Saturday, June 12, 2010

Follow your Heart...

I'm not sure who it was  that inspired me to get the Ballerina Tilda. She wasn't on my list of must haves, yet here she is!! I'm so glad that I got her. She is so adorable!!

Sorry about the picture color, I was out on the boat all day today. It was so gorgeous out but extremely hot! Anyways, by the time I got home the sun was just starting to go down, so I ran outside to get some natural light, but as you can see that didn't work out so well. Maybe tomorrow I will redo the photo.

This is my very first card that I have made using the Distress Inks. I have been practicing with them for a couple of weeks now and have failed miserably!  I tried 5 different types of watercolor paper (maybe even more) I was at Michaels the night before and had a 50% off coupon and pretty much the whole store was on sale so I said...hrmm....let me try the Canson, 140lb paper. I saw a post recently and she used that. So I tried it and I LOVE it. I tried the "bee" paper. I like it because I can use the Copics and DI on it, but I couldnt get the right control with it. The ink seemed to dry to quickly for me. I love this Canson paper.

I was trying to get some shading in it, I like it ok. I still need some practice!

The paper is all from Close to my Heart. Flowers are Wild Orchids. Sentiment is SU'. Not sure where the charm came from. The Distress inks I used were:

Face - Tattered Rose and Antique linen
Dress- Broken China
Hair - Scattered Straw and Vintage photo
Shading was pumice stone

I'm posting this for the Just Magnolia Challenge

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Candy said...

Your painting is wonderful. Great shading. Lovely decorations :o)
Extremely pretty and love your bow.
Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Tracy your distress painting is beautiful. You've certainly got the control down - it's lovely. I love this image too and just got mine today...I love your bow and pretty flowers...fabulous card...hugs...Barb

Pat said...

Hi Tracy...oh, I love this card!! Your colors are gorgeous...and your coloring is gorgeous! I'm still practicing w/distress inks. Not confident enough to make a card w/a distress-painted image! But yours is awesome!! Pat Frank

LINDA said...

Great job on your distress painting.I haven't tried it yet.
Your card is beautiful.
Linda W.

Leonie said...

This is beautiful and a great job with the DI's! Love the pretty paper nd colours! I wasnt orignally going to get this Tilda either but sure glad I did.
Hugs Leonie

paola said...

Great job on the distress inks, every time i try it the end result goes straight in the trash, well done, this is so beautiful.

louise said...

Your colouring is beautiful, it is hard to get the right paper but yours looks perfect.
louise xx

Sanne said...

The ballerina Tilda looks very nice on your card. You did a really good job on this. I love it!

Sanne :o)

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Tracey what a darling card! Your first time with the distress inks is just beautiful!


Christina C. said...

Your coloring of this sweet image is,love your card!!!

Kathy Gerace said...

Hi Tracy! Your Tilda is just beautiful! Love everything you have done with her. The sheer bow gives the feeling of her dancing in a mist - really nice!
Kathy Gerace

Myrna said...

I just love this image! Every little girl dreams of being a ballerina. You did a terrific job with your distress inks!!

Lori said...

I just got this Tilda also... haven't inked her up yet! Your card is BEAUTIFUL, Tracy!!!
Love and hugs ~Lori

Shelley said...

Love your card! Sweet image and your distress colouring is great. Still struggling with this myself. hugs Shelley

Sheila said...

Fabulous take on Mina's sketch.
Thanks for joining us this week on JM.
Sheila xx


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