Monday, September 5, 2011

Boxing Tilda...

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 14th challenge over at TOMIC!!! This week we have a really, super cool theme for you...'make your own background paper'! My goal was to spend $0.00 on this project and use only that which I already had in my studio. This was a challenge I tell ya! Whenever I'm faced with the unknown, I go to the craft store for inspiration and end up spending money. This time, I searched my studio for inspiration. And I found it in my spray misters!

You can catch all of the details of the challenge over at TOMIC. You can see all of the spectacular DT creations and find out how you can enter to win a fantastic Magnolia prize :-) I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Here's my take on the challenge...

Boxing Tilda
When I saw this little cutie pie, I knew she was going to be the first that I would ink up. I look at #220 Boxing Tilda and I'm reminded of all that I've fought for over the years and all that I've been through to get to where I am now. It hasn't all been pretty, but I wouldn't change any of it. I'm a firm believer in our experiences shaping us, the good and the bad. I like who I am now and I love my family and my life...just the way it is. You get nowhere in life if you don't fight for what you want. That's what this image symbolizes for me.

Anyway, back to the challenge at hand...yes, I made these papers! There is a close-up below.

I thought of this Boxing Tilda as a winner...a gold medalist, and wanted to use gold and black to show her off. So, I first took my watercolor paper and sprayed it with water. Then I diluted some Spiced Marmalade - Ranger DI with water and sprayed it on the paper, followed by black Maya Mist. Once it dried I gave it a coat of a silver shimmer Maya Mist and then more spiced marmalade to brighten the yellow. While it dried, I treated some cheesecloth similarly. When everything was dry, I cut them to size and adhered the cheesecloth to the paper with Aleene's Decoupage. I took another piece of the paper and stamped a SU 'Victorian Tapestry' stamp in black.

Oh yeah! That corner piece was silver until I took my black Copic marker to it! Love my Copics!!!

The image is colored with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's. Here are the details:

Copics: EOOO, 00, 01, 11, 13, N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

DI's: black soot, spiced marmalade, scattered straw, vintage photo, pumice stone

The ruffled black ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The flowers are from both Magnolia and Kort & Godt. There are more details below...

The spiky little flowers are from Kort & Godt. I saw them on Hanna's blog a short while back and asked her about them. I love them so much that I bought 4 packs! I gave them a treatment similar to what Hanna had done, but in colors to match my card. I used the Maya Mists and DI's that I used on the papers and then I topped them with a bit of yellow Stickles for extra sparkle. You should see them IRL. They're really gorgeous.

Well, that's it for me today. Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope you'll take a moment to leave a little comment to let me know that you were here :-)




  1. Stunning card & fantastic colouring. xx

  2. This is gorgeous, beautiful.
    hugs Janny

  3. Hi hunni :)
    WOW! Angie, this is so beautiful - and very cool at the same time :) Stunning details and very yummie colourcombo :)
    And you´re soooo not alone in walking to the scrapstore for inspi ;)


  4. Angie your card is FABULOUS!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!
    Great coloring and amazing details!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn