Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tiddly Inks - Halloween Style!

Happy Tiddly Tuesday everyone!!  This week at Tiddly we're celebrating the upcoming Halloween holiday!!  Come create with us and show us your Halloween designs!!  

Today I've used one of my very favorite Tiddly Halloween Designs - Spooky Birthday.  Isn't she ADORABLE?  I love this image as it's fabulous for paper piecing.  I simply trim down my 12x12 paper to 8.5x11 and run it through my printer.  Sometimes if I choose a particularly thicker piece of DP or cardstock it jams but I simply pull it out and try again and most of the time it works.  The peachy colored polka dotted paper here is from SU! and is really the perfect weight.  I colored her with my Copics - hair, skin, hat and tote.  I colored her cake with my Prismacolor pencils and added a thick coat of Distress Stickles on top.  I used my Orange Marmalade Distress stickles and water to create a thin coat to paint her hat and gifts with.  I then pieced her dress and the band on her hat as the last step and let everything dry overnight.  I trimmed her out and set her aside while I assembled all of my layers.  
For my layers, I've used an assortment of DCWV, Bazzill and G45 papers.  I've paired these papers with ivory PTI felt, PTI rustic twine, bling, stitching, a snowflake die from Sizzix, a Martha Stewart punch, my new postage stamp die from MFT and an old SU! sentiment "sparkle" for a layered and non-traditional Halloween effect! I simply love deviating from the standard Halloween colors - trying to keep on track but think outside the box here with peachy tones and navy blues versus the standard orange and black.  

I can't wait to see what you come up with for us over at the Tiddly Challenge Blog.  See you there!! 

12 comments:

Loopylou. said...

morning meredith!! ooooooohhhh this is just stunning hun, i love love love the effect on the cake and all the embellies around the card! just wowzers!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Just amazing, Meredith! You always have the fabbiest layout and most gorgeous details! love, love, LOVE it! xxD

mforquer said...

Wow - what a unique Halloween card - so many fabulous patterns and textures - gorgeous cake!! I love the glimmer and great rhinestones!
hugs,
M

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous hun love the image with the little speider on the cake really made me smile, gorgeous colours too hugs pops x

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Just love this Meredith! You rock with the paper piecing and those orange marmalade stickles are so cool!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Stunning - the colors, layers, design, what's not to love.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Love it, Meredith - LOVE IT!!!! :)

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

*gush* Oh it's superb, really. I love all the layers and the stickles. Great tip on how you did her hat! So fab! The paper combination is so awesome, mine looks so drab in comparison.

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Gorgeous and filled with tons to see!! :)

Larissa said...

Great card Meredith! Love the unusal halloween colours. The gems on the dress are really fabulous.

Hugs,
Larissa

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Meredith! What a crazy awesome card! So many gorgeous details and the colors are fab! That glitter cake is scrumptious and the added bling is sublime! Also, I love how you used that open frame to add another layer, yet it lets all of the wonderful details behind it shine through! GENIUS! Hugz, Cheryl

Alex said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS! Meredith, you always, ALWAYS blow me away with what you put together and create. AMAZING.