Saturday, October 1, 2011

Guest Designer at Color Me Creative Copic Challenge

     Are you surprised!  LOL  You don't see very many Tilda's on this blog do you?  :-)  In fact I think I've only posted one other.  I've just never felt the urge to jump on the Tilda band wagon, but I was asked to use one for my Guest Designer spot at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group.  A huge thank you to Charlene Randall and the DT for giving me the opportunity to guest design for CMC!

     The challenge this time is vintage and distressed coloring.  They want you to color your image in a style that mimics using distress inks, but do it with Copics.  I was really excited when I saw the technique I needed to use.  I love the look of this style, which is very much the style of the Norwegian cardmakers that I admire so much.  CMC is the ning site of the uber talented coloring queen, Suzanne J. Dean and thankfully I had one of her excellent video tutorials to teach me how to do this technique.  You can watch it here.  It's really not as hard as you might think and I liked it so much you might have noticed that I used it on the "Lacey" card that I made for Papercraft Star this week.
     I kind of worried myself at first because I chose to work with purple  instead of carbon copying the soft pinks that Suzanne used in the tutorial then I had a hard time finding papers to go with her.  I didn't want to overpower with strong purples and luckily I found a scrap of the soft shade I used to frame her with.  It went just perfect with the Basic Grey Capella papers for, I think, a nice vintage look.
     So watch the vid, grab some of your soft Copics shades and join us for the challenge this week.  The group would love to see what you have to share.  :-)
     I'd like to enter my little Tilda in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin--lilac and lace
Fussy and Fancy--try a new technique
Paper Shelter--for the girls
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion--any occasion, must use ribbon
Deep Ocean Challenge--Happy Birthday
Paper and Such--recipe (ribbon, designer paper, lace)
Heart Song Inspirations--ribbon and/or tag
Stamps R Us--birthday card

     Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Papers:  Basic Grey Capella, Anna Griffin, Recollections, Copic X-Press It Blending card
  • Stamp:  Magnolia "Tilda with Flowing Hair", Stampendous "Orchid Greetings"
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Frayed Burlap and Dusty Concord Distress inks
  • Copics: 
            skin  E00, E11, E13, R20
            hair  E27, E31, E41
            clothing  B000, B00, BV11, E42, W3
            basket  E42, E43, E47, G40, G82, R000, R02, R14, Y00, Y02, YR68
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace corner punch
  • Miscellaneous: Hug Snug Seam Binding, Recollections pearls, lace  and paper doily from my stash


  1. love the shabby chic look of this card, beautifully coloured

  2. Stunning card.Love the way you added your ribbon.Thanks for playing at CTO this week.
    Jayne x

  3. Hey, Tracy! So good to hear from you last week! I just haven't been gettin' out much, I guess. I think I got caught up with you this AM. This card is very sweet, and I really liked the Christmas card with the pockets and tutorial. You pulled that off flawlessly! Loved it!

  4. Gorgeous! You have coloured Tilda beautifully and i love the purple and cream tones you have used.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft challenges! Kelly

  5. This card is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  6. Stunning card Tracy, your colouring is amazing and your attention to detail is fab!
    Thanks for Trying a new Technique with us at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck in the draw!
    Love Nicola xxx

  7. Girl, no one does a romantic, lacy layout like you! Add in a Tilda, your fab coloring and you've got one amazing piece of gorgeousness!! Love it and congrats on your guest DT gig!!

  8. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  9. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Hookedoncraft.

  10. This is just beautiful! I love your soft colours and shabby chic look - gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

  11. What an absolutely gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the design and details and I just adore your coloring job on that Tilda image. SO outstanding! Congrats on your guest DT gig! :)

  12. Very cool Tracey!! And what a beautiful card. :-)

  13. Oh, Tracy! This is a really beautiful design! She's lovely...perfect for such a soft coloring technique! Love it! :o)

  14. Wow, adorable, and your soft colors are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  15. Yes, I am surprised Tracy, but then again, it doesn't matter which image you get to work with, you always manage to turn it into something really beautiful. Love this card, you and Tilda make a fine team!! Hugs, Ira oh and congrats on another GD assignment my friend!!!

  16. Congrats! this is a stunning card. I love the tildas! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the Challenge.

  17. Stunning card Tracy, so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' for our challenge this week.

    Pam x

  18. Very pretty card, love the shabby chic feel. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  19. Oh this is so, so pretty. I'm a Tilda fan and my favourite papers are BG Capella, so this is just my kind of card. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  20. Oh Wow, really beautiful card! Your coloring along with your embellishments are phenomenal, beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO, hope to see you again next week :)

  21. Beautiful card!!!!
    Your ribbon and stick pins are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  22. So very cute, love the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

  23. Such a beautiful vintage card, Tracy! I love all of the background details! The purple ribbon with pins looks great, very soft :) The image coloring is very nice, too :)

  24. Such a beautiful card.. thanks for joining us at TPS.. Hugs, Linda

  25. A beautiful card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  26. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  27. such a lovely it!!!!
    thanks for playing with us at DOC


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