Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TIddly Inks Challenge #21 - Our Pets

Hello Everyone!!  I'm so excited to be here with you today to show off another fabulous Tiddly Inks challenge and Christy Croll image!! 

The theme of this week's challenge is "our pets".  We have a gorgeous dog, Katie but I decided to veer from the dog route as that was an obvious one for me and go with something out of the box so to speak as far as pets go in my house.

My daughter has been asking daily for either a frog or a turtle.  She's into the amphibious and reptilians right now and is rather relentless.  She also knows that her 6th birthday is coming up so she's trying to work that angle.  Between my two children, darling husband, dog and house I have enough to care for presently.  = )  So with all of that said I went with one of Christy's new images Donna and themed it around my darling daughter's wish for one of these creatures. 

I started with Donna.  I printed her out twice.  Once on white stock and once on the strawberry paper.  I then trimmed out the umbrella top and paper pieced it. 

I then used my Copic and Prismacolor markers to color in Donna and her tiny green friend.  I then trimmed her out and set her aside. 

I purposefully kept the background relatively simple using PTI cardstock as my base followed by a similar colored striped DP from the same mat stack that the strawberry paper came from.  (DCWV I think)
 I added my sentiment using a whimsical alphabet sticker pack that I just recently picked up.  

I layered that down and trimmed out a few strawberries placing them haphazardly here and there.  I found a home for Donna and adhered her down.  I then used Diamond Glaze and shined up her rubber Wellies!! 

As a final touch on the exterior, I added clear pearls to look like rain drops all over the card front. 

The inside is the answer to the sentiment of "Pretty Please".  The ? is my answer.  LOL!  I will probably give in someday...but...maybe not this year.  Lastly, I added a strip of blue velvet ribbon to the inside to provide a touch of softness.

I hope you enjoy and can come play over at TI!! 

Crafty Hugs!


Unknown said...

Meridith - this is a really super card - i love the super soft blues and then the pop of the red strawberries, and the story about you DD and her want of a frog - how cute - and a bit cheaper than a pony!!!

Love it!!!

Paula x x x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG how ADORABLE, Meredith! I wish I could say that cute Donna was me, but alas! Not quite sure I'd be holding a froggy, no matter how cute. LOL LOVE your colors and paper piecing. this is truly precious! (Are you gonna break down and get her one? I had turtles when I was 6. :D ) xxD

Loopylou. said...

oooh meredith this is just way too cute, if only mo wanted a frog, but no, if anything happens to our beloved dog zak, mo wants a goat!!?!!! hope your dd gets her frog hun!! thankyou for getting tiddly with us again!! hugs Lou xxx

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow Meridith - this is just too cute! I love this image and you paper pieced her so well. Love the shiny wellies too!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

So cute and clever...:) Love the strawberry paper. :)

Ellis said...

Wonderful card Meredith, I like the raindrops! =)

Hugs, Elenor

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is just as precious as can be! pretty please let her have a froggie?! :)

Nancy said...

great way to think outside of the box....great card....thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks...


Ana said...

Super cute card!!! Love the strawberry paper.


Kathi said...

How cute is that??? Answer: Way too cute. I really love how you colored her. Those clear pearls are the perfect embellishment!

Larissa said...

Such a sweet card! Love the strawberries. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.