Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tiddly Inks is Turning Two

Today I have a special card to share with you. About a month ago I received an email from Melissa Forquer and Christy Croll asking me to share in their Turning Two celebration. I happen to have a soft spot for designer Christy Croll's creations at both Stamping Bella and in Christy's digital shop, Tiddly Inks, so of course I graciously said yes. Their birthday theme was "Frame the Moment" and if you follow Christy's blog or the Challenge blog you might have seen that the DT released lots of free frames for you to download. I had a little bit different route I wanted to take. I started by printing Hi There Girl onto Bella's Bestest paper. I then used a Square Fluer de lis Nestie to cut out a frame onto shimmery silver textured paper (a find years ago at JoAnn's). I used another little bit larger classic square Nestie to cut the image out so that her legs would hang over the edge. I placed the image panel behind the silver frame (but again with the legs hanging over the front like a ledge).

Coloring was done with copics. Lots of them and in stages so that the colors had time to dry, especially on her hair. If you have the time to do this step the colors will layer rather than blend and sometimes I like the way that looks. Shading around the image was done with prismacolor pencil blended with gamsol and then Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distess Ink. I even applied some to the silver frame to age it a bit. Design papers are a combination of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Breeze and Blush. I stitched the two together and matted with Bazzil cardstock. The sentiment box was cut from the Blush paper and then a computer generated sentiment was applied. The rosettes were made with felt and the Blossom Nestie dies. I hand cut and rolled them and applied a small Kaiser pearl to the centers. To add to the vintage feel I also used some white lace ribbon and for contrast topped it with a black and white ribbon bow. Of course, you will find some glitter on the present and the ruffle of her skirt too!

Won't you help me in celebrating with Christy and her Tiddly Inks crew? The Challenge blog has guest designers every Thursday in April. Stop on by and see all the fabulous creations. I'd also like to thank Christy and Melissa once again for having me along. It truly is an honor to be a part of your Birthday celebration. I hope you have many more to come!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cath

12 comments:

Amanda R said...

This is wonderful and I love how you explained things, makes it so easy to try your great ideas! Glad you could join us in the celebration!

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous Cath! I love the frame you made! Fabulous colouring and the papers and layout are awesome too!

Arabella

mforquer said...

Cath - this is so so beautiful! I love your gorgeous coloring and the fantastic layout! Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!
Hugs,
M

Tanya said...

Oh Cath, she is beautiful! I just love her hair, so stunning!

Mary J said...

Such a great card Cath! I love the papers and the flowers gorgeous! the touch of black ribbon is brilliant too!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Cath! Love all the details on this card. Your colouring is fabulous!

Dana White said...

oh this is so cute I really need to get some of these tiddly ink images

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous - lovely papers and coloring. :)

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Cath! Your colouring is absolutely stunning and I love the felt flowers on your card.

Hugs,
Larissa

KyMom said...

Cath - Wow! This is absolutely stunning. You certainly out did yourself on this one! The hair alone ... takes my breadth away. I'm off to Tiddly Inks land ...

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah Kath!
oh my!! how gorgeous is this card?!! I love it all!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us this week! :)
XOXO
Christy