Saturday, January 8, 2011

Déjà vu??? Tiffany Doodles cards!

Have you seen these before? ;o)

I would swear that I have blogged these cards already, but in looking over old posts it seems that I have not. I freaked out when I saw that, since they are all made using images drawn by a dear online friend who is very talented: Tiffany Richards.

...and they were ever so fun to make...

Tiffany Doodles Tea Time inchie card

My timing is not horrible though, I suppose, since Tiffany just opened her first official store: Tiffany Doodles. It's looking lovely and I'm enjoying making some new things with other images of hers.

Despite their being older cards, it is really handy to have some cards to post. My duties on the home-front are keeping craftiness from happening (Charles can't walk, of course, and is in desperate need of a nurse, cook, waitress, and chief bottlewasher or general gofer...) which means the half-made new cards will wait a wee bit... He is being a trooper though!

Well, enough of my blah-blah, onto the cards!...

This one was my first inchie card ever:

I bought this set ages ago, but was waiting to get an inchie punch (That's why I'd never made an inchie card before this one.) LOVE this sweet tea cup and the fact that you can print digis wee so you can go crazy with inchies!

To make the little tea bag tag...

A) Printing "TEA" on cardstock in black marker
B) Cut them out (tiny) and edge in silver gel pen
C) Glue them onto tea cup inchies
D) Draw a silver tea bag string

You can find the Teacup & Teapot digital set here
(it has sayings in the classiest font--used here on the "Tea Time" tag)

The next card uses the sweetest little lamp...

Tiffany Doodles Lamp Freebie

Another Tiffany Doodles digi image
that I'm just in love with.

It's embossed on digital patterned
paper to paper piece it (from TracyAnnDigitalArt on etsy)

The sentiment is a sticker from SRM stickers

the "Thinking of You" sheet available here.

Tiff makes some stunning flowers (real & doodley):

Tiffany Doodles Mom card

This Mom's day card is made using Tiffany's
photographic flower line art called Velvet Flower.

She even shares a tutorial on how you can make your own digi
like this from your Photographs here (Completely Genius!)

To make the image into 3D flowers:

A) Change the colour of the image to turquoise
B) Print it in different sizes and emboss them in clear embossing powder
(here's a post with a write-up of a quick way to emboss from the ink jet printer)
C) Cut them out (trimming in between petals)
D) Shape the flowers & adhere them to the card mat
E) Stitch turquoise seed beads onto the centers

To make the matching leaves:

A) Colour some of the flowers over with green copic marker
B) Cut into leaf shapes & adhere them around the flowers

The paper is GCD Paris Nights patterned paper stamped with this paisley stamp
in Versamark ink then embossed in clear and distrssed over it with white pigment ink.

Tiffany Doodles It's a Love Thing Monarchs

Tiffany's Butterfly image is available here (for $1!)
(I cut the butterfly in half to make 2 butterflies--Two for a buck! hehehe)

The butterflies are embossed and their bodies are stitched with seed beads.
(The paper is more digital patterned paper from TracyAnnDigitalArt on etsy)

You can see many more cards with Tiffany's gorgeous images
in the Caardvarks Challenge sponsored by Tiffany in May here:

(Stunning cards by those 'Varks, lemme tell Ya!)

AND loads more in the Tiffany Doodles
gallery on Flickr here.

Clickable Blogger photos (for those who prefer them):

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a gorgeous day!


CreativSpirit said...

Thanks for sharing those Mel.
Happy New year to you and yours, great to see you back.

Deebi27 said...

Fabulous cards...thanks for sharing the prettiness!

Erum Tasneem said...

WOWWWSERS! Four cards in one post!!! are we lucky or what!! Lucky I say!
As always GORGEOUS cards! I love what you did with the teabags!!

Juls said...

each and every card is stunning and beautiful! just LOVE your teatime one!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards.


Dawn said...

fabulous, fabulous kiddo! looooove the butterfly...cut in half...genius!

Anonymous said...

very nice to see you making a littleme time for your sweet self Love Lady

Becky said...

Mel each one is unique and stunning.

Holly Young said...

great cards Mel! I love your tiny tea bags, and that butterfly card is AMAZING!

Tiffany said...

OH Mel! You are too kind! It is so good to see these oldie but goodies again! Refreshing inspiration!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Dotty Jo said...

Happy New Year Mel - thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects! Jo x

Arlene said...

Thank you for all the information and great cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry said...

oh wow...each of these cards are amazing. Terrific detail so glad you shared them...thanks.

Nancy S said...

Great cards! I can't believe you colored all those inchies w such detail!! And I love the use of the lace for the background; lots of nice pattern and texture there.


Holly Saveur said...

GORGEOUS cards love them all four beautiful!

Unknown said...

WOW Mel... lots of work has gone into producing these beautiful cards...

just a heads up - Martha Stewart has a wonderful website with loads of resources for crafters - she has some brill images of butterflies which you can download for free.... there are also ideas of how to use them.

These cards are exquisite though. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Hope you are well.

Paula (Derbyshire, UK) x x x

liannallama said...

your butterfly card is gorgeous and I love your cute teacups!

SusanK said...

Everything is beautiful!

Kelly said...

I just found your blog by way of SCS and I have to say, I'm amazed at your talent and all you share! I've been toying with the idea of digi stamps and the flower/butterfly card sold me. Simply stunning. Thank you so very much for sharing yourself with us.

Kathy said...

Oh my oh what you said about cooking! I would have so much more time if I didn't have to
You pour so much into each one of your posts that you much be exhausted after them. I bet they take you two hours?? I admire you and all of your works of art. I agree Tiffany is great and so cool the two of you are friends. I hope you beat the beast. :)

Whimsical Wendy said...

Just love these cards Mel. I must check out Tiffany's new may have just started a new addiction for me =)

Alyna said...

Amazin cards. i loved the tea cups one. u are superb with ur colors layering, sentiments and so on its a long list. really really love ur work.

hope u recover from ur migraine and my get well wishes for ur hubby.
keep up the good work.

love Alyna