Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday! Challenge #43 - Picture Me

Good Morning Friends!!!  I'm here with you today with a very fun challenge today at Tiddly Inks!!  This weeks awesome challenge is to use the following photo as inspiration 
AND create a shaped card (no squares or rectangles allowed) not using an electronic die cutting machine.  Cuttlebug, Big Shots, etc allowed.  
For my super springy card today (I laugh as I write this as it was snowing quite hard in MA yesterday!) I've used a color palette of white, lilac, mango and kraft.  I chose to use Joy Bugg as my springtime inspired image. 

In order to make my shaped card, I used a flat, plastic template that I traced onto my folded card.  I left the folded edge alone and trimmed out the other three edges.  The template that I have came from my days designing for QKD.  The templates came in three graded sizes so you'll see the white and lilac sunburst patterned paper as my first layer off of my card base that matches my card shape.  
I colored Joy Bugg in with my Copics.  I trimmed her out using my Label One Nesties.  I backed the image with a beautiful lilac cardstock that I trimmed with a sponge and white acrylic paint.  My inspiration came from Sarah Martina in this post here.  Thanks Sarah!!  

I did the same technique on my card base to carry the "distressed-esque" theme throughout my card.  I chose the sentiment "Bloom" from a flowery PTI set that I have.  I ruffled up some purple Swiss dot ribbon from PTI using this technique here.  I added a strip of bling to snazz it all up.As a couple of last touches, I grabbed some Kraft cardstock and my Cupcake punch and created a super cute border and I added a teeny, tiny binder clip on the right hand side to balance out the large sentiment on the left side. 
I do hope you play along with us at the TI challenge blog!  

I hope that you've enjoyed and been inspired to create today!!


Tracy Jedi said...

This is so cute! Love the layout of your card.

Loopylou. said...

oh wow meredtih i think this is just stunning hun, love that teeny cupcake border!! hugs Lou xxx

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Meredith! Love the cupcake border, so adorable! The little gems next to the image are so pretty.


Aussieleigh said...

Super cute card Meredith - the cupcake border is adorable and love the use of the clip to hold on your image!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just adorable Meredith! Love the shape and how you've painted the edges. Those cupcakes look scrummy and the bling, WOW! xxD

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Totally 3-D and gorgeous!!! :)

Sarah Martina said...

Meredith, this is just all sorts of pretty! Love what you've done! Isn't it fun to get that paint out? :) Love this!

Unknown said...

Great card Meredith! I love your added bling!

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