Saturday, September 25, 2010

Skin Deep - Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge


Hi everyone!
  Well, it's late Friday night and I just finished up my Tiddly Inks card for this week!  Now, I've had a long week.  Lots at work to do - worked a bit of overtime which is rare.  Baby got sick and then hubby got sick!!  So, needless to say - I created a few things here and there but felt a little drained artistically.  I got some very good advice from a friend (wink wink) who told me to rest - I took the advice and was able to come to my craft table tonight and work on this card - I'm so happy I did too!  I love the results - yes, it's a bit different for me - I like cutesy and romantic and I went a bit more dramatic and creepy since Halloween is approaching!  I love the sketch that was provided this week over at Tiddly Inks - check it out and come on join the Tiddly Ink fun!
Now, I'm going to explain a bit about how I put this card together.  First, I started in Power Point on my computer...if you don't have this but use some other design program it should be similar.  I made a 6x6 square and put Gossmere on top to get an idea of the size I wanted her to be.  Next, I made Goss really big and placed her in the background.  I also made another large Goss.  So in all I printed out the normal one to color, I printed out a large Goss on my Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper and used this as the background.

 I also printed out one more large Goss and used that to color the sections I wanted to cut out.  I took my Copics and colored those in color.  I took the normal Goss with all her showing and colored her in all cool grey tones.  I then followed the sketch adding more of the Vintage Shabby paper and my Cricut grey paper for a base layer.  I fussy cut Goss out and inked all edges in my black StazOn ink.

 I added some swirly gems and popped the two colored sections after lining them up with Goss in the background.  I computer generated the sentiment!

In the end - I added some Stardust Stickles to her waist scarf, to her crown and her barrettes.  I loved coloring her - more so then I thought - I'm not really a Goth girl - but every now and then - I like to go a little dark!  Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge this week!! I promise you won't be disappointed!!
Enjoy!

20 comments:

  1. WOW I love this take on the sketch , the monochromatic and the coloured squares, its absolutely stunning,
    Take care have a great weekend, Crafty hugs Bridget :)

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  2. WOW Melissa! This is really unique and beyond FABULOUS! I adore it, girlfriend! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers again this week. xxD

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  3. This is beautiful Melissa! Really love the colored image.
    Shelley

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  4. WOW!!! This is amazing! Love the squares that are in color!! They really pop out there!! :)

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  5. Wow that really different but I love it

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  6. oh Mel this is so beautiful and amazingly creative. I love it.. WOW!!! i might steel this idea. of the little squares there.. GREAT idea , great job! :) xx

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  7. AWESOME CARD! Love your take on it an all the bling. TFS

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  8. oh oh oooohhh!! Melissa this is dancing around my room great!! i absolutely love it you clever girl you, the rest did you good!! thank you for getting tiddly with us this week, hugs Lou xxx

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  9. It is a great card Melissa - and very clever too, some great techniques used.

    good luck in the challenge - see if you can make it two in a row!!!

    Hugs

    Paula x x x

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  10. Wow this is incredible and really beautiful! Great job and thanks for sharing. I'm truly inspired.

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  11. wow!! This isn't just a card... it's a piece of art!! So gorgeous!!!
    Barb :)

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  12. WOW! Stunning card! I love the combination of the monochromatic and the coloured squares! Absolutely stunning!
    Sue xx

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  13. Wow, Melissa, I love this card. The monochromatic with just the two little squares of color is fantastic.

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  14. Woooow, Melissa, I love this card!!!! I love the combination of the monochromatic and the coloured squares and the colored image.

    xx

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  15. Wow! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  16. This is amazing..I just love love your style!!!.. you do breath-taking
    hugs
    Jeannie

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  17. Hey Melissa! This is brilliant! Love the main image being in black and white and then the highlight of the skin with the spotlight technique in color. Very cool card!

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  18. Okay, I don't see my comment...but I know I left one....bummer.
    This is gorgeous!!! Love every little piece of it and the coloring on both sets of hair is fantastic. :)

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  19. Holy moly this is phenomenal!!!! Beth

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  20. It's SO COOL! I love the black and white vs. color! What a brilliant design!!!

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