Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tilda with Cozy Heart

Welcome on back to the backyard where you get to meet Uniqua pretending to be a Magnolia Tilda! This cute little pink alien was so much fun to color and by request I've captured step-by-step photos of how she came to be.

Step 1. Carefully and lightly draw in your additions. Make sure to use a nice and clean eraser so you don't leave any smudges.

Step 2. I erased as much as I dared to then colored in everything with RV11. I got distracted and was going to color just the antenna with the medium color and everything else with RV10. Half of the design is a darker pink on top of this current pink and the circles are easy to color so I didn't mind coloring over them and adding them in later. If they were to be different colors, then I would make sure not to color them in - leaving them white like the eyes.

Step 3. I used RV32, RV11 and RV10 and shading in the ink areas.

Step 4. I used RV11 to sketch in and color the spots. Uniqua's spots change position depending on which images your looking at, so I added them in the general spots and also shifted them around slightly to mesh with the image.

Step 5. The rest of Uniqua is a darker pink so I colored those areas in as well and shaded all the dark pink areas using R85, RV95, RV34 and RV32. With so much pink, what little girl wouldn't love this character?!

Step 6. Take a break to do homework and go to class. LOL Then come back to finish up; adding color to the heart and socks; and more shadows in ares that need a little more depth. :D

In hind sight... I was using Stamping Bella paper to color on and I should have left the dark pink ares blank then colored them in later as you can see I've reached the paper's saturation level and it stopped blending well. You can catch up on the paper qualities in my Paper Project posts.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #6 - Anything goes
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Color challenge


  1. hahahahha this is great
    thanks for the tutorial

  2. Almost makes me wish I had a Tilda image to practice on!
    So creative and Uniqua! LOVE it!!!

  3. OMG! These magnolia monsters just make me giggle. I wonder if I'm too old to giggle, but these are just too funny. Love what you've done to all of them and you are just so creative! Thanks for turning the cute into something so unique and funny.


  4. I love how you transform these stamps! Personally I'm not a magnolia fan at all, so it's nice to see a different, WAY different, take on them!

  5. Hehe this is awesome! :D Love it and thanks for the little tut

  6. gorgeous ...i love it she is so cute
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  7. The monster that you have created using a Tilda image is so cute!! Thank you for joining the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Color Inspriation Challenge! I hope you join us tomorrow for a new and fun challenge.

  8. too cool! thanks for the tutorial!

  9. Great card, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde


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