Montag, 21. Juni 2010

Ballet Tilda set in blue and yellow

Today I made a set. A present, which should have been with the recipient today, but I just couldn't get it finished in time with my back and all :o(

The card I like very much:

The colours are slightly off due to the artificial light, but I'll take some more pictures tomorrow, perhaps they'll turn out better.
I think, the card turned out quite well. These blue Copics (B91 - B97) are quite hard to blend, even on the Canson paper, but it turned out okay and I could keep the bleeding to a minimum. Thank God for small favors.

The box not so much:

I basically screwed up anything about it there was to screw up.

1. Coloration. I colored this image when I received my first order of Copics. It was my second attempt after the Tilda with frog I showed here and I used SU Whisper White cardstock for it. The bleeding was horrible. I usually do the skin first, but I learned from this piece that the skin comes last whenever I use these blues (did it that way with the card and could erase a lot of bleeding this way, before I did the skin). The blues wouldn't blend no matter what. I used B99 here as well, but left it away ever since, because it's just too stubborn.

2. The yellow paper. I don't have a nice yellow design paper and went for this plain yellow paper instead. It's nice, it really is, but I should have done something to it first. Stamp a pattern on it or add some shimmer or anything. It looks too blah.

3. That blue whatever I did with the ribbon... I don't know what I was thinking. It's so ugly.

If I wasn't horribly late already, I would redo it and probably go with the style of the card for the box as well. I made the box first, big mistake.

Well, I hope the present IN the box will make up for the horrible look it has and at least the card turned out somewhat beautiful.

My back is still a mess. After coloring the Tilda for the card, I could hardly get up from my chair let alone walk the short distance to the living room and the couch. Damn. I need some serious painkillers and muscle relaxing medication to get rid of this.


Here are the pictures in natural light I promised. They are a lot better and show the colors much more as they are.

Stamp: "Ballerina Tild" by Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Chipped Saphire
Coloration: Copic
Paper: SU Whisper White, SU blue Design Paper, Canson Illustration Paper, light yellow craft paper, pearlescent card
Flowers, pearl spread and crystals: Wild Orchid Craft
Punches: Martha Stewart
Lace: From stash, I think I got that one from Pops
Misc: Blue Ribbon, flatback pearls, Ice Stickles


  1. gorgeous creations isnt it funny how a better bit of light can make a card even more stunning, love the sweet image just fab hugs pops x x x

  2. Hallo Heike,

    die Tilda hast Du wunderschön coloriert und von den Probs, die Du beschrieben hast, ist überhaupt nichts zu sehen :o)
    Auch die Blümchen, die Stinchen und die gesamte Gestaltung harmonieren wurderbar miteinander - große Klasse :o)

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Wo, ist das ein tolles Set. Mir gefällt es totaaaal klasse. Die Farbe ist toll und ich finde, es passt alles perfekt zusammen!
    Herzliche Grüße alma

  4. Wow!
    This is such beautiful work!
    So totally gorgeous!
    kim x