Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sheperdess Tilda

My studio isn't quite where I want it yet (see post below) but is so much better. Actually it is cleaner than before my disaster. However, I just had to create something. I was having withdrawal. When I do get the rest of the shelves up and everything arranged I will share. 
I don't do Halloween. But I know little girls do love the dress up and Tilda is no exception. She dressed up as a shepherdess and is going to a costume party.
I used darker colors than I would have used at Easter because it is fall. I colored Tilda with Twinkling H2O's using a water brush (the water is in a barrel of the brush) on watercolor paper. I tried using fantastix as a brush but didn't have too much success. I still need practice with the water brush. I was going to take a water color class but instead I bought 4 new tires for my car. Not near as much fun. The face I did with water color pencils and  a dove blending pen. Then I decided because Tilda is dressed up she might want so shimmer to her checks so I did them in the Twinkling H2O's. For the lamp I used polar flower soft. I tried making it a little finer by rubbing it back and forth between my fingers. 
Here is a close-up I don't know if you can see the shimmer or not.
The card is a gate fold and I made some embossed lines using my new Score-It-All that I won from 7 Kids College Fund on their challenge blog here. I was so excited I had been wanting one of these tools but hadn't quite got around to purchasing one. (and not that I was going to be able to any time soon after my tire purchase) So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly thrilled and thankful. I can't wait to use it more.


Kim Y. said...

Wow! I love your coloring! Gorgeous!

Regina said...

Peggy!!! It´s so cute!!! You did an amazing job with this image!!

marsha said...

Peggy, cute Tilda and love your cooring!
Hugs, Marsha

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Peggie, WOW what a mess in our craft room... I'm sorry to see that. but I love your Tilda, so cute! very nicely colored, gorgeous shading.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Peggie! OMG, I just saw your post about your paper fiasco! Oh, what a disaster. You really must have it under control because your latest creation is delightful! I haven't done a water color card for a long time and I really need to give it another go! Your card is so sweet and what a beautiful job you've done with your coloring.
Hope the rest of your weekend is refreshing!

paola said...

Positively adorable Peggie, and you managed to do this in the chaos of your shelves coming down? WOW! great work, TFS

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so sweet Peggie, terrific job on the coloring and the little flower soft lamb is adorable. Can't say I envy your mess but can't wait to see the updated look..

Kristel said...

That's a wonderfull card Peggie! Really sweet!
Hugs Kristel

Christina C. said...

Wonderful card, Peggie! Great idea using flower soft on the lamb!
Your coloring of Tilda is fabulous.

LINDA W. said...

Great card your watercoloring...something that I
haven't tried yet.So sorry about your disaster glad that everything
is better.

Lisette Morris said...

So sweet! I real cutie. What a great idea on Halloween.

Patti Jo said...

Cute card Peggie! Good idea to use the Twinkling H20's. I'll have to get mine out and try again! Too bad you had to sort out all that paper, but I guess sometimes it does work out for the better. Now it will be all organized again!

Rene said...

Love this've made her just as sweet as can be :)

Pat said...

Oh Peggie...sorry about your craftroom catastrophe! YIKES!! Your card is sooooo pretty. I love the colors...and your watercoloring is really lovely!! Love the flowers & ribbon too!
Pat Frank

Nancy said...

Peggie, this is so pretty. Such lovely colors.

Maria said...

Ooh this is so sweet Peggie! Beautiful colouring of Tilda and her little lamb. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Hugs, Maria

Monica said...

Beautiful as always Peggie.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Peggie. Love that little lamb of this cute Tilda's image. Very cute coloring as well :o)

jules said...

Aaw!! Peggy gorgeous!! isn't Tilda sweet?!