The other day I started my Tilda card with the wide wavy gingham background paper. I have had that paper for eons, and thought it paired well with the marigold gold. I colored and colored, and kept noticing that the more I colored this little girl, the darker she became, and more mottled her face appeared as I tried in vain to "correct" her skin tones. It dawned on me a little late, that I had stamped this image earlier in the wrong ink for copics, and the copics were bleeding slightly. It kind of reminded me of many summers ago when one of my daughters, on a vacation trip to Florida, insisted that she and her girlfriend get a "spray tan." I agreed with hesitation, figuring it would go down in history as a fun memory. Well, the next day she was distraught as she woke up to her skin with patches of varying pigments of brown, and she tried to exfoliate and wash and shower to get the scales to release themselves. I could almost hear my Tilda telling me to change the angle of the lens so as not to show off her mottled tan, but you won't say anything will ya?So, she insisted I take another photo later after her skin had renewed itself, and there she is in all her fair glory! (scroll up!)
Well, truth be told I did both of these for the Magnolia Blog Challenge only to realize I was late with the waiting for Tilda's skin to improve...oh well, today's a new challenge and I will look into it.
I used my wonderful Magnolia Tilda's for both of these creations. I even went on a shopping spree to find these little butterflys, they were on a flat ribbon trim sold by the yard at Joanne's . The challenge was to include a bug or insect, so that was my insect!
There is no moral to this story, only another challenge to conquer within the given time frame, wish me luck on that one...I only have one more week!
Thanks for stopping by on this fine spring day, and don't forget to wear sunscreen!