Friday, April 19, 2013

Once Upon a Time in Tilda's Town

Hello my lovelies! Are you happy it's finally the end of the week? I sure am! I also wish we will have a nicer weather for the weekend. It has been raining (and flooding) and gloomy lately...but on the bright side, I see green everywhere! I have a pile of cards that needs to be photographed but because of the gloomy weather, I don't have the right lighting for a photograph. Well, I'm used to just natural lighting so I guess I have to wait for Mr. Sun to show up.  OR I need to finally make a
 Light Tent/Box.  My friend Pam has a video tutorial on how to make one... and I think I need to make one.

Anywhooo... we have a new challenge at Tilda's Town. This week our theme is
I'm pretty sure a lot of you already have a stamp or two from the Once Upon a Time Collection.  They are so adorable! One of my favorite images from this collection is Tilda Longstocking. Just like Pippi Longstocking, she is just the cutest. How many of you still remember the Pippi Longstocking movie? I was in grade school when it came out and I loved it!  And I think it was nice of Pauline to draw a Tilda based on Pippi Longstocking because to me, Pippi is a fictional  Swedish character. Well, the author of Pippi Longstocking books was Swedish...  so I just assumed.

Now on to my card.
I colored Tilda using DIs (as usual... but I really need to go back to my Copics soon!) The shades of lilacs, purples and lavenders has been my favorite lately and I enjoyed playing with the colors.

Here's a closer look at Tilda.

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I painted them with some gesso.

I played with some Frantage Color Fragments and some Crackle Accents and I love the result!

For the inside of card, I made it simple with butterflies and the Corner Die.

Sadly, this is going to be my last post as a Tilda's Town DT.  Tilda's Town Challenge will be a year old next month and I am so proud and honored to be part of this wonderful Design Team for a year.  I will miss all the girls on the team especially Pam, our DT leader and team coordinator who is the best and I'm sure all the other TT DTs will agree with me. :)

Now it's your turn to link up your creations and link back to Tilda's Town for a chance to win
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I hope you like my card!
It was a pleasure to have you visit me today.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love, love this gorgeous card, Mae! As always, outstanding job coloring and showcasing this cutie! I really like the gesso on the flowers...awesome!

  2. Really love this one Mae, gorgeous Tilda and colours.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Teresa xx

  3. This is beautiful Mae. Love Tilda and the colour scheme and embellishments are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Love your work...Love Tilda and the color choice...I really like the layering of this card and the pearls around Tilda. You are truly talented...Great job.
    Cheers Kelly

  5. Such a pretty card, love the soft colours and sweet details, just darling
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Your photos are always awesome Mae! I've been trying natural light a little bit again too. Can't make up my mind! lol I am glad to have the light tent though. Your card is gorgeous Mae! I LOVE it! Your Tilda coloring and creating is wonderful and we are going to miss you so much at TT!!! Thank you for your support and always being there with awesome work and for your kind words! I appreciate it!


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