Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Long Time Friend - Tile Style!

It's Twinkling Tuesdays time again! And it's St. Patrick's day too - so Happy St. Patty's day! This week's sketch challenge wasn't using a particular sketch, but a color challenge. The colors to use were: Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White.
It was a beautiful spring day yesterday, so I was in the spring mode...and hadn't used this retired Stampin' Up! set for awhile - Long Time Friend. I pulled it out and used a technique I haven't used for awhile - the Tile technique. Enjoy!

Supplies used: Sets; Long Time Friend, Weathered Background, and Linen Background (All Stampin' Up!) Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Whisper white, and Brocade Blue cs, Basic Brown ink for image, close to cocoa ink for background,(creamy caramel for linen background on top of image) watercolor pencils and blender pens, versamark pad with ultra thick embossing powder for tile effect, grosgrain ribbon, oval punches. The versamark pad with embossing powder makes the cocoa cardstock look much darker.


  1. Great idea with the tiling. Neat!

  2. Wow - that tile look is way cool! So realistic! Love the aged background too!!

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I love this!!!

  4. This is SO amazing, Darla!!! LOVE the tiles and so glad I got to see it in person! Gorgeous card and great use of the colors! Yay!

  5. This is terrific Darla!! I love the image and the tile effect on it is just wow!!wow!!wow!!

  6. Darla,

    This card is serioulsy totally stunning!!!! I have not done the tile technique I have got to look it up and find out how you did it!!

    I think this is my favorite Twinkle card so far today!!!

    Wonderful Job!!!


  7. Darla this is BEAUTIFUL!! I have never seen this technique before but I love it! It really does look like little tiles! You really rocked this challenge Darla and thanks for introducing me to a new technique! :D

  8. This is gorgeous Darla! I love that Ultra thick embossing powder! I have never done this....too skeered!!

  9. OMGoodness this is absolutely beautiful!!! I cannot believe those aren't actual tiles Darla!! That is just amazing!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! The image is so beautiful and I love the way you colored them in! great layout as well! A true masterpiece!!!