Sunday, 9 May 2010

Tilda wishes Simon a Happy Birthday - twice!!

It's celebration time over at Simon Says this week as it is their first blogoversary and they are asking for Birthday/Celebration cards. They also have a fun blog hop with a prize on each blog and an amazing basket of goodies at the end.

I've been playing and experimenting again. I wanted to try brayering and creating a scene. Brayering is not easy, but I'm getting there slowly methinks.  I attempted to create a magical, fairytail scene for Tilda. I couldn't make my mind up whether to use white and resist stamping or brayer then stamp with a darker ink so I ended up doing both. I know which result I prefer.

This first card I'm dedicating to the lovely Hanna, whose 14th birthday it was on Friday, too late to send her a card so I emailed her a photograph of this and am dedicating it to her and thanking her for her wonderful sketches and the inspiration she continually provides me with.

Firstly I stamped Tilda, masked her then I brayered the background with various colours. Next I stamped the leaves, castle, grass etc around the outside. A few of these stamps I bought at the NEC last October from Lavinia stamps, some I've had for ages. I then unmasked Tilda and coloured her with
Copics  -  (Skin -  YR0000,  E00, E02, R20,,Hair - Y0000, E70, E71  Dress - B0000, B00, B93 Frog -Y0000, G00, G20) I used stardust stickles on Tilda's wings and I finished it with a little stardust stamp to which I added liquid pearls then sprinkled glitter over them.
The sentiment and corner are cut with a Nellie Snellon die.

On this one I used the resist technique, stamping the grass, castle etc with a clear pad and embossing powder before brayering the background. The Copics used for this one were the same as above apart from her dress for which I used BV0000, BV02, BV04.  The sentiment frame is SU and was sent to me by the lovely Mandi. This one looked a little naked so I added an almost clear ribbon and a pearl button from the Hobby House.

Right I think I shall go and do some 'hopping'

Heather xx


Beckie said...

They are both stunning, hun. xx

Rach said...

wow Heather both cards look amazing, i am so pants with a brayer... your have done a fabulous job... xx

Anonymous said...

I find no words- it is so pretty!!!!!
Congrats to this wonderful card!
Hugs and a nice motherday

Sarah A said...

Hi Heather

Wow, these are both stunning, I can't make my mind up which I prefer as they both have that mystical and magical look, I *think* I like the dark ink one better but not sure...

Sarah x

Tara said...

Flippin' eck lady I LOVE these cards! Amazing!!!!! How brave of you and what a stunning effect! I really adore them both but if I had to choose then I would probably pick the one with the dark ink, it's just so magical. You should contact Magnolia Ink to show them what a clever lady you are!!!
Big hugs, T xxx

Marley said...

Two beautiful cards Heather!! I love how you made the background and the Tilda is stunning!! xx Marley

Sandie said...

ooh, I love BOTH!! Great techniques Heather.

Paula said...

Hello Heather,
thank you, for your comment. I see you made two beautiful cards. There are so sweet. Good work! You ask me, where I come from. I live near Alfeld/Leine. Do you know this city? It´s 40 km from Hildesheim and 50 km from Hannover.
Have a nice sunday.
Hugs Paula

Crafty Chris said...

wow Heather both fantastic, gorgeous colours
Christine x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful stamp work Heather, I love those Lavinia stamps!
Hope you're having a fab weekend.
Jen x

Carol said...

STUNNING cards as always Heather! They're really beautiful, I think you have too much talent hehe. Lotsa luv xxxx

Anesha said...

Two stunning cards Heather. The fist one is really striking with the black. Love the backgrounds you created. Anesha :)

Christine said...

Hi Heather you have some fab results with your "playing" gorgeous images & effects me thinks I like the dark one best..but both stunning..

Hugs Christine xx

Moni said...

Stunning cards my dear friend, so fab colouring and image is fab. Great details. Hope you had fab weekend! Hugs;moni

Lorraine A said...

absolutely gorgeous cards Heather ,, I have spent ages looking at them and trying to decide which I like the most ,,,, nope ,, love em both ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Marja Sch said...

They are both absolutely magical cards. Hugs Marja

Julie said...

Two stunning pieces of work Rica - truly beautiful and inspirational!! Juliex

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Super lovely.
i love both of them as they are so the same but different. (does that make sense?)
Hugs marion

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, 2 gorgeous and magical cards! I love the sparkling details, the image and the beautiful colouring.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya darlin

I feel like I've been away forever looking at all your amazing cards ! I just adore them all but these two are just gorgeous. You are doing fantastically well with your brayering and I love the stamps you have used. You will be demo-ing with Lavinia Stamps at the next NEC show I am sure ;o) !!!

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge with your beautiful cards.

Take care and speak soon.

Huge hugs,

Jo xxx

Michele said...

Two gorgeous cards Heather. Love colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Eiglas said...

Totally gorgeous both!

Danielle said...

Oh WOW Heather, these two cards are stunning! Just love the techniques you've used and Tilda looks so beautiful in her 'magical' world!!
Hugs, Danielle

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful cards! You did an amazing job with the brayer. The scenes are just fab.


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