Sunday, May 10, 2009

With love - always

Hi there,

well I said I had two Mojo cards this week, and this is the second one. I had a new Tilda stamp, (and probably only one, as to be honest while I have seen some gorgeous cards, I just think the fact that she doesn't have half her face is just a bit too weird! However the artist must have had a lapse as she has done a side view of Tilda so you can see her nose and lips - thats enough for me.) Anyway back to the card I also had some yummy new Sweet Always DSP that I figured would go perfectly. The layout for this weeks
Mojo Monday sketch seemed perfect, until I realised that when stamped she would point the OTHER way - duhh!! Can I blame that momentary lapse on my head cold? I then decided to get radical and figured well if you can turn the sketch why not flip it to a mirror image so thats what I did. First of all here is the Mojo sketch.

And here is the card. I decided to cut it as an A frame.

A side view with a glimpse of the inside.

Besides wanting to use my new Tilda stamp and the Sweet Always DSP, which basically dictated the colour scheme, I also wanted to use a whole strip of broad Pumpkin ribbon as the long vertical panel. (In an earlier card, I used it to cover a small feature panel). The panel on this card was edged with my Fiskars Cristina Re Floretine punch, a bit more narrow Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and some crystal effects to highlight the hearts, a rhinestone brad, dazzling diamonds on her wings and it was all done. Actually I did do a lot of fiddling with the colouring, tried watercolouring with SU ink pads, colouring with SU markers and then colouring with Copics, in the end I went with.... colouring with Copics. It turned out Ok - I would have liked a lighter orange for her dress but couldn't find one at the art shop, but overall, for really, only my second go with the markers, not too bad. Although if anyone has some tips to share I would love to hear them!

PS: I have started putting a "teaser" photo at the top, an idea I pinched from a very dear and talented friend - hi Sam :)

Tilda with Hearts, Yummy
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Accessories: Fiskars Cristina Re Florentine border punch, Ticket Corner punch, District Ribbon Originals, narrow Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Sweet Always DSP, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Two way Glue stick, Dazzling Diamonds, Fire Rhinestone brad, Copic original markers (R00, R02, E13, E15, E19, E29, RV11, RV13, RV14, Y38, YR16)


  1. Great use of colour and I like how you flipped the sketch, thanks for playing along!

  2. Gorgeous card Kim. I love your Copic've done a fab job!!

    I'm with you on the Tilda's I can't bring myself to buy one because of the missing facial features. I did recently buy the muffin and the horse though, and this Tilda is great in profile.

    Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

  3. I agree about the Tilda's too! But I love this one and your card - so much great stuff about it! Fab colouring and love the way you've used the ribbon, ooh and loving the teaser at the top too! Hope you're having a great weekend Kim! Hugs Kate x

  4. Absolutely Georgeous Kim...Loz


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