Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Less Like a Salmon, More Like a Tilda...

Well, I know this is my third Magnolia card in as many days but I will not let that dreaded skintone beat me! Must.....fight.....the salmon! Haha! Anyway, I think I've done OK, even if Tilda is a little blotchy. I'm quite chuffed with her dress though, no idea how I managed it mind you.

I put this card together for Sketch Challenge #224 over on SCS. The sketch was perfect for me as I knew I wanted to use this fabulous Daisy Bucket paper from Dies to Die For and so needed a fairly simple layout so that I didn't hide the beautiful pattern. Not that you can see it in this picture, but this was also the first outing of my Copic atyou Spica glitter pen that was a present from the very kind and lovely Michelle. It's so lovely, I much prefer it to the Sakura Stardust pen which turns your image grey!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Magnolia, sentiment by Rubber Romance.
Paper: Daisy Bucket - (Harbor View), Bazzill - from Dies to Die For.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics. Highlights with white gel pen and Copic atyou Spica pen.

I had the worst day a work yesterday ever and I'm so flat and deflated, I am dreading the day ahead. The whole debacle has left me feeling really upset and annoyed, especially as I know it is all still going to rumble on today.... :o(

Anyway, enough of my whinging, you didn't come here to listen to that afterall! Hope you all have a better day than I anticipate that I am going to have!
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23 comments:

Marcea said...

Hey ... I think you have done it!!! Totally perfect hun. Tilda is gorgeous in purple and I love the little shadow underneath her .... stunning in every way!
-x-

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Stacey. Love the paper, this design shows it off perfectly! Hope today is not as bad as you anticipate. I have been having a rough time at work at the minute as well so I can empathise with you!
Take care, hugs, Vicky x

Sheila said...

PERFECT skin tone, fabulous colouring. This is one of my fave Tildas. I must order this one sometime too!

Hope your day isn't as dreadful as you are expecting it to be. I can only empathise. It's all sucky for me too!

{{{Big Hug}}}

Sheila :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this Tilda is so sweet and love those papers.
Hope things settle at work.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Stacey,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Stacey...one of my favourite Tilds's and you've coloured her perfectly!,love the papers too.

Hope your days not too bad and everything turns out fine,
Take care
San x

Sarah-Jane said...

fantastic colouring, the hair is excellent too! Like the simple layout too
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card Stacey...sorry about your day at work :(

papercraftsbyrach said...

fantastic colouring hun. that dress looks amazing. Hugs Rachxx

juliejules said...

I think this is gorgeous colouring Stacey, I especially love how you have done her hair! Thanks for all your comments on my blog! Jules x

tracey said...

she looks stunning wel done xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love this Tilda Stacey and your colouring is awesome, Hope you had a good day at work, Big Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Brilliant card, love the image and the gorgeous papers, told you to persevere btw the dress is perfect
Hugs jacqui x

Sarah said...

Oh wow Stacey, that's stunning!! You've seriously got the hang of these pens! She's been coloured beautifully and the shading is just superb!

Sorry to hear you had a bad day on Monday. Hope yesterday was better for you. I certainly know how you can feel after a bad day.

Take care and keep smiling!
xx :0)

Sarah said...

your colouring is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to finding time to use my new Copics again soon.

Sarah x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

I love your colouring on this gorgeous and simple card, Stacey! I'm not a big fan of the colour purple, but this was awesome! Such a cute Tilda stamp and great papers, too. :)

Have a nice day! :) Hugs, Hege

Beth said...

OMG Stacey, you're colouring is so gorgeous!! When I can afford some pens I'll be coming back for more tips!! This card is fab too! I hope you're feeling better, thanks for still coming to visit my boring old blog!! xx

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Stacey, love the colours, Hope your days ahead at work improve!
Clairex

katy said...

Well you've fought the salmon, lol. it looks perfect to me :) fabulous colouring, espech the dress...hope things improve at work for you,love Katy x

Lynsey said...

Stacey this is so pretty! Love the colours you have used! Hope things are better at work for you.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Jackie said...

I love that card! Beautiful blue :o)
Jackie xx

Janet said...

It looks perfect to me Stacey! Your colouring is beautful!X

LuLu said...

WOW, love this card and the colours you have used. Stunning.