Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tiddly Inks and Make It Crafty New Release!

 It's time!!  It's time!!!  YAY IT'S TIME!!  Time for what you ask???  Time for this!!

Seriously...just WAIT until you see what stunning new images, creations and inspiration lay in store!!!  It's OH SO EXCITING!!  Christy from Tiddly Inks and Zoe from Make It Crafty  (both insanely talented artists and digital image GENIUSES!) have been crazy hard at work coming up with fresh gorgeous new images for you all and the teams have worked equally hard to present and create with these images to bring you the best inspiration and creative thinking!!!

You will most certainly want to head to the fabulous Landing Page to check out all of the fun that is going on!!  There's a very clever game set up for all to play along!!
 
 For my first creation (soooooooo fun creating this!) I've used a Tiddly Image - "Owlette" and a Make It Crafty image "Big Steampunk Treehouse".  I started by printing the MIC treehouse onto heavy white cardstock from The Paper Source.  I brought out my watercolor paints and had the BEST and most relaxing time painting this gorgeous image.
 
Once my paints were dry, I went back and added a touch of silver here and there with my silver paint pen on the areas that I wanted to have a bit of metal showing.  I decided that the sky needed to be darkened a bit so I sponged some Tim Holtz "Broken China" ink all over the sky.  I used some VERY vintage paper - it was actually the interior cover of an old book I have had for EVER for the clouds.  I use an MFT Die-namics to cut the clouds.  I did a lot of distressing and stitching to add to the texture of this creation.  

My TI image - Owlette is colored with my Copics and her skirt is paper pieced.
 
I added a number of fabulous gears that I purchased in a set - Tim Holtz, of course!

I found this very adorable owl charm in the jewelry section of my local craft store.  He had a ring on the top as he's supposed to be a charm but with a small pair of needle nose plyers I removed the ring and hot glued him to the chipboard bracket that I created for this card. 
My second creation features the STUNNING new Tiddly Inks Mermaid.  I colored her with my Copics - HAD to to make her hair oh so red!
I colored her fully with Copics and trimmed her out.  I coated her tail in Martha Stewart clearish/white glitter and set her aside to dry.  (so in love with her!!)
I then started on my MIC background which I, once again, watercolored.  I used the Steampunk Goggle image.  Just so fitting, don't you think?  I also used my silver paint pen for the specific metallic areas on the goggles. 
 
Once the paint was dry, I added a thick layer of Crackle Glaze to the "glass" part of the goggles and let it dry overnight.  I am always SO tempted to "check" the glaze but I have learned the lesson not to!!  LOL!  It's like trying to touch your nail polish when you KNOW it's not yet dry!
I then used the same vintage paper as I used in my first creation only this time I made it a large border around the entire edge of my 8"x10" creation.  I glued it all down and then coated it with Mod Podge twice with a spongy applicator.  I let it all dry and stitched the edges twice with a large straight stitch.
 
I added my creation to it's frame and placed the glass on top.  I then added two rhinestone flourishes to the upper left and lower right hand side of my frame.

I took out my hot glue gun and added this fabulous compass that I found in the jewelry section of Micheal's (on CLEARANCE at that! love it!).  I added a few loops of hemp twine to the upper ring for added dimension.  
I love how the flourishes and compass literally POP off of the glass because they are attached to the exterior!  

I hope you have enjoyed this fabulous release as much as I have!!  I KNOW you will all create something gorgeous and wonderful with the new releases from Tiddly Inks and Make It Crafty!!

36 comments:

Loopylou. said...

morning meredith!! and oh wow hun these are just the most fabulous makes, love the goggles at the bottom of the sea with your mermaid and the house and omg just all of it!! love her skirt, such a fab idea!! huge hugs Lou xxx

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Well, you have been so busy!! LOL Love all the charms and the owl is spectacular!! :) Oh, I love the compass just as much though....so clever! :)
XOXO

BlackBird said...

Wow, so much, so wonderful!

Alina said...

gorgeous cards, Meredith, great embellishments!
hugs, Alina

shell said...

