Wednesday, January 11, 2012

iCopic: Leaning Tilda

Hello to all my wonderful cyber friends!   It is my turn to post for the wonderful iCopic Lover Blog.
I selected an adorable Magnolia stamp called Leaning Tilda.  This wonderful, versatile stamp is currently in stock at iCopic at this time.   Check out all their adorable Magnolia stamps.

 Leaning Tilda (Magnolia)

The technique I am using today will be  "MASKING".   This is a great technique when you want to provide a background for your image or you want to ground your image.   My little Leaning Tilda image needs to be positioned within a circle or she needs to lean on something.  I did not want to sketch anything today so I used a stone wall stamp that I already had in my stash.   Take a sneak peak at the new stamps I will be able to use with my little Tilda in the future HERE and HERE.    How Cool is that!  (So Christmas isn't over, wink, wink!)

I stamped my image on Cryogen (Curious Metallic, Inc)  Not all paper is equal.  Some paper will leave a waxy coat on your Copic pends and ruin your nibs.  This paper is wonderful and will not cause problems with your precious Copic Markers.

The image is stamped a second time  on some scratch  copy paper (any lightweight paper) and cut  out with a fine tip scissor to form a mask.  I like to use the Cutter Bee scissor  (Ek Success).  I find that post-it Notes make great masks as well.   Cardstock is too think for me and I find that when I stamp over the top, I do not get a clean finish.    Place the mask over the top of your focal image and stamp the stone wall image on top.   

Image with mask on top

The image will look like this.    TIP:  Save the mask!.  I use them over and over again.   As you can tell, this Tilda mask has been loved and used many times!   I place them in a see through envelope and keep  the masks with their respective stamps.  That way, they are easy to find and it saves a lot of time!

Remove the mask and .... it's magic.  You have the little Tilda leaning on a stone wall.  

  Finish coloring the stone wall and your  focal image with your Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  
Skin Tone:  E000, #11, a touch of E13  and R20
Hair:  C0, C3, C5, C7, C9
Blouse:  R000, R20, R22, R24, R39
White Ruffle Trim: C0, C1
Jeans: B21, B24, B27
Stone Wall:  W00, W0, W3, W5 highlighted with R0

This is a close-up of the cute little image. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?  

This is a close up of my hand quilled flower I created to coordinate with my flowered designer paper.  

I plan to enter this card in the following challenges: 
Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time!   I enjoy having you here!


  1. This is gorgeous, Marie! I love the masked image and how richly you've colored it! Beautiful paper and quilled flower!

  2. This is stunning, gorgeous colors and coloring. Thanks for the tutorial on masking :)

  3. Such a stunning card dear.
    Fantastic colouring.

  4. Great card, love that Tilda stamp.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  5. She is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  6. Hi Marie, What a gorgeous, beautiful card, your colouring is perfect, thankyou for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

  7. Beautiful card. I love your design and those wonderful bright colors. Your coloring is amazing.

  8. Marie Thank You for admiring my quilling. Your stamping is gorgeous -- I hesitate to stamp!!Saw your link on MIM

  9. Fabulous card Marie I love your picture tutorial and yes keeping the Mask is a fab tip! and a real time saver! great job! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

  10. I thought I'd seen some beautiful rock walls in my day, but I think this one takes the cake. :) She is just darling and it reminds me of me being at my great-grandma's house playing on her rock wall and having her yell at me to "get down there from there! You'll hurt yourself. Come get a cookie instead!" LOL...good times.

    Wonderful card Marie and thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday.
    good luck to you,
    Lisa xx

    p.s. Still in shock of your flower soft tutorial...that's amazing.

  11. Love this Tilda card, Marie ... your colouring is just so amazing. And that quilled flower ... you go girl!

  12. Awesome card, Marie and a great tutorial!!!I've masked a few times. You make it look so easy!!

  13. a beautiful creation and great tut :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at DVC and good luck..hugs Debs x

  14. Hi Marie! This is a great tutorial and your coloring is just gorgeous! Wanted to pop in and thank you for becoming a follower at my blog. Hope you can find some things there you like. :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
    Hugs and best wishes!
    Tammy Louise

  16. Gorgeous card and fab Masking Tip too - thanks for sharing. Your colouring of Tilda is awesome by the way!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday and we look forward to you joining us next time too :)

    Carol x

  17. Awesome design & brilliant tut. Thanks so much for sharing. Absolutely adore your colouring ..Just brilliant :)
    P.S I have some blog candy if you're interested :)


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