Saturday, 3 July 2010

Chocolate Tilda Challenge #1

Well Chocolate Tilda was definitely a challenge as I don't have many brown papers or embellishments  but I couldn't resist the challenge and it was a good excuse to get the paint brush and paints out.
Tilda has been watercolour painted with Derwent Inktense pencils and although it is not clear on the photograph I've glittered her shirt and tips of the socks.
This is my entry for the new Totally Tilda challenge blog - Chocolate Tilda Challenge #1

Colouring Tip
Thought I would add a helpful tip for colouring.  Observation is the key to good colouring, we all know grass is green,  leaves are green or are they? Next time you're in the garden have a really good look at the trees I mean really look and see how many colours you actually see, also notice the colour of tree trunks, they are actually any colour except brown.  Don't be afraid to experiment with colour, try adding a touch of pale blue to leaves or a spot of red,  a touch of moss green to tree trunks works a treat or be adventurous and try a light purple with a hint of moss green to colour a tree trunk.  I just so love impressionist paintings although I've never been able to paint that way, they painted what they saw and not what they perceived to be there.

8 comments:

craftykitten said...

What an adorable card Kathleen. I love the soft browns you have used here and I adore the flower embellishment. BTW awesome colouring tips - TFS. Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda this time. Please come back and play again soon and good luck.
Hugs
Dawn x

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Kathleen this is totally beautiful !!! I love the soft dreamy feel it has
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at the Totally Tilda Challenge
Hugs Susie & the TT DT XX

Lori said...

So soft and pretty, I love this card! Thanks for joining Totally Tilda!

chrissy xx said...

Oh Kathleen, This is Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your idea's with me. I am learning something all the time.
Chrissyxx

Patty said...

What a great job on the browns, I love your coloring! Thanks for the great tips

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful take on our theme Kathleen. Love your DP and soft colouration of sweet Tilda.
Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, so soft and pretty, just perfect, love it.
Thanks for joining is for our very first challenge at Totally Tilda
hugs Mandy xx

Mirabelka said...

lovely vintage look!
i love this card :)