Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge #22 - Sketch Layout

Greetings Everyone!!

I'm THRILLED to be back for another week of delicious Tiddly Inks challenges!!!

This week we've been given a great sketch to work with!  I've been SO into Halloween this year!  I've always enjoyed it but this year I've been particularly inspired.

I used the sketch to highlight three Tiddly Inks images.  I can no longer say "these are three of my favorite" TI images because quite honestly, there isn't one image that I don't like!!!  SERIOUSLY!!!  I love all of them!!!

So, with the sketch I used the following three images:

I started out with a square of Core Coordinations paper - black on the outside and purply-pink on the inside.  This square measures 8.75.  I heavily distressed the edges so that the internal color would show.  I then sliced a piece of SU! Only Orange down to 8.5 x 8.5 as my next layer.  I then started piecing together my papers for the sketch.

I used a misc. purple for my main rectangle on the left hand side as a matte for my skeleton paper. (love this paper!!)  I knew my Twisted Tree was going to go right there.

I wanted my Peek A Boo Bugg to be highlighted on the upper right hand side knowing that the sparkly web would be the icing on the proverbial cake down on the right hand side.  I like balance but not TOO much balance.  =)

I then set to coloring my images.  Everything is colored with my Copics and Prismacolor markers.  I also used my sparkly Sakura gel and Souffle pen to embellish our tiny witches hat.  I took my glue pen and covered the web and then sprinkled Doodlebug Glitter in black all over it.  I then set it aside to dry.

After everything was colored, I trimmed out the tree, trimmed the Boo Bugg a bit to fit the sketch and began layering and matting my images into place.  I kept the branches of my tree popped up a bit so that they had a bit of a 3-D effect to them.  My Boo Bug is matted on a medium pink/purple the reverse of which is the mat for the spider web.

I used glittery bat stickers as small embellishments on the tree and a solo one on the web.  For the two pieces on the left hand side I used metal edged tags that I heavily distressed with ink and my fingers and then added rhinestone pumpkin stickers along with a yellow and purple brad in each respective tag.

I added orange, sparkly spider web ribbon that I tied into a fluffy bow.  I then added a colored staple in each corner for embellishment as well as security - there are a lot of layers goin' on!  LOL!

I truly hope you enjoy my creation, the Design Team's samples are over the moon inspiring as are Christy's always amazing images!!!

Please come play along!!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!


mfc.melissamade2 said...

Meredith - love your cards! I also have that cute skull paper! LOL! Your peek-a-boo bug is too cute! Love this!

Lau W said...

Superb creation ! Very nice !

Loopylou. said...

Meredith- this is so cool, i love the spooky papers you used!! thanks for getting tiddly with us this week! hugs lou xxx

Curly said...

lovely design and colours, its such a cool halloween card,
Have a great day Bridget :)

DonnaMundinger said...

How fun is this, Meredith! Lovin' the images you chose. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

Larissa said...

Such a great card! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!