Sunday, May 9, 2010

Skateboarder Tilda

Well I got another Get Well card made for my hospital "Healing" art project.

I used Broken Arm Tilda... so I had to make a scene depicting just how this sad event occured. I started out making a Step Card. Then I thought "why not make actual steps and a railing? Skateboarders often try to slide down these rails...

Looks like poor Tilda needs more practice.

I started out with a base of 4.5" by 12" Bazzil Blackbird cardstock, scored it at 1.25, 1.5, 2.75, 4.5, 4,75, 6.5, 8.75, 9 and 11.25 inches and folded it for the stairs. At the back, I attached a seperate piece of cardstock measuring 4.5 by 6.5 inches for the background papers to attach to.

The background paper and matching patterned paper on the step and skateboard are both the same two-sided BoBunny Unforgettable #12U963 paper. Since this paper is all neutrals (grays and beiges), I coloured Tilda in neutrals only too. Silver paper was used behind the background paper and sentiment.

Prima flowers were stacked up, attached with flower brads and centered with silver sticky brads. The white ribbon is meant to mirror Tilda's head bandages...

The skateboard is a piece of patterned paper using my corner rounders and curled with my scissors at each end to make the curves. I outlined the board with silver ink to mimic a metal edge. I drew the wheels, coloured them in with Copics and glued them to the skateboard. To keep the shape of the board, I attached it to the card using a double height of foam dimensionals.

The hardest part of the card was that railing. It took two test models to come up with the proper cuts and scores to create it in 3D. I used heavy silver cardstock and attached it using my ScoreTape inbetween the steps.

Here are the Copics used:

Tilda: N0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Skateboard wheels: C2, C3, C5

Here's hoping Tilda doesn't try that trick again.


  1. You put a lot of work into this one. I looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.

  2. Awww....poor baby. this is really cool! TFS!

  3. Great card. Love what you did with the scene. I would be in worse shape than Tilda if I tried that. lol

  4. another amazing card!! Love the scene you created!You are so clever & creative!! Pat Frank (VA)

  5. What a fabulous idea!! Great card :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  6. This is too cute Maureen. I know it's a sad scene, but it's a cute background you created for this Tilda :o)

  7. Poot Tilda, but I could never do what you did, but it looks great. the scene you created is just wonderful and your colors are so amazing...
    Hugs, Jean

  8. awwwww poor Tilda.... hope she get's better soon, this is wonderful work!! xxx

  9. Fabulous shading Maureen.
    Carol (Aus)

  10. Awesome job coloring! Loads of depth and dimension!

  11. Oh gosh, Maureen, this card is so precious! I love the whole idea and you did a beautiful job! Awesome card!!

  12. LMBO!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! You have made my day lol!!Maureen how cute is this and i know i know is not funny but very clever,My dd is this little wannabe skateboarder and wants a skate board so badly and since she is for always getting hurt.WE just won't allow it.If you go to my blog i just posted a picture of her and yup she is in therapy for her clumsiness.Her friends are skateboarders and so she gets influenced by them.When she gets home i'm gonna show her your card lol!! she is gonna freak!!!! Your card is sooooo darn awsome,cute, clever and brilliant. AWSOME AWSOME JOB LOL!!! RubyM:)


  13. I just realised that your the lady that draws!!! you have some talent !!!!!! I remmbered by seeing your famous DR. I love your blog!RubyM:)

  14. Wow , love your steps and that card is PERFECT ! TFS !


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