Thursday, April 26, 2012

Need Some Hugs?

Last month, Christy Croll and Melissa Forquer asked me if I would like to celebrate Tiddly Ink's second birthday with them! I was delighted to be invited as a special guest so of course I said yes. With so many cute digis to choose from, it took me a while but I settled on Good Friends as the digi to work with. I just adore this little dog and cat snuggling up against each other. Aren't they the sweetest? Heehee.

I kept this card simple and made a shaped one-layer with some masking and sponging to highlight the image. Since I don't own a printer and hadn't planned ahead of time, I used a lightbox to trace the digi on to masking tape before stamping the background and sponging the edges. Both the background and sentiment are from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much to Christy and Melissa for having me as their special guest and to all of you for stopping by today! You can find more cute and quirky art from Tiddly Inks HERE. They have a fantastic blog and an inspiring challenge blog, too!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Tiddly Inks Best Friends; Hero Arts Envelope Pattern & XO; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Frayed Burlap distress ink; Copic markers; Judikins Eclipse masking tape; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One

35 comments:

Annie Rose said...

I am in love with this card! The shape, the shading, the coloring... all perfect. :) Congrats on your Tiddly Inks guest spot!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Ujjwal said...

This is just plain adorable! love that image and the way you have used it with soft colors, muted background on a shaped card! Delightful!

Cornelie said...

This is great, this is sooooo sweet!! Love it!

Lorraine A said...

Awww ,, this is absolutely adorable,,, gorgeous image so beautifully coloured :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Meadie said...

I love this card - its so cute:) Those animals are adorable and your colours are fab, Hugs x x

Helle said...

YES!!! So sad since my beloved cat passed away :/ this card reminds me of her, very beautiful <3

onecraftymama said...

I love it, Emily! So adorable - although you'd never see it around my house, the cats are far too snobby ;)

Jen W. said...

Now that is cute and those are the best kind of hugs. :)

joy said...

What an adorable card! I love the shape, the shading and your soft coloring, Emily! You are a very versatile card maker!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is adorable! Such a sweet study, and the coloring is superb!

Beebeebabs said...

Adorable!!!

Raven said...

Your card is so sweet, and I love this stamp.

Annette said...

Congrats on being a part of Tiddly Inks second birthday...this card is just too cute...love that little image...your coloring is amazing..

Virginia L. said...

This is super cute!! Congrats on the guest design, Emily!!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your GD spot, and the amazing way you transferred the digi! Such a sweet card!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So sweet!

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrat on your GD spot, well deserved Emily... love the image you chose so cuddly, I love animals..... cute cute card!

cassie said...

Awww! That's really cute. I can't believe you don't have a printer!

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable Emily. I love Tiddly Inks.

Tracey said...

Just so adorable Emily! Congrats on your guest spot!!

Karen B. said...

Just adorable, Emily! I love your coloring.

dani.beckman said...

Absolutely love this image and your coloring is fabulous... I went right to the tiddly inks site and purchased it to CASE you! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsey said...

Awww, so cute! No wonder Christy and Melissa asked you to celebrate with them. :)

Bethany said...

So cute Emily!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Adorable!! Thank you so much for joining us! :)
XOXO
Christy

Lisa Arana said...

wow... do i ever start a comment without saying that? i adore this em, your coloring is amazing.

Pat K said...

so, so cute, love your work!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE this! LOVE the inking/distressing and your coloring...LOVE the images...LOVE IT ALL!!

alexandra s.m. said...

your coloring is purely MAGICAL Emily!!

Brenda said...

Beautifully done Emily! I love the masking! That is one very sweet image!

Anita Recksiedler said...

This card literally made me say "Awww!" Wow great job with the lightbox! I don't have a printer either so I have to get hubby to do it at the office! :> Love how you over stamped it and highlighted it!

Arabella said...

This is adorable Emily! I love the shape of the card and keeping the card simple to highlight the image is fabulous!

Arabella

Jennifer said...

What a sweet image and sentiment!!! GREAT card!!! (=

Cheryl said...

Awww, this is so sweet! I love it!

Larissa said...

Such a sweet card! Love the background stamping on it.

Hugs,
Larissa