Friday, September 9, 2011

Tiddly Inks End of Summer Card

div>It's Fabulous Inky Friday which means at The Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog we highlight cards we see using Tiddly Inks images throughout blogland as well as those from the Tiddly Inkers. We also announce the winner from the previous challenge so of course you wanna go see, don't you? Although it wasn't my team's turn to do the Goodbye Summer Challenge for Tiddly Tuesday, I couldn't help but do a Fall card. It's my favorite season.

I immediately thought of the sweet Colorful World, an older image that resides in the Tiddly Inks Basement. Remember, that's your spot for things you may not find in the new Tiddly Inks Shop. Many of the images in the basement are discounted as well. WooHoo! You can snag her for a mere $2.00! She's colored with Copics, and glossy Accents added to her brush, fussy cut, then popped on a Nesties Mega Oval.

The leaves were cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug die and folder. I used the trees from the huge Harmony at Home Mega Pack for the patterned paper by resizing and printing each in a different color, using my Printmaster Platinum Program, then cutting the leaves out of the tree tops. Brushed Corduroy Distress was used to bring out the embossing.

To add a little interest, I wound a fiber through the popped leaves. I kind of thought it gave a feeling of movement and allows me to enter it in The Ribbon Carousel Anything Goes Challenge this week. Some gold adhesive beads were added for a little shine. There's still plenty of time to enter our Goodbye Summer-Hello Fall challenge so I hope to see you there and wait until you see the fabulous inspiration from our Wow Ya Wednesday Guest Kate from The Kathryn Wheel. Seriously, art journaling at it's FINEST! And pop over to Christy's Blog and see the adorable new Little Miss Sunshine image, just released Tuesday. There is always something fun going on at Tiddly Inks.

I'm also entering this in the Craft Us Crazy Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments Challenge (adhesive beads, here).


  1. Great card for Autumn...such a cute image too. Sad to think its the end of the summer but where was the sun??


  2. It doesn't seem like you had much of a little vacation... hope you had a wonderful time... and of course I am loving your beautiful card, I like how you wound the fiber through the popped leaves.. so creative you are.. hugs

  3. Another hot day! Yikes!
    And speaking of hot...I hope you had a marvelous and rather heated anniversary trip!
    Can't wait to see you!

    The projects are muy fab! =)
    xoxo! Bebo!

  4. Love this Autumn card..... and that little sweet artist image is just perfect. She's painted our world with autumn colors.

  5. Hi Donna,
    This card is wonderfully textured. You really make magnificent cards in this style. I love the leaves and the gorgeous colours.
    Fiona x

  6. So gorgeous. LOVE the way you used the music stamp. I love the way you write, 'To add a little interest' as if your work needed some extra interest at all! Such a great job on colouring! (1st Copic workshop for me tonight in Perth! WATCH OUT COPIC WORLD!) Love her colours. xx

  7. I LOVE FALL too! Your card looks fabulous as always! I LOVE the leaves with that pretty paper.... Goes so well together! :o)


  8. Gorgeous card. The texture is extraordinary! TFS!

    p.s. I have a Blog Award waiting for you, on my blog. :-)


  9. Hey Donna!! Wonderful creation and fabby colors, great coloring as well:) Can you please e-mail me at so I can get your prize for winning at Kaboodle Doodles to you - thanks!!

  10. This is so pretty! Love those leaves! :)

  11. Oh my this card is soo SWEET Donna!Great colors and LOVE this image,AMAZING job as always!!:)

  12. Gorgeous fall card, Donna! Love the leaves and the colors you used are perfect! She's adorable!

  13. What a perfect way to say goodbye to summer--the design actually made me feel the embossing on the leaves--adds a extra special touch :)

  14. What a pretty Fall card, Donna! I love Colorful World! In fact, I love that entire Harmony at Home set. You make me want to play along with every single challenge!

  15. Very pretty! I love the leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!


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