Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tiddly Inks Fabulous Inky Friday and Special NEWS about a Contest at BBTB2!


TGIF!!!!! That means it's time for another Fabulous Inky Friday at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog where we highlight fabby creations by our fans found all over the net, as well as creations by the DT that may or may not feature the current challenge, and announce the previous challenge winners. BTW, that current challenge is Art Journaling, and because it is perhaps a bit unfamiliar, we've extended our challenge to two weeks so have a gander HERE and get inspired. I honestly did try to do another journal page, but I never got further than a half done background, so I decided to pull out an old favorite, Poppy, as well as Poppy Accents, for my card this week. I realize the popular sentiment is "Take time to smell the flowers", but my dream has always been a garden that would provide cut flowers for at least 3/4 of the year, but now that I have it, I've been so busy, the majority of them have just died on the vine. Bummer!


Poppy provides an excellent opportunity for practicing your Copic coloring skills. This time I opted to attempt a sort of wavy look and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. The DP is K&Co and the sentiment is computer generated.


I've also chosen to print the images twice to decoupage. The centers of the flowers are highlighted with Glossy Accents. Each word of the sentiment is cut and glued separately and partially outlined with Copics as well.


Now don't faint. I actually finished the inside as well. I used the flowers from Poppy Accents, colored them with Copics and doodled a similar frame around the space to write a personal message. WooHoo! I might actually send this one. Now why not pop by Tiddly Inks and check out the beautiful featured cards, and it one of them is yours, feel free to grab the badge for your blog. There will also be some adorable new images this coming Tuesday. There's a bit of a sneak peek on Christy's BLOG I'm sure you won't want to miss.


On another note, I hope everyone has heard about the FABULOUS CONTEST going on at BBTB2. Our sponsor is My Creative Classroom. THIS IS HUGE! My Creative Classroom offers classes in just about anything you'd want to explore. Die Cutting (Cricut and others) of course, but also Stamping, Mixed Media, YOU NAME IT! Click HERE to see the list. You have through Monday to enter so HURRY! CLICK HERE to read all about the contest, (wish I could enter!), and good luck!




15 comments:

  1. OH Donna - I love this card! The purples are amazing and I love the inside too! Gorgeous Poppy accents!
    Hugs,
    M

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  2. Amazing! Reminds me to go pick my flowers! Off to the garden I go....first thing in the morning.

    Cheers!

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  3. Wow, your coloring skills just blow me away...love that very subtle shading under your doodling and around your image and flowers. Wonderful card. Going to check out BBTB now. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  4. I love the colors you chose for Poppy, beautifully done :)

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  5. Oooh, it's purplicious! Yummy!! Your coloring is gorgeous.

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  6. LOVE THISSS! Look at you---all art jouranlly!!hehe

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  7. Just the cutest card...I love those purple poppys, and that darling image....and oh, I love how you finished the inside...love that outline doodling around the card.
    Carole

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  8. So pretty, she's one of my favorite images. :)

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  9. Donna, her hair is so beautifully shiny. Wish my hair would do that IRL. Love this, I love all the dimension you add, so clever and it looks so good when you do. I envy that about you, I am too lazy to create too much dimension, but love it in others works so much ;D

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  10. Wow! I love Poppy's hair! Awesome coloring job Donna! I can relate to watching the flowers wither! It's been an awful summer and I'm so hoping fall is 1000 times better!

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  11. Wonderful card and image Donna.
    Hope you are well my friend!
    Lana x

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  12. Gorgeous Donna! Great colours and I love the dimension.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  13. I think I better take the advise that the sentiment is telling me....so pretty! Now try that Art Journaling again!!! and water the flowers!! You are so lucky to be able to have flowers that long :)

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  14. Such a pretty card. Her hair is awesome! I really do have to get practicing a bit more with my newly opened copics. The inside frame is so cute too. LOVE that you have gorgeous garden and that Jacob got to see it! Hope he comes home and shares all your gardening tips. Weeds is all I've ever grown well. :P

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Thanks for making my day!