Monday, January 2, 2012

Tilda in Winter...

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it's 2012! OMGosh how time flies!!! I sure hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with family and friends. I sure did! It does feel good to have it all over with though. I get so worn out and need time to recover. That's when I get to head to my studio to play :-) On the day after Christmas, hubby took our son to a movie and I got to head up to my studio to paint. Now that's heaven..ahhhhhhhhh.

So I sat down at my craft desk and pulled out my 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' minis. I've been dying to ink them up and just didn't have the time til now. Anyway, once I decided on the images, I flipped through my Christmas paper pads for dp's with rich colors that I could use for a 'cold winter's night'.

Here's how things turned out...

Tilda in Winter
I decided to mask both 'Mini Winter Tilda' and 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' together while out for a walk on a cold, snowy night. They are dressed in color coordinated outfits in rich greens and reds. I don't see 'Mini Winter Tilda' in stock right now, but 'Mini Midwinter Tilda' is currently available at Magnolia-licious in a specially priced 2-pack with 'Mini Jingle Tilda'. The snowflakes were stamped using a wooden block stamp from my stash. I stamped them in black and then traced them with a glittery gel pen. They look really pretty IRL.

The images and the matte were cut using SB dies. The sweet little tree was cut using a Magnolia 'Spruce Tree' DooHickey die. It's probably one of my favorite dies that's come out in a long time.

The dp's are from MME's 'Holly Jolly' 6x6 paper pad. They're rich and dark and I think they look great for a 'cold winter's night'. I wrapped them in a sheer silver ribbon and bow from my stash. The center of the bow is decorated with the top of a green pearl brad from WOC. The ornamental straps at the top of the card were cut using a SB tag die. I cut the tag in half and added red gems for a bit of bling. I added the same red gems to decorate the tree. I colored the images using a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's. I added a lot of shadow to the faces to accentuate the glow of the lamp. I hope that's what it looks like! Lastly, the I made snow with a little bottle of pearl paint.

That's it for me today! Thank you so much for joining me in starting out a great 2012. I wish you all a fantastically fun, healthy and creative year!

Hugs to you all,



  1. That image is so lovely, great card.

    ** Kate **

  2. What a gorgeous card Angie, love all your projects on you site,so I've became a follower.