Monday, August 11, 2014

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call and Teacher Helper Wryn and Chi - DT Call

Hello everyone! Good morning, good evening and good afternoon, to all those around the world! Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team Call and this is my entry:

 Tiddly Inks has some gorgeous new releases! From Teacher Helper Wryn and Fairy Exceptional Teacher to Willow fairy and her friends, these new designs are sure to delight the crafter and stamp-lover of all ages. 

If you would like to see these new releases, and all of their wonderful stamping images and papers, you can see them here:  Tiddly Inks.  I really enjoy these images from Tiddly Inks, they speak to me as a mother, and as an educator, where I see so many great little personalities just waiting to be nurtured into all that they can be.

Today I have two pieces to show you. The first is a card, using Teacher Helper Wryn. I am an Educational Assistant at a small Catholic Elementary school, so this stamp and the teacher one both spoke to me :)

The card is 4.5 x 5.5, and is made from old book paper :)  Yes, that's right, you heard me...old book paper.  I taped a page from an old dictionary to a piece of cardstock and printed the Teacher Helper Wryn Digi stamp onto it.  But first, I layered her on top of a digital stamp of an old book using the png files.  This was new for me, but it's a technique I have been wanting to try for a while.

Those of you who know me, know I have a hard time with copics because I shake..a lot.  So after years of painting with a paint brush, I re-discovered colored pencils and have fallen in love all over again.  I bought myself a nice set of Prismacolor Premiere, and now I can color to my heart's content.

I have colored right on top of the book page, but there are a few tips & tricks I would advise you to take heed of if you want to give this technique a try.  I have posted about these tips and tricks, and you can find them here.

I used my Tim Holtz flower die to make the flower out of the same dictionary page and added a globe charm to the "book mark".  I love the effect of the coloring on the book page.  It is very unique.

My second piece is a mini album I created, using the "Chi" digi stamp.  She is so adorable, and I downloaded her a while ago, but hadn't found a place to use her, until now.

First, let's talk about the image itself.  I colored her with my Prismacolor Pencils (yes, I do love them), and then I printed her a second time on top of some of the design paper.  Then I shaded and highlighted the scarf pieces on the design paper and fussy-cut them out.  I also cut certain pieces of the main colored image, such as her hand, where it sits on top of the scarf, and her hair that hangs in front of the scarf.  I glued the pieces together, having some of the designed scarf in front, around and behind, and used adhesive and pop up dots to make it very three dimensional.  I love how this turned out.  This was my first time paper-piecing and you can find some of the lessons I learned here.

The mini album is one I have designed on my own, although somewhere, someone has probably designed a very similar one :P  But, for now, I'll call it mine.  It is made with black cardstock, has 9 pages and has room for 25 photos, as well as 30 or so smaller journalling spots.  I really enjoyed making this album, and I based the measurements around the "Chi" digi stamp from Tiddly Inks.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope to see you again!  Remember, if you enjoy coloring, crafting and/or stamping and would love to play with these cuties and give them wonderful personalities, please visit Tiddly Inks and check them out!

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