Morning Meredith, wow hun i adore all your embellies.
Shell xx

Frea said...

Goor morning Meredith, wow how brilliant, all those lovely details, I keep looking and discovering more. HUgs, Frea

Vicky said...

Meredith, these are both wonderful, I had to smile because I did the same last night with Owlettes skirt...Those big dresses works so beautifully with a patterned paper...

Absolutely gorgeous designs
x
Vicky

Ellephantastic said...

wowdy wow wow!! These are amazing. Loving all your details. Beautiful x

cass said...

Wonderful work, congrats.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh, these are both so wonderful and your embellishments are just too cool! LOVE them! :)

Alison said...

These are officially some of my favorite creations you've made! Wow, Meredith!!! What AWESOME creations! I am in awe. Love the details, the paper pieced skirt, the cracked goggles. Just wow. You rocked this!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Meredith! Not one, but TWO absolutely stunning creations! Oh such fabulous details on both. amazing work, GF! xxD

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

So beautiful Meredith. Gosh there is so much detailing, I don't know where to start. The owl charm the teeny tiny adorable compass, your inside book jacket DP, all so beautiful. I really do love all the silver accents you added and your watercolouring is inspiring.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh Meredith - these are AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!! I am totally in love with the Owlette girl, I have a thing for owls. So this is like my favorite creation so far! :)
xoxo

Leanne said...

These are just amazing!! Love the underwater scene and the cool treehouse scene. Those gears rock,a dn so does your coloring!

Dilsaver Designs said...

So beautiful, you coloring is wonderful!!

Marilyn said...

OMGosh... this is gorgeous! So much attention to detail. Love it!

Denise and Louise said...

Two totally gorgeous creations. I love them both.
Denise xx

Larissa said...

Great great cards Meredith! I love the owl and compass embellie so cute!

Hugs,
Larissa

Kerys said...

2 fantastic cards Meredith! I love them both! :-)

Tracy said...

Great cards! I think the mermaid is my favorite. Love her hair!

JLJ Designs said...

Awesome cards! I love the little charms you have that are so perfect for each.

Jen

Pinkladibug said...

Great cards...beautiful colors...and the owl and compus charms....over the top awesome!


Thanks
April
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Lina said...

Absolutely wonderful cards. Awesome coloring and such great scenes.

KC said...

Your cards are amazing (as always…I so need to stop by more often) So so cute…On the first one I love her dress, it looks so vintage! And the second is awesome! The broken glass is such a cool effect, and a great idea!

Carole of Brum said...

Now why didnt i think of paper-piecing? It works so well with the big dresses. both are great but I am really loving your mermaid card, it's just fantastic what you've done to make it, so much work but it looks so good. CoB

Gunvor said...

Wonderful cards! Owlette is my fav of all the new images and I really love what you made with that image.

Debbie Pamment said...

YAY I'm finding the time to get around and it's soooooo worth it! WOW these are GORGEOUS Meredith!!! Love the funky little charms - what a perfect touch!
xXx

Faye said...

How lovely to see you over at mine after so long! And what a sweet comment about my measly little creation, compared to this MATERPIECE! In fact, I'm off to admire it some more, there are so many stunning details...
xxx

Starla B. said...

WOW. These are just amazing. Fabulous job!!!

LindaS said...

Wonderful designs. Love all your little details.

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful creations, you guys must have had a ball with these fab images! Love your colouring and the wee owl is the cutest!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend
hugs
Michelle
xx

Renee said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your colouring is amazing!!!1

Andrea C said...

Both are amazing x

Carly said...

I just purchased the set of these stamps and was looking to your blog for inspiration ....WOW!
no way can I even come close to creating such beautiful stuff as you!

Casper said...

Oh My gosh Meredith,

Such gorgeous projects and the use of watercolour paint and your other dimentional objects,bring both projects to life!

That dress on your first project is devine and that red hair on the mermaid oh so lush!

Great showcase of characters and backgrounds - such a great inspiration!

Have a great weekend!
Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx