Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm back and ...... Tiddly Inks Design Team Call!!!!!

 Anyone who has small children will understand how busy those last few weeks of school and first weeks of summer can be. I have 4 little ones (ages 1 to 8)  so you can imagine the scheduling that is required to keep everyone and everything on track.  After the controlled chaos of last year I decided something had to give...or at least go on Hiatus for a few weeks. Unfortunately for me was my art. So  I set the goal that until we got back from camping ..other than the odd card for a birthday or special customer request I would focus on my kids and house.  Now I ALWAYS put my family or any work/ Design Team  related commitments first. But I have been known to let the chores or renovations wait in order to allow my creativity flow....or be known to stay up way way to late and put my health at risk in order to get everything done.  But we are back from our short but sweet camping trip and I have played around with a few things  while dealing with sick kids and hubby and I am ready get back to my LOVE for crafting.   But what better way to start blogging again than with a card I made for the Awesome Tiddly Inks Design Team Call!   Tiddly Inks were the first ever digital images I ever purchased ...and I have been hooked ever since!  I love all the images but have to say have a special place in my heart for Wryn... she reminds me so much of my little girl!

So for my card I chose to use Wryn - Howdy Cowgirl  she is printed on Curious Mettalics Cryogen White Cardstock and I used the 3.5 by 5 photo size on my Kodak printer. I find the images printed at this size perfect for a card from standard A4 to a 6 inch square.  It allows the image to be the focal point (as it should be ) but also give you the room to accessorize the card to enhance the image.  The image is colored with Copic Sketch Markers using techniques learnt from Alyce's free color videos at Kit and Clowder.  I just signed up for her classes and can't wait to learn more!!!!

Colors used : E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E18, E21, E25, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E42, E47, E74, E79, R20, C3, C5, W3, 100, YG03, YG06, YG11, G07, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, BV25, BV29

The pattern paper used is from October Afternoon's Sasperilla line, the sentiment is from a Project Life card cut down.  These are all mounted on BoBunny's Vintage Dot cardstock in Chocolate color.  Everything has been distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

The trellis cut out is down with my Silhouette Cameo  ( I am in LOVE with this machine!!). The image file is Flourish Heart Lattice and I trimmed it down after cutting it out on white card stock and coating it with Lindys Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia  Color Shot then distressing with the Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 The lace ribbon and burlap are from my scraps drawer, and the resin flower and button from my bling odds and ends.  The button is tied with Primas new wire   I used the Stark White color and dyed it with my Distress Ink. This stuff is great for adding a controlled string look to any project.

Anyway I hope you enjoy my project , I loved making it!  I think tonight I am going to try my hand a a mix media card using the lovely Wryn- Hanging Around ! Head on over to Tiddly Inks and see all that there is to offer, and while you there check out all the wonderful submissions for the Design Team. So much  to inspire you with!!!

Hope to see you soon!!!!

Opps... 15 mins later and I'm already back adding stuff I forgot! The card is based on a sketch  I had copied onto a piece of paper on my usually I am good about writing down where it cam from so I can give credit where it is due ..But part of the paper is missing so I am guessing that I wrote it down there and was stolen by hubby or kids.  If this is you sketch or you know whose sketch it is please let me know so I can give credit where it is due!! Sometimes I work from a sketch or a layout of others sometimes I free hand it but if I use something for inspiration from someone they deserve to be recognized.... the same way as if you use something of mine all I ask is to be recognized for the inspiration.    Thanks everyone!!!


  1. don't think you need apply. Would imagine they come hunting for you. This is fabulous good luck!!!!!

  2. Wow... Amazing colour and paper choices. Loving the layout and yr gorgeous colouring if the image x

  3. Wow!! Welcome back and so glad you are!

  4. Fabulous card, love the rich colours and of course Wryn, she's special.

  5. Great coloring Nancy! Beautiful work!

  6. Fabulous coloring, beautiful card!!!