Monday, May 21, 2012

Waterlily Tilda

So as you may have noticed my blog has been pretty quiet lately.  I have been away but am also just taking a break from my regular DT duties (except CLP).  I need to rejuvenate the creative flow as I just found everything to be more of a deadline and obligation then fun.  It always comes back tho.  :)  Good thing because I have a room full of product.  LOL!   Sorry I haven't been around to visit you but I'll be back to that as well. 

I will occasionally post from time to time but it will be cards that I do just for fun.  YAY!  I'm trying to learn how to distress ink color and so far it's been a challenge but learning Copics didn't come easy either so practice, practice, practice.  This was my first decent image that I could actually use after about 10.  I just love the softness of distress inks.  So pretty when it's done right.  LOL!  I just need to figure out how to add some more shading but that will come.

This is a new image called "Waterlily Tilda" from the Summer Memories Magnolia collection.  I think she's one of my favorites!  I added some Stickles to the water, wings of the tiny butterflies and a smidgen on the ribbon in her hair. 

I'm going to enter her in the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas - May Flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Hip to be Square - square card
Tilda's Town - A new challenge blog - Anything Goes**

Well off to make some blueberry muffins and go for a walk!  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  Hugs!


Becky said...

This is truely gorgeous.
I find there's two ways to do shading. One is to keep adding colour to the area you want shading and use small circular motions to blend it out, but not all of the way. Or, in the very darkest areas put a bit of black soot, walnut stain, pumice stone or vintage photo (depending on what you think goes best with the colour) and blend out and then when this has dried go over again with the original colour. Does this make sense?? If not e-mail me.
Bex x

Christina C. said...

This is incredibly gorgeous, Eulanda!
Adore your coloring of this adorable Tilda! The design and details are haven't lost your touch!!!! Sometimes, we all need a break. Crafting should be should never be a chore! Housework is a chore!!!! **smile**

Marjan said...

Gorgeous card you've made !!

Hugs, Marjan

Elizabeth said...

O, Eulanda, this card i STUNNING. I love everyting about it! Fantastic coloring, beatuiful colors, amazing details. It's gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tildas Town challenges this week. Hope to see more of your beatuiful creations!

Danni said...

Taking breaks are a good thing! :) Gorgeous card, just so pretty!

Roxy said...

Yes, I have missed you, but glad you're back, and I think this card is wonderful! I think you've mastered the Distress Ink colouring already!!! The soft colours look great with the image, and I love the glitz! Hugs, Roxy.

Gina K said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the soft colors. I think you're doing great with the distress inks. I haven't tried them yet, but will do so one of these days. I see pretty cards like yours and want even more to give it a shot!

Katie said...

Shut the front door sister- this is absolutely stunning! The blue flower and butterfly have me drooling :) I'm so glad you're able to take a little break to get your crafty 'groove' back...its nice to remember what it's like to just do things for fun. Sending lots of hugs your way! Katie

Elise said...

Hi Sweetie! Well sheeesh, this is like wow wow GORGEOUS! You're "new" to distress inks?! Gosh girl, you're already AWESOME at it! And as usual .. your details and design are simply FABULOUS & STUNNING!

ps .. I know how it is to sometimes want to do just what you want to do. :) We all need breaks and just do it for fun I thinks.

Thank you so much for your sweet words on LOTV Inspiration blog!


Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi, I know just how you feel!
I have resigned from three DT's lately and kept only one. I know quite a few girls who are doing this because they have little time for themselves. I am now enjoying making" ME" cards and feel so much happier!
Keep in touch
Chris xxx

Sheri said...

She is beautiful! I think you have mastered the distressed ink thing!

Anonymous said...

WOW those markers are beautiful! Your coloring is so soft on this image! Love the colors you chose on this beautiful card! Your cards are always beautiful! Congrats on trying to make things for yourself. Takes a lot to take a break and just do it for fun. :)

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us in the first Tilda's Town Challenge.

Janneke XO

Laura Bradley said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CMM. Laura x

Tina Makuc said...

Absolutely gorgeous card !!!
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Tilda's Town.
Hugs, Tina

Nancy said...

Lovely card, really pretty :)

Maria Therese said...

Stunning card!!

Tanya said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the embellishments, especially the butterfly. So cute!

Candy said...

Fantastic card, Eulanda!
I think your water colouring is fantastic.
Won't take you long to get it just the way you want to.
I am going to miss you so much!!
Beautiful work!!
Keep in touch, OK?
Big hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

OH dude this is TERRIBLY cute! I just love the denim colored rose! At first I thought it WAS denim. That's just a super cute card.