Thursday, August 09, 2012

Tilda's Town - Vintage & Inventory Reduction #93 Monochromatic

Good Morning All!! I was up until 12:30 am working feverishly on finishing up my card for today's Tilda's Town Challenge and the Inventory Reduction Challenge for tomorrow.  A couple weeks ago I did a blueberry colored card which could have been monochromatic.  Mono isn't one of my favorite color schemes and I find it difficult, I do like how this turned out.

Here is my card for this week.

It looks a little plain to me.  Any suggestions to "dress it up a bit" would be appreciated.

The vintage coloring of Tilda is the first time I have tried this technique.  I watched Suzanne Dean's Copic class video and this is my "practice" image.

Here is the open view.

I find that I really like using flowers or some decorative element to stand the easel upright.

All the cardstock is from Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), and Naturals Ivory.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The image was colored with Copics.  The die cuts were done using Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals.  The ribbon is from my stash.

And for a close up of Tilda.

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

             Tilda's Town Challenge - Vintage
              Inventory Reduction Challenge - Monochromatic



Cathy Lee said...

Very sweet and simple, Kathy. I love your coloring on Tilda. You did a fabulous job.
Cathy Lee

Christina C. said...

Very stunning job coloring this sweet Tilda.....hugs, Christina

Rene said...

I loooooooooooooooooove it!!!! Love love love it...have I mentioned that I love it?!? Gorgeous Kathy!
Rene :D

Laura said...

I must find that SD video cuz I would love to try that technique. Love how your coloring of Tilda came out! The paper colors are so rich looking and your flowers are very pretty.

♥ Laura C.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kathy!
Your card is colored beautifully. I love that shade of brown. To me less is best. I prefer the stamp to be the main focus and you have achieved just that.
Hugs Maz

Paper Tails said...

Very sweet card! I love the flower arrangement....


Leslie Turner said...

I think it's beautiful just as it is, Kathy! CAS! Your Tilda and flowers are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

She's an old favourite and beautifully coloured, Very vintage
Hugs julie P

cathylynn said...

This is one gorgeous creation! Great job Kathy!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kelly Neis said...

She is colored perfectly! I love the sepia and brown you used.

Elle said...

You do monochromatic beautifully. I plan on catching up on my Inventory Challenge cards and posting all of them even though it is WAY late. Family emergency and out of town trip. Borrowed computer. You get the jest of it. I love the browns that you went with. Your a very talented artist! Elle

Danielle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you colored this sweet tilda very beatifully. and monochromatic may not be your favourite technique, but you did very well. Hugs.

Pam said...

Gorgeous all the browns.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

So totally cute and Tilda is colored fantastic. Great card design.
Blessings Doreen