Monday, April 25, 2011

Sweet April Showers - Tiddly Inks Challenge

 Hi ya everyone!!
  This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog we are challenging you to create a card using rain showers and/or flowers for this spring season.  It seems that so many are talking about the weather and everyone is patiently waiting for warmer and sunnier weather.  I know in Portland we definitely are!
  I created this card using a new Tiddly Ink image called Flutterby.  I think she's so adorable - and for this challenge all I could think of was how stormy weather brings gorgeous summer days filled with flowers and butterflies.  I colored her in Copics and cut her out with my oval nestabilities.
 I created a scene using my Tim Holtz Inks - Black Soot, Broken China and Lavendar - these were used to make a stormy sky.  I also added some rain with markers. 
 I then took a sponge dabber and added clouds with Black Soot - then took my water pen and went over the clouds.  Finally, I added stickles to the clouds and rain.  I also computer generated my sentiment and used nestabilities.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to celebrate Spring with us!  Don't forget to use your own Tiddly image that can be found here - and Christy is already adding new images to the store right HERE!

14 comments:

  1. omg super cute melissa! i love the way you merged her with the LB cute flowers! lovwe the dark background and cheery oval, so cool!! hugs Lou xxx

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  2. I love the contrast of the dark skies and bright springy center scene! I love how the grass ties them together! Great job and GORGEOUS!

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  3. Lovely card, you really made her stand out in the rain! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  4. Melissa this is STUNNING!! I love the colors and how you used both images. The colors are just beautiful. So inspiring!

    XOXO

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  5. Oh my gosh - how clever! Love it!!!!!

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  6. Oh Melissa! I love how you did the background and then superimposed the darling Flutterby with the flowers and sunshine. Brilliant design. Really gorgeous! xxD

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  7. Wow Melissa this is so fabulous! Love your card and what you did with the image! So creative!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  8. Melissa, this is gorgeous!! I just love the contrast between the two seasons, the darkness and light, the whole concept.
    Can't wait to see what u have planned for Saturday.
    Jess :)

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  9. Oh WOW!!! This is just awesome!!! Totally awesome! I love it! :)

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  10. What a unique concept, Melissa ... the stormy sky with the sunny day ... great job!

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  11. Oh I really like this card! Love the weather scenes so unique! LOVE IT!

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  12. Melissa, this card is just adorable!

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  13. I can only say one word... BRILLIANT!!!

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  14. I just have to say.....your background is so amazing! The card is adorable, and I love the image...but I just can't get over that stormy background! I was hoping you had bought it somewhere so I could buy it...then I saw you made it! You are so talented!!!

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