Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tilda in the City

Tilda has been seen in the city lately. Enjoying the urban life with a caffe latte at a fancy coffee shop, and visiting the local museums for the inspiration. She even sat down in the park to watch the funny little ducks in the ponds. Welcome to the big city, Tilda.



Stamps used: "Edwins stad", "Lapp Tilda" and "Bench". Paper by Basic Grey "Recess", and EAN-code stamps by Autumn Leaves.

I know have told you before, but I still get questions on how I colorize my cards, so I'll repeat it here. I mostly use Tim Holtz's Distress Ink by Ranger. Put a small amount of ink on a piece of plastic, glass or your acrylic block, and use a water brush to paint. You use it the same way you would with any watercolors. The colors can be mixed together, and you can lighten them using more water. It is important that you use watercolor paper. I use fine grained, cold pressed paper with a 200 g weight (90 lbs), but you can use the paper of your liking, as long as it is ment for watercolors.

The white highlights are gel-rollers. I use any gel-roller I have laying around for this. Draw a small line of highlight, and then quickly smudge it a little with your finger, before it dries. repeat this untill you have the shade you want. You may also highlight without smudging. this will make the highlighting more sharp, and is suitable for shiny objects like i.e. balloons, cars etc.

Also, thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them all!! I know I have been tagged by some of you, I just haven't gotten around to do something about it. I should really try to set some time a side for that...

23 comments:

Marja Sch said...

Thanks for al the explenation. It is a realy nice city. It looks a bit like my place. The houses are lovely. Great job. Hugs Marja

piabau said...

wow hvor er det et skønt kort og så flot malet, supert

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great card again!! Love the city you made with the houses!!!

Maya said...

Fantastiskt kort!!!
Nydelig malt og lekkert oppsett!

Påske-klem fra Maya

**Inge** said...

Stunning!!! The card looks beautifully distressed:-D

XO, Inge

Vicki May said...

Wow, you have some fantasic cards, sooooooo much details, they must take an age to do. And also to write up all the details, I'm new to this blogging and it takes me an age to just write a few lines. And my cards are not a patch on yours, well done Vicki

IsaNorris said...

this is gorgeous Malin !!!

Nina Grann said...

Lovely cards, love the colours!
Nina

ink'n'rubba said...

another fabulous card and you have come up with such a different image for Tilda!

Nanda said...

Thank you very much for the explenation about the coloring! Now I understand how you do the highlights, I will try it myself. You make beautifyl cards!

Els said...

sooooooooo beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the explanation !!!!

Paradise said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Helt uuuunderbart kort!! SOm alla dina kort!!! *mållös*
Tack för all inspiration du ALLTID ger mej!! *kram*
/Petra
http://paradises.blogg.se

Vicki said...

I absolutely love your blog to bits. Your cards are stunning, the way you colour your images, the layout everything is so perfect. xx vicki xx

Sanna F said...

Så himlans coolt kort!!!

Aud said...

Helt supernydelig kort!♥♥♥

Det er så gøy å lage collage med Magnolia stempler, så mange av dem som egner seg godt for 'sammenkobling'! =D

Lene said...

Lekkert som alltid!

Jorunn said...

Wow så utrulig lekkert dette kortet var også, slik som alle dine kort er!!
Nyyydelige fargelagt og takk for tipset om "smudging" dei kvite strekane.... Lærer så lenge en lever i denne hobbyen her!

Heidi said...

Nydelig som alltid ja. Kan ikke se meg mett på det du lager!Og fargene dine er så skjønne!

Camilla said...

Hejsan Malin...
Måste bara säga...Så fint du har fått det här.
Och gillar kortet när Tilda är i stan..
Målar du med Distresser?
Färgläggningen är så fin...
Må så gott gulliga Malin..
Är det ok om jag länkar till dig?
Kram Camilla.

Therese said...

Utrolig nydelig kort.
Du maler trykkene så fint, har sagt det før, alt du tar i blir til gull.

Debbie G said...

OMG!!! Your work is fantastic. Your coloring is just beautiful.. like little works of art!!

Jasmins + Sophies Welt said...

I love your cards. I'm a frequent visitor on your Blog but never left a comment.
Today I like to hand over an Award which you can visit on my Blog.
Because I'm from Heidelberg, Germany and still now I don't have foreign "Blog-friends" my Blog is only in German. But I'm glad to help out, just let me know. Best whises Jasmin

megastamper said...

hi malin,
i have a question to your guest participation to ismaki, can you send me your mail at megastamper@web.de to contact you?
hugs&kisses
bea