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Monday, April 5, 2010

Fairytale Tilda

Hi fellow bloggers. This is the card that I finished last night using Fairytale Tilda. I just fell in love with this stamp. I have to say that when I first looked at this collection, this stamp did not catch my eye as the Magnolia insignia covered the frog. It was not until I saw this on a few others' blogs that I saw how completely adorable it was. To make this card, I used Stampin' Up colored card stock, designer paper, ribbon, buttons, and twine; the large circle and scalloped circle nesties; copic sketch markers; clear spica pen; and Prism Simply Smooth ivory paper.

I usually use the Gina K 120 lb paper, but this time I wanted to try using other paper. This is the paper that my local scrapbook store carries. I have to say that I like my Gina K paper better. However, this is not terrible paper. I did have a little more trouble blending the copics with this paper. It seemed that when I tried blending with my lighter color, it would completely remove or fade the darker color. You couldn't see how faded it was until the ink was completely dried on the paper. When the paper was wet, I would like the blending of the colors, but as it dried, the color would continue to fade. However, I will continue to try new papers to see how I like them.

In any case, here is my card.

Here is a closer look at my coloring.

Following are the copic markers that I used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20

Hair: E31, E25, E29

Dress, Roses, and Flowers: R85, R83, R81

Wings: BG05, BG01, BG000, Clear Spica Pen

Frog and Leaves: G07, YG06, YG03

Crown: Y15, Y11, Y00

There is one thing that I want to add to this card, though, before I mail it. I want to add some diamond glaze or crystal effects to the frog. Most frogs are wet and a little slimey. I thought that the diamond glaze or crystal effects would add this effect of a wet and slightly slimey frog.

I welcome any comments even constructive criticism, and I hope that you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed making her. Have a great day!!

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Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Dawn! She's such a cutie with her frog friend! I think the frog would look fabulous w/ some diamond glaze--its one of my fave products! Wonderful card!


Cami said...

Lovely card, Dawn! Great color combo and your have colored Tilda with her frog beautifully! Hugs, Cami

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Dawn! I love this stamp so much. I can't wait to get mine! And I love your coloring too. You're so lucky to get to play with this stamp!!!



Jean said...

Simply love your fairytale Tilda Dawn and the coloring is so precious. your layout is so perfet.
Hugs, Jean

A Passion for Stamping said...

Beautiful Card Dawn! I can't wait to get that little cutie! You did a great job on everything!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I have to admit this stamp intimidates me a little. You did a wonderful job.

Barb Hardeman said...

You did such an awesome job on this card Dawn. Your Tilda is beautifully colored. I think a little Diamond Glaze would be the perfect finishing touch for the frog!
Hugs, Barb

akuperstein said...

Beautiful job. I just got my Fairytale Tilda and I hope I do half the job that you did.

Martina said...

Beautiful!!! Love this stamp! and you did great job on it!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card and the color of Tilda's dress firs perfectly with the DP, so cool!!!

Nancy said...

Your card is beautiful and so is your coloring. I love this stamp she is a cutie with her little frog (prince).

Robin said...

Very beautiful card. Love the colors and the wings are gorgeous.

Lisette said...

Very Pretty Card! Love the colors and the froggy is too cute.

Charlotte said...

Your card is very pretty. I love your coloring.

Julie said...

Very pretty!!

Peggie said...

She's adorable. Love the colors.

Pat said...

Dawn...what a beautiful job!! Love your coloring...and the sparkly wings. I agree...making the frog look wet is a great idea!! ;-)
Pat Frank

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and your coloring is beautiful.
Hugs, Christine

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Love the way you colored Tilda! Card is just Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

so sweet! I love this Tilda! lovely coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn!

Gina L said...

I love the monochromatic effect of the scalloped circle on the DP. Like you, I have a hard time visualizing some of the images when they are not colored or when they are covered with the copyright symbol. I'm so glad you got her, though, because you made such a cute card with her! Gina L