The lovely and incredibly fun Susie Sugar asked me to join the team some time back, and of course I didn't hesitate to say yes, but as they were all on their Christmas break and not due to start back till today, I've had to keep it hush hush till now. It was sooo exciting to be asked to be part of this super talented team, and of course using Tildas (and sometimes Edwins) that I love so much.
Totally Tilda challenges are posted on a Sunday and run for 2 weeks, I do hope you'll play along with me. Our challenge this week is masking and I must admit it was a nervous start for me, I was eager to make a good entrance, but I've not ever really masked much before, the closest was masking an image with a texture stamp. Anyway I did have 2 stamps that I'd bought some time back and never inked and they were perfect for this challenge so I gave it a try. This is what I made.
I decided to go for a monochrome look, mostly because I wasn't too keen on colouring that phone box in red when I was already stressing about the masking lol. I do like monochrome a lot though, I was going to add just a splash of colour with ribbon or flowers, but after trying a few options I decided I just like it in grey and ivory. The papers are DCWV, from a 12 x 12 Black Currant stack that I've had in my drawer for ages and rarely ever use, but it was perfect for this.
The stamps I used were London Tilda and Vintage Phone Booth from the Little London collection. I coloured them with Copics in the W tones. The masking is not perfect, I'm not experienced enough with it to tell wether it's normal to have a few tiny 'missing' spots where the stamp comes off the mask or not. If so I need to invest in a fine liner I think, if not, I need more practise!
The flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl. The fab metal book plate up in the corner is by Tim Holtz, love the way it looks on this card, but I was worried when I first added it that it was going to pull the card over with the weight! Luckily I use quite heavy cardstock, so once the card was all put together that didn't happen *phew*
I added a bit of cheesecloth beneath the matted image, some ivory lace which once again I have virtually covered like a numpty and some silver grey satin ribbon and a sparkly button.
The inside I decorated very simply with matching papers and plenty of space to write a message.
I hope you like my first card for Totally Tilda challenges, do pop across to the blog here and give the rest of the team some love, they've made some fabulous creations, and do get your stamps out and join in.
Our sponsor this week is
and they're giving away this lovely prize to our winner.
You have 2 weeks to show us your wonderful creations, so come on, show us your masking, if I can do it it can't be that hard ! I'm off now to visit some blogs and leave some love.
I've entered the following challenges:
Have a lovely Sunday : ) xx