Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tiddly Inks Tuesday, Red, White and Blue

Good morning my crafting friends and Happy Tuesday!  We have no official plans for the day so I am going to catch up on some things around the house, which of course includes spending time in my craft room.  I hope to go outside with the kids, well at least my little one, it's very hard to get my teenage daughter out of the house.  I think she might be allergic to fresh air and beautiful sunlight!  If you are a parent of a teenager I KNOW that you understand what I am talking about.  Now my 3 year old, he is happy to go outside and soak up the sun.  He'll be the first to race to the door and will bound out before you're ready if you aren't careful!  Thankfully we live in the country so there is plenty of space for him to run around, to play and to just be himself!

Today at Tiddly Inks we have the perfect challenge starting for our upcoming Independence day holiday in the United States.  When we celebrate independence day here in the U.S. our flag colors red, white and blue are a sure sign that the fourth of July is just around the corner.  AND, that's our challenge this time around, use the colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE.  The nice thing about this challenge is that even if you aren't here in the U.S. this is a great color combination to make something simply spectacular.  I know you can do it, I've seen your creations and they are just awesome!

For my project today I am using one of Christy's newer images, Wryn the Patriot.  She reminds me of a little girl standing waving her flag as a parade is going by.  She is just such a cutie, as all the Wryn images are!

I really wanted to make a different style for this card so I decided to make a star shaped card and then I got even more daring and made it into an easel card.  I put some pearls on the base of my card to help the star stand up but the corners of the star actually stand up on their own if they are placed just right.

Here's a look at the front of the card only.  I wanted the flourishes to look like fireworks, specifically sparklers, coming out the side of the card.

Materials I Used on My Project:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R20, B28, B26, B24, B21, C9, C7, C5, C3, E11, E01, E000, E0000
Black Cat Cougar Cutter
Spellbinder's dies
Magnolia Doohickey die
Wild Orchid Flowers
Glossy Accents

Here's a close of my Patriotic girl.

Now it's your turn, create those red, white and blue inspired projects and then link them up to our challenge. I can't wait to see what you create, I know it will be spectacular, BUT, if you are looking for just a little more inspiration the other Tiddly Inkers have some fabulous projects for you to check out!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

So glad you stopped by today,


  1. Marlena hun I just adore your star easel card,its awesome!!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Oh my WORD! What a mind blowing card design! Really eye catching. Love all of the swirls and layers and your colouring. Just WOAHHH!! xo

  3. This is stunning Marlena! I have seen a lot of red, white and blue cards in the last few weeks and this is by far the best! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Love to Create! Wow! Laura x

  4. What a Totally Stunning Card!! You are so incredibly talented!! I'm so impressed!! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenges This Week!! Come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  5. OH Marlena, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Simply gorgeous details and fab coloring!

  6. She is so sweet. I've never seen anyone color black hair this well. You are very talented. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love it if you'd pop over to my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges,
    and play this week. The challenge is to make a project for someone who's left footprints on your life. Smiles!

  7. Fabulous card sweetie ♥Pops♥

  8. Absolutely one of the prettiest cards I have seen in a long time!! Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge

  9. Wow Marlena! This is amazing! I love the star shape and the flourishes are awesome! Great colouring of course too! I love it!


  10. What a great shaped card! This design is just perfect for the red, white and blue color scheme, and the image is so sweet and beautifully colored!

  11. WOW!!! Marlena...WOW!! This is AMAZING!! I cannot get over how gorgeous this looks .... It's perfect!! Xx

  12. This is fantastic and unbelievable! I love the shape of the card with the added flourishes giving texture and depth! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime for diecut red, white, and blue challenge. :-) Amy


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