Friday, 9 July 2010

Tilda and Edwin Town Buildings

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

Colouring Tip
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. 


Patricia said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, very pretty and lovely colours xx

Tine said...

Hi Kathleen, yes, their sketch is a little complex but you have made it work well for you. Lovely soft colours. Thanks for playing along this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Lici4ka said...

Красивая открытка получилась! И очень необычная!

Lorraine said...

What a great card. Fabulous colouring and that tulip is stunning. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Elise said...

Oh my word! My jaw hit the floor on this! Absolutely STUNNING work and i LOVE how you've done the entire scenery! GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


WeirdCat said...

Wow, stunning, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Sue C said...

Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

Chelsea said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is so gorgeous!
Love Tilda in her pastel yellow dress.
So Romantic!
Your take on the sketch is perfect!
Thanks for joining us at CLP this month.
Always welcome you back with open arms.

Sadilla said...

Very beautiful cards... I like the colour combo, and those little houses are so cute...

Serene Designs said...

Hi Kathleen, Another gorgeous card you have created. All the colours, textures and the whole layout look great. You put a lot of work into your cards and it shows. I have written down your colouring tip. The tulip colours are so pretty too. Thankyou for leaving me such kind and lovely comment too. I only just found it as I am just working out how to use blogspots. Still a lot to learn. Have a Great Week. Bye for now Maria

katesacraftybugger said...

Gorgeous card your colouring is amazing - as is that tulip !
thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week .Kate

craftybunch said...

Hi Kathleen, fantastic creations, love the way you've explained about deepening the reds, great to see someone who wants to share tips instead of selling them!! theres a giddy virus going round, i've heard of a few more xxx