Saturday, April 18, 2015

If at first you don't succeed....

A few months back Tiddly Inks was looking for DT members and I threw my hat in the ring.  While I didn't get picked, I still enjoy me some Tiddly Inks, and if you peruse my posts you'll find quite a few cards made with Tiddly Inks Images.  OK, so I'm obsessed, but  just a little.  So far there are no restraining orders against me, so my obsession will continue.

SOOOOO, now Tiddly Inks is having another DT call, and I decided to try again!  Why not, right?  Who can resist these images?  I certainly can't!

The image I used in this first card is a clear stamp called Beary Sweet - Wryn's Panda.  I incorporated lots of different techniques and details in this card.  First, I embossed a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Then I inked up a piece of watercolor paper with  the Hero Arts Cling Stamp Leaf and Floral  Background stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  After it was set, I used a watercolor resist technique using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I set that to dry and stamped Wryn on another piece of watercolor paper and the panda on white Crafter's Companion cardstock.  I watercolored Wryn with my Fantasia premium Watercolor Pencils and highlighted my water coloring with my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils.

I really didn't want to color the panda, but wanted to add some dimension somehow.  So I dug through my stash of embossing powders and pulled out a bottle of white Flock that I've had for YEARS (I actually may have still been in my 30's when I bought it!  LOL).  So a applied the flock to the Panda and Wryn's hat to make them "fuzzy".  Some black Stickles on the eyes and ears of the Panda and Wryn's Panda hat and it was done.

I assembled the card and added some flowers and some twine to add a "organic" details.  So cute!

Or course I had to make a second card...well..because I could!

I wanted a touch of whimsy for this card so I used an older, I believe retired, digital stamp called "Smoochy"  Smoochy was the second purchase I ever made from Tiddly Inks WAAAAY back in 2013! Anyway, I printed Smoochy out twice and colored her lips with my Spectrum Noir Markers and cut them out.  I added some shimmer to her lips with my Wink of Stella.  

So since I wanted this card to have a fun feel, I put these cut out lips on an action wobbler and attached it the the rest of the image. And because no self respecting woman would leave the house without at least some lip gloss, I added some Liquid Glass to her lips.  So fun!

Smooches and good luck to everyone applying to the Tiddly Inks DT call, especially me! 

1 comment:

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

so beautiful and good luck x