27 March 2012

It's a Birthday Bash challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Good morning!  Are you ready for another Tiddly Tuesday?  This week is a special week because it is  our fearless leader and artist extraordinaire Christy's birthday!  She's going to be turning... I don't know!  It's a secret!

We are celebrating by making the challenge this fortnight a Birthday Bash challenge.  To join in with us, just make a Birthday card, Birthday banner or any kind of Birthday project (remember only Tiddly Inks images qualify for prizes)!

Here's my card using Wryn Blooms:

Isn't she sweet?  This is one of those cards I made by choosing my papers before I coloured the image and once again I'm not that happy with the result.  I think I'm going to go back to just colouring first and choosing papers later!

The papers are from Crate Paper, October Afternoon and Sassafras Lass.  The seam binding ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl and the swirly corner embellishment is from Make it Crafty.  The stitching is done with button thread.  The sentiment is from the Wryn Birthday Girl image.

Here are the copics I used:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Monday's Challenge #4: Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems: Just Have Fun
Color Me Creative: Anything Goes (second entry)

That's all from me!  I hope you can join us this fortnight!  And don't forget Tiddly Inks has it's 2 year anniversary coming up soon and there will be lots more celebrating for that!




Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Hehe I love this image...she looks so little with her giant flowers! Grea tjob colouring her the shading on her hair. I think yuo have done a great job of matching out to the papers :)

Vicky said...

Well I think its gorgeous sweetie & of course I love the image. I always colour my images before I choose the papers lol.......I know I'm always gonna have something to match lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Loopylou. said...

morning arrabella!
oooooooooh this is so cute! I love the stitched layers and wryn looks awesome!
love the bling too ;)
huge hugs lou xxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and your pretty sewing!

Mary J said...

That is so gorgeous Arabella! The layout is so fab!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie I absolutely love this creation fabulous colours to, big happy hugs love Pops x x x

Hanneke said...

Wow, great birthday card! Love the colors and sweet image! Hugs, Hanneke

Amanda R said...

Very pretty Arabella! Love how you fussy cut Wryn and popped her up, such great dimension!

Anita said...

This is beautiful Arabella, I can't believe you're not happy with it. We are our own worst critics, aren't we? Beautifully colored and I love the little sentiment you used.

Jen Shults said...

This is so so wonderful! your coloring is just amazing and I love the papers you put together! Gorgeous creation!

Joey said...

Hi hun, this card is faberooney! gorgeous layout and colourwork. I will still be over at Pollycraft hun, so you wont miss me too much :))) Sad my term is at an end with Tiddly, but all good things come to an end :( Joey xxx

Lou Mac said...

This is total perfection - love all the bright happy colours and the mix of polka dots and checks!!


Hannah Clark said...

This is adorable! I love how you've coloured the image! That flourish in the corner is just perfect! Cute card!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Arabella. Love the colours are she's so sweet!!

Unknown said...

Hi Arabella, well I also think it's just fab! Your colouring is always perfect and as far as I can see matches the paper perfectly.

Tho I have to agree that I tend to colour first then find the paper. When I try the other way around I find I either have not matched at all or I don't like the papers anymore!!!

Thanks for the nice words on my blog, I'm sure I'll stop doing an Eeyore and be back to my usual Tiggerific self soon.


Unknown said...

This card is just so stunning! What a fabulous layout and look!

Rachel Parys said...

I'm totally laughing about this, because I can't figure out which way is best either! No matter what I decide to pick out first (colors/papers) it still takes me for evvvveeerrr! he he

Your coloring on this is fabulous! Her face is still vibrant through the stems of the flowers. Totally gorgeous! Love the way you used the sentiment too!
I'm almost finished with my bday card!!!

Cheryl said...

This is SO CUTE! I love the design and papers. Your coloring is gorgeous.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh my word!!! The gorgeous combination of colors is so beautiful! I love those papers and the sweet sentiment with those adorable presents you colored...the bling is a perfect touch!

Shelby said...

Beautiful work. She looks just gorgeous cut out and your layout is fantastic.


Dana Joy said...

Another beauty Arabella. Again, thanks for playing with us at CMC. I'm a new follower now too. Can't wait to see more of your creations.


Ruby said...

That's exactly how I do it, by choosing the papers first. I think you're being very hard on yourself, she is beautiful! I LOVE the way you've coloured her hair, I will have to pop back for some more tips! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at CMC!

Ellis said...

Wonderful card! =)
Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
Hugs, Elenor