16 November 2010

Star Tilda for Just Magnolia

There are so many beautiful stamps out this Christmas! I hope I get a chance to use them all before the silly season is over... yes, I was really bad and bought quite a few this year.

I've been admiring the gorgeous white on white creations around blogland and I've never been able to master it... so I was determined to have another go and this beautiful Star Tilda was perfect!


I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes for the background paper and hid the joint with the lace and ribbon. I used a Cuttlebug die for the snowflakes and Nestabilities Labels 10 and Classic Ovals.  The edges are coated in Stickles Diamond and I've added Kaisercraft blue pearls. The little leaf is a Whiff of Joy die.



For the Copic fanatics:

I had a pack of "Bee Paper" sitting on my paper rack from earlier this year. I bought it as it was recommended by Angie to use for Copics and watercolouring, but as I was a newbie to Copics back then, I really did not like it much and so the pack was sitting gathering dust. Having coloured a couple hundred images since then, lol, I thought I'd give it another try.... and this is the result...

Yes - it is lovely paper and I did achieve a good result (well, I think so anyway!). It is very different from Xpress It Blending Card though. It is very light weight (89lb v's the 92lb of the Xpress It). It does not bleed. It does take a little extra effort to blend so I recommend "flicking" to drag the ink on the paper rather than the little circles that we are usually told to do (which I have to say I very rarely do these days). Due to this it is a little more difficult with the darker colours, but these pale pastels it worked quite well. I also had a go of "tip to tip" blending on the Bee Paper (Tilda's sleeves and headband) and it worked beautifully. The paper has a lovely smooth finish to it, unlike the Xpress It which you can sometimes see fibres on the surface. The ink does show through on the reverse though, just like the Xpress It.

I've coloured a couple more images with the paper since... they will be blogged over the next week or so and on these I've also used distress inks to add shaddows ... so stay tuned if you want to see some seriously terrrible distress colouring!

And if you are going to use alternative papers, test the colour of your markers on it first to ensure you are going to achieve the colour you want as all papers show colours differently!

So.. challenges for this card are:

45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Kylie! And very elegant! Love the embossed snowflakes and flowers! Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Silvie
    xx

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  2. She is soooo beautiful and your card sooooo pretty! Fantastic work Kylie!!!

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  3. Just beautiful!!! Those colors are wonderful, your coloring is fantastic, that bow is perfect...just beautiful!

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  4. Now I'm so jealous of all your beautiful cards you've been posting lately. I don't know where you find the time to create such masterpieces. This is absolutely fantastic and the embellishments are gorgeous!
    Pea green with envy...
    Hugs,
    Barb

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  5. This is stunning Kylie. You have certainly mastered white on white. Tilda's dress is outstanding. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the blue and white. Pretty coloring.

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  7. I love the elegance of this card Kylie. It looks so fresh. Your coloring of Tilda's dress is fantastic. Just a beautiful card in every way. hugs Maz

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  8. Gorgeous card, Kylie! I love the color combination and your layout.

    Deb H.

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  9. Wonderful card, Kylie. It's truly lovely, the colors delicate and Tilda colored so nicely.
    Sue S.

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  10. Aww she is just Gorgeous Kylie! LOVE her hair, don't spose you could tell me what colors you used for it...pretty please!!! I have to say you have captured the white on white PERFECTLY!

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  11. Wow Kylie I think you have just mastered it ! Beautiful just stunning, love the colors and everything about your card.
    Hugs♥

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  12. Kylie you have nailed the white card hun, this is stunning.
    I'm like you and have been a naughty girl and bought so many stamps, I've ended up with almost the whole of this years Christmas Maggie's, I just want time to use them all now
    hugs Mandy xx

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  13. Kylie, love, love, love your card! You did an awesome job on the coloring! And the layout is so pretty too.....it's all gorgeous!

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  14. Beautiful Kylie, your blues and whites really pop and your embellishments are sooo pretty!
    Judy K.

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  15. beautiful card! Nice to find another aussie out here in blogging land

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  16. Well I'd say you mastered the white on white perfectly Kylie, this is such a beautiful card and perfect with this gorgeous Tilda! It was good to read your thoughts on the paper you tried, appreciate that you did that. Hugs, Chris

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  17. That is just beautiful, Kylie! Amazing coloring and I love the white with blue touches. She is stunning - awesome coloring on the folds of her gown! hugs, Angela

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  18. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!
    Sandy

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  19. Kylie. I admire your work, yet have only just begun to follow you....woops sorry.....I see your creations all around blog land and absolutely love your coloring, layouts and style!! Very inspiring!! Now. to the task at hand ! This Tilda is ANGELIC!! Stunning attempt at white on white, which I too struggle with! Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.

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  20. Kylie,
    Your card is amazing and so beautiful!!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  21. Oh, Kylie! This is divine! Your coloring is absolutely fantastic and the whole card is just beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Michaela

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  22. Love the gorgeous blue accents Kylie, stunning!

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  23. Wow, what a great card. Love the white on white. Look forward to seeing move.

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  24. gorgeous kylie- yes Ive half made a card with this Tilda. How funny. I might wait a couple of weeks though, because it's not quite finished yet and I dont think what i'm doing will fit our challenge this week!lol
    love debbie xxx

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  25. Gorgeous, sweet card Kylie.
    luv
    Debby

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  26. Wow ! Such nice details on this card ! Love it very much !
    xxx

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  27. Stunning, hon...absolutely stunning!! You've been a busy girl lately...and I love it because I love you artwork, Kylie!! Keep it up...I love following your blog! Hugs..Pat Frank

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  28. Kylie! The image is colored sooooo pretty! I love the little folds in the fabric!! Perfectly done! The blue glittery pieces are just gorgeous too!
    Hugs, Dena

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  29. Stunning!! Your coloring is beautifully done!! You did a great job with the white on white. TFS!!

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  30. Kylie,
    Lots of sparkly goodness to be seen here. Love it!
    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

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  31. Wow... just a gorgeous card, you've achieved your goal, it's perfect!! Lovely coloring and color choices!!
    Teri

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  32. What a wonderful card Kylie.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  33. What a beautiful card Kylie, not seen the new Tildas yet so will have to go have a peek! Really is stunning in those colours x

    Thank you for playing at crafty cardmakers x

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  34. Stunning card, love this Tilda, beautiful colours and love all the embossing too!
    Kelly.x

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  35. Well Kylie you did MASTER IT dear!!! Beautiful!!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  36. Soo stunning!!! You are so talented, and it is such a joy visiting your blog!:)
    Hugs, Camilla

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  37. Cute cute cute. I love this Tilda card. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

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  38. Love this card! The embossed background, the glitter, the pearls... Beautiful!

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