Friday, June 28, 2013

Sepia Tilda

This design made it into the Top 3 over at Pile It On Challenges :)
Thank you to the design team :)

Hi everyone :)

How are we all today?  Are you looking forward to the weekend?  What have you got planned?

My Daughter, Zoe, is home from school today as she has got a cold.  She is ok but I just like to keep her home as her diabetes sugar levels seem to play up when she is feeling poorly.  However, she can't be feeling too bad cos' she has cleaned up her bedroom & is now going from room to room picking up & putting away things as she goes lol.  Now she is making me cheese on toast lol.  Hmmm, I think something is happening that I don't know about lol.

I finished my design last night but obviously had to wait till daylight to take photo's of it :)  After editing them, I seriously want to get a new camera.  After going to see other people's wonderful creations on their blogs, the quality of their photo's are heaps better than mine.  So today, I am going to do some camera research online.  I am hoping to get a new one by next weekend :)

Like I mentioned the other day, this is my first attempt at colouring an image in sepia colours.  It was very different & I kept being tempted to add a different colour.  I am quite happy with it but definately need some practice :)

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Everything else: E43, 50, 53, 57

Want to pin the Copic colour combo?

It took me quite a while picking out the DP's for this design & it left me quite frustrated that so much time had gone by lol.  So I have written down on my wish list that I want more DP's that would go lovely with vintage / shabby chic / sepia / black & white themes.

Lots of pearls on this design.  I even added some liquid pearls to some of the flowers :)  I love the effect they give :)  I was also able to try a few different techniques too, like inking around the edges of the image & also distressing the papers.  I was really worried about ripping the papers but it didn't happen thank goodness lol.

I was also able to use some of my scraps which has helped me get the pile down a little bit :)  I think the lace has helped 'soften' the design too.  I love working with lace.

I decorated the inside & on both sides this time.

I really enjoyed putting this design together & I'm looking forward to making another like this one.

If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


This design has been popped into my


I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday #299 - Sketch
Make It Monday #146 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under #202 - Sepia Coloured Image
Tuesday Throwdown #153 - Glitz & Glimmer
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Marvellous Magnolia #33 - Shabby Chic
Crafty Friends #4 - Use a charm
Pile It On #25 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Sentimental Sundays #160 - For the girls
Crafts & Me #138 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Pretty Pearls
Inky Chicks #7 - Anything Goes
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia #72 - Favourite colour combo
Magnolia Mania #72 - Paper Piecing
Totally Tilda #74 - Going for a song (For You by Keith Urban)
The Ribbon Girls - Giveaway (Thank You...commented & linked)


Thank you so much for poppin' in & I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

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Unknown said...

Stunning card Lisa and a fabulous layout too hun. Great song choice - not heard that one in ages. Thanks for sharing your creation with us in our Going for a Song challenge at Totally Tilda.
Dawn xx

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, this is super, love the sepia and the layout is fab.
Hope your daughter soon feels better, I know how stressful it can be when they are not well, I too have a daughter with diabetes.
Hugs Sue W,

Jill said...

Just had to check out this wonderful card when I saw it at Marvelous Magnolia. LOVE the way you have coloured your image. Gorgeous embellished and everything just so perfect. Gorgeous old Tilda.
Have a wonderful summerday.
Hugs, Jill

Unknown said...

Fab card Lisa and thanks for dropping in...I have joined your blog and maybe you would like to do the same then you can enter my candies I have each month...
You live in NSW? Where?

cheers, luv aNNie...

Suzi Mac said...

A wonderful card Lisa, great sepia tones and your papers compliment the shade beautifully. Nice song choice too. Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda. Good luck!
Suzi x

Elena V. said...

It's so cute! Lovely colors! I saw it on Make it Monday.

Karon said...

Your card turned out gorgeous. Love love the sepia tones, perfect! TFS

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh this is just gorgeous - your sepia colouring and layout are fabulous.
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC for our sepia challenge

Kristi said...

WoW! Just gorgeous, Lisa!Love the sepia coloring, very elegant!

Brigitte said...

Oh my!!!! I couldn't tell it's the first time colouring in Sepia!!! I LOVE your card, the design and layout is wonderful!!!!! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda. Hugs, Brigitte

Gina's Cards said...

I think you have done a wonderful job of the colouring and lovely design of card!

Hope your daughter is soon feeling better!

Gina x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Lisa!! what a cute Tilda… love how she's sitting outside the frame… the papers and embellies are absolutely stunning… so many beautiful details on this fab card! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hope your daughter feels better very soon - have a nice weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Debora said...

Stunning card! I love her little freckles and the lacy border on the top. That velvet bow with the bling is gorgeous. Saw you on MIM

cristel said...

Hey Lisa thanks for your comment on my card but your card are so beautiful,so nice the way you coloured this card
greetings Cristel

Evik said...

So beautiful!!!!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, great colour combo and layout :)

Thanks for joining our charming challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

Tanya xx

Nicola said...

Beautiful work Lisa, love your sepia coloured Tilda and all the perfectly matched papers and finishing touches!
Thanks so much for sharing your song inspired creation with us at Totally Tilda and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Unknown said...

Thanks for playing at MIM!

Larelyn said...

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for leaving the nice comment on my blog. I was excited to be a winner - woohoo! Your work is delightful. I love Tilda. I see on your blog banner that you have a Digital Delights image - I design for Wendy's challenge blog. I hope you'll consider joining us at every Thursday.
Take care and big crafty hugs,

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card, love your sephia
hugs Tamara

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Lisa! Incredible details. We're so honored that you chose to play along in our "Glitz and Glimmer" challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Peanut said...

Stunning card, Lisa. Love the neutral colours and your play on sepia tones is jus so elegant! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project in our Glitz & Glamour challenge. We'd like to see you again next week. … x
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Ann said...

Sweet Tilda and card done in Sepia. I saw it on MIM.

Kelly said...

I love your card, the tones are beautiful!! I love all the pearls on your card too, and the layout is perfect, this is a gorgeous card you designed! Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design.
Hugs Kelly

K Clark said...

stunning - love your card!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on Vintage or Shabby Chic Challenge - We have started a new challenge today hope to see you join again :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card, such pretty details too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Christy Designs said...

Gorgeous card Lisa !! You just colored Tilda perfectly with sepia color.

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is beautiful! Fab colours, love all your gorgeous details and sweet Tilda of course :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chantal said...

Such a great card! Love your colour combo and thank you for joining our LHOSM Challenge! Good luck! Hugs, Chantal

Eulanda said...

WOW just adorable!!! Hugs!

susiestacey said...

Thank you for your lovely comments Lisa. Your Tilda card is beautiful and the colours are just perfect. The embellishments look pretty too, love how you have added the slider to the bow. Sorry l don't do twitter/facebook it takes me ages just keeping up with blogging lol x Susan x

Tine said...

Hi Lisa, love the layering on your Tilda card & I hope your daughter is fully well again soon.
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a kind comment. Sadly, I won't be able to "like" etc on Facebook as I am not on FB or Twitter.
Have a great week,
Tine :)

Angela said...

Hi Lisa,
first of all i say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
I'm really happy that you've found my blog and i will entering by your following tool so i'm not missing anything here on your wonderful site.
Your card looks so wonderful,the design and all the gorgeous details are really fantastic and your coloring is so perfect.
Unfortunately i can't subscribe to your facebook page, because i have no account.
I wish you a wonderful sunday evening and send you many hugs and greetings