Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mix & Match with Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty

It’s finally time to release the big Mix n’ Match collection from Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty!

Together they have been craftily plotting behind the scenes for months (making us drool in anticipation) to bring you a fabulous collection of Steampunk creations with a Victorian theme! You’ll find little steampunk houses, bits and bobs background scenes, flying contraptions, gorgeous characters and the finest selection of digital papers!

We could send you on a little hop, but they are getting a bit boring... so we knocked our heads together and thought up a game to play instead!

‘I SPY’ with my little eye...
... hmmm what do you spy??
Well to find out, head on over to where it all begins!!


PLUS 15% OFF NEW RELEASE IMAGES FOR A WEEK!!
Start Mix n’ Matching with Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty straight away as you grab the super bargain of 15% OFF!!

Just enter the coupon code MIXNMATCH at checkout!

I mixed-and-matched this elegant Owlette from Tiddly Inks with a glorious Steampunk Treehouse from Make It Crafty.
As you can see I've been messing with watercolours again. I reduced the opacity of the background house quite a bit in Gimp to prevent it from competing with the foreground too much - and then used too bright tones for colouring it...duh! - lesson learned!
It was a pretty big image I coloured - about five and half inches square or a bit more. I was determined to add some clutter though to go with overall steampunk/ornate Victorian feel.
I used different bits of Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard and heat embossed it with three different embossing powders. I totally fell in love with these dragonflies!! To give them lil' heads and bodies I snapped off backs from some metal brads and attached these with glue gel.
Thank you so much for popping in and happy mixing-and-matching to you! :)
Hugs


58 comments:

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Wow your clockworks look like real metal and I love what you did with the dragon flies, I thought they were charms. Great job. I have to admit though, I love your sky and background best. I am such a chicken when it comes to colouring the backgrounds.

Zoe said...

You have such an incredible talent! I have tried and tried again and I come nowhere close to your skill in pulling a card together. Not to mention your incredible skill in picking up any medium and creating the most gorgeous artwork. Hugs sweetie xxxooo

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Absolutely beautiful!! :)

Loopylou. said...

wow that is just so pretty, i love the way you coloured her up and the background looks awesome!!! hugs Lou xxx

BlackBird said...

It´s wonderful!

...just Barbara said...

Well, I happen to like your clutter! LOL I am so impressed with your watercoloring, it's amazing and something that alludes me talent pool. Love it!

Craftyanny said...

Fabulous card Anneka
Anne x

CreaRenata said...

Wow, this is just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Annica!
hugs, Alina

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card Annika.
luv
debby

Vicky said...

Oh Annika,
Wow.....What a creation.....Annika, your watercolouring is beautiful, I just adore the colours you used for the sky...And her dress!!!...OMG this stunning!!!! It's all stunning!!!!

Beautiful!!!!!
x
Vicky

Sammi said...

wow!!! I LOVE this... it looks so gorgeous!! those colours are amazing! The cogs look really great and gorgeous images!
Sammi
xxx

Sandie said...

Absolutely amazing as always Annika. Love it!! xx

Frea said...

Wow Annika, love your image, it's very artistic and I think the house in the background is just perfect. Hugs, Frea

shell said...

WOW totally amazing....
Shell xx

Thistleblue said...

Morning Annika! I am loving these new images and you card is fab! the ribbon, chipboard shapes, so pretty and I love how you've coloured the images, they're beautiful.
thanks for sharing
have a great day
hugs
Michelle
xx

Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Annika, fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Ellephantastic said...

Beautiful card I love the soft colours & the dragon flie & the cog ...plus of course the new fabby images!!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a wonderful project! I love the colors you used and your 3D embellishments! :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW - this is just gorgeous! LOVE that fun ribbon with the dragonfly - perfect touch of fun for your fabulous colouring - it looks like an oil painting!
xXx

Reflections from Granny said...

Fabulous card, stunning!

Hugs, Lori m

cass said...

Great Card

Shirley said...

Annika, this card is fabulous. The watercoloring is superb, and I'm in love with that dragonfly.

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning Annika! This is an amazing card! Love your choice of colors and the black dragonfly is striking! Amazing job, Annika! hugs, Angela

Carrie said...

wowzers Annika this is totally amazing xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Annika! Your coloring is absolutely AMAZING and the bits and bobs you've added are brilliant! Love it! xxD

Cleota said...

Am in awe of your coloring and I *love* all the embellies you've added!

WimpyKirby said...

great card could be a book cover for steampunk romance novel

Marilyn said...

Lovin' this card girlie! It's sooooo good with fab images (have to get some) and all your embellishments. That butterfly is smokin'!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just gorgeous, love it! The dragonflies are my fave part. :)

Miranda said...

awesome card Annika, totally cool
hugs
Miranda

Leanne said...

This is gorgeous! Love the mix and match, it totally works!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love the watercolor look, really great coloring and embellishments, love it :)

Crafteezee said...

Awesome Annika and I love your clutter, but then I would seeing as I'm the Queen of embellishments, lol. Hugs Tracy x

Tracy said...

Love the muted look of the watercolors! You can call it clutter. I call it genius! Fabulous card!

Denise and Louise said...

Am loving the new mix and match images - brilliant idea. Your card is stunning. Love how you have coloured the two images you have chosen and those cogs look fantastic. Gorgeous ribbon too.
Hugs
Denise

Pinkladibug said...

Really cute Annika, I love the colors you chose and I love the way you colored your background..very nice

April
peacockbbd2@yahoo.com

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Annika! Love your colouring on the image and the caterpillars are so lovely.

Hugs,
Larissa

Kerys said...

Fantastic card! The colors really pop!!! :-)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card, Annika! I love the way the whole card seems iridescent.

Jen

grandmalee said...

WOW! Love your coloring and your eye for the details like on the dragonflies is outstanding! The embossing is fabulous and your ribbon choice really completes the scene!

Jennifer Shults said...

Beautiful Annika! I really like the gorgeous watercoloring you did and those gears are a perfect embellishment!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Annika - your colors are SUPURB!! Glorious doesn't begin to cut it! And those dragonflies are DARING!!

Stunning work!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Davi said...

Totally awesome Anikka!! Love how you colored the image and the fun embellies are quite cool :)

Lina said...

What a gorgeous card. So many beautiful details.

KC said...

I think this is my fave image! you did such a great job coloring! this is such a great card!

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, I've never seen watercolours look this good on a card, Annika, what fabulous colours. I love the effect of reducing the opacity on the background image, must try that sometime. CoB

Gunvor said...

Awesome card! I love the coluring.

ellabella said...

Oh this is so lovely...love the colouring and wonderful embellishments.

Starla B. said...

This is just so gorgeous. I love the colors and the embellishments. Such talent with the watercolors!

Zannukene said...

It came out beautifully!

You are as amazing as always :)

Kim said...

Annika this is absolutely STUNNING! Your watercoloring is beyond words AMAZING!!! I could sit and stare at your creations ALL DAY! WOW! Great work hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Annika, your card is awesome with fabulous colouring.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Cecilia Reyes said...

Love the watercolouring and all the embellies... Great card!

Renee said...

This is just so stunning!!!

Andrea C said...

so gorgeous x

Carly said...

sbsolutely stunning! Thankyou for sharing it!

Casper said...

Steampunk anyone?

Amazing card,clarity and tone is excellent.
Your elements are so well thought out and beautifully put together!

I especially like your ribbon and border elements - they are fab!

Take care
Big hugs
Casper
xxx

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