Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween is Hoppin' at Tiddly Inks

Happy Halloween!!! Tiddly Inks Style!! Everyone is rockin' Christmas in July...well Christy has decided that it's Halloween in July here at TI!!! I couldn't be more excited! I LOVEEEEEEEEE Halloween as much as I love Valentine's Day!!! hehehe...
I was THRILLED beyond THRILLED when Christy recently released all of the new fabulous Halloween-esque images. I had a VERY hard time deciding which to use...because CLEARLY...I had to purchase them all!! (hehe!) But I like to bust out and try new things all the time so I went with Portence. I love her because she's gothy, a tiny bit creepy, and eerie all at the same time. Oh and btw...I kinda made her into a zombie! LOL!!
I started by coloring my image with my Copic markers. I colored Portence's skin a pale grey, using orange highlights in her hair with the majority of it remaining jet black. I used the Copic color Moon White for her "cheeky smile", orange for her shirt and black for her neck cuff.
I wanted the trim around the mirror to have some sort of "guilding" to it so I used silver stickles to outline the entire thing. I then used my newest stash of papers from My Mind's Eye that I picked up at Michael's the other day. The line is called "the Spider's Web" by Carina Gardner. All of the DP you see are from the same line just the reverse of each other.

My card base is Bazzil textured cardstock that I turned inside out as I enjoyed the color more on the inside (brighter) in a color called Stiletto Heels (something close to that). I then layered black cardstock and stitched it down with a wide zig zag in yellow thread to make it pop.
I then stitched the other layers that I'd paired up together and adhered them all down. I used Crystal Stickers - Clusters to create the top left corner bling effect along with some Making Memories Chipboard Alpha Stickers from the Spellbound collection. I only used the stars (no letters) to add some visual balance to the entire card. I hope you enjoy hopping around and seeing all of the GORGEOUS creations that everyone is making with Christy's delicious and fabulous Tiddly Inks images!! They are simply TO DIE FOR!!! (bwahahahahhhahaha)
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XOXO-
Meredith


37 comments:

mforquer said...

Oh - very cool - love all the glitter! Very halloweeny!
Melissa

DonnaMundinger said...

this is adorable! Love the colors and the bling! xxD

Loopylou!! said...

awesome card meredith, i bet the bling took you forever!!!! hugs lou xxx

hayward69 said...

Lovely image used and love the pearls around the outside.

Jayne xx

Carisa said...

fun card!

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is stunning...I think this is my fav one I think.

Fi
x

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

OMG I love the details!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Hi ya lady!!! Tthis is just lovely. It is so beautiful that I thought it looked like a Christmas card (meant in the best way LOL). Awesome!!!

She is one of my favorite images...zombie is a good look for her. :)

Debbie said...

Love this Meredith, I really liked this image but wasn't sure how to use it so great inspiration. Love all the bling and sparkles :)

Marilyn Webb said...

OMG, I love this card, you did an amazing job, I love the cluster in the corner, all the details, I just love it!! One of my favourite images too!

*Alison* said...

I LOVE the glitter and the colors rock.. My card is #8 I hope you will get a chance to stop by and let me know what you think of my card.. HUGS

Shelley said...

terrific card! Colors are awesome!

Shirley said...

This is an incredible card. Love that you did Portence as a Zombie. I was afraid I couldn't do justice to the image, but you nailed her. I also love the assorted bling. It really adds to the card.

Lisa said...

Ok, I want this card! :) I love the way you used her - she's perfectly spooky!!

Cassie_lu said...

great use of the image

Maria Matter said...

oh how fun Meredith! love this design and all your fun elements!
great job!

TRACEY O said...

Very nice. Love the bling.

Ria said...

Gorgeouss but also very scary!! Halloween Card :) thanks for hoppin with us at TiddlyInk

hugs Ria

Gina said...

This is fabulous Meredith!!! The simplicity of the image surrounded by all that scrummy bling!! :D XXX

Trisha said...

Great card, love all the bling and the inspiring use of the image.
Trisha x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just wonderful, I love all the beads and bling :D

Isabelle said...

great card!

Melissa S. said...

I love everything about this. Coloring, papers, bling, stitching. You rocked this girl.

Jenn Borjeson said...

WICKED cute! ;)

Caz said...

Fab card, love her hair and all the bling.
Caz
x

itsabrt said...

Wow you sold me on this stamp! Beth

Maz said...

Great card, love what you've done with the image. x

Barb said...

Awesome work! LOVE all of the pearls & gems, and that black and orange hair is fab :)

femke said...

hi meredith,

awesome card!!!

greetings femke

Rosa Witten said...

So cute! I feel the same way about Portence, I am so glad you used her. :)

Kristen said...

Great card, I LOvE ALL your bling. It s perfect!

Angela said...

This is really fun! Love all the elements that pull this togehter; the bling looks outstanding!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

ooooo, all your embellies make this a truly special card!!!

Maureen said...

Fab card! Love how you colored her and that corner bling is awesome!

Larissa said...

Awesome card! Great colours and lovely design!

Hugs,
Larissa

My Scrap Diary said...

i love this card. the image is very "children of the corn" but in a very elegant, non creeepy way.
its fab!

Nancy said...

I could have sworn that I posted here...but I don't see it anywhere...your card is so fabulous Merideth. From your coloring to your paper choices, it totally rocks...I think that is one of the few images I didn't get...now I'm going to have to get it...thanks so much for the inspiration and for stopping by my blog....

Hugs
Nancy