Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lifted Up

Here is another design team entry for the Tiddly Inks call that ends this Friday, July 15th.  Today's
card uses the Friends Lift U Up image, of course from Tiddly Inks. I love this image and had a blast coloring it.  First it is a standard A2 top folding card.  My base is Cucumber Crush from Stampin' UP!  I used a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Springtime plaid from the Doodlebug Springtime collection. I loved how bright and fun this card turned out.  I used a piece of yellow ribbon that I just had on hand.  I typed "On Top of the World with You!" on my computer and printed it out and trimmed it down.  The actual image is colored using a combination of Artist Loft colored pencils, Spectrum Noir Essentials pencils, and Zig Real Color Water brush markers. On the flower, I used yellow and Spectrum Noir 022 and blended these using Gamsol for a smoother color and finished it using my Wink of Stella clear pen.  The little caterpillar was colored using 047 pencil from Spectrum Noir Essentials.  The larger caterpillar was colored using both 047 and 058 again using the gamsol to smooth it out.  I used the Pink (025) for the spots on both 'pillars.  Then I took my Transparent Viva Perle pen and used it basically like crystal effects.  I used a black pencil to create some ground for the image and smoothed it again with the gamsol. If you are interested in the Design Team call you can find the information here.  We have until July 15th to throw our entries into the hat so to speak.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Design team call entry Tiddly Inks

Hi everyone. Today's card is uses a Tiddly Inks digital stamp image called Peanut Butter and Jelly Fish.  On a personal note, I love SpongeBob so this image made me think of him and jelly fishing. Anyway, our zoo has an aquarium with jellyfish and the last time I was there I saw this gorgeous orange jellyfish so that is how I modeled my image. I colored him using my Artist Loft colored pencils.  I used orange, light orange, and dark orange. I used gamsol to smooth out the color. Then I took my orange Zig real brush marker and colored the "head".  I wanted that part to be bright.  I took my clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and went over the coloring so it was sparkly. This image comes with three little fish but I wanted
just the Jelly fish.  I trimmed out and around the fish.  I tried on another card to trim between the tentacles but that didn't work for me so I left some white showing.  I adhere the jelly fish to the card with an action wobbler so he moves...squeeeeee.  I adhere him to a water color piece that I did using Bristol smooth water color paper.  I used two of my Zig Clean Real Color water brush markers.  I used Blue and Cobalt blue.  I took the markers and made wavy lines on the card stock and then took my water pen and blended the color until I liked how it looked. Be careful when you use your Wink of Stella or your Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen because it will reactivate the ink.  Found this out the hard way.  I adhered some Doodlebug Sprinkle enamel dots to make it kind of look like bubbles and then adhere the water color piece to a standard A2 card base in Tangelo from Stampin' UP.  I didn't put a sentiment on it because I figured I could use it for just about any kind of card so I wanted to leave my options open. This card is being used for DT submission to Tiddly Inks.  I will like the info here as well.   Check out the Tiddly Inks site for all your digital images.  Thanks for stopping by.