Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tiddly Inks Nature Movie Challenge




This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog we're continuing our movie theme with Nature Movies. Now, don't panic, we've sort of broadened the scope here to include just about anything with flowers and fairies, etc., as you'll see from the gorgeous examples by my teamies. I , of course, being one to ALWAYS follow the rules to the letter (HA!), chose the nature documentary "The Bear". I went all CAS here, which as you know, is quite the departure from my norm, but I thought Father Bumble Bear (available HERE as part of the Bumble Bears Mega pack where you can get the WHOLE family at a super bargain) or HERE as an individual digi in The Tiddly Inks Basement , looked super fine as is, without a bunch of "shtuff" when I plunked him and his little cubby on top of one of the colored papers that are part of the Flower Garden Set. Besides a number of cool background colored sheets, you also get the adorable flower garden (inspired by Christy's own daughter's work) to color yourself. If you're interested in seeing what the Flower Garden looks like colored with Copics, you can check out my card HERE. I've added 3 tiny buttons, a computer generated sentiment, and a half mat to a premade A2 card and that was it! Looks like a good male card to me and you know they don't like a whole lot of foofala.


The simple bears were perfect for practicing my Copic blending skills (and I do need LOTS more practice) but I suggest, when you need some help, to check out the sample cards Christy features on the SHOP. At the bottom of each of the digis are sample cards using that image to get your mojo flowing. WooHoo! And one other little trick I thought I'd pass on, when fussy cutting an image without leaving any border, try running your marker around the very edge of your image afterwards, to camouflage any less than perfect work. Now go and see the gorgeous work by the rest of the Tiddly Inkers, and Christy may just have some freebies for you today. Don't miss out! OOOh, and I almost forgot, there's still time to play our I Spy game (directions HERE) and take advantage of the 15% off sale going on at Tiddly Inks and Make IT Crafty through July 21.

21 comments:

  1. This is so great! I never would have thought of a documentary about nature, duh Marlena. I love your card and idea! :)

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  2. Hi Donna! I remember that nature doc! What a perfect image to use for this theme. Your blending looks mighty awesome to me ;D I have hard time with CAS, too, but this looks like you're a master at it. Fab work! Hugz, Cheryl

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  3. Great job with your Copics, I love your shading on the bears.

    I am a fan of CAS cards, I don't do them justice myself, yours is gorgeous. Great tip about fussy cutting - thanks.

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  4. Girl you don't need any practice with the copics, I am always so jealous when I see your coloring... Very very sweet card. hugs

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  5. Your card is so adorable Donna! I love how you coloured the bears and the green background is perfect together with this image.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  6. donna this is just way too cute, i love how you did the background!! its looks fab behind the cutey bears!!! hugs Lou xxxx

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  7. So, where's the corn fields? LOL! I love that's it's CAS...the bears are taking center stage. I'm not seeing where your blending needs any practice at all. Looks perfect to me!

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  8. So cute, Donna. I love bears!

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  9. Ahhh, how cute are they!!! :) I love the simplicity of the card and how cute they look in the flowers! :)
    XOXO
    Christy

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  10. I love your shading!! And you did well with CAS. I find that such a hard task. I always want to add more.

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  11. Beautiful card Donna and your background is just gorgeous!
    Clairex

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  12. Awwwww, this is one sweet card. Love it.
    Carole

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  13. Donna you pulled off the CAS perfectly!!! What a gorgeous background for those sweet bears!
    Hugs,
    M

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  14. Love those bears and the flowers in the background are superb that flower garden set is coolio. x

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  15. This is so cute. Plus CAS, go you! Is there nothing you can't do? *oh to live around the corner from you!* I want to be Jacob being posted to you! *sigh* hot chunk of plastic will have to do for now.

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  16. Awww..love the simplicity of this card. So sweet. I really like the background paper, will have to check it out!

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  17. Awwwww this is just so beary cute!!! Love those cute little guys.

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  18. Hi Donna,WOW So SWEET!I LOVE the cute Bears and the flowers in the background,To ADORABLE!AMAZING job as always!:)

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  19. I have to tell ya I just love this card!!!!
    We miss ya Donna, hope your having a great summer!

    xoxo
    Jen

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Thanks for making my day!