Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A very Tiddly evening

I managed to find quite a bit of time yesterday evening to play in my craft room - I had to finish a special project for a Guest DT spot I have coming up in a couple of weeks but while I had my pens out I wanted to colour up a couple of Christy Croll's wonderful Tiddly Inks images for their current challenges.

Firstly, Christy is looking for some fall inspired projects to possibly feature on her site and I had a great idea to use one of her images in a slightly different way.  I used Fairy Fae catches a star but I fussy cut her out once coloured with copics,  and then cut some leaves from an old My Minds Eye paper and had her catching leaves instead of stars.  I kept to rich autumnal shades of browns, oranges and yellows with just a hint of the remnants of summer greens.  I kept her wings really neutral with pale copics and showed their transparency by colouring the dress where it would show underneath.  I painted some perfect pearls over the top for shimmer and added some glimmer dust for extra sparkle ;-)  I really like how she came out and I think a fairy would like to catch all the lovely colourful leaves as she skips through the forest.  Here's the link the challenge if you want to create a fall project too   I'm also going to enter her into Flutterby Wednesday as this week their challenge is anything goes - as long as it has wings naturally!

I then decided to colour up this cute little spell casting witch for the current Tiddly Inks Challenge - Halloween is Coming.  Regular blog readers will know that Halloween isn't a big thing over in the UK and we don't really send cards for it, so I don't tend to make Halloween projects, BUT, I do have a huge weakness for witches and wizards, so I've gone for a spooky feel but made it for a birthday - hope it still counts!

Again, I coloured her with copics but then overcoloured with lots of shades of stickles glitter.  I used purple and black distress inks to create a dark background and misted the whole project heavily with perfect pearls in water and dried it with my heat gun - this gives it the spooky feel and in real live has left the image looking like it was drawn on leather not paper - can't get a good shot of it by camera though -sorry :(  I think the spell she's casting is for a magical birthday - not anything sinister - she's too cute!

I am entering the following challenges with her:

Thanks for visiting :-D
Craftilicious x


  1. Gorgeous!!! Both cards are fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks this week!

    Crafty Hugs!

  2. Wonderful makes Tara! the first is so pretty with the leaves and the second is soooo funky! Brilliant!

  3. Two adorable cards Tara....but your first one is my favourite.


  4. Tara - both these cards are just so adorable. I particularly like the magical spells on your purple card! Fabby!!

  5. Awesome cards! Love the sweet Fall Fairy and the pretty orange tones. Your Halloween witch is wonderfully colored, Great job. Thanks for joining us at ABC this week
    Hugs Julie P

  6. So cute! Love how you colored your fairy! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday.

  7. Lovely work...the purple one is so richly colored and both are beautiful. :)

  8. Oh my gosh, I love them both. AWESOME AWESOME idea using Fairy Fae to catch leaves, you clever girl!

    I just have to gush about your Halloween card. All the sparkle and shine is so FAB! The sentiment is perfect.

    Thanks for joining our Halloween Tiddly Inks Challenge.

  9. Really, REALLY love that deep, rich purple card. It is a perfect rendition of Halloween without the usually orange and black. Great job!

  10. Love the embossed purple shiney paper! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  11. OH wow double the pleasure! Love both your cards - the purple is perfect and the orange is beautiful on the Tiddly Fairy! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  12. Oh these cards are both fabulous! I love it that you used Fairy Fae for a autumn card.
    I really like all the glitter on your halloween card. The embossing on the purple card is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.


  13. oh they are both fabulous!!! i love them both!
    thank you for coming to play with the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xxx

  14. Hi sweetie this is so great love the colours, thanks for joining us at Tidly Inks Challenge this week hugs pops x

  15. Both of your cards are simply wonderful! What a great choice for fall and Halloween! So glad you could join us at Tiddly inks this week!

  16. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at the "B for Boo!"-challenge at ABC-Challenges.
    Hope you will join us next time as well :)

    Angélique - DT

  17. OOOh you've done such beautiful things with Fairy Fae and Cast a Spell. Fabulous creations. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

  18. WOW! A couple of spectacular cards! Each is one is super! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week ;D Hugz, Cheryl

  19. Both card are good,the color and paper you have used is good.i like the purple card.
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