Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tiddly Inks!

Image: Always the flower girl by Tiddly Inks
Paints, inks and background stamps by Dylusions

I was delighted and honoured when Christy, the amazing Tiddly Inks designer, asked me to be a guest designer at Tiddly Inks this month. I am playing along with their challenge of Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall (although some of us in the UK might argue that summer never arrived in the first place this year LOL! We only have to mention the word 'barbeque' in our house and it clouds over!)

I searched for 'end of summer' quotes on the web and found these two, which I thought were perfect.


Especially this one LOL!


And as the challenge was about saying goodbye to summer I thought I should include some end-of-season flowers losing a few petals, so I hand drew a few circles and added petals with a Sharpie pen.


Of course, one of the great things about digi images is that they can be re-sized and printed out as large or small as you want, so I printed 'always the flower girl' out large so that she would fit comfortably on a page in my A4 (12 x 8") Moleskine journal. I coloured her with distress inks and then a touch of oil pastel but if I am being really honest, then I will admit to be a little challenged in 'colouring in'! 


If you want to see some more Tiddly Inks images have a look here at the fabulous array of designs where you will find everything from cute to gothic to steampunk. And if you feel like playing along with the challenge have a look at the challenge blog here.

Thanks for asking me Tiddly peeps ;-)

39 comments:

  1. Fantastic page Kate, I think your colouring-in is great too !! Lovely digi image too.

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  2. Wow, another fabulous and bright colored page with fantastic details.

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  3. Fab page, Love the quotes, too, especially the one with the speeding ticket! It's been the same here in Germany....Valerie

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  4. Well if this is you being challenged at colouring in, I think we need to see more. :P

    Absolutely love this!

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  5. This is gorgeous hun, such a cute image and your colouring is awesome xxx

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  6. Great page, as ever - everything comes together so beautifully, even if it isn't your usual style. Love the colours.

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  7. Wow, this is a wonderful page!!

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  8. Brilliant quotes...SO TRUE!!!! Beautiful image, too! xx

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  9. wonderful colours and textures, and such a cute little girly - had a look at the site and I so need those robots!!!!

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  10. i love that quote about the speeding ticket! that made me giggle! love your page kate!

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  11. all your last pages are just so vibrant and wonderful! i love them so much kate
    love
    nessa

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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE what you did here....the dropping flower petals are just fantastic....I am so pleased we had a chance to meet you and your inspiring creations. :)
    Thank you for playing with us. :)
    XOXO
    Christy

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  13. She is adorable. I love it. Beautiful work Kate. :D

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  14. hiyah kathryn!!
    oooh I love this big huge book page!!! it is just jaw dropping awesome hun!!!! off to do some more pootling around your bloggy now!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxxx

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  15. This is AMAZING! I love the details and your gorgeous layout. Brilliant use of Christy's cute little stamp. I LOVE this!

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  16. It maybe the end of summer but your page is full of fantastic summery colours. Like Roc the second quote made me laugh, great page Kate now I must go and get on with some sewing ROFL. XX

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Love this one so much, Kate. And I haven't forgotten our conversation: just had to reschedule things about. Will be in touch soon.

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  18. Love that quote about the speeding ticket, although the way things are going for me it should read "Life should have ------"

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  19. oh I love it Kate and the speeding ticket quote so so true ...x

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  20. Kate this is just fabulous girly! And I see NO inability to "color in" this creation is fantastic. I love both quotes you found and the drooping and falling petals are fantastic to show summer turning to fall!!! Gorgeous and thank you for inspiring the Tiddly crew and followers!
    Hugs,
    M

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  21. Trying to imagine A4, this is fantastic, the colours, the cute girl and the funny second quote, although inclined to agree with lilylovekinLOL.
    I think the only quotes I would have come up with would be song lyrics!

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  22. This is so beautiful Kathryn!! I am so inspired by your GORGEOUS works of art!!! I'm also so glad you're playing with us at Tiddly Inks!

    Hugs!
    Meredith

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  23. Another fabulous page Kate, I love the dropping petals and her gorgeous hair style!!

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  24. Woops forgot to say Congrats on being Guest Designer to TiddlyInks........off now to peek at their lovlies!!

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  25. Congrats! What a great thing to get to do. And the page is stunning. Love the second quote too...so true!

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  26. Ohhh this is sooo cutey funky, it's gorgeous! Love the quotes but the speeding ticket one is just fab! - think summer should have have speed bumps! Lol xxx

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  27. i LOVE Christy's images and your project is fabulous!

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  28. This is a real beauty Kate, loving the design and colours.

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  29. Congratulations as a GD! You rock!
    I love this page, it's so cute! And those summer quotes are awesome :)

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  30. Wow again, what a stunning page Kate!

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  31. Hi Kathryn, you totally inspired me to try digi stamps! I'd be delighted if you would visit my blog to see what I did! Sam :o)

    http://crafty-sam.blogspot.com/2011/09/crafty-in-garden.html

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  32. I just love it love it love it!The little queen, the fantastic background, the vibrant colors. I'm so excited, thanks so much for inspiring.
    Hugs Anja

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  33. Love this and the quotes are so true. You certainly are a talented gal!

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  34. Oh my gosh, this is just too fabulous. Just scoured through your other post. You have a wonderful design eye, I love your work.

    I am the Tiddly Inker who pesters the other artist with a dozen questions about their work. I hope you don't mind. You have inspired me. I have seen a few pages made as you did with Dylusions Inks, but was wondering, do you Gesso first? As well do you blot off with a paper towel role or just let dry as is? Lastly, my local store doesn't sell Dylusions, is Dylusion, water based like Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash or is it more alcohol based like the re-inkers?

    Thanks so much, I will be a return visitor for sure.

    Your work really is stunning. I honestly want to try your technique, not just blowing smoke! :D

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  35. Your quotes really ring a bell for me... Well done page, we never see anything but well done from you!

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  36. Wow Kate your page is amazing! Love the end of summer quotes, they are fabulous and I am going to write them down for myself!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  37. This page is really beautiful. I love your art work and your choice of quotes!

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  38. Wow Kate your art journaling is fabulous! Love this layout and the others I peeked at on your blog :)

    I have an art journal link party at my blog each Thursday and would be honored if you joined in: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-jouranl-link-party.html

    It's just for fun and inspiration hope to see you there :) Jan

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  39. Oh sorry Kate, I thought I'd commented here....I love her and what you have done with her...the page is gorgeous.. I had to have her...I have used her on a Canvas.Many thanls for the inspiration. Love S xxx

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