Tilda with Big Tulips & A Giveaway!

I’m definitely pleased with today’s card.  I’m quite taken with Tilda’s hair in this image, and it turned out beautifully when coloured using the “No Lines” colouring technique.  I love the clean lines in the image, and how striking it looks against the background. Plus, Tilda is really just looking pretty adorable. 😉


I have an extra, brand new, Tilda with Big Tulips stamp, which I’d like to giveaway as a little thank you to my readers.  All you have to do to enter the giveaway draw is comment on this blog post (no other requirements, and you do not need to have a blog to enter).  I will draw a winner on Friday 1st February 2013, so get your comments in before 9am GMT that day.

I stamped the image with Adirondack Lake Mist (I stamped it lightly first on scrap paper so that the stamped image came out really light) on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).


Last year I posted a video on No Line Colouring, along with a step by step tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers.  The main difference here is that I coloured the background first for a bolder look (similar to my Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait card and also my Lollyrot card).

The designer paper is from an old My Mind’s Eye 12×12 collection (check me out getting the paper stash used up) and I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. The edges of the diecut image layer were inked using a Versamagic Chalk Ink in a blue to match the background colouring, just to finish off the edges nicely. The chipboard embellishments are Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves, and I coloured them with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in some of the same greens I used on the image.

Marker Details:


Thank you for dropping by and checking out my card!  I always love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.  I do try to answer any questions, so if you have any don’t be afraid to ask!

62 thoughts on “Tilda with Big Tulips & A Giveaway!

  1. Alyce

    Awesome elaine!! you colour so beautifully 😀 i am naughty..i always forget to come to your blog because it is wordpress D: but i did subscribe to your youtube!! 😀 yea!

  2. Ilona

    Stunning Elaine! I love how you’re playing with folds and shadows with this wonderful result – I wish I’ll have a part of your talent 🙂
    Hugs, Ilona xx

  3. Janette

    Oh my word….this is stunning without a doubt, no wonder your pleased with it….I would never manage to get that result in a hundred years..gorgeous Elaine.xx

  4. Julia

    I wasn’t a fan of this technique but your card is absolutely stunning and it’s made me want to have a play. It really is beautiful.

    Julia xx

  5. ~Maz~

    One of the best I have seen for colouring. Just awesome.
    Thank you for putting the colours you use. I love that you coloured the background. it really does make your colouring stand out.
    Stunning. I love, love, love it.
    Hugs maz

  6. Laura Love

    This is absolutely stunning Elaine! I love the no lines coloring! You did such an amazing job! I haven’t tried this technique yet because I need to master the coloring with lines first – LOL! I love the rich cardstock layers you chose also – makes the main image pop! Awesome job!

  7. Rea

    Hi Elaine, I saw your tweet come across Twitter for this post and just had to come and stop by and tell you what a beautiful job you did. I haven’t been much of a fan of no line coloring. But this is great. Not too bold and the background and papers really set the image off. And like you said, she is so cute.

  8. Debbie

    My hubby is Dutch so I’m always drawn to Tulips! Tilda and Tulips…great combination! I must find that stamp too! And then of course the no lines colouring, I’ll have to watch your video, what an awesome job you’ve done on the card! Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win!

  9. Debbie

    Your colouring is just incredible! Thanks for sharing all the details of the colours. What a cute image with so many possibilities.

  10. Cathy Lee

    Absolutely fabulous, Elaine. Your background truly makes Tilda look so 3D and she pops off the page. Love how you’ve colored her. It’s been a while since I tried the no lines technique so I’m going to work on that. This is so inspiring.
    Cathy Lee

  11. Sylvia

    Oh wow, Your coloring is amazing beautiful. No more to say than a big WOW!!! Also your card is awesome.

  12. Lotta

    Absolutely fantastic coloring! I love the dept you have created and the hair is… almost makes me wanne try out copics.. almost 😉 Hugs Lotta

  13. Gilda

    Love this Tilda and your coloring is beautiful. Also, the “Follow your Dreams” is fantastic. Thanks for your give away.

  14. Chris

    What a soft image, Elaine. It is just beautiful! The background certainly does set off Tilda. Your card is gorgeous! Is the background airbrushed? If not, how do you get it so evenly colored?

    Chris Christensen

  15. Debbie B

    Wow! I love how you colored this!! I am definitely going to check out your tutorial for coloring images with no lines. The background is amazing with this image. It totally makes the image pop!!

    Debbie B

  16. Brenda

    What a wonderful card thank you for sharing. I want to challenge mysel to try the no line coloring method. Very interesting!

  17. Rae Ann O.

    Your coloring is amazing. Tilda is definitely the focus with the simple layout supporting her beautifully. I wnat to thank you for the ‘broken doll’ stamp and chipboard embellishments that I won in the Advent calendar giveaway. They arrived; I love them. Are there USA outlets for the chipboards or can they be ordered? Thank you again.
    Rae Ann

  18. Cheryl Rowley

    Oh, Elaine, this card is gorgeous beyond words!! I would love to win this stamp as I don’t have it yet!!
    Thank you for the chance! And, if you need a card recepient, I can send you my address!! LOL! Cheryl

  19. Kat

    Just simply gorgeous Elaine! I really admire your colouring with no lines, one day I will be able to do this, although no where near as good as yours ;-/
    Kat xx

  20. sue

    Amazing colouring Elaine, I’m going to change my name to pea green ;o) If poppys’ kisses arent a big enough bribe to pop up to playday I can throw in a jar of homemade lemon curd lol

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