Thursday, August 2, 2012

Halo Tilda

This little gal is Magnolia's Halo Tilda stamp which I have had for ages and am just now getting around to adding some ink to it.   I thought this was just the cutest little angel when I saw it so of course, 'see it, want it, buy it' kicked in and now it's mine!  The papers are from a 6 x 6 pad of Creative Imaginations paper named the Simply Neutral collection.  I used Copic markers to colour her and then rubbed in some of Tim Holtz's Old Paper distress ink for the shading.  The distressing around the edges is a little flourish stamp I have and the post mark stamp is Inkadinkado.  There isn't a name on it but the number is 96740 - I spent about 4 hours looking for this stamp.  I hadn't used it for ages but when I went to get it, I couldn't find it and then my obsessiveness kicked in and I almost tore my craft room apart looking for it.  Of course, when you can't find it, it is then known as 'my most favourite stamp ever!'.  Luckily I did find it and now I can relax.   The flourish is a Memory Box die I purchased from Bizzy Bec's.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.

Now just as I was finished colouring her, I noticed a smudge on her face and I'll be darned if I know how it got there... but it won't come off at all and it was too late to start over.

I'm still obsessing about that smudge.. I must have had some wet ink on the card stock when I masked it to add the shading.  Of course a zoomed in close up only makes the smudge bigger... see, I am still obsessing!
Anyway, the final touch was a little bit of glamour dust to add some sparkle.
Colours used:  Dress - W7, W5, W3, W2, W0; Hair - E50, E51, E53, E34, E35; Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20.
Scrapbook Sisters - Things with Wings
Bunny Zoe's - Swirls & Lace
Makie it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes


Marie said...

Adorable image and great shading, Marilyn. Your obsession is shared by many...(including me) I think she looks beautiful. If you hadn't mentioned the smudge I wouldn't have seen it! Just chalk it up to poor lighting when you took the picture or maybe a smudge on the camera lense. lol

NickelNook said...

Oh, you and your smudges! lol She is just too adorable! I really like the addition of the post mark and I'm so glad you worked so hard to find it! It's even got my middle name on it! The flourish die is fantastic, and so is the gorgeous bling bow! Fabulous card, Marilyn! :o)

Lorraine said...

Smudge ??. . where. . can't see it!!
Gorgeous card and you've coloured her beautifully. I love the flourish too, a perfect finishing touch!
Lorraine x

June Nelson said...

Hi Marilyn this is adorable love it and your colouring is fab, just a beutiful card hunnie, and I cant see any smudges lol huggies June xxxx

jimlynn said...

I would have NEVER noticed any smudge - and even after you mentioned it I thought it was probably just a piece of fuzz on my computer! LOL!

LOVE this, Marilyn. The image really is adorable and love your coloring on her......also like your reasoning on buying something! Works for me too!

Beautiful card!


Chrissy said...

Thank goodness you found her Marilyn, she is gorgeous, fab colouring, love the papers and the pretty corner die and bow...gorgeous card.


Frea said...

Hi Marilyn, love your image, great colouring and I can't really see the smudge. Hugs, Frea

Shannon White said...

OHMGosh!! How Sweet is this Miss Marily! 8-) Love your Gorgeously colored little Angel and the touch of sparkle too! Too Darned Sweet my friend!8-)


MiamiKel said...

Absolutely adorable!! She is a gem! Your coloring is superb! And the paper, design - this card is just perfect :) x0x0

MaxineD said...

Awww - this is so sweet - love every little detail, especially the postmark stamp - genius!

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.i love your soft colours and the tilda is really sweet ;D

xx coops xx

Renee said...

Awwww this is soooo sweet! What beautiful coloring and shading! Love it Marilyn!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card with gorgeous colors. I am in love with this beauty!!

Darlene said...

Tame that smudge obsession, Marilyn, because she is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! LOL in agreement about the stamp we can't find becoming our most prized possession! Been there, done that, too many times!! This card is so very special, love the coloring, the sparkle, the finishing touches, everything about it is perfect!

Zo-Wie-Zo said...

Hi Marilyn! I really love your card! Beautiful colouring too and the ribbon... love it! hugs Willie

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- this is fabulous! Do I love stopping by your blog...and staying a while...yes! I Love the coloring on this image- not really seeing a smudge. Love the sparkle you added- soooo pretty! I LOVE the bow and the cascading pearls- oh I better stop gushing....!