Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tilda Writing Diary


Over at my DigiDrawn digital stamp site, I have been asking for ideas and a pile of books was one suggestion... so I thought they would go great with my Tilda Writing Diary stamp.

I have created two images in the set; one with ten books and a shorter stack of five books. You can use them together, separately, flipped, with Tilda or Edwin perched atop or beside them! The great thing about digistamps is you can also resize them to use with the adorable Mini Maggies too! These would be great for school images or to celebrate "I Love To Read Month" THIS month!


If you look closely, you'll notice my little special effect; I replaced Tilda's quill with a real feather. I simply cut down a feather I got at the Dollar Store (I bought a few bags of them when I did my Native American Tilda card - so they are going to last me a long time! Ha!). I cut two slots around Tilda's hand and slid the feather into place.

I'm amazed my cats never stole it before I taped it down  ;)

I can't recall the patterned paper I used, but with the script image it seemed to work. I matched the mats to the colours in the pattern and inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The green vine is made using Martha Stewart's Vine Trim punch.  The roses are from Wild Orchid, natch.

Funny story about the ribbon though. My family will confirm (with a huge sigh and rolling eyes, I must add) that I throw NOTHING away I think I will use again. This ribbon is proof of that. It is one of four long pieces I had kept when I bought some soft plush blankets for the chair in my craftroom. Each piece had two velcro ends so they would hold together when wrapped around the blankets... so I just clipped off the velcro on one piece and used my Bow Easy to make the bow. Another piece was wrapped around the card. I LOVE the thick width and the colour was perfect!


Here are the Copics used on Tilda (I used a whole variety of colours on the books and won't list them all here!):

Tilda skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E01
Hair:  E29, E50, E97, E99
Dress:  V000, V12, V15, N1, N3
Book:  B34, B37, W0, W3

If you want these books for your own creations, head over to my DigiDrawn site here!

22 people wrote stuff:

justme1972 said...

LOVE the stack of books!!!!! absolutely perfect for this tilda!

justme,
laura

Rene said...

Fantastic and that quill is brilliant!
Rene :D

Suzanne J Dean said...

Awwww Maureen---I LOVE this, just gorgeous! Reading is my fave thing to do so the books are super appealing and perfect for a Mag stamp! Love it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Angela said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE those stack of books and the added feather quill - CUTE! Your coloring is fabulous! Love this! hugs, Angela

Myrna said...

LOVE, LOVE the stack of books! Love the feather too. Beautiful job Maureen! Myrna

Christina C. said...

I agree with the other ladies, that stack of books is perfect with this cute Tilda. Beautiful job!

Sandy said...

Love them both Maureen so will get both - thanks ole girl for doing the bed!!!!
Sandy

Barb Hardeman said...

Love it Maureen! The books are perfect not just for this Tilda but for several others that I have (I don't have this particular Tilda) Love the whole story about the ribbon. I've done the same thing with ribbon from different packages and have a drawer full of ribbon ends just waiting for me to use them!
Hugs,
Barb

Norma said...

Maureen, those books are just perfect for this adorable Tilda image. And you've coloured her beautifully. I like that leave border punch. Great job on the easel card.

Hugs,
Norma

Lori said...

Hi Maureen! I'm not sure why, but I love stacks of books...this is a must have!!! Your card is fabulous and so perfect for Tilda :) I'm off to check out your awesome image now...and look forward to seeing what you come up with next!
Love n hugs,
Lori

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Maureen you drew those books?! They look so cool and realistic! I wish I could draw. They are def. perfect for Tilda and her diary!


Hugs,

Jackie

annieb said...

The book digi is awesome. Let us know when it goes live for all. TFS

Sharon Caudle said...

You, my dear, are so talented! I love, love, love them! Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful art with all of us!!!
big hugs!
Sharon

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!

Candy said...

Maureen!
Fantastic books!!! Perfect for so many images.
LOVE the feather :o)
Beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing your great talent with all of Maggie lovers....
Hugs, Candy

paola said...

Love the books, suitcases would go down well for the travelling collection. I love the coloring, great Mau, and the added feather is the perfect touch!
smiles
Paola

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

What a special card, love all the books and the look of the total card. Bye Mascha

Pam S. said...

She's perfect on the books Maureen! Adorably created and embellished!
Pam Going Postal

cabio's craft corner said...

Maureen, that is too cool. First it's a wonderful background image here and secondly, the feather pen is so darling for this Tilda. You totally rock gal!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cassy said...

LOVE the books!! The quill was another stroke of genius!
:o)
Cassy

Shelly said...

Great design! I love the extra stack of books that you added behind Tilda. So cute!
hugs,
Shell

Chris said...

How clever of you! I love how you did the books. The quill is wonderful! The coloration is perfect! What a great job! I just love this! Love those books!

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