Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tiddly Dog Walking

Post Script: A BIG THANK YOU to Judi M. aka. Crafts aka. Watercolour Wizard, this card was noted on the Splitcoaststampers: FAVORITES for the week ending June 19, 2011. Wow, other then regular "reply"s, I have never been mentioned on Splitcoaststampers. *Blush*

Today's Tiddly Tuesday Challenge is the perfect opportunity to get me out of my comfort zone and colour an actual scene. Tiddly Challenge #54- Simplify: create a single layer Tiddly card. Don't forget to check out the DT's amazing single layered cards and play along, you don't need a lot of supplies for today's challenge. Don't be intimidated, you just colour once and then you have a versatile card that can be quickly mass produced for any occasion.

I perused the awesome Tiddly Store for the perfect image to go with my doodled "Zoo" background. Yes it was a Zoo scene originally. I scanned my Zoo, then used PS to erase the animals and Zoo letters. Christy's Walk the Dogs was just the right image for my new little park setting and to fill out the right side, I also added Tree Hugger, I ADORED the shape of the tree. This card was made from Xpress It paper and coloured with Copics and watercolour pencils. Submitted for the In the Frame - One Layer card challenge at the Less is More Challenge Blog.

For anyone who's interested in learning how to combine digital images to a background, here is a great tutorial by Make It Crafty.

Okay so now that you've spent all this time on one CAS card, here is a kewl trick - SCAN IT. Now you have a ready made image that you can reproduce or drop into a digital card, or just print like it's an uncoloured digi and set it into your layered card and away you go. Colour once and enjoy many times.

This "completely digital" layout used a modified card sketch from Our Vintage Affair. All the digital items are from various Shabby Princess kits, except the brown cardstock paper from Peppermintcreative - Momitude kit, the stitches by Christine Smith Digital and the blank dog tag from The Elemental Pixie.

A special thank you to Mutnik on Splitcoaststampers for emailing me her tip to colour the background lightly with watercolour pencils then go over it with a lightly moisten Q-tip. I modified this and used a SU colour blender. X-press It! paper will lift and pill if too wet so quick and light blending is best.


Cindi Flass said...

Wow! You background is amazing and I love all the images you put in. This came out so beautiful!

Loopylou. said...

hiyah stephanie! wow wow wow hun this is just stunning, i love the way you got all your background pieces together, just wow!! hugs Lou xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

AMAZING!!!! I have no words! LOVE what you've done! xxD

CraftyMomOf2 said...

seriously Stephanie??? this is AHHHHHHHHMAZING!!! this is a super fantastic piece of art!!

Gorgeous work girl!!


mforquer said...

Stephanie!!! OK, your background with this Tiddly is just fabulous!!! Holy cow!! I love it - your colors and coloring too!!

Chrissie said...

I'm in awe of your ability to manipulate your images to make a scene like this.
The one for LIM looks considerably more CAS than the second version, but we still like to see considerable areas of white space.
Awesome cards!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

fatmonica said...

I love the background to these cards-just beautiful!

Sue said...

Wow - this is fabulous. Love how you've changed the scene to suit your needs. Sue.x

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Ack...oh my goodness...so much yummy stuff here I don't know where to start. I love the blog you linked...I love the tutorial you linked...I love BOTH cards..I love it all!!! LOL

Suze Bain said...

Wow, what a fab scene you've created and your colouring is fantastic. xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic creativity
Im impressed!
Bit more intricate for our clean & simple chsllenge however
Thank you, great to see you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Susan said...

WOW...very creative and unique! LOVE the scene you've created. Need to check out that tutorial!
My Card

Larissa said...

Stunning work Stephanie! Love you pretty background and you colouring is so fabulous!


Marlena Peduzzi said...

Your card is amazing and I absolutely LOVE your background and how you added Christy's images!

Kathyk said...

Both lovely, computer skills never looked like so much fun before!


Juls said...

oooh wow this is just gorgeous!!!! HUgs Juls

Bea said...

amazing card - tells a story

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just fabulous! That background is amazing! Just wonderful work!

Renee said...

That background is totally amazing!! Your whole card is just stunning!!!

...just Barbara said...

This is fabulous and a great way to show off the versatility of the images! The background is great and I wouldn't have known it was a Zoo before. Love it! ;D

Sue said...

Wow! love your card - it's gorgeous!

Sue xx

Cheryl Valadez said...

Yowza! This is soooo great! What a fabulous scene you created for your one-layer card! Your layered card is delicious, too! I'll be checking out that tutorial regarding combining digis. Thanks! Hugz, Cheryl

Judi M said...

How sweet of you to mention me on your blog, Stephanie. I thought you did a great job pulling all the elements together for this darling scene. :)

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