May 5, 2010

Spring Time!

Hello Everyone and a Very Happy Wednesday to you all! I'm back and sorry for being MIA for over a week now. I had to take some time off from crafting there was too much going on here and I was just not in the mood for crafting neither was my creativity...LOL. But now my batteries are recharged after 2 days relaxing, enjoying the warm weather on and in the pool and walks on the beach, YAY!

So I started with making this Tilda card. I used the Just Magnolia  sketch designed by Bev and the Tilda image is called Tilda with Spring Bundle from the 2010 Magnolia Easter collection.

I stamped Tilda on Curious Iridescent Cryogen White paper from Arjo Wiggins. I received a few emails asking what paper I use for coloring with Copics and this is my favorite paper since I started using them in early 2009. The markers blend very easy and I  like the  soft shimmer the paper has.  It is not as thick as other papers recommended for coloring with markers and  therefore it bleeds through. But this is the only con and for me it isn't even one as I always layer my stamped images on other papers. The ink stays wet long enough to ensure nice and easy blending  at the same time  the ink does not just 'sit on top of the paper' it's soaked  in already but  still wet. I tried other thicker (no bleed through) papers and  the ink was kind of sitting on top of them and  after applying a few layers of ink it was quite hard blending the colors and  it looked  streaky and smudgy. I never had this experience with the Curious Iridescent Cryogen White paper no matter how many layers of color I add. 

I added FlowerSoft to the flower bundle in her arm as well as the grass she is standing on. Flowers are from Magnolia and from my stash. I used Stickles Frosted Lace and Stardust for some highlights. The Papers are from Imaginisce and Fancy Pants.

Challenge: Just Magnolia 53 - Bev's Sketch

Copics used:
Skin: E13, E01, E00 E000 R21, R000
Hair & Shoes: E31, E25, E29
Pants: B41, B45, B37
Shirt: R81, R83, R85, R89 - G40, G82, YG67

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  1. Beautiful! Fab colouring. Luv the flower soft flowers.


  2. She is just gorgeous Iris!! And I'm so glad you're back hun XX
    Missed you loads :) xx

  3. wow this is one stunning card and yoru coluring its brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  4. Die Karte ist ja wieder wunderschön.Die farbkombi ist einfach klasse,so richtig schön frühlingsfrisch. Und deine Coloration ist sowieso der Knaller.
    Danke das du auch immer die Copic Nummern dazu schreibst. Ich bin nämlich grad am üben und das hilft sehr.

  5. Beautiful! Wonderful coloring and accents. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Magnolia this week! Hope to see you back again soon! :)

  6. Hallo Iris,

    das ist eine traumhaft schöne Karte geworden! Die Coloration und die Gestaltung sind traumhaft.

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Oh Iris! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors of your dps! And You've colored Tilda STUNNINGLY!!! My goodness! What a LOVELY creation!
    Hugs to you!!!

  8. Totally fabulous!!, love the colour combo you've used on it.
    thanks for joining us this week on JM.
    Sheila xx

  9. Very pretty card, Iris! Love the colors and your coloring is fab! Great use of the Flower Soft, too! Hugs, Cami

  10. Hi Iris,
    your coloring is fabulous, I love it! Nice patterned paper!
    Silvie from France


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