Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks: Gel Cards




Hey, all!  I promised you something different today and I'm determined to deliver!  The challenge at Tiddly Inks this week is to create a Gel Card.  Wow!  This was a first for me.  I wasn't even sure where to begin, but I muddled through as best I could.  There are several good tutorials floating around the internet including one by my talented Tiddly Inks/Bombshell DT teammate, Meredith.  Be sure and check it out!    

Halloween is just around the corner, so I decided to create something with that in mind.  Okay, okay...actually it's way the heck down the road, but I'm ready for a Halloween fix...NOW!  I opted to play with Alison the Witch.  She is one of Christy's newest additions to the Tiddly Inks family of characters.  She was designed and named for my Bombshell DT buddy, you guessed it...Alison...lol!  Isn't she fabulous?!  I adore the raven she is holding.  

I decided Alison needed a crystal ball so she can stay connected with her witchy friends.  She's obviously a teenage witch...did you detect the 'tude?  The crystal ball seemed like the perfect spot to showcase the gel.  Not sure it's going to hold out.  I'm pretty sure this card will self-destruct by morning and I'll awake to a soggy, gel soaked paper blob.  It must contain some some top secret information inside.  

Anyway, stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see fabulous gel cards created by my DT teammates.  Also, stop by Christy's Blog because she always has something fun and fabulous waiting there to be discovered, and don't forget to head over to the shop to see all the wonderful images waiting to be added to your gel card creations ;D  This challenge makes me think of those commercials featuring Dr. Scholl's gel inserts for your shoes...Are you gelling?  I'm gelling like Magellan...LOL!!!!                                                                                                                           

21 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I just adore your colouring. It is so stunning!! The whole card is amazing, what a clever idea for the gel. Love it.

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  2. morning cheryl!!! omg that is soooo cool!!! i love the gelly crystal ball with its skull in!!! and your witch looks fabulous!!! just awesome, love the spider webby looking stampy on the nestie too...!! hugs Lou xxx

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  3. I have never heard of these cards...using a gell substance! Your card is so gorgeous and very interesting!
    Hugs, Mom

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  4. Trés jolie carte, trés original
    Bravo

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  5. Umm... Wow! Coloring? Fab as always. Her dress and hat look magnificent. The wooden base of the crystal ball is perfect. Layout? Too cool! I'm definitely heading over to check the other cards!

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  6. Ooh Cheryl!!! I LOVE this!!! LOVE IT! You rocked Alison the Witch! I think your crystal ball idea was brilliant! I have one that's similar, and I am going to have to try this gel technique out with it. Really awesome job!!!

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  7. LOL!! Cheryl - seriously you crack me up! This card is FIERCE!! That crystal ball effect is AHHHHHHHMAZINGGGGGGG!! Seriously fabulous!!! Gorgeous colors and coloring as usual!!

    XOXO!

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  8. Too cute! Here's to thinking outside the box! Love this, Cheryl! Fabulous idea and of course your coloring is always enviable! xxD

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  9. Ok, you are just too clever!!! What a fabulous idea! Love the way you colored the image and how AWESOME is the crystal ball!! Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    M

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  10. Love, love, love it!!! Fab work as always :-)

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  11. What an amazing card! Your coloring is just wonderful and I love your idea of using the gel in the crystal ball!

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  12. Absolutely amazing...and FABULOUS coloring!! Those colors you got inher outfit...incredible. Love your idea for the crystal ball!!!

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  13. Wow great card Cheryl! I love you interpretation of this challenge, so clever! The chrystall baal is such a nice idea.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  14. This is just fantastic....love everything about it and especially the crystal ball with a skull.....LOVE it!!
    You are simply a genius. :)

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  15. This is such a fun card, I LOVE the greens, really beautifully done :)

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  16. Pretty colors and just adore your card. Hugs, Lori m

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  17. OMG! That crystal ball is soooo awesome!

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  18. You Rock! This is so stinking fabulous. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your crystal ball idea and green gel, so wonderful, way to think outside the box. Kudo's to you, this just pops off the screen. The spiders, the Tim Holtz stamping, all is so wonderful.

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  19. Wow. Fantabulous gel card. Brilliant to use it for a crystal ball. I love the image and love that it's based on our dear Alison...

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