Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Window to Other Worlds - Tiddly Inks Challenge - Window

Hey everyone,
  Ahhh, internet - what  a joy!  I had a wonderful time on my vacation with my family.  The girls loved the beach and my husband and I got some nice and much needed relaxation.  But the lack of internet just drove me crazy.  When we had down time - kids in bed and my hubby doing his thing - I wanted to scope out all the blogs that I oh so love.  But couldn' I did have some time to make a few cards instead.  Here's my Tiddly Inks Challenge card for this week! 

We were to use a window - and reading and a window go hand in hand - don't you think?  When I open a book I feel like I'm entering another world - one where vampires come to life and crimes are always solved!!  I so love Tiddly Ink stamps too and this little Versa Bug is one of my favorites.  This is in honor of back to school - which my big girl will be doing very soon!  I designed the card on my Gypsy using George and StoryBook.  I had to make the stack of books on the inside using shapes from George.  I used the Once Upon A Time and the scrolling from StoryBook.  I also added a Tim Holtz heart charm with a bit of brown ribbon to the front.

I really wanted to use paper that was print and found the perfect match in my Tim Holtz Ideology stack - I love this stack.  Once I had that paper, the rest sort of fell into place.  I colored little Versa with my Copics and matched the lettering, scrolling and books to her. 

Thanks for looking!


  1. Melissa, this card is wonderful and I love the book theme. Very clever idea and well executed.

  2. How super cute she little Versa is sitting there on top of all her books! This is an awesome card! Glad ya'll had a great vacation!! :)

  3. Stunning Melissa, so much detail & the little image is so cute. Thanks for visiting my blog, look forward to working with you at CCC.
    Sharon xx

  4. This is fantastic Melissa....I seriously love this. :)

    Glad you guys had a fun trip. :)

  5. So cute Melissa, love your vibrant coloring. That stack of books is too cute. Welcome back glad you had a good time
    Nana Donna

  6. Welcome back, chickie! WOW you are blowing me away here! This is just tooo cute for words! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! xxD

  7. This is such a sweet bookmark! I love the big pile of books that you added for versabug! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!


  8. I LOVE it! Course I'm a book nut anyways... ;)

    Thanks for playing along with the Tiddly Inkers this week... I hope to see you again next week!

  9. Love this!!! You won, truly deserved!!!!