Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spice It Up - Crafty Creations Challenge

 Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Crafty Creations we are challenging you to add a bit of spice to your life and warm things up!  Either with a project with coffee or hot chocolate or spice things up with a spicy color or how about a spicy food or maybe some hot embossing??  I decided to use my new Tim Holtz inks!  I love the Spiced Marmalade and used that and Fire Brick red to color the heart in this adorable Tiddly Inks character called All My Heart which is a Lilly Bean character.  I took an ink dauber and followed the tutorial from Tim Holtz found here.  I then took my water brush and painted the image using this technique.
 My paper is not good enough for this and I'm back to the drawing board to find a paper that I can print on and use my inks.  I paper pieced the large heart after coloring it.  I cut Lilly using my nestables ignoring the heart since I was placing the inked one on top.  I took a straight edge and carefully cut Lilly's arm out and then nestled the heart underneath.
 I then used My Mind's Eye paper to coordinate.  I stamped the sentiment Happy Valentine's Day with my embossing ink and then used a red glittery embossing powder and heat embossed.  I then inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade.  Please join us and let's get out of the winter blues by heating things up at Crafty Creations!

16 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! This is most awesome!! I love it!!! :)

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  2. That is beautiful! I love those colors together! =D

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  3. Melissa this is beautiful, I love the idea about using Tim Holtz inks, I am off to check out that technique
    Hugs
    you are the best
    donna

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  5. Nice and spicy Melissa! Beautifully done!
    smiles,Deena

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  6. Love the colors you used, and that is the cutest stamp. I've got to check into those Tiddly Inks.

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  7. I really enjoy your cards, and it amazes me that you keep producing these GORGEOUS cards day after day... do you ever have a bad day and just do a plain card! NO YOU ARE PERFECT! TFS

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  8. I love this image - fabulous colours and great paper! Cheers Claire x feeling hotter already!

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  9. So cute hon, and fab job with the inks! LOVE it and the yummy colors! xxD

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  10. What a beautiful card, the image is so sweet.

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  11. Wow!! Love it!! The heart is sooooo amazing! Love the way you colored it and then added the stamp layer on top!
    Barb :)

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  12. This is so sweet and gorgeous, Melissa! Love your color combo... so yummy!

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  13. Wow, Melissa, this is gorgeous. I love the colors you've used and that heart looks amazing. The colors are blended so well ... great job!

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  14. wow. This is beautiful. And you are an enabler. Now I have to go and check out these stamps

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