Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here Come the Pirate...Edwin

Using the Magnolia for this layout and I just found out that the barrel and the anchor stamps are just nice to match the layout.

While I making this card, I was thinking of my unborn baby...seems like I'm making this card for him and I really feel that way...

Paper used are all from DCWV and as usual my colouring is from Caren D'ache colour pencil. I just like this theme and it is not really hard to make a card for a boy or man, just apply the rule of no flowers and ribbon...


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Like Butterfly

This big butterfly stamp is from Judith Kins and is one of my favourite butterfly stamp. It is easy to use and it suits my distress and vintage style.

Other than Judith Kins, I used French Letters from Hero Arts as the background of the butterfly. The inks that I used basically is based on 3 distress colours and it looks more "clean" than my usual distress project. The Distress ink colours are Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.

The lace that I used is from Daiso the $2.00 shop and originally it was white in colours and I used my "cocktail mixing" from Tattered now from white it turns into vintage brown. Next time if you buy flowers, laces or ribbon, you can choose more to white base so that you can turn into the colours that you like.

Overall, I like this masterpiece, it is a simple and nice layout from Sketch Saturday.

Will continue my another distress journey...enjoy...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Back With Magnolia

It has been a while I was away card making. My life was busy with cooking, baking and preparing for my new born.

After reading the Magnolia Magazine, my inspiration is back and here is my creation. Distress is always my favourite technique that I like to use in most of my project.

For this card, I have used my first own Tim Holtz's rubber stamp together with Tilda. I just like the stamped tags and it is very easy to match with any theme.

I hope to have another creation soon with my new added stamps...

Saturday, July 03, 2010

How I colour the little Tilda

This is a very simple way to use colour pencil with blender for colouring and it is also easy to bring around compared with watercolours.

What you need is colour pencils, blender which is Sansodor and paper stump. You can get all this Sansodor and paper stump from Art Friends.

Tilda's image, Sansodor and paper stump

Low odour solvent

Normally, I will pour some of the Sansodor into a little can get this little platter from Daiso, 6 in 1 packet and only cost you $2.00 so as the squeezer, also 6 in 1 from Daiso

Face, these are the colours I use for face

Started with the lightest one

Dip the paper stump with the blender

Blend with paper stump for the 1st layer

Apply 2nd layer with darker tone

blend again with paper stump

you will get the darker tone effect after the blending

The colour looks so smooth

3rd layer, use the most darker tone, touch up from the side of the face so that it won't turn up too pinkish...

Here it is...

For hair also use the same technique, start with lighter colour and go darker layer by layer...

Is very simple and easy to follow, go with you favourite colour tone and you can do with many Tilda and other stamping images.