Saturday, 5 July 2014

Poppy Tilda

Good morning everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted anything for a few days, I haven't been able to get much crafting done this week. I've finished a card this morning though using Poppy Tilda (I'm really still trying to get to grips with the Inktense pencils!). I wouldn't normally think to use this colour scheme but I recently decided to treat myself to some more Maja Design papers and the colours in the Life in the Country pad really inspired me to have a change! I've used a Magnolia DooHickey die for the butterflies and added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I've also used:
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Hessian ribbon, seam-binding, hat pin, baker's twine and red twine - Ribbon Girl
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Poppies - LOTV shop

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Magnolia only: add a die-cut
A Creative Romance - Show us your colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!



  1. Rebecca this is one gorgeous card, butterflies, Tilda and your adorable flowers make a lovely inspiring card.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  2. Hi Rebecca, Gorgeous card and I know how difficult it is to get used to these pencils. I have just returned from a holiday in Cumbria, where we went to the Derwent Water Pencil Museum. We saw a video on how these pencils are made. No wonder they are rather expensive!! I bought a set and a card pad to use them with. I had a practice and I found the best way, is to use super smooth water colour card. Then using a damp paint brush, I took the colour from the pencil with the brush to the paper. It was the only way I found, to be able to shade properly. Hope this helps. Hugs, Carol S.xx

    1. Hi Carole, thanks so much for your advice - really helpful! I'll definitely have to get some of the super smooth card! x

  3. This is lovely I like these colours gorgeous papers. Those pencils look good might have to have a go with some. Great design and the flowers are so lovely loving the poppies Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  4. Gorgeous colouring with the pencils which are one of my favourite colouring mediums. Love the country feel to the beautiful design.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Fab card Rebecca! Your colouring looks great I love the layout and flowers, really pretty!
    Glad you've got a bit of crafting in :-)
    I'm making a card with these colours today too!

  6. This is gorgeous Rebecca. Your soft colouring is beautiful, I love the papers and all your embellishments work so well together.
    Sue xx

  7. Lovely card and a great colour scheme. Your colouring looks brill and I love those poppies.

  8. Love the colours you've used on this lovely card! Seem to have got the hang of the pencils as the colouring is fab. Your embellishments are great especially the butterflies. Debra x

  9. Super sweet image and love the papers, just gorgeous hun! Hugs, Lisa x

  10. Gorgeous card Rebecca, love the image and beautiful design.

    Donna x

  11. This is gorgeous Rebecca, I love your papers and fabulous embellishments, your colour combination is beautiful.

  12. This is BEAUTIFUL! You're doing a fab job with those pencils and I absolutely LOVE the colors!

    Big Hugs,

  13. Hi Rebecca

    Your Inktense colouring looks fabulous to me (I've not mastered it yet)... and I love the bright colours you chose to match with the gorgeous papers... and what fabbie embellies too! All in all, a perfect card!

    Christine x

  14. Adorable, gorgeous card.

  15. Hi Rebecca, no apologies needed for not posting, I've been the same this week but I've learned that 'life' has to come first! However your card is as always gorgeous..I love inktense pencils but haven't had much time to use mine of late,,,the colours are beautiful tho and so is your colouring...I love the colour combo, looks great..hugs Carole Z X

  16. Lovely card Rebbeca, really love the butterfly, so pretty.
    Huga Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  17. Good afternoon Rebecca,
    A stunning card so wonderfully coloured and fantastic design.
    I have just managed to get into colouring using my Pens. I have beautiful box of Prisma Pencils that I am putting off using. l I get them out, admire them, then put them away again, so silly I know.
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

  18. Totally gorgeous card Rebecca - amazing colouring and super pretty detailing.
    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
    Debs xx

  19. This is gorgeous Rebecca, the image, papers and flowers are wonderful.

    Hugs diane

  20. Your colouring looks fabulous & I love the colour combination. Yet another beautiful card! :-)
    Amy x

  21. This wouldn't be a 'go to' colour combo for me either but it works a treat here! To be fair, Maja Design DP in any colour is stunning!
    Fab Tilda image and the pencil colouring is looking great :-)
    Big hugs, Kat x


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