Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Close to My Heart + MOST EXCITING NEWS!!!

Hi everyone! I have THE most exciting news to share with you today!!! Guess what? I am one of the newest members of the Tiddly Inks Design Team!! :D WOOHOO! I must say this is a dream come true I am just so excited to join this talented bunch of ladies!

We have a new challenge for you this week and the theme is Mother's Day. I was so excited for this one as I am going to send my card up to my mum who lives about a 2 hour plane flight from me :) I decided to use Wryn Close to My Heart and I have coloured her up to look just like me hehe.

Lots of layers here...I have used some gorgeous papers from Websters and My Mind's Eye. A bunch of Wild Orchid and Prima Flowers, my signature Cheesecloth and Jute ribbon (lol!), and some pearls (I even made my own little embellishment pattern!). I have inked all of the pages using Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and have crumpled them to give an aged look. 

I coloured my image using my trusty copics. Someone asked me how I got my colours so bright...it is a little bit intentional/a little bit inexperience but I just layer and layer until I reach a nice colour intensity and blended look! :) I find that it doesn't work too well on some types of cardstock though...I find that the Make It Crafty blending card (not just spruiking here - honest!) is really great for holding lots of layers and I use this all the time :)

Here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair: Y00, Y21, YR23, E33
Dress: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Heart/Shoes: R81, R85, R59
Wings/Shadow: W0, W1, W3, W5

Hope you like her and can't wait to see all of your lovely creations in this fortnight's challenge! :)

Challenges I am entering with this card:

Just Tracy's Crafts - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz - Mother's Day
Unique Crafters - Ribbon and Fibres (I have used a lovely lacey ribbon and some cheesecloth! :)
Always Something Creative - Pearls and Lace
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Celebrations (Celebrating Mother's Day! :)
Crafty Sentiments - Mother's Day
Celebrate the Occasion - Mother's Day
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots of Layers



Kathleen said...

Whoo hoo congratulations!! Thats fab news, you lucky girl! Well done. Love love love wryn and this ones gorgeous, too cute!
I am so pleased for you!
Kat xxx

Mette said...

Congratulation on your new DT post. Very much deserved. And what a fabulous start, super card :).

Hugs, Mette

Danielle Daws said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's fantastic! You're perfect for Tiddly Inks!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Congratulations Alyce, your talent is awesome, of course it would be snapped up!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is stunning,wow you are so super talented Hun,your colouring is just amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

Massive congratulations on your DT post too Hun,so pleased for you,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Colleen said...

Congrats on your DT!!! Absolutely Gorgeous card too :)


Congratulations Alyce on your New DT well deserved your work is gorgeous and beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Leah Crowe said...

WOOHOO Alyce, congrats on the new gig. :) :) :) Well deserved, love this sweet Moms day card!!

angelwhispers said...

Congratulations on the new DT post but wow I can see why you are on the team this is just divine and so much yummy detail just perfect for the beautiful image! Chanelle xx

Boxofcolours said...

Stunning card Alyce and congratulations on becoming a Tiddly Inks DT member!

Lisa M said...

Yeah!!!! The cheesecloth is back :D
LOL...Your mom is going to flip over this gorgeously layered card Alyce. :) She's stunning and thank you for the hair pointers. :)
That's fantastic news about your new DT position. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!

Have a wonderful day,
Lisa x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Congratulations on your fab news, your card is absolutely stunning, I love all the layers and textures and the image is adorable. This would be perfect to enter in to the LEJ Designs challenge blog theme, Things With Wings
Lindsay xx

Elaine said...

Congratulations!! (to Tiddly Inks...they are lucky to have YOU on their dt)
Your colouring is awesome...I love all the depth you create with the shading.
A totally beautiful card Alyce

Hugs Elaine ♥♥

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new DT, Alyce! You are a wonderful addition to the team! Your card is gorgeous! I love all the layers and beautiful details! Fantastic coloring, as always!

Debra Miller said...

Congrats Alyce! Beautifully colored - my goodness - it is perfect!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Alyce that is brilliant news, congratulations and well done. This is absolutely beautiful I really love your style, the colours, design and image are awesome.
Lorraine x

Dora said...

O wow this is stunning Alyce, fantastic colouring and fab details on your card, your mum will love this... congrats also on your new DT, so exciting news, well done, I am so happy for you :D

Sue Nicholson said...

Congratulations !!!!!!!! cheers Sue N x

eva said...

congratulations!! wow, you're on another great dt! awesome! and loving your sweet mom's day card!

Rachel Parys said...

Yay Alyce!!! You totally deserve it!! I love Wryn's hair color, thanks for listing the copics! I am in luck, I just finished a TI card for Mother's day!!!

Elaine said...

Alyce well done great news !!
what a fabulous card here I love this little image well done
Hugs Elaine

pinky said...

