Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge #9 Windy Tilda

They had a pretty neat sketch over at Friday Sketchers that I wanted to try out. I decided to do a winter card since it's been so muggy, sticky and warm here lately. I haven't inked up this Tilda stamp yet, so I decided to feature her in this sketch. Isnt' she adorable??!! I had such a hard time finding a matching solid background paper for this Cosmo Cricket DP, nothing looked right! So I made my own! I knew I needed a warm, rich brown color, so I took my little Adirondack Caramel 1" cube (no, you can't buy these mini ink pads anywhere, I made them myself with reinkers) and just did a little direct-to-paper stamping with it. Then deepened the color on the edges and corners of the paper with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and voila! Looked beautiful as a background mat paper. So if you're ever in a pickle trying to find just the right color paper, don't forget you can make your own with all the colors of ink out there. It doesn't even have to be perfect, because most of it will be covered over by your other layers.
Well--I'm off for now...
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Palette, Adirondack, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket, PTI, Prism
Accessories: Copic Spica Pens, Tombow/SU! markers


  1. Gorgeous card and I love this Tilda. Great idea for the background paper...must dig out my ink pads! Thanks for trying my sketch at FS.
    Carole ;o)

  2. beautiful card. Great image, beautiful coloured!!! Beautiful warm colors, papers fit so well with the image. Thanks for joining in. Love from Holland.

  3. Wonderful card, love your stamping and inking!

  4. Your card is so beautiful. Love the colors

    Hugs from

  5. The patternd paper is beautiful to your windy tilda!

  6. Ooh your card is so lovely, love the colours and this Tilda too :)

  7. what a wonderful card.
    Today I felt like your Tilda on your card :O))

  8. Gorgeous card, love the fabulous background you've made and Tilda looks stunning.


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