Friday, August 6, 2010

Diary Tilda

I will warn you now: this is going to be a long post because I am going to share with you how I do my backgrounds. I saw others with something similar so I tried to make mine look similar. I don't know if this is how everyone does theirs or not. First the finished project.

This is Tilda writing in her diary. She must have been writing lots of diaries or maybe she is a writer sitting on those books. Tilda is colored in copics. This card is for the challenge on Just Magnolia here to use acetate on your card. My four corners are all done with acetate. First I ran them through a cuttlebug embossing folder and then cut the triangles for the corners and held them done with copper brads. Here is a close-up.
Tilda's feather, sleeves and lace on the bottom have stickles applied. The flowers in the corner have a different glitter glue on them. 
Okay on to how I do the shadowing around Tilda.
First take the darkest color that you want and make little dots all around. Make them a bit random so they aren't all the same distance apart as shown here.
I used B00 and then I added BG10 shown here.
Notice this is rather random also. You can make the dots as big or small as you like. I tend to keep mine rather small and close together.
Next I added R00
Then comes V000. Each time I take the dots farther out but put some in around the other dots.

I looked at it and decided I wanted the shadowing to be darker so I went back and added V15 close to the image.

Now you take the blender pen 0 and rub everything together to give a more smooth look instead of just dots.
Now I added some C1 in the spots I thought would be darkest and at the bottom of the books.

Then go back and blend some more. You can use any color combination that you like.
Hope this helps. 


Patti Jo said...

Such an adorable card Peggie! That is neat how you added the embossed acetate and brads. Well done!!!

LindaC said...

nice idea. thanks for sharing.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Peggie, adorable Tilda, she is one of my favorites... I love to write. Very lovey card, rich colors. Nice idea using acetate for corners! I do love your background, and found the tutorial very interesting, thanks a lot.

jules said...

gorgeous card Peggy!!thanks for the info!!

Monica said...

Peggie.. thanks so much for the tutorial! I loved it! Your cards are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Love your acetate corners! It looks fabulous embossed!! Gorgeous card and love this sweet image!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Magnolia!

Regina said...

Peggie!!! It´s absolutely stunning!!! You have such a wonderful idea!!! Thanks a lot for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

PaulaM said...

Beautiful card - I love the green you chose. Great tutorial - wonder if I could use the same info for use with prisma pencils since I don't have/use copics. Love the image - another one to add to my list of don't haves!! :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous card Peggy! I just love this image, (note to wishlist) Thanks for the great tutorial, now to give it a try! Love the overall look of the background,

LINDA W. said...

Thanks for sharing.....I love your coloring....your card is great.
Hugs Linda W.

Tracy V. said...

Peggie, this is beautiful. I love all the dots around your tilda. Very nice.

marsha said...

Wow, Peggie! Fabulous card and great info - I'm going to bookmark this and give it a try, always trying to learn new techniques!


Christina C. said...

What a gorgeous card, Peggie!!!!
Thanks for the inspirational tutorial. Love the acetate corners!

Pat said...

How adorable! I love how you have Tilda sitting on books....what a truly inspired idea!! Pat Frank

Diane Whitehouse said...

Thanks for that tutorial, Peggie. I love your card for the challenge - a great way to use acetate!
Diane x

Charlotte said...

What a darling card. I love the layout and the colors used.

Mina said...

wow Peggie what a brilliant way to use acetate and thanks for the background tutorial...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful! I love this Tilda. Great job with the copics too. I love that sea green color. Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week!

Hugs, Mindy

PS- I have some Blog candy on my blog, I'd love for you to stop by and check it out!

Pam said...

Peggie...Love your card and thanks for the tutorial. I just tried the shadowing on an image and I liked it. TFS