Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tiddly's Wizard with Glasses

Here's another adorb's Tiddly Ink digital image ... My love of Harry Potter and all things related is only shadowed by my love for Game of Thrones ... So when I saw this Wizard in the Tiddly Inks library, I knew I HAD, Had, had to have it ...

And, it's perfect for the bi-weekly challenge #138, Lets Hear it for the Boys over at Tiddly Inks.
Who remembers the very first spell they all "officially" learned?
"Wingardium Leviosa"
(That is unless you count the silly one Ron tried on the train with his rat, Scabbers,
or the overachieving Hermione with her glasses repair).
I colored this wizard with Copics and then added a touch of glitter pen to the end of his wand and some glossy accents to his spectacles.
Copics used were:
Hair & Robe:  W3, 5, 7, 9
Skin:  E000, E21, E02, E11
Pants:  B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Shoes:  C3, 5, 7
Scarf:  Y23, E35, (can't remember the reds)
I used some Griffindor gold and maroon (or as SU calls them More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler) for the card base, layers and the strips beneath "Harry".  The DP is digi from Squiggle Dot Papers on Etsy.  The sentiment was computer generated ("chiller" font). 
I love the way this one turned out ... Not sure I'm going to be able to part with it.
Thanks for popping in - love to hear what you think.
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Tiddly Inks - Let's Hear it For the Boys Challenge

Tiddly Inks hosts a challenge every two weeks, and this last one is Let's Hear it For the Boys which started August 5th ... We were challenged to make a creation for a boy ... Hmm, I say ... all my Tiddly Inks are girly ... so I went to the store (again!) and clicked on the Boys/Men link, and found this image ... I know, we were supposed to make a creation for a boy, but DANG! this looks like my perfect island.  I'm sure I could make Scott enjoy a getaway like this too, so does that count?

I just wanted to say something here - while I absolutely ADORE! the cards I see out there that are embellished to the hilt with flowers and what-nots, I'm more of a practical card-maker ... I want it to fit in a reasonably sized envelope (yes, I've even gone for the 6x6 and 5x7 sized cards) that I can mail at the post office without needing a loan for the postage.

ALSO, I like others to see cards that might not be as fussy as others to hopefully inspire others to be creative without the fear of all the fluff they may see on other cards which can be overwhelming to some.  Again - I'm certainly not knocking those cards, because I really do love them!  While my cards may not be CAS (clean and simple = 1-2 layers), they aren't quite as dressed up as others, which is how I like them ... I hope you do too.
The image was printed on Cryogen Iridescent and colored with Copics.

Colors used were:
     Lighthouse:  W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, B000
     Greenery:  YG23, YG06, G14
     Cliffside, boat, tree:  E33, E35, E37, E39
     House:  E21, R20, R21, C1, C3, C5, B000
     Water:  B91, B93, B95, B97

Papers used were:
     Stampin Up's Night of Navy & Cajun Craze
     Basic Grey's Boxer paper pack

I added an SU garden green flourish and some water-colored sequins to tie in the water
The sentiment is from Paper Trey's Daily Design Sentiments pack that was punched out.

Hope you like it ... I sure wish I had a place like this I could run away and hide at.
If you're up to it, check out Tiddly Inks blog for their latest challenge
or check out the Tiddly Inks store for digital and clear images.

(By the way, I DID get their Harry Potter look-a-like image as well,
and may be posting that one too if I get it inked up.)
Take care and have a great day!


Friday, August 08, 2014

Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Friends

Okay, couldn't resist inking up another of Tiddly Inks digital images with my Copics ...

Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call through August 12th, 2014.
Simply click on this link for the Tiddly Inks Design Team for more information.

This image is Wryn Fairy Friends.  I used Neenah Solar white to print the image before coloring with Copics.  Here's a list of what I used:
     Face/Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11 & R21
     Hair:  YR14, YR18, E09, E18
     Dress: B12, B16, B18 (Y00 for wings)
     Slippers/Lace:  Y00, Y13, Y15
     Mushroom:  E 40, E41, E42, E43, E47, YR31, Y26, W3, W5
     Flowers in hair, leaves, grass: R32, R35, R39, YG13, G14, G07

Stampin Up cardstock in garden green and More Mustard with some Basic Grey designer paper from a 6x6 pack.  Finished off w/a Hero Arts sentiment, some natural twine and some green ribbon.  All layers were popped up with SU dimensionals.

These images over at Tiddly Inks are too darned cute ... each day my digital stash of their images grows, and be careful, yours will too ... They're all wonderful!

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

CHEERS for Tiddly Inks !

Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team Call through August 12th.  If you're interested, head over to their site and check it out.  And while you're there, check out their shop for both digital and clear stamps.  I promise you up front, it WON'T be a quick visit! 

I've been coloring like crazy the last few days with my Copics, alas, none of the images colored were Tiddly Inks.  I always like to support companies if I'm doing one of their challenges by using one of their images, so I went shopping this morning and holy cow ... came out with a bunch ... I even made a wish list to come back shopping for more on payday ... Uh Oh!

The image I chose to represent for this challenge was this adorable cheerleader.  The cheer season has begun and we've already started our JV practice.  While we have two wonderful junior coaches, this week we were blessed with a darling girl who subbed for the other two ... As soon as I saw this cheerleader image, I HAD TO HAVE HER ... and have now made a Thank You card for Kenz, which I know she'll appreciate.

I started off printing the digital image on Neenah Solar White.  I used my Copics to color this beauty in.  Since our colors are purple and black, I kept her uniform and poms (which we don't have as cheerleaders, but what the heck) our signature colors. 

Hair:  Y21, E31, E35, E37
Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11, R21
Purples:  V12, V15, V17
Shoes:  C00, C1, C3, C5, C7

I painted on some clear Wink of Stella on the poms and her bow after the card had been assembled.

Cardstock, DP is Stampin Up Eggplant Envy and Lavendar Lace; grosgrain is also SU.

Sentiment is from Paper Trey's Butterfly Dreams (as are the two butterflies floating on the top, which I cut out with a tag die and tied with purple embroidery thread to the bow.

Finished it off with some pretty flowers and pearls and a couple of swipes with my white gel pen on the poms.

I'm also presenting this for the Kit and Clowder Facebook sketch challenge this week.  If you're on Facebook,

Thanks for stopping by  ... Have a great day!



Monday, August 04, 2014

Saturated Canary - Fun with Hair

This month, Kit and Clowder is having a challenge called "Fun Hair Combos" ... I've always played it safe when coloring my images' hair, so I thought this was perfect for me to step out of the box!

This is a digital image from Saturated Canary.   I believe it's only available right now to the members of Kit and Clowder, but they have TONS of other super-cute, adorable images - I'm just lovin' those big eyes!
This was printed on iridescent cardstock and colored with Copics. Dontcha just love that pink and blue hair?! 
I wasn't thinking when I printed her, so I had to fussy cut her out so she'd fit on my card (I ran out of larger envy's and trying for a freeze unless I actually need something).
The background looks 3D - thanks to digi papers from Bearly Mine Designs.
The sentiment is computer generated - looks a little like a journal page and a card got together & had a little party.  All is popped up on dimensionals.
WHEW - this felt incredibly good to be able to sit an color with my Copics and create a card - been a long time!
Thanks for stopping in.