Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Easel Card?

Hiya! Today I am sharing my first-ever Easel Card. I am not one to make shaped cards but this week's Tiddly Ink Challenge is to try out the easel card, so what the heck?!? 

Isn't this a sweet image? It's called Wedding Bells and when you purchase the stamp you get two different versions: one with a veil and one without. I obviously used the one without and that way it could be wedding, anniversary or just love! 

Papers: My Minds Eye, Teresa Collins, Bazzill Cardshoppe
Other: MME Sequins, Papertrey Ink ribbon, Copic markers. SRM sticker

Friday, May 22, 2015

Scooting By

Hi there! 
It's been a heck of a week over here in Tobi-land but sitting down for some coloring therapy was just what I needed.
It turns out that flying a dog home in cargo or in baggage is an incredibly costly endeavor, and of course there's a healthy amount of paperwork involved too... But we want to bring our Chinese rescue dog to Canada and give him a "forever home" so we're trying! 

Today on the Tiddly Inks blog the DT is sharing our weekly "makes." 
Here is my card featuring Scooting By Wryn

I downloaded a colour chart for Spectrum Noir markers and colored it in, so I thought I would get to know them better by using them on this card vs. my Copics. I do notice a difference in a number of ways, the colour organization being the biggest difference. I NEEDED the colour chart because the markers aren't organized into light-to-dark families like Copics, but it's something that I'm getting used to! 

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

You Are The Best

I made a pretty watercolored card with the brand-new:

I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed with white EP. To make the dots stand out I added Ranger White Enamel (like glossary accents, except white!). 

Watercolours: Kuretake
Papers: My Mind's Eye

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tiddly Inks!

The other week I applied to be on the Tiddly Inks design team and to my pleasure I was selected. The images are superbly illustrated and will be a real challenge for my colouring skills so i'm really looking forward to the next 4 months! 

Here's my card featuring a newly released image called "Love You Mostest": 

I love to colour Christy's images because they challenge me to see the shadows and highlights and attempt to accentuate them with markers/chalk pencils... 

For example. the folds on the dress and the man's suit were added by selective shading.. it's fun to play around with images like this because each time you do it you can make different choices!

Other information: 
Sketch is from Mojo Monday Sketch 396
Patterned Paper: MME Fancy That
Colouring Mediums: Copic Markers, General's Chalk Pastel Pencil
Accessories: Fancy That sequins, Prima flower

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Twinery Gift Set

I'm so happy that I'll be spending another year with on The Twinery design team. 
Their twine is has always been one of my go-to staples so it's a total no-brainer for me ;).. 

Here's a project I have up on The Twinery Blog if you wanna take a gander: 

Friday, May 1, 2015

How The DUCK Are You

Today is the day of a brand new challenge at the Naughty or Nice blog and this month's challenge is: Friends! I was going through my stamps looking for how I could make a card about friendship Naughty and I came across an old TSG set with some hilarious sentiments and I thought Yep... That's it! 

I wanted to create a quasi picture-frame for my image so what I did was cut out the image (MFT Stitched Square Frame) with the intention of using all parts of the die cut. 

Then I cut a few more squares to layer underneath to raise up the square: 

Then I glued the frames together and when I put the card together it looked like a mat in a picture frame: 

It's funny.. When I showed Ian the outside of the card he said "Oh.. What a cute baby card." and I was like, Ummm.... That's no baby card. Here's the inside: 

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