Friday, February 25, 2011

Fabulous Friday with Tiddly Inks!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!  I'm so enjoying time off with my family and our wonderful friends.  It's been a wonderful February break vacation week!!  

I made my Fabulous Inky Friday card with my Father In Law in mind.  His birthday just passed and hopefully this card has been in his hand for a few days now!  =) 

I made a long card as I wanted to encompass the Harmony at Home image as well as the new What's up (or Down) image.  I was originally going to keep the balloons on the What's Up image but for layout purposes I snipped them off. 
My cardbase is 9.25"x4".  I chose SU!'s Close To Cocoa.  I followed it up with My Mind's Eye brand cardstock, which is red on one side with the complimenting side showing in white flowers with a rustic feel to them.  

I colored the houses in the Harmony image with my Prisma pencils and Copic markers.  I kept my pencil coloring intentionally 'scruffy', if you will, so that I could have a watercolor"ish" look going on.  I used my paper blender and Burt's Bees Apricot Oil to blend my pencil.  It looks so pretty and smells DELICIOUS!  =)  

I created a scalloped border to snug in along the bottom right under my sentiment strip.  I used PTI's Mixed Mega Messages to create this.  I started in the middle with my first stamp and worked my way going left then right all the way out to the edges.  This way I was ensuring that my placement would be even and clean and not end up with more or less space between each image.  

Using my Nesties and Big Shot, I cut out two decorative labels.  I adhered them together, ran edging of faux stitching around them with a great drawing pen and finished that section off with two Martha Stewart wintery felt stickers.
As a final touch, I added the sweet What's Up puppy.  My In-Laws are Scottie people.  I knew that I had to incorporate him somehow!!  I tried adding him with the balloons as noted above but it just didn't fit right.  So I snipped them off, colored the puppy in black, coated him with Diamond Glaze and set him aside overnight.  I colored a second puppy that I'd printed out and trimmed his head off.  
When I came back in the morning, I added a pop dot to the back of puppy two and added him to my now dried and glazed up pooch.  I'm sorry but he's SO cute, if I do say so myself!!  LOL!

I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired today!!!  Please don't forget to swing by the TI Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous inspiration that is up on display!!

Crafty Hugs!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great card Meredith! I like how you added What's Up Puppy to the front!