Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tilda Writing Diary

Over at my DigiDrawn digital stamp site, I have been asking for ideas and a pile of books was one suggestion... so I thought they would go great with my Tilda Writing Diary stamp.

I have created two images in the set; one with ten books and a shorter stack of five books. You can use them together, separately, flipped, with Tilda or Edwin perched atop or beside them! The great thing about digistamps is you can also resize them to use with the adorable Mini Maggies too! These would be great for school images or to celebrate "I Love To Read Month" THIS month!

If you look closely, you'll notice my little special effect; I replaced Tilda's quill with a real feather. I simply cut down a feather I got at the Dollar Store (I bought a few bags of them when I did my Native American Tilda card - so they are going to last me a long time! Ha!). I cut two slots around Tilda's hand and slid the feather into place.

I'm amazed my cats never stole it before I taped it down  ;)

I can't recall the patterned paper I used, but with the script image it seemed to work. I matched the mats to the colours in the pattern and inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The green vine is made using Martha Stewart's Vine Trim punch.  The roses are from Wild Orchid, natch.

Funny story about the ribbon though. My family will confirm (with a huge sigh and rolling eyes, I must add) that I throw NOTHING away I think I will use again. This ribbon is proof of that. It is one of four long pieces I had kept when I bought some soft plush blankets for the chair in my craftroom. Each piece had two velcro ends so they would hold together when wrapped around the blankets... so I just clipped off the velcro on one piece and used my Bow Easy to make the bow. Another piece was wrapped around the card. I LOVE the thick width and the colour was perfect!

Here are the Copics used on Tilda (I used a whole variety of colours on the books and won't list them all here!):

Tilda skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E01
Hair:  E29, E50, E97, E99
Dress:  V000, V12, V15, N1, N3
Book:  B34, B37, W0, W3

If you want these books for your own creations, head over to my DigiDrawn site here!


  1. LOVE the stack of books!!!!! absolutely perfect for this tilda!


  2. Fantastic and that quill is brilliant!
    Rene :D

  3. Awwww Maureen---I LOVE this, just gorgeous! Reading is my fave thing to do so the books are super appealing and perfect for a Mag stamp! Love it!


  4. Gorgeous! I LOVE those stack of books and the added feather quill - CUTE! Your coloring is fabulous! Love this! hugs, Angela

  5. LOVE, LOVE the stack of books! Love the feather too. Beautiful job Maureen! Myrna

  6. I agree with the other ladies, that stack of books is perfect with this cute Tilda. Beautiful job!

  7. Love them both Maureen so will get both - thanks ole girl for doing the bed!!!!

  8. Love it Maureen! The books are perfect not just for this Tilda but for several others that I have (I don't have this particular Tilda) Love the whole story about the ribbon. I've done the same thing with ribbon from different packages and have a drawer full of ribbon ends just waiting for me to use them!

  9. Maureen, those books are just perfect for this adorable Tilda image. And you've coloured her beautifully. I like that leave border punch. Great job on the easel card.


  10. Hi Maureen! I'm not sure why, but I love stacks of books...this is a must have!!! Your card is fabulous and so perfect for Tilda :) I'm off to check out your awesome image now...and look forward to seeing what you come up with next!
    Love n hugs,

  11. Wow Maureen you drew those books?! They look so cool and realistic! I wish I could draw. They are def. perfect for Tilda and her diary!



  12. The book digi is awesome. Let us know when it goes live for all. TFS

  13. You, my dear, are so talented! I love, love, love them! Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful art with all of us!!!
    big hugs!

  14. Maureen!
    Fantastic books!!! Perfect for so many images.
    LOVE the feather :o)
    Beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing your great talent with all of Maggie lovers....
    Hugs, Candy

  15. Love the books, suitcases would go down well for the travelling collection. I love the coloring, great Mau, and the added feather is the perfect touch!

  16. What a special card, love all the books and the look of the total card. Bye Mascha

  17. She's perfect on the books Maureen! Adorably created and embellished!
    Pam Going Postal

  18. Maureen, that is too cool. First it's a wonderful background image here and secondly, the feather pen is so darling for this Tilda. You totally rock gal!!

  19. LOVE the books!! The quill was another stroke of genius!

  20. Great design! I love the extra stack of books that you added behind Tilda. So cute!

  21. How clever of you! I love how you did the books. The quill is wonderful! The coloration is perfect! What a great job! I just love this! Love those books!


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