I received a free Tilda stamp from Magnolia magazine a current favorite of mine, however, I have never understood the fascination with the Tilda and Edwin series. I don't know why and I often felt attacked when I stated that, and I really really wanted to like them even if only because of the beautiful creations produced from this uniquely cute but ugly stamps! There I said it, they're so ugly they're cute! But once I got my hand on one, (dare I confess this?), I colored and stamped her multiple times, and even loved it!
What discouraged me most as a 6 Copic marker owning scrapper was the amount of colors you needed as per the many Copic Tilda videos I watched on Youtube New Years day, it was overwhelming! After a very full cart on A Cherry On Top.com, a personal favorite, I had to make some choices, college tuition or Copics, I chose the daughters college tuition! Ha! I delved into my Distress Markers and played around with it a bit. What you see in the above drawing is a result of the outlining primarily done in Distress Markers, while the red and green colors in her outfit were done primarily with Copic and the shading with the Distress Markers as well.
If you look at the above picture you can see that her leggings are a little bit off as I tried to copy some of the techniques from Youtube, but, I wasn't satisfied because the distress markers seemed to pill my Stamping UP white stamping cardstock, which is usually an optimal stamping cardstock.
To the left of it I added some Melissa Frances trim, some Making Memories gold fiber and a generic craft store rose. I like the balance of the two flowers.
My final thought after having finished it on some Tim Holtz Christmas papers is that I will give it another try and will attempt to use only the Copic Markers since the shading needed for the "Magnolia style". The Distress Markers just don't allow for that kind of blending without destroying your paper. Or at least I haven't had success with it. I ordered a couple of other Magnolia's and some Sugar Nellie's my favorites, and I will update you as to my failure or success with them.
Until then, lots of crafting love into the blogosphere!
Tilda - Magnolia free stamp from the Magnolia magazine out this month.
Tim Holtz Holiday Stack
Bazzill Card Stock
Cricut Gigantic Flowers
Making Memories Fibers
Melissa Frances Trims