Monday, December 5, 2011
Challenge #75 at Tiddley Inks - Ooh La La!
Hello, good people of Blogland! I hope you are staying warm at your end of the keyboard. It is quite chilly here in the Duke City and Mother Nature is still attempting to douse us with snow. In some parts of the city she has been successful, in other parts, namely mine, not so much. Ah, well, maybe that's a good thing, but the 12 year old inside of me is really wanting to see some white stuff :D
Speaking of snow and the holidays, Tiddly Inks has a brand new challenge this week and you are going to love it. Everybody is being challenged to create an Ooh La La type card, you know, a card to warm things up...something a bit on the sexy side, if you will. I used Crafty Devil and she is perfect for this challenge! Right down to her Naughty or Nice list...lol! I cheated a bit and added the Naughty or Nice part myself ;D
A couple of things about this card...I created the mottled background by heavily sponging Fired Brick Red Distress Ink onto a white circle die cut panel and then spritzing it with water. The water reacts with the dye based ink and basically makes the ink bleed. I love that! Also, I hit the miniature ornament section of my local Hobby Lobby hard the other day. All of the ornaments were half off, so I went looking for the tiniest ornaments and decor I could possibly find so that I could use them on my cards. I hit the mother load! I picked up a ton of tiny trims designed to decorate smaller table top trees. They are perfect for cards. No, you're not going to be able to mail your card in a standard envelope once you add them, but I usually do a bubble mailer anyway, so no big deal. Plus, I picked them up for practically nothing. I think I paid $1 for a package of 12 decorative balls. That's a heck of a lot cheaper than most embellishments in the paper crafting section of the store. Anyway, keep that in mind next time you head to Michael's or Hobby Lobby. You might be surprised at the treasures you will find ;D
Before I go, be sure to head to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and check out all of the uber-fabulous cards my fellow DT-ers have created to inspire you. Also, be sure to stop by Christy's blog. She usually has lots of fun surprises waiting to be discovered. Finally, don't forget to hit the shop for all of the latest and greatest Tiddly Ink images and designs. There is truly something for everybody :D