Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A new challenge at Tiddly Inks: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Hello, friends!  How was your long weekend?  I hope it was relaxing and you were able to bask in the lazy days of Summer.  Well, this week's challenge is about just that...sort of.  Actually, this week's theme is to say goodbye to Summer and say hello to Fall.

I love Fall.  The leaves turn to brilliant warm hues before they begin their downward descent to the ground, the weather becomes cool and crisp requiring cozy knits and sweaters to stay comfortable, and the Autumn holidays celebrate the gifts of the season with joyous gatherings for family and friends.  My favorite, in particular?  Halloween!

Halloween not only gives the kids a chance to mill about the neighborhood pandering for treats while dressed as their favorite super hero, it also gives the grown ups permission to embrace their inner witch or goblin and have a ghoulish good time as well!  Plus there's candy!  LOL!

So, in order to usher out Summer and welcome Fall, I made a card dedicated to my favorite creature celebration, Halloween.  I used an image called Forever, one of Tiddly Inks fabulous new images that pays homage to our favorite fanged night stalkers.  I've been playing with the technique of adding drapes and folds to clothing as demonstrated by some of my talented teammies.  Christy's images are perfect for this technique, as she has been so kind as to incorporate the delicate draping of fabric into her designs, without  actually adding the draped details.  This leaves a lovely little guide showing where the fabric should drape making placement super easy and natural.  Try it, you'll like it!

I am going to try to include my Copic colors regarding each new card I post going forward.  If I forget to once in a while, don't riot and pelt me with ink pads ;D  Head over to the Tiddly Ink Challenge Blog to check out all of the fab creations by my teammates.  They are sure to take your breadth away!  Also, be sure to drop by Christy's blog as well.  She always has a few surprises up her sleeve ;D

Before I go, I'm announcing August's randomly selected prize winner on the Bombshell Stamps blog, check it out!  Stay crafty!

Copic colors used:
skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
hair:  E15, E13, Y21, Y11
dress:  R39, R37, R35, R32
skin:  C3, C1, C00
hair:  C7, C5, C3, C1
jacket:  E43, E42, E41, E40, 
tie:  R35, R32
vest: G28, G24, G21
shoes:  C5, C3, C1        


  1. Wow!!! Your colouring is truly amazing!! I love, love, love the dress, but the whole card is stunning.


  2. wow sheryl gorgeous card and colors.

    greetings karin

  3. Ooooooh woauw how beautiful colord!!!!!Fantastic!!!!

  4. oooooooooh cheryl!!!!!! wow this is fab, loving the drapey material and the papers and embellies are amazing!! stunning creating hun hugs Lou xxx

  5. Woo hoo!! I adore this! Your coloring is perfect and the whole layout is just a romping good time!

  6. This is just stunning! Your coloring on this is AMAZING and the red is just so rich and fabulous!

  7. This is a beauty Cheryl! Love this cute vampire image!!!
    Hugs, Mom

  8. Oh my good goodness gracious!!! Cheryl...this is AHHHHHHMAZINGGGGG!! (as always) but your coloring is simply out of this world!!


  9. Cheryl, your card is so amazing! I LOVE how you colored the image! It's just beautiful!

  10. That circle Transylvania stamp so ROCKS, too fun. This card turned out so great, all the grunging and the colours, her dress is stunning. I love how pale Drac is.

  11. incredible coloring-totally jealous as i'm still learning :)
    this is definitely a must have image! thanks for sharing this beautiful card!


  12. All the better to bit you with my dear!!! LOL Lovely coloring as always! :)


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