Monday, August 20, 2012

Stamping with Jill - Tom and Tilly

Time for another post with Jill! We're working with the Tom and Tilly cling set today... this adorable image by Mo Manning is just so sentimental and beautiful. ♥


I hadn't pulled out my Prismacolor pencils for months (they stayed here when we were in the States...) so I knew I wanted to use them on this image. I had orginally set the image in a Spellbinders die, like last Monday's card, but things evolved in my mind to this little scene. Since I had cut out the bench, it ended up looking more like a swing to me, so I 'hung' it with twine from a partial die cut (the trunk of Impression Obsession's Bare Tree.... by the way, speaking of IO dies - the new dies are in the online store!! Go peek!!)

I used some scraps from my stash to create a little moonlight scene inside an aperture card from Flower Soft. (These are heavy-weight tri-fold cards made to use with their display globes.)  Here's a close-up on the couple - it's hard to tell in the photo, but I did make some cuts around their elbows, so I could add a little dimension by embossing from behind.

I fluffed up her bouquet with several layers of Flower Soft - I used Ultrafine Sage, Ultrafine White, Ultrafine Raspberry Fizz, and Lavender. The key to layering Flower Soft is waiting for the glue to really dry between layers... I'm not really good at the waiting part!!
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I hope you'll take a peek over at Jill's blog to see what she's created with this stamp today!
Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Kathy Humphrey said...

Wow! This is stunning!! I love the flower soft stuff you used...never tried it myself. And the idea of putting these two on a swing-how sweet and precious.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Moonlight magic Dina!

Jill said...

No way! The way you work with stamps is sooooo amazing. This is beautiful and I love the swing and flower soft!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely incredible! I love how you've created their swing and your colouring is wonderful!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Dina! This is breathtaking, and your coloring always delights me! I want to color like you...when I grow up -- ha-ha! I love it! Thanks!

judy said...

Beautiful! I love the way you colored the image as well as the added touches of the swing hanging from the branch and the flower soft bouquet!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dina,

I'm only discovering your beautiful art today....
Your creations and projects are simply amazing!
Thank You~

Lynne said...

Love what u did with this image. It is a favorite stamp.

Newbie said...

Love this image! (Reminds me of my husband & I!!) Beautiful, what you did wwith the flower soft, and I love how the bench turned into a swing!!! VERY ROMANTIC moon background!!! Awesome card!!!!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Love this Dina!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Godelieve said...

Beautiful! I always LOVE your Flower Soft creations!

Pati said...

Wow! Beautiful Dina!! Love all of your details, your coloring, the swing & flowersoft (in layers!?!), the dies, all making a wonderful, relaxing, loving scene. Very cool how you cut around the elbows to emboss, quite the detail artist!