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.