Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #209

I used Copic Markers and Tiddly Inks using "Catch My Heart" on the outside it says.... "My Heart..." on the inside "Fallen for you"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

So I have for many years had Tuesday Morning Sketches bookmarked and I will say I always look at it because, let's get real... if you have made more than a handful of cards sometimes coming up with idles can be hard.  I love Tuesday Morning Sketches because it has opened me to so many idles.  This week I did a Tiddly Inks Stamp.  I colored with Copic Markers and the cloud paper was a digital paper I got off of etsy.  Inside it reads "BECAUSE YOU MAKE MY HEART FLOAT". I hope you enjoy my labor of love.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tiddly Ink Challenge #53 Going Goth & Tue. Morning Sketches #97

This card was a perfect card for me to do this week for Tiddly Inks Challenge #53 Going Goth.

I say it was perfect because I made it a "Missing You!" card and I certainly have missed you all.

Like everyone life has gotten a little crazy and I haven’t had the time to work on a card until late Monday and then it was just too late.

The font I used was called Bleeding Cowboy – odd name but it good name for how you would feel if you are missing someone Goth.

I used Tiddly Inks Gothic Lady I will say I did adjust it a little just to make it easier on me and this beautiful image has a wonderful frame on it that I did cut out.  I was drawn to this image for some time and had bought it a while ago.  You don’t often think of making someone crying, but she sure does make being sad beautiful.

I colored her with Copic markers, mostly in the red and black with the C grey family.  I did however use the colorless blender on the outside to give it that faded out color on the edge.  To give the red in her dress a deeper blood red I then went over it with W grey 02 which made a big difference.

I used paper that looked weathered to just finish that Goth and sad feeling.  And cut out 2 frames with my Spellbinders.  The design was to complete the Tuesday Morning Challenge # 97

I hope you enjoy my Goth Lady and I look forward to getting back into doing these challenges.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge Puzzle Birthday Hop

This week instead of Tiddly Inks regular challenge they are doing a special final birthday hop, but one part of this challenge was to post a card, any card that used Tiddly Ink digital stamp by 9pm.  Fortunately I had already colored one of the Bunny Boo Adventures for a card I was making for my niece who just had a little boy.  Nothing will make you feel old more than your niece having a baby……lol!  Boy they sure do grow up fast!
Anyhow, I used Copic markers to color the bunny in and also the blue background.  I then used Spellbinders to cut out the circle and layered lace circle and Sizzix to cut out my swirls.  Adding a little bling by adding gems and a couple of stars to add a little saying!
I hope you enjoy my quick creation for this week!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge #48 Mother's Day & Tuesday Morning Sketches!

This week’s challenge was a Mother’s Day challenge, which is perfect, because I needed a card for my mother!  I also figured I would do 2 challenges at once, so I followed the pattern challenge on Tuesday Morning Sketch.
I picked 2 different digital stamps this week from Tiddly Inks.   The first one I did was the background flowers called Flower Garden – it is not just a digital stamp, but paper also.  Although a good portion of the stamp got cut up, it still worked for a background great!  I then used digital stamp FlutterBy which was part of the birthday release.  I did cut it out and again didn’t use all portions of the stamp as I cut out the butterflies.  I decided instead of cutting out each butterfly I would just use butterfly gems.
I used my Spellbinders to cut out the shapes and the Cuttlebug to give some texture to the sky.  Coloring it with Copic markers.  I was unfortunately at a hotel trying to do this so sometimes you have to cut stuff up before you go and hope it works.  Although as I started to put it together I may have done a couple things different if I was at home, I can’t complain, and my mom liked it, which was who it was for, so I guess that is all that matters……  I hope you enjoy my project this week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tiddly Ink Challenge # 45 - Bunny Hop With Us to Refer a Friend & Tuesday Morning Sketches #88

This week’s challenge was to get friends to Hop on over to Tiddly Inks and check out their challenge. Well, this week I knew that a bunny was of course the right pick but I think this one may have retired, which makes it ever better. The Tiddly Ink image I used this week was called, Hoppy Dance. I decided as an alternative for Easter, I would make it a spring card. After I picked my image, I wanted to give it the feel of a real bunny. You know how they have grey tips that blend into the white fur, so I thought I would go back to my old basics this week by using my water color pencils instead of my Copic’s.
I took a card stock that had flowers on them and picked a different cardstock to change the bottom. Using my Spellbinders I cut the bunny out in a circle and then the layer as a scalloped circle. I then used my Martha Steward Grass punch to make the border, and then over laid that with a cute jelly bean ribbon that my mom sent me. After I finished all these steps I thought it was still missing something and so I made my Hoppy Springs, where I just used punches, one oval and one scalloped oval. Then I still felt like it was missing that extra something, so I went to my gems and found a rainbow of small gems that truly made this card that I liked to a card I loved. It is always amazing how adding a little bling can make all the difference.
Tiddly Inks has so many great digitals and they have they even have freebies! Check out their challenge and tell them Judi sent you, after all you might win some extra freebies!
I HOP you enjoy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge # 44 - Celebrate with us! Red, Black & White (also Tue Morning #87)

This week’s Tiddly Inks challenge was a birthday celebration to Christy.  It had to be Red, White & Black.
I decided that I would  try this a 2 challenges and go with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I was very happy with how this card turned out, but I still have a long way to go to master black hair.  I am also still learning a lot about Copic markers.  I did get new paper delivered today after doing this that might make it easier to blend.  Sometimes I notice on the paper I use right now that it separates and leaves it a little blotchy.

I started like I do every week trying to figure out what Tiddly Inks digital art to use.  Then I realized I needed to make my daughter a birthday card for a friend.  So when I saw Take A Bow I knew this was the one.  The little girl that this card was for is Asian and so I knew that the black, white and red would work awesome.  I used Copic markers to color in and on the skin tone I used YR family so that it gave a little more yellowish skin.  It worked perfect.  I cut out my shapes with my spell binders, which are also new to me and boy do I really like them.  Always have to add a little bling, so some clear/white gems were needed and a black ribbon with white dashes completed the bottom.  Adding just a few gems on top of it.  I asked my daughter what she wanted me to use below the picture, flowers or buttons.  She decided she liked the buttons, but unfortunately I only had 1 of the flower buttons and so I had pulled out 2 other white buttons and 2 red buttons.  As you see my daughter decided on the red.  I ended my card with a few white highlights. 

I do hope that this card brings you the joy that it brought me working on it.