Friday, April 26, 2013

Tiddly Ink Inspiration Friday

Gracious - it's been a while since I've posted... Life has been crazy busy here, but in good ways.

I have been organizing and sorting so much with the move of my craft room that I was having a serious problem tapping into my creative side.  I was fighting everything I tried... And even this project, I really didn't like in the beginning... But, I knew that if I just kept working on it, something would come together.

So, I really felt like it was an exercise to get my creative juices flowing again - ending up with a card I really like.  I started with the stamped image from Tiddly Inks called Wren Birthday Girl on a printed patterned paper.  I colored her up with my Prisma colored pencils, then just started doodling after that.  I finally worked on finding a background for it and found this great DCWV collage paper that worked so wonderfully for the background.

The bulk of this is just doodled, but some other colorants were added as well... metallic rubons, pigment powders and more colored pencil... then a white gel pen was the finishing touch.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Just Add Ink - Just add a fun background
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - Birthdays
Make it Monday - Linky party

13 comments:

Torrey said...

I love, Love, LOOOOOVE this!!! Will you PLEASE show me how to do it when I see you in 2 weeks??? WOO HOO! 2 WEEKS!!! (give or take).

Love you.

Christine Blain said...

Jodi, this sure fits the "fun background" criteria at Just Add Ink this week! Very creative, and a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI.

Lin said...

Looks like you had lots of fun making this, with great results, Jodi! Thanks for sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Alyce said...

WOW! This is amaaazing!!! i think you did such a great job and what a fun card! :)

Rene said...

Oh wow!!! This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome creation with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
Rene :D

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Wow, this is amazing. You are so talented!

Pia S said...

What a fantastic card! I like the look created by all those different coloring mediums and tools and the doodling is so well done! I REALLY like this card, I spotted it on MIM.

Nikki Spencer said...

Great mixed media background Jodi, it's such a fun way to create a background for a very sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Loopylou. said...

oooooh its just awesme Jodi! I totally adore that effect of prismas on the pattern paper, so delicious!!
hue hugs Lou xxx

Debora said...

Wow, this is so creative. Love your creation! Saw you on MIM. Hugs!

Merry said...

So fabulous, love all that doodling.

delysc said...

What a fun background alright! Love your doodling Jodi and thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week

Kellie 0:) said...

Jodi Love love love your creation. Totally breathtaking.