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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunflower Tilda

Here's my take on Sunflower Tilda. My intentions were good, but the pic is fuzzy. On taking a closer look, I realized that, even though I stamped her two days ago, the ink wasn't completely dry and it smeared when I colored her! Lesson learned - from now on I run my heat gun over my images before I color. Used Memento ink, Stampin'Up paper and Prismas with OMS, same as usual, but this was the result. Funny, I wonder why? I'm going to have to go back to the drawing board and re-do precious Sunflower Tilda, paying more attention this time! I guess you face a new challenge every day and today this was mine.


  1. Sorry about your ink mishap. I still think she's cute though, you can call it the shabby look! Smile =)

  2. Very cute summery scene-love all the flower embellies with her. That's weird about the Memento--it should dry very quickly.


  3. Hi Sue, well I think you did a wonderful job on this card. I really don't think it's the memento ink that's the problem, but rather the paper you're using. SU paper is made to use with water based ink. You minght want to try some Gina K, or Cryogen White (which ia fabulous or some Neenah. All can be ordered online. Love the sunflowers you used on the card and the masking you did a beautiul job on.

  4. Lovely card. The flowers add so much.

  5. Oh I LOVE it!!! Great job :)

  6. Me too to all of the above!!
    Sandy D

  7. Hi Sue,
    I'm just getting around to visiting some blogs that have new Maggie cards on them. I'm so sorry about your experience with the Memento Ink smudging when you were coloring. I must agree word for word with the comment by Barb Hardeman. Your recipie for the way you colored this image is exactly the same as I use.....except for the Stampin Up! paper. I always use Neenah, or GinaK, and the Memento ink dries almost instantly. Let us know what happens if you decide to switch brands. Good luck.
    Linda S. in NE