Friday, January 16, 2009
Tea with Tilda
Isn't that teapot adorable? It is the inspiration for this card. I joined a new type of swap for me, it is a card kit swap. You supply a couple of quality papers (6 x 6), nice embellishments, ribbon, stamped images and an extra thing (in this case the slider tag) and they get exchanged out and you receive back different kits to make. I am liking this! This is my kit that I am sending, the theme of the swap is Magnolia Tilda or Edwin. I didn't use the ribbon that I enclosed for this card but a different one that fit this card better. The sketch is this week's sketch challenge on SCS.
I am really pleased with how this turned out, I tried coloring it with my Stampin Up markers. It worked fine, they just don't give the shading and depth that the Copic markers do. I just can't invest (or justify for myself) hundreds of dollars in markers so this will have to do. Now a couple of fun things that I improvised are, I used chalk to create a faux background where Tilda is sitting - to look like she is sitting on a bench outside. Me and chalk get along great :) Then the mat under that isn't the card stock I used on the rest! I ran out of the raspberry card stock (I had one less piece than the kit) and had to make a piece to match. I experimented with a few colors and found that taking pink cardstock and sponging on regal rose heavily matches the raspberry so well it is hard to tell the difference! Better than running to the store and getting another piece :) All in all this was a step out of my ordinary (no water color crayons!) and a little bit more fun.