Congratulations Alyce, I spotted your name over there this morning and was so pleased, your colouring of these images is truly amazing and you have a well deserved place on the team. Your mum/mom will just love this cute little card.

Emmy said...

Wow!! This is stunning!!
Love your style and coloring!

And yay us for the new DT! :)
Looking farward to working with you!

Erinnyn said...

Your Card is so wonderfull und so cute, I love it.

Thanks for your joining at "allways-something-creative"

Erinnyn - Martina

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

Yay!! Big congrats on the DT-spot!! You´re coloring is amazing and you so deserve it!

It´s going to be an honour to work with you!

Hugs, Åsa (aka Scraphorse)

Hanneke said...

Oh wow congratulations! Such a big accomplishment! Your card is lovely, the image is great! Hugs, Hanneke

Larissa said...

Hi Alyce, welcome to the team!! I hope you will have lots of un with us Tiddly Inkers. :)

Your card is really fabulous. I love how tyou coloured the hair. The colours is really pretty.


Vicky said...

Simply amazing Alyce...and I have sent you a email hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Loz said...

WOW!!! Another stunner Alyce..Loz

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new DT post, love your card, such a sweet image and choice of colours, hugs, Sarah x

Amanda R said...

Congrats Alyce, they are lucky to have you! This card is so pretty, love all the layers and the hair colors you used are gorgeous.

Karina said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card you made, Alyce. Love your colouring... the hair looks amazing! And congrats to the new DT spot. No wonder they chose you when I see what you make with those sweet images.
Hugs, Karina

Sherryn said...

congrats on your post. I just love this card to bits, its beautiful. xx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Alyce, this card is just stunning and Wryn is colored so beautifully! Welcome to the Tiddly Inks team!

Alice Wertz said...

that is such a darling image and brilliant coloring as always! gorgeous card, Alyce!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

So glad you are part of the team! Love this delightful and beautiful creation!

Manderly said...

Before I even go down a bit on your page, I had to stop and see your GORGEOUS card! Eye stopping and jaw dropping gorgeous! No wonder you got snagged up by Tiddly Inks! Congratulations Alyce. You so deserve it!

Shelby said...

Big congratulations! I'm sure you'll do an absolutely amazing job with those too cute of images. Another amazing card with wonderful depth and dimension not only in your coloring but with your design.


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning, a really gorgeous creation, hugs pops x

Ellis said...

Wonderful Tiddly Inks card you made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Loopylou. said...

wooohooooo! go alyce!! so good to have you as a tiddly inker hun and this stunning card shows that you were made for us :) :) :)
huge hugs Lou xxx

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, congrats!!! That is awesome news and they are lucky to have you!! Gorgeous card, LOVE that coloring!

Tracy said...

So much gorgeousness on this card Alyce. Beautiful coloring as always and look at all those scrummy embellies. Love it!...and so will Mom. :-) CONGRATS Tiddly Inker! Hugs!

Karen said...

HUGE congrats honey!!! I can't think of anyone better! Smiles..
Gorgeous card by the way..

Leanne said...

That is definitely wonderful news to hear Alyce! You are on a roll hon! Congratulations and well deserved!!
Now, this is one beauty of a card! I love the colors and all the layers. Those scrumptuous accents are gorgeous and Wryn is lovely. A beauty for your debut!

Marcia said...

Massive congrats Alyce, wonderful and well earned!

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the new DT position, Alyce! They are lucky to have you! You have colored Wryn so gorgeously - she pops off your card! And loving your card design and detailing!

Arabella said...

Hi Alyce! Congratulations! We are lucky to have you on the team! This card is just beautiful and your colouring is stunning!


Vicky said...

Totally fantastic & gorgeous card sweetie you really deserve to be a Tiddly Inker your cards are amazing sweetie & I could sit & gaze at them forever.
Big congrats hunni so chuffed to be on another DT with you mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Totally fantastic & gorgeous card sweetie you really deserve to be a Tiddly Inker your cards are amazing sweetie & I could sit & gaze at them forever.
Big congrats hunni so chuffed to be on another DT with you mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Leah Ann Gast said...

This is sooo adorable & beautiful! I was just looking through all of your cards and they are fantastic! Hugs! Leah Ann

Mary J said...

Yay, I am so happy for you Alyce!! and what a gorgeous card this is - beautiful colouring and of course embellishing!

Cely said...

Very pretty card! You colored Wryn so beautifully! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our Mother's Day challenge at Lia Stampz!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such beautiful details and your coloring is so wonderful, fabulous card and congratulations on the DT! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Mother's Day" Challenge :)

Esther said...

Gorgeous card!!
So many beautiful embellishments!!!
Thank you for joining CTO this week!

Amanda said...

Impressive card! Your attention to detail is impeccable. I love your use of cheesecloth! I never would have thought of that. Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!