Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Anything goes at Tiddly Inks with Danni and Danny

Welcome back everyone....can you believe its September already?.... I am so looking forward to Christmas......my fav time of the year! And...now its time for a bit of tiddlyinks.

Here is Danni and Danny

Aren't they adorable. I coloured the digi using the following copic colours in a monochromatic pink and brown theme. I did add other colours like some yellow and green, just as accents.

E00, R02, 0, E57, YG17, Y19, Y13, R43, RV06

The circles were hand drawn using a circular die for reference and coloured with copics  to match the digi stamps and I added a bit of shimmer with some glitter glue..... I just absolutely love glitter.

The card was then matted on a piece of grey cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you like this week's tiddlyinks card. Don't forget that digi stamps can be lots of fun and enjoy shopping at tiddlyinks!

See you soon!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago

Welcome back everyone. Today is a very important day to me. It's the day we Trinbagonians, Trinidadians and Tobagonians or trinis as we are so fondly known, celebrate our Independence.

Its Trinidad's 55th year of achievement of this milestone, having separated from Great Britain in 1962. This meant we now had our own constitution, we could define our own culture and definitely and ultimately shape our own destiny.

Our country's colours are Red, White and Black- strong colours that symbolize the strength, dedication, unity and love of the people all coming together as one surrounded by the pure waters of the sea and the ocean.

Trinidad is a truly beautiful island not really known for its beaches as most them are pretty rough. We are more known for our spirit, our friendship, our food, our diverse races and culture, our Carnival and our resilience.

Here is a pic of one of our national birds- the scarlet ibis- isn't she a beaut?

We are also proud of our national instrument- the steel pan- a truly ingenious invention  originally made out of oil drums but capable of carrying sweet tunes of any symphony.....

I want to wish each and every Trinidadian or 'trini' at heart a very peaceful and joyful Happy Independence.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School in September

For some of us, its time to prepare for back to school but not for me as my son is an adult now. This doesn't mean I can't remember what it was like and what I did to prepare for it.

Today's card is a reminder of that first day when our kids returned to school full of hope, excitement and desire to succeed.

Here I am using the digi stamps 'back to school party' by tiddlyinks. The digi stamps by tiddlyinks are very easy to use for instance you get guides as to where your shadows would lie as the artist adds shading to the images for you.

So I pulled out my kuretake paints and paintbrushes and laid them out with my pencil and eraser. I first did a sketch of the backgrund which included the tree, bushes, school bus, road and pavement. Once they were in place, I erased some of the lines that were unnecessary such as the lines of the bus drawn through the digi images.

I started adding a wash of colour throughout the background of the composition. Then I built upon that starting with the bus, the tree, the road, and the bush. I then added a light wash to the kids and then continued to add more and more deeper colour until I reached the result I wanted.

Here is the card again. I hope you like it and that it will encourage you to use digi stamps such as the ones available at TiddlyInks. I look forward to having you here again and feel free to leave a comment.