Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wishing you Happiness - Tilda

Whew!! Boy oh boy has it been a crazy week.  Finally I am starting to feel better and actually feel like hanging out in my craft room. Off an on throughout the week I was practicing with my distress inks. I really like how some of them turned out. They take me alot longer to color than with the copics though. That is the only downside that I can see. Plus the fact that the watercolor paper that I like my local craft store clearanced it all out and I think my friend and I bought every sheet they have! haha So now I have to order it online. Anybody have any favorite watercolor papers they like to use???? Just curious....need to find another.

The following card I made is a little on the springy side. I didn't even check to see if it will qualify for any challenges. Most of the challenges out there are halloween, fall and autumn colors lately!   Anyways, I was super happy to get one of my Maggies out. My magnolias make me the happiest when I color them. Weird thing is at first I didn't like them lol  Gasp!! Now, I can't get enough of them. I do tend to lean towards the newer ones. Some of the older ones have those weird pudgy faces, they look frumpy. I LOVE all the new ones though!

So here is one of my few attempts at Distress Inks. I am a copic girl trying to break into the distress world.

What do you think of the background? I kinda like it. I think my little bush/flower turned out cute too.

I struggle with Black hair. I can not tell you how many times I have colored black hair only to throw it out. I just screw it up everytime. This is the first time I have tried black hair with distress. Not to bad. I think I could have added some darker color in the curls flowing down.  But all in all, not bad.

I did not write the colors down. However, off the top of my head I think I used:

Black soot, Wild Honey, Walnut stain, Vintage photo, tattered rose, Chipped Sapphire, faded jeans and peeled paint.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The border punch is MS. The paper is from a DCWV paper pack. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Thanks for looking,


Barb Hardeman said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job on this distress coloring! Your workmanship is really fabulous and your card is stunning! Now I'll have to give it another try! I've only ever done one card with distress inks, and that took me so long to do! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Zoe said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous. The distress inks look fabulous! hugs xxoo

Rosie said...

Beautiful Tracy!! Love the color combo and your distress coloring is fabulous!! I keep meaning to try coloring with my distress inks, but I'm a little intimidated. I've just got to find the time to play around with them. Hugs, Rosemary

Pat said...

Tracy...are you kidding me?! This is drop dead gorgeous!!! How can you be this good right out of the starting gate? So not fair! hehehe! Seriously, your coloring is just stunning!!! I need to take lessons from you girl!!! Pat Frank

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, your coloring with the DI is just great! I really like your background and the little bush on the side.

Anonymous said...

Amazing job on the DI's Tracy, this card is lovely. I do love the little bush and Tilda looks so bright and cheery.

Leonie said...

Wow i think you have done an amazing job with the distress inks!! Your BG looks fabbo! Your whole card is gorgeous! love the colour scheme!
Hugs Leonie

Cami said...

Oh Tracy, don't be hard on yourself. You did a fabulous job coloring Tilda's hair black! It looks gorgeous and so is the rest of your coloring. I love this color combo and layout! Hugs, Cami

PaulaM said...

Tracy, you did a FANTASTIC job on the coloring and now you have me wanting to color with the distress inks even more! I just need time!! I LOVE your little 'bush' as you call it - that is great. TFS

Candy said...

Your painting is wonderful. Your grass and bush are exceptional.Tilda's dress is awesome.
I'd say you are well on your way with your distress inks :o)
Very pretty paper used and your MS Punch is lovely.
Hugs, Candy

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! Those colors are amazing and I never would have dreamed that you achieved them with Distress Inks rather than Copics. I also love the background details that you added by hand. Gorgeous!

Peggie said...

Beautiful. Your coloring is beautiful. The card is beautiful. Yellow and blue are one of my favorite color combinations.

Leslie Avila said...

Wow, this is a real work of art. Loving your painted background! Fabulous job!
Leslie Avila

cathylynn said...

WOW GIRL!! You did an awesome job using the distress inks! You sure have the gift of talent and Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

Billie's Scrappetique said...

This looks amazing, Tracy! You did a great job on everything! Feel better!

LINDA W. said...

Great job on your coloring...I haven't tried distress coloring yet
Hugs Linda

Christina C. said...

What a fabulous card, Tracy!!!! Your background, as always , is magnificent and you colored this Tilda to perfection. Excellent work!

Kathy Gerace said...

I think your coloring is fantastic. The black hair looks great. My eyes think you did a great job on the card!
Kathy Gerace

Dena said...

Tracy, another gorgeous card from you! I think you little bush turned out perfect! Great yellows and blues, such a happy little card!!!
Hugs, Dena


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