Monday, March 21, 2011

Stand Alone - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  This week at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog the wonderful and lovely Meredith chose a GORGEOUS inspiration photo - see below
Oh my gosh - gorgeous right...now what struck me about this photo was really two things - first and foremost the colors - I love them - soft and gorgeous, the second was the woman all alone in this gorgeousness.  So I chose this image from Tiddly Inks - Chi and she can be found HERE.
I colored her with Copics and then glittered her wrap.  I cut her out and set her to the side.  I didn't even search through my papers to see if I had something similar - I really wanted to create my own background that represented what I felt from the photo Meredith gave us.
I used my watercolor paper and gathered three Tim Holtz inks: Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose and Milled lavender.  First, I stamped each ink pad on my large acrylic block and then took my watercolor brush and swirled the background with these colors.  Next, I grabbed these awesome Inkadinkadoo stamps and used the Tattered Rose and Milled lavender to stamp the flowers in the background. 
Then I added some gems with my iRock and then stopped.  This is exactly what I wanted to create using that photo and this lovely image from Tiddly Inks - a lonely girl in gorgeous colors. Now in my excitement I forgot to make a shaped card!!!  So the challenge is to make a shaped card and use the photo for inspiration!  So head over to the challenge blog and join us - make sure to use a Tiddly Image!

14 comments:

  1. OMGosh Melissa, this is stunning. The image is gorgeous. The paper you made is beautiful ... and thanks for sharing your technique. You really hit this one out of the park!

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  2. Your card is beautiful! It really is just gorgeous! Chi looks so pretty!

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  3. hiyah melissa, hope you had a fabby hol hun, we have missed you over on tiddly pcp page!! and i love love love your card too, the background is awesome. hugs Lou xxx

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  4. Wow Melissa Your card is fabulous girl! Love the gorgeous background on your Tiddly card! The glitter is perfect on the image!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  5. Melissa - this is AMAZING!!! The colors are so gorgeous...the glitter on her wrap is divine!!! What an amazing job...this should be framed...seriously!!

    HUGS!!
    xoxo

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  6. Melissa- another beautiful card, what great insperation!

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  7. Love the inked background Melissa - it makes Chi pop! Just beautiful!

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  8. WOW is this beautiful, Melissa! The background is just GORGEOUS and so delicate and you chose the perfect image. Oops on the shape, but you're forgiven. LOL It's AMAZING! xxD

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  9. This is just breathtaking!!! Beautiful! Awesome!
    Fabulous! Fantastic! I love it!! That stamped background along with Chi is wonderful!!! Love the little bit of added bling. :)

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  10. Beautiful card! =)
    I have something for you on my blog!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  11. Oh Melissa, this is beautiful! I really love this image and your background paper just fits it perfectly!
    Marlena:)

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  12. Wow, Melissa, everything about this card is amazing!

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  13. Oh my you captured that picture just perfect!Those colors, that image and again you coloring! Your background paper is just gorgeous!
    tfs

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