cropped with Sig
This is a close up of Tilda.

Berry Tilda Crop
Thanks for stoppin' by, see you again with a couple more Jeweled Acetate Technique cards!



Tilda with a Hat - Thinking spring!

Okay so I'm so totally done with winter already.  I shouldn't really complain all that much because we have had that much snow here in my part of Ontario (Canada) but we did receive some today.  I am not a winter bunny at I thought some spring inspiration was in order.

This is my Tilda with a Hat which I could not decide what colours to use.  So I settled on two versions for the image.  When it came time to put her together I thought I would be a bit more difficult than it was to find cardstock and paper to co-ordinate...but...I think this combo works well.

Tilda with a Hat Green Hat Large Cropped

Here she is coloured with Copics in a green hat.  The cardstock is Blush Blossom with textured Old Olive.  Old Olive DSP & Basic Grey DSP.  The organza ribbon is SU.  I air brushed the Prima flowers and the jewels to match.

Copics:  Y21, Y23, Y32, Y26, RV32, RV11, RV21, YG95, YG93, YG97, E000, E00, E01 E21, R20

I used my new SU Pinking Hearts boarder punch with some nesties.  Oh and a bit of Crystal Stickles for glitter on the hat and bottom of the dress..I think it's a bit hard to see in the pic's.  

Here a couple more jpegs:

Tilda with a Hat Green Hat Cropped Close Up

Tilda with a Hat Cropped

Tilda with a Hat Tan Hat Close Cropped

Thanks so much for stoppin' by, would love for you to leave a comment to let me know what you think!



Fantasy Chalk Cards - Vintage Vogue, Vintage Labels & True Friend

This is a series of cards we are doing in tomorrow's Fantasy Chalk Class.  It has been ages since I had my chalks out and I almost forgot that I missed them.

Butterfly Cropped 

On the first card I used:

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue & Vintage Labels

Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla Textured and regular Very Vanilla

Misc.:  Ribbon Slot Punch, Crystal Stickles, Wide Oval Punch, 1/4" Eggplant Grosgrain, Chalk - Elegant Eggplant & Lovely Lilac 

Ink:  Black Staz On & Elegant Eggplant

Friend Cropped

On the second card I used:

Stamps:  True Friend

Cardstock:  Rose Red, White Textured, Very Vanilla & Summer Sun

Misc.:  Yellow Stickles, Misc. Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/" Circle Punch, Scallop Corner & Scallop Circle Punches, Chalk - Pumpkin Pie & Rose Red

Ink:  Stone Gray Staz On & Rose Red

Bird Cropped

On the third card:

Stamp Sets:  Oval All & Vintage Vogue

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla Textured & Creamy Caramel

Misc.:  Bird Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponges, Cinnamon Stickles, Chalk - Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel & More Mustard

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz On, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel 

I hope these cards offer you a bit of inspiration today!  Thanks for stoppin' by.




Tilda as a Butterfly & Flocking Ribbon Technique

Well I have been working on this card for a few days now..more because I make a few copies of the same card.  I admit to struggling a bit with this image..for some reason I just couldn't rap my head around it.  But I stuck it out and I'm pleased with the result.  I will tell you about my struggles as we go through this posting.

Tilda Mess of PurpleI started to colour the purple first, using my Copic's.  I know you should always start with the lighter colours but I never follow rules very well.  Anyway I just couldn't get the colour to work, it just would not blend for me.  So I thought I'm going to finish this image anyway and I will think of some way to fix it.

I continued on and the following two images were not too bad.  Now I'm done colouring what am I going to do with this little mess on the dress?  The first thing I thought of was to paper piece the dress, I had not ever done that before but there is always a first...I love first times for me, I know tons of people do this all the time.  So I went and stamped three dresses and cut them now I'm happy that my little girl isn't going to look like a streaky mess anymore.  Now I'm considering embellies for my card...didn't have a ribbon to match and I really wanted to use this 1 1/2" thick ribbon out of my stash..had it for more than 5 years never used it once.  Only problem was it was white & I didn't want to die it this I got to thinking about the Faux Panel technique I taught a couple of weeks ago...and my little idea was born from there.  What does the Faux Panel technique have to do with this you ask...well it uses a sticker maker or at least that what I use to do it.

Tilda Butterfly 001I ran my ribbon through my little Xyron sticker maker so that I could flock it.  I recommend that when you start to remove the ribbon from the paper that you go very slowly so the adhesive stays on the ribbon.  This particular ribbon has wire in the edges so it wasn't too bad.

Tilda Butterfly 006I poured the flocking on very generously and patted it down to make sure it stuck well.  I just happened to have the purple on had that matched my cardstock and my Copic's quite well.  Flocking really goes a long way, I poured everything back into the bottle when I was done.   This is so simple but so my ribbon feels like fur...I'm lovin' how things are going so far..let's continue..

Tilda Butterfly 008

Since I did the ribbon I thought it would be very nice if the little dress matched and had that furry feel too.

So these are the dresses in progress...

Flocked Dress

This is a closer look at the flocked dress. 

I air brushed the flowers with the matching green & also air brushed the pearls with the matching purple.  All with my Copic's.  The cardstock is Lovely Lilac by SU, patterned paper is misc. from the stash.  I made the antena with wire & sprayed them a bit with the purple touch was a bit of dazzling diamonds for sparkle.

Copic Colours:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21 & R20

Hair:  E25, Y21 & Y23

Wings & socks:  BV00, BV04, BV02

Wings, pants & shoes:  YG21, YG25 & YG23

This is the finished card...thought I was never going to get to the part!

Tilda Butterfly Croped

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today...let me know what you think!  Please be gentle this was my first attempt at a tutorial on line!