Friday, February 18, 2011

Tiddly inks and digi paper

Finally Friday! I hate to say it but I have become one of those people who live for the weekends and/or their days off. I enjoy my job but you need downtime too to be able to function well. This is a Tiddly Inks image called Belinda. I love the image but do NOT like the way I colored the hat. I think I would have been better to shade the bottom and leave the upper portions light not shade the sides. And on here the blending looks horrible but it isn't that bad really. The paper I used is by Bearly Mine designs and is very pretty but kind of washed out looking when I printed it. I have since reprinted it after fussing a bit with my word program and have gotten it a bit more intense which is what I prefer. I did spritz it with some iridescent gold glimmermist and that adds a nice sheen. My flowers are made of felt with a pearl center. The pearl is from the wedding section at Michaels, it is actually a brad so it worked well to thread it thru the center of the flowers. I have added some glossy accents to her purse and shoes and the flower on her hat is some bling.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-152-shiny-happy-cards.html

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8 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

she is a cutie .. love the vibrant flowers and the gorgeous flower- so striking
Lisa ;)

Marie said...

What a cute looking card. Love how you have used Donnas new dp. Looks stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Janie Printz said...

Hi Amanda, I love this little cutie & you really have put wonderful shading on her. I LOVE digi papers but haven't tried the Bearly Mine... Sometimes my digi papers look a little washed out too. What's the secret to getting this beutiful look you've achieved. It looks wonderful. That flower is such a nice added touch.
Hugs, Janie

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....

Hugs
Judith

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love that paper too! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time.
Hugs, Donna x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.
luv
Debby

tiggertastic said...

what a bright and cheerful card


Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

crafty amy said...

Hee hee this is so sweet!! Those new papers look great :D
Thank you for joining us at bearly mine and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx