Thursday, 26 November 2009

All Wrapped Up...

...I have recently been focussing all my creativity on making altered art and grungey pieces...my hands are perma-stained with Distress Inks and you don't even want to see my "crafting clothes"...they are hideous LOL However, I have a little guilty pleasure that I cannot help myself overcome... I love Tilda! There, I said it! I know that she isn't everybodys cup of tea, some of my friends really do not like her at all...and I guess that she is a little bit like Marmite...but... just like the brown yeasty extract itself, I adore her!




I recently bought the new Magnolia Ink magazine...it is a brand new publication and oh my word! It is chock full of the most amazing cards...and I was inspired to get my ProMarkers out and make some cards myself. Now, I have had ProMarkers for about 6 months now, I love them, they are easy to use...but I could never quite "get" how to shade with them and blend the colours...until I read the mag, which has brilliant tutorials...so last night I went for it! This is a first attempt so I know there is a load of room for improvement...I am making it my aim to make a Tilda card that looks as good as those ones in the magazine and on so many talented peeps' blogs.




I used some of the new Magnolia Ink papers along with the cutest Tilda-in-the-world-ever...and sat her on a Bauble. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the band of paper across the centre of the card and then added a thin strip of golden ribbon. Do you notice the ickle rusty bell? How sweet is that?! The little sentiment is also a Magnolia image, which I stamped and then used Old Paper DI to make it look more vintagey...I also stamped a little twiggy branch image on the edges to bring it all together...The poinsettia flowers are by Prima and I added some little paper roses to the centres to make them pop ... a couple of pins with beads on to finish. I wanted to achieve a bit of a vintagey feel to the card, which is why I distressed the edges of the papers and cards...adding Old Paper DI to the edges toned them down...




I am entering this card into a few challenges this week...The Allsorts Challenge this week is to use a Christmas Carol/Song Title...so my little rusty bell on there means I can use the song Jingle Bells :O)) The Passion For ProMarkers challenge this week is Vintage so this card fits nicely for that one too :O))

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Hels x

20 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Hels' this car is just fabulous!! love it (even though it has a Tilda on it LOL)
xx

Sandy said...

OMG what a darling card.
Really delightful. Love them Hels.

Lottie said...

She is perfect - you have the colouring down to a 'T'

Fancy a whole magazine devoted to her - wow.

Chris said...

I'm afraid I'm one of those who dislike Marmite - and Tilda! lol However, your card is fab. Love those flowers.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Hels and the colouring is brilliant, i've got to get this mag it sounds great xx

Debs said...

Hi Hels
Gorgeous card.
I don't like Marmite myself but I do like this image and what you have done with it.
Thanks for sharing it with us ay Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Andrea said...

just a beautiful card and yes she is cute, I to love marmite and Tilda xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling and so glad your recent injury hasn't gotten in the way of your coloring!

MrsETaylor said...

You know what I love about coming here Hels?

I never know what to expect and I love that. You don't create within a box and you always inspire. Thanks again.

toodles
Erika

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous! You make cute look so cool Hels! xx

brenda said...

Hi Hels

You can always tell a crafter by their hands, the inkier the better to my mind and a a bit of glitter all the better. Great card anyhow and love the Tilda DP, don;t you adore the wonderful texture.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Hels, what a sweet card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Gorgeous papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, hope you can join in again soon. Hugs, Denise x

Kirsten said...

Lovely card Hel's i think you have done a super job with your promarkers...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Lorraine said...

as you can probably guess I am not really the cutesy kind but I love the background to this and how you have coloured her in..

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's a beautiful card hun :)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh, uploaded my entry on my blog for SS now ;)
Anne xx

Minxy said...

Super adorable... yes its me saying that and not an impostor... {small confession.. i nearly.. i said nearly brought a couple of the new tildas as the tilda with vintage roses and tilda with miseltoe are really really sweet.. but i have resisted so far.. mainly coz there sold out everywhere lol}

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Hels

This is a fab card love your masking she looks great perched on that bauble

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Shar said...

You are sparking my Christmas spirit with your wonderful card! Great coloring!

weewiccababe said...

fabulous card
you'll find loads of tutorial on the weekend workshops at PfP too
thanks for joining us on pfP this week and good luck
Debbi
p.s remember to enter the blog candy on the weekend workshop

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