Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tilda with Butterflies

I'm still working on using up images that I have already coloured up. As mentioned a couple of entries ago, I have been attempting to learn a new technique in colouring with my Copic markers. The little Magnolia images are good ones for learning to create folds, so I've now got quite a number of little Tilda's in my stash. This little image, which is actually called "Tilda with Hawaiian Flower," has had the dress paper pieced to cover up my aborted attempt at creating folds. The rest of the image is coloured as usual.

I cut my image into a rectangle shape and matted it with a mustardy-green colour card. I also matted the orange dotty paper (behind the image) with the same mustardy-green. I inked the edges of both the image and the dotty paper before matting. My butterfly background is from a 6x6" pad called "Miss Caroline" by Jen Allyson (manufactured by My Mind's Eye). I also matted that with the same mustardy-green, and then mounted all to a white card base. I adhered ecru lace across the DP but atop the square of dotty paper, and added a goldish colored ribbon and bow above the lace.

I've decided that I definitely need to go shopping and look for the Martha Stewart punch of three sized butterflies (all on one punch). I have a number of butterflies in my die collections, but they were all too big for what I wanted. I finally found a very old hand punch of the small butterfly, but nothing smaller than that. Oh well, I feel it is my DUTY to aid the faultering economy, so a shopping trip is in order -- don't you agree? I finished off the card by adding some pearls to the bodies of the butterflies.

Despite using some colour combinations that I wouldn't normally use, and a background that is a bit fussier than my norm, I think the card turned out quite nicely, and I'm pleased with it.

1 comment:

  1. Well, you should be pleased with it! It's wonderful and leaves my heart a flutter! Beautiful combos!