Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trompe L'oeil Princess Tilda



I just love this Princess Tilda!  An opportunity to use some shimmer and shine and those little rhinestones that I thought I had to have!  You can find the Tilda's at Diana's here!  Oh my, I haven't used some of the Tilda's I just got and there are some adorable new ones!!!

Have always tried to do some shadowing around the images to help the dimension, and on my wandering through the internet, I ran across a technique called Trompe L'oeil, which is French for Trick of the Eye.  Thought I would give it a try.  Now this is just my version here, but think it was pronounced something like trump loy.

Edit:  Had watched a video and this was what the gal called it, but just did a little more research on Trompe L'oeil and this shading is probably stretching the description.  This really is an amazing art.  Hope the true artists don't get upset with us crafter's making the techniques into our own little craft versions!!!  :)     

Still working on how to leave the highlights, and colored this darling Tilda with the Distress Ink refills and water brush.  Mainly used Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone for the shadow.  I do tend to grab a little bit of other colors to deepen too, so don't be afraid to mix and match!  These inks blend so beautifully.  Added teeny tiny rhinestones and used a Marvy DecoColor paint pen for some accents.  The flowers are from Punch Bunch:  blossoms and twig punches.

Still a little time for a chance at my blog candy that has the distress ink palette.  Check my previous posting!  It is so fun to hear from all over the world!!!

Enjoy the day!!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Would love to hear if you have tried the Trompe L'oeil or a "crafter's version"!

Patti Jo 

38 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great job Patti, beautiful! I love the shadow! Hugs, Stephanie

isu.alum said...

ADORABLE!!! love the colors and the shadowing. I've gotta grab my brush and my inks I haven't tried that yet.

Kerry

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Wowza Patti Jo!
You have done a fabulous job on your coloring. I love the shadow around her. your shading and dots look amazing. Love all of it.
Hugs Marion

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Patti Jo!! Love this Tilda and your shadowing looks great! Those flowers are gorgeous!!!
hugs!
Sharon

Peggie said...

Whatever you call it, I call it beautiful. Great job.

Pat said...

Patti Jo...is there NO END to your talent and creativity?!! What a beautiful card...love the shadowing...absolutely stunning!!! Pat Frank (VA)

Baukje said...

Pat said...
Patti Jo...is there NO END to your talent and creativity?!! What a beautiful card...love the shadowing...absolutely stunning!!!

I have to totally agree with what Pat said Patti Jo, you are amazing.
hugs.......Baukje

Diana Crick said...

Patti Jo, There is a great elegance to your card. After Tilda and then the flowers I noticed the awesome shading, it brings our sweet princess to life. Stuning CardART!
hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

Great job, Patti Jo! You've used the technique beautifully! You Princess Tilda is colored beautifully!

Myrna said...

Very pretty card! I like your shadow behind Tilda. You did a great job on your Trompe L'oeil.

RubyM:) said...

HEY SWEETIE!! WOW!!!!your cards are always so ELEGANT!!!Your flowers are one of a kind.OH yeah the shadowing is so cool!You did a wonderful job on it.Thanks for visiting me today((HUGS))Can wait for your next creation.RubyM:)

Kathy said...

WOW that looks fabulous!!!!!Thanks so much for sharing that!! I am so bad at putting scenes and things that I would love to try this out!!! Love the colors you used and that flower punch is gorgeous!! Love your card!
:)kathy

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful! Great work on the shadowing. You ARE an artist!!

Leslie - The Addicted One said...

Love the card. It's so pretty. I'm going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

monica said...

Patti Jo, What a wondeful card--you are doing Tilda proud, I tell ya!!Your coloring is awesome and the shading around her is nice touch-- You really brought her to life---all of your cards are beautiful.
Hugs Monica M

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty!!!I can only dream of creating something so wonderful.Lin

Pam S. said...

Gorgeous Patti Jo!!! Lovely painting and punch art! Beautiful!
Pam Going Postal

Norma said...

Patti Jo, your card is simply gorgeous. Love the colour combo you've chosen. Beautifully coloured. One day, I'm going to give those distress inks a try--I like your results. Absolutely love the shadow you've put--it does give it a more 3-D look. Love the card.

Re my stone window, I found this grey-streaked scrapbook paper that looks like cement or concrete to me. I cut out brick shapes and distress the edges of each brick before I glued them on to surround the inner circle with the background scene. Yikes, that took forever to do.

Hugs.
Norma

Linda S. said...

You silly girl,....of course you had to have those teeny tiny gemstones. And now you know why...they just make your card finished off perfectly. Beautiful job on the coloring once again.
Linda S. in NE

Suzanne J Dean said...

So elegant & pretty--great colors and beautiful flowers!

hugz,
Suzanne

Cami said...

Beautiful job Patti! I actually love all your coloring as it's always been so nicely done! Keep them coming! Hugs, Cami

paola said...

Another fab job on this one, your coloring with distress inks is great, i tried, but what a mess i made. Well done she is a real beauty
smiles
Paola

Candy said...

Patti Jo!
All of your cards are beautiful! This one is no exception. Wonderfully coloured and shadowed!!
Great colours.........
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Patti Jo, you always come up with delightful cards. Lovely Tilda and those flowers on the side are gorgeous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

ML Design Works said...

This is so pretty, and a great idea! Thanks for posting it--I'll give it a try! Lisa

Heidi Hihn said...

Your card is just lovely! I love the yellows!

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh wow lovely card, love your coloring and the pretty flowers too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Gina L said...

You did a great job with this technique. I am always looking for ways to add more dimension to the images and you got it!!! Gina L

Karen W said...

Patti your card is beautiful! I like this effect and will have to try it

Summerthyme Studio said...

No matter what you call it, your card is beautiful

Vicki

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is so utterly gorgeous!
Love your beautiful colours and those flowers are so pretty!
hugs
kim x

Tracy Boyle said...

This is probably one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. Amazing job on the coloring and I LOVE the shadows! The punched flowers are gorgeous as well. I look forward to looking and learning from your blog.

Hugs!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, Patti Jo, this is gorgeous! I love the trompe l'oeil technique, that shading is absolutely gorgeous. Love your layout and those flowers are beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

Bengelmama said...

Wonderful card! I love the layout and your coloring.

Nadine

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi patti jo! wow! this is beautiful!! I love it! and your technique with the inks is perfect! TFS!

vena7 said...

Piękna kartka .śliczne kolory.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Patti.jo
Your colouring is awesome, love the shadows. The colours are just beautiful.

Karen x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Amazing colouring.

xoxo,
Lori

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