Monday 16 March 2015

Walking on the beaches...

Good morning...

Happy Monday, I hope everyone has recovered from yesterday's Mum's day excitement.  I am up and at 'em early today as my youngest son Als, has his driving test later and I am definitely more nervous than he is.

Today's card is made with a lovely Tiddly Inks digital image - Bathing Beauty.  

I am a total fan of Tiddly Inks.  (In fact in general I love digi's because there are so many ways to work with them and storage is a doddle which means there is more room left in my cluttered craft space for lots of other goodies)!  

Tiddly Inks digi's are so lovely to craft with.
 I have such a soft spot for them and am quite overwhelmed that I have featured as a winner, and also in the Fabby Friday top three on Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog in my first month of blogging!  I am very certain it is beginner's luck!

Anyway, back to Bathing Beauty.  I have coloured her in with copics and then used card and papers from Graphic 45 'By The Sea' to mat and layer her up.  

I then very lightly distressed the edge of the image with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  (I still find that a bit scary, it is quite a difficult technique for me but practice as they say makes perfect)

Finally, I have used twine, charms and cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl, along with buttons, dots and pearls from my trinket box as embellishments.  
And here we are - Bathing Beauty, I can hear the waves and smell the sea already!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenge - 
Tiddly Inks  - Charming
As You Like It - Favourite Type of Stamp 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
That Craft Place - Add a Charm

Tiddly Inks Digi Stamp - Bathing Beauty
Papers From Graphic 45 - By The Sea
Brown Cardstock by Papermania 
Copic Markers
Twine, Cheesecloth and Seahorse Charm from The Ribbon Girl
Anchor Charm from Pink Tulip Creations
Adhesive Shimmer Domes by Papermania
Wooden Button from Live and Love Crafts
Star Button by Lynette Anderson
Other embellishments from my own trinket box
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

Inks Used
Copic Markers - E0000, E00, E02, C1, C3, C5, C7,
R20, R000, R02, R05, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, 
B0000, B000
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tea Dye

Thank you for visiting...


Christine L said...

This is just gorgeous Sue... LOVING that fun image and like you, I use lots of digis too. So easy to store! Your layout and colouring are perfect... and LOL to those beach rules!

Hope Als passes his test!

Christine x

Melissa said...

This card is adorable, I love the layout and colour selection.. Thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks Challenge.

JanR said...

Wonderful card! The colours are lovely. Glad to hear you're a fan of Tiddly Inks images, they've always been a favourite of mine. :-) Thanks for joining us! {Tiddly Inks DT}

Buttercup said...

This card is so lovely!!! Nicely done! :)

Sarah said...

This is an outstanding card Sue, love your digi and your finishing touches are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Annette said...

Lovely image and I love the rules!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Tiddly Inks
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.

Katrina Bufton said...

Hi Sue, thanks for popping over to my blog. I love this card, great colours xx