Hello Rubber Buggy fans it's Deb here (click here to visit my blog) & today I'm really excited to be back posting for my Rubber Buggy Saturday spot - appologies for my absence & lets see if we can do some making up for it by bringing you some great inspiration!
Today I've made a Magnolia card using 'Delightful' Tilda who I have to say is my absolute fave Tilda so far - just how much more appealing can these images get?!! I decided on some yummy lilac papers by Maja Design in my favourite shabby chic style, which seems to have given the card a slight Weddingy feel.
The lattice effect die is by Spellbinders, cut from Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. I also cut the Lovely Fence die, Scalloped circle matt & large lilac flower from the same card.
I coloured with image with Distress Inks onto Watercolour paper with a normal watercolour brush. The dress has been painted in Shaded Lilac which is a fab new colour that I LOVE & it didn't really need anything adding to look great & perfectly match the papers, but that's why I love DI's so much - they have such a complex depth of colour pre-mixed which to achieve yourself with normal watercolour paints you would have to do some serious mixing & really know your stuff. DI's take all of this hard work away & are ready mixed into these stunning shades that I guarentee you perfectly compliment EVERY designer paper collection I've ever come across!
Skin - Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Cheeks - Tattered Rose mixed with Aged Mahogony
Hair - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress - Shaded Lilac
Tights - Pumice Stone
Flowers are a mixture of Kort & Godt and Prima. I sprinkled around the image and on some of the paper corners with White Frantage Embossing Powder then added some white pearl bead string. Below I spelled out 'jardin' in mini-alphas on the So Wrapped Doo Hickey die.
Above shows the Magnolia Doo Hicket So Lovely die with shabby seam binding bows, Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die cut from grungeboard and covered in Snow Tex & silver bird cage charm available from The Rubber Buggy. Below shows the bottom of the hindge from the Hardware Findings made in same way as lock.
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