Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday!! Let's Read!!

Good Tiddly Tuesday everyone!!  I'm so sorry for my "late" post but due to Hurricane Irene (or Tropical Storm Irene) as it made it's way into MA took power from us for 36+ hours.  We got it back in the middle of the night last night and as much as I wanted to, I wasn't about to start blogging at 2 am!!  LOL!  So here I am!!  This week's Tiddly Challenge Theme is Reading.  My hubby and I just decided to let our kids watch the first Harry Potter movie for the first time!!  (love family movie night!) And they LOVED it.  I'm now going to start reading them the first book.  They are a *little* young for such a verbose book but I think if we go a few pages at a time they'll be able to stick with it.  So with Harry Potter on the brain I created this card along with a tag insert.  I used one of Christy's newest TI additions: 

As you can see, I started with Griffyndor colors of Crimson and Gold.  I added subtle tones of all throughout my creation.  I added an office tag that I coated in Crimson Pearlescent Ink then covered with Copper embossing powder.  I tied this tag with rough twine.  I layered that along with a cork skull and crossbones sticker, lots of stitching and some super cool, sparkly chipboard letters. 
I found the pocket in a pack at Michael's.  Super cool.  Lots of different sizes and colors, AND they are self-adhesive - which is nice.
My tag is cut using one of the newer MFT dies.  I printed the image, lined up the die, cut and then colored.  I colored my image with my Copics and added a bit of bling and distressing to keep it lively.  I added a ratty piece of black ribbon, frayed purposefully.  

I used some simple black Grosgrain ribbon double tied into a fluffy bow with my bright gold tape measure ribbon.  
I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired!!  Please come play along with us this week over at the Tiddly Ink Challenge blog!!


Star said...

This is so cute!! So much work...and it turned out beautifully. I am very glad to hear you are alright after Irene, and yay for having power back!

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOVE it, my friend. This came out just beautifully. We had a tree fall on our house, but it was only tree branches that actually hit the house - thankfully! We're all safe, and glad you are, too! :)

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Meredith, this is just so awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hidden book mark, very very COOL.

Our two youngest just saw the first 2 movies for Movie Night as well. My six year old was very into them. We told her she could only see the first 3 movies, they get to scary after that. I just started reading the first book to my Boo, too. We will start Chapter 4 tonight. These are the first REAL chapter books we have read to her so I think seeing the movies helped her keep a breast to who was who in the book.

What a wonderful book mark for this reading adventure. Hmmm, maybe I should whip up one too?

Unknown said...

Wow, this project is amazing! I love Harry Potter and everything about this project! Glad you got your power back, We were so lucky with Irene.

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy to hear you're safe and sound, Hon. This project is amazing with the fabulous rich colors, textures and details. I LOVE it! xxD