Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dotty Tilda

Just love Valentine Tilda, thank goodness she can be used year round!  I so admire Chris Dark's coloring, she has such a unique style and I just love it!  So this is my attempt at the background.  Got some learning to do, but fun to try!

Used Distress Inks:  Dusty Concord, Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Faded Jeans.  Already forgot what browns, either Brushed Corduroy or Frayed Burlap or both!!!  Punches are Stampin' Up! scallop trim border and a new butterfly border I found from EK Success in the American Girl category.  Also used the white Glaze pen for accenting.

To find Magnolia stamps, click here to go to Diana's at Magnolia-licious has the best customer service and a fantastic selection.  If she is out of a particular one, she is always getting new shipments.  Ha, like being out of one stops anyone from finding another to get!!!

Want to thank all of you wonderful people that have stopped by my blog and encouraged me with such fantastic comments and signed up as followers.  Can't believe I am creeping up on 10,000 hits, so going to do something for blog candy as appreciation.  Really enjoy coloring with the distress inks because they blend and flow so nicely.  Since I've received personal e-mails with questions about them, for the blog candy I'll have the distress ink palette that I've made up and use plus some other goodies.  So please check back within the next week or so!

Enjoy the day!!!
Patti Jo



Only by His Grace said...

Ooh la la! Great job on your background. I love the dots on her dress. Your colouring looks fantastic. I love the layout with the butteflies and then the design down the side.
Hugs Marion

nan cee said...

Love your card!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Patti Jo! I love this card! So simple in design, yet so striking with beautiful details! Love the butterfly border and the punched border along your card edge. Your coloring looks amazing! I love it!!

Mary Beths Crafts said...

I think you did a great job.. Very pretty card. Love the border.

~ Mary Beth

Barb Hardeman said...

I love Chris Darks' work as well. I don't think you have very far to go at all! This card is sensational!

Angelwood said...

Patti Jo, you have done a fabulous job coloring this image with the distress inks. Tilda couldn't look more gorgeous! Love how you outlined her also. Fabulous! hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Patti Jo, that background is amazing!! So elegant and pretty!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a beautiful card and your background looks wonderful!
Chris sure is amazing isn't she.
Love your pretty border and frame!
kim x

Shannon Wyman said...

Oh she's wonderful!! I love the butterfly boarder as well.

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card,
Your colouring is the background, it looks great!!!

Karen x

Baukje said...

Your beautiful Tilda is outstanding Patti Jo, I love how you have coloured her and done the outline around her.


Jodie from Oz said...

Patti Jo, stunning card, love your colouring and the background is wonderful. hugs Jodie from Oz

Gina L said...

You are a brave soul! I don't think I could ever use those inks to make my backgrounds look that good! gina L

Barbara said...

your card is so beautiful.
Thank you for the visit on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti Jo! Love your Tilda! just precious...lovely painting and card details. Love your style!!!
Pam Going Postal

Lisa Phillippi said...

Hi! There ya go again..another Fabulous card! Your coloring is so beaoutiful...such attention to detail! Have a Happy Easter!

Eulanda said...

This is so pretty! I like how you shaded the area around the image. I'll have to try that!

Kathy said...

Oh I love this one too!!! The purple is so pretty and your details in your coloring are fabulous!!
Have a great week-end and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

BA said...

this is really lovely patti jo, love how you shaded the area around the image, the frame and the butterlies are wonderful
xoxo BA

Beej said...

Wow, love your work, it's clean, crisp and elegant.


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