Monday, June 1, 2009
June DT Sketch - Tilda In France
BONJOUR!!!! A very happy Monday to everyone...hello June...and I hope that everyone had a splendid weekend!! It was very warm here in the mountains so I was able to get alot of outside work done. Roses, roses, roses!!!
This month the DT sketch at Magnolia-licious is by Kerry and is really a fun one to work with. Thanks, Kerry, for such a great sketch. The DT Sketch Challenge is now located on its own blog called Magnolia-licious Highlights. A big thank you to Deb for designing the very pretty site and to Sharon for the little Tildas that grace the header at the site. We hope that you will join us this month and post your own cards for the June DT Sketch Challenge on this site!!
I used Bazzill CS for the base, Prismatics Spring Willow Medium for the matting and all DP is Madeline by K&Co. Since I was using Tilda in France from the Spring/Summer Collection 2008, I tried to make this card just as French as the law would allow...lol. She along with all of her non-French friends can be found at Magnolia-licious. Diana has the largest selection of Magnolias in all of North America and has recently received several new shipments so NOW is the time to order those stamps that have been out of stock for awhile. Remember that for orders over $50 there is NO shipping charge for US and Canada orders.
Tilda was stamped 4 times and colored with Copics. Although it is difficult to see in the picture, she was layered, and layered, and layered so that she would be VERY 3-dimensional -- the last 2 layers are the clothes and beret...and then the ribbon/bow on beret. Note: To add some texture to Tilda's clothes I used a small piece of terry cloth sprinkled with Copic Colorless Blender solution and then dabbed on the clothing...I think it gives the sweater an almost mohair look and the skirt a homespun wool look. What do you think?? The sentiment in the lower right corner is a clear stamp from the Madeline Collection and is also propped up for dimension. The Eiffel Tower charm just HAD to be there!!
I tried to carry the pink/green theme throughout the card by the ribbon treatment and the repetition of the fleur-de-lis motif.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on Kerry's sketch and hope you will join us this month so that we can see your wonderful work. Please leave me a note to let me know what you think of my little Tilda in France...AU revoir, mes amies....oooohhh, was that right????