Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tilda Loves America

Yes, I know Tilda is really a cute little Swedish sweetie, but today, she's all American and proud of it!  I colored this patriotic doll with my Copics, sparkled the stars on her dress with an atyouSpica in clear and cut her out using a Spellbinder's Nestie.  I also stamped the saying by Northwoods in Memento Tuxedo Black, bordered it with an old firecracker stamp that I believe is from SU, colored with my Copics and pop-dotted it on.  I then added a little yellow and stardust Stickles to the fuse of the firecrackers for a little sparkle.  Now, let me back up a little, the really fun part of this card is the background.  There's an airbrushing challenge this week on iCopic (WC #36) so I was feeling inspired. I punched out some stars, placed them around in a random pattern and airbrushed with B69.  When I felt like I had enough color, I airbrushed some R29 on for the stripes.  I used three of the stars I had previously used for stencils as decoration along the bottom.  I did edge both Nestie peices with my R29 Copic Sketch for just a hint of color. The base of the card is Bazzill and the rest of the paper is Neenah Classic Crest.  I kept the card relatively simple since there was so much going on with patterns.  I do hope you enjoy my card, I certainly had a good time making it.


  1. Stunning card. Your coloring is just perfect.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

  2. What a fab and lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  3. Oh my gosh!! I'm reading, and looking and reading and looking and thinking gorgeous card but where's her airbrushing? I cannot believe that's not designer paper! AMAZING!! Great job and thanks so much for joining us this week for our airbrush challenge at icopic :)

  4. Hi Lea - LOVE your patriotic cards! So cute! The painters and workmen finally finished up here on June 15... exactly 30 days from the time they started. They were so needy and I didnt get any of my planned stamping and scrapping done. I'll make it back out to the store soon. I need to know how to add the "created by" watermark on pics for uploads... can you teach me?? thanks

  5. Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  6. Love your patriotic card! I think of Tilda as being 'all American' too. Isn't she sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our "Summer Theme and/or Red, White & Blue” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~
    Craft Us Crazy DT

  7. Great coloring! Love how you turned her into an american! And love the firecrackers, too!

  8. AWESOME airbrushing job! I love what you did with masking. Thanks so much for playing at this week.

  9. Thanks for the kinds words!

  10. Super cute card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!

  11. So beautiful. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra


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