Tuesday, 4 February 2014


I don't have many Tildas, but I realised that I've not used one for a while, so I thought I'd give one an inking.  I think this one's called 'Sweet Tilda', and I decided to opt for a fairly monochrome purple colour scheme.  The papers are a gorgeous shade from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden set, and they laid down the foundation for the rest of the card.  As there was a spot of green in the image, I added some pale green pearl accents and a little foliage behind my die cut flower.

I painted the image using DI reinkers but added some sparkly accent using a purple stardust gel pen.  I then outlined Tilda with a W1 Copic to lift her off the page a bit. (I tried to do it with my Pumice Stone DI, but it went a bit pinky when I tried to blend it, so I coloured over the top with the Copic instead).

The layers are all stitched onto purple bazzil card, and I used a little zigzag on one side to create a bit more interest.  This is something I've seen time and time again by the lovely Deanne, (here's my FAVOURITE card of hers which showcases the technique perfectly with the contrasting stitching).

This project is to support the Girlie challenge at Top Tip Tuesday which starts today.

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card.

Squirrel x said...

Awwh! I think I have only used my Tildas once since I had a huge clearout and rehomed many. Toad thinks she is weird and my boss calls her a Cabbage Patch Kid, but I still think she is a sweetie and you have done her proud with the inks hunny, love the colour scheme and design. Gorgoues. Hugs xx

Barbara GR said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!! Tilda is awesome! I love your colouring!!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Sarah said...

Incredibly pretty Annette, love those papers and Tilda is painted beautifully. Fab stitching too!! xx

Anonymous said...

Evening Annette how gorgeous love your stitching and the beautiful colouring and perfectly matched pearls, thank you so much for mentioning our Hobby House product in your post and entering our challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card Annette... love the lilac shade... and the fabbie DI painting! ONE day I'll really master it as I haven't yet!

Christine x

Carol S. said...

Stunning card, love the papers too. I don't have any Tilda stamps, as I don't like their heads!! Remind me of the elephant man, sorry! Hugs, Carol S.xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Dorte said...

Such a sweetie she is, super colouring, Annette,
Dorte xx

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful colours and colouring. A very pretty card. Elaine

Debs said...

Beautiful card Annette - stunning colouring of that sweet image and gorgeous LO.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Mojca said...

oh she looks gorgeous! I love the pretty purple colour and your gorgeous colouring. hugs! Mojca

Kat W said...

Tilda looks lovely on this fabby purple creation - love her sparkly stripy dress and socks!
The stitching looks great and the zig zag bit is a lovely touch :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Wishcraft said...

I don't use my Tildas anywhere near enough, haven't used one for ages... I do love to colour her though! Love your pretty papers and fab design, a lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chrissy said...

She is a sweet Tilda Annette...gorgeous colouring and love the beautiful lilac colours..gorgeous.


Chris (catt871) said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love her in purple!!! SO PRETTY!!!

Elise said...

Oooh wow Annette! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOve how you've coloured Tilda!!!!!! Simply STUNNING Sweetie!

Sending Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Super girly cute! love the little bitty flower too! hugs me x

Debs said...

Hi Annette
Just popping back to say thank you for joining us at The Hobby House this month with this gorgeous card.
Good luck.
Debs xx

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