Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paris Tilda by the Front Steps

A little into the fall colors, but just needed to color this fun scene and adorable Tilda!

Colored with Distress Inks and you can find these wonderful stamps and more right here at Magnolia-licious.  If they are unavailable, check with Diana, she is re-ordering often.

#208 Paris Tilda
#659 Front Door Steps

Main Distress Inks:
Skin-Tattered Rose/Vintage Photo
Shirt/Skirt-Wild Honey
Skirt-Peeled Paint
Socks-Pumice Stone
Shoes-Tea Dye
Scene-Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed

Was asked recently if I use the pads or reinker bottles.   I use the reinker bottles because it is easier to pick up the ink with the brush and get the full strength color.  The pads can be used too though.  They can be wiped onto something plastic and the ink picked up from that.  Whenever I get a new ink pad, if there is a reinker available, I get that at the same time.  Always ready for re-inking the pad and then the reinker bottle ink is available for other uses too!

Another question is which colors I use the most, and have to say honestly, I make use out of ALL the colors available and also love blending them.  For the Magnolia images of course you need the skin and hair colors and for the scenes the blues, greens, yellows and browns, but then you need some reds, oranges and purples plus the black for shading to throw in here and there too!  See....ALL of them!!!

Enjoy the day!!!  Thanks for stopping by!


megline said...

Beautiful card,
Hugs, Line

Jean said...

Patti Jo, once again you have out done yourself... wow I love everything about this card and so what if it looks like fall... I always think of visiting Paris in the fall or spring... Well you did the Tilda justice with your coloring and mixture.. just so perfect... your layout is devine.. I love the yellow ribbon tied around the tree.. remember our troops even over there!!! Actually it matches...Great card.
Hugs, Jean

Cami said...

Absolutely beautiful, Patti Jo! Your watercoloring with distress inks is gorgeous! I never saw this front door stamp so I think I'd better get it...thanks to you! Hugs, Cami

Christine Riley said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and the little scene you created!
Hugs, Christine

Barb Hardeman said...

How cute, Patti Jo! Love those fall colors.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is sweet and lovely
beautiful background


PBrown9624 said...

Love your card! That front step stamp is neat! I think the colors you used are fine.Doesn't look too fall to me. I want to learn how to color with distress inks...looks like fun!
Pam Brown

Angelwood said...

Love this! Great background scene, I will have to look for that one! Your coloring is just fabulous! hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

How adorable this card is, Patti Jo! Love the cute insert of this yellow ribbon and the coloring job is so sweet :o)

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Just beautiful, you have created a great scene, love the colouring

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Patti Jo!

Oh what a cutie. This card to me is so sunshiny. Love the way you colored the trees. You made a beautiful scene. I love it.
Hugs Marion

Carlotta Vachon said...

Very nice. Lovely colors. I too love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card,
Your colouring is so beautiful, the background looks fabulous!

Karen x

Vina said...

I just found your terrific blog via your recent Tilda card posting on Splitcoaststampers! I love, love, love your coloring..what kind or brand of watercolor paper do you use?
I'll be popping in to see your new creations!
Take care

evb said...

I am lovin the tree also. Really, I love it all. Great job.
Would love a chance to win a maggie stamp.

Lori said...

Very nice work, Patti Jo! I also love the 'floaty' things : ) I must try that soon...

Well, I think that Longing Tilda is doing just that. She is longing for her Prince! Lost in thought, she dreams of happy times with her love... lol!

I am a new follower - thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Love and hugs ~

Pam S. said...

WONDERFUL! this is just what I love to see! Awesome Patti Jo!
Pam Going Postal


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