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