I've been looking for ages to buy Edwin Town Houses and a few days ago I found them, along with this delightful Tilda, I just love em, my favourites to date. I really like the sketch on the CLP challenge blog, it looks quite complex but I found it quite easy to do. In fact most of the card is made up from left over scraps from other projects, which is great, as bits of pattern paper drive me to distraction and I usually end up throwing them away when I do a big tidy. I wanted to do a bit of distressing on this layout so I will enter the same card into the I love Promarkers challenge.
Tilda is coloured with promarkers as are the town houses and the tulips. I've also applied various coloured fine glitters to the hat, edges of the parasol and the skirt. Apart from the Magnolia tulips there are no added flower embellishments, which is a nice change, sometimes flowers, although nice are an unnecessary distraction.
This is my entry into the following challenges
I do have another tip for colouring, this tip is suitable for Promarkers also colour pencils. Although I love working with promarkers I'm not happy with their range of reds. If I want to darken or enrich a dark red I overlay my reds with a Magenta type colour or Maroon, this not only darkens the reds but gives a richer colour which you won't get by adding red to red. I use this technique with colour pencils, the example of tulip on parchment demonstrates the richness of the red by adding Magenta.
I've used Berry red and overlapped the red with Maroon
This tulip is worked with colour pencils on parchment, I achieved the rich dark red by layering magenta over a red. Experiment darkening reds without using another dark red. have fun be experimental.