Saturday, 24 January 2015

Strawberry Wryn

I'm so excited (and more than a little bit nervous) to be joining the Tiddly Inks design team (I'm sure Christy's got mixed up and invited the wrong person, but I'm keeping schtum!).  There's even more excitement because today there is a new release of some lovely girlie images, one of which I'm using today.

This is Berry Sweet Wryn and she is available in rubber as well as digi formats.  I've combined her with some berry papers from Maja Design and a simple layout using my cheat layering technique with one sheet of designer paper.  I cut out a central square shape, layered it onto brown card, and then stuck it back over the top of the aperture so that the design matches again, but there's a brown border around it.  I also stitched it before sticking it back down again.

I stitched around the image panel to match (I really must learn not to do this on circles as it's so hard!) and popped it onto the same brown card.

I'm having trouble finding some good watercolour paper that will go through my printer as my usual 300gsm thickness just won't go through.  This paper was thinner, but despite being called 'watercolour paper' it didn't seem to like water, and I got a lot of bobbling when I applied my brush.  If anyone knows of any good watercolour paper, under about 180gsm please leave me a comment. :0)

There are also some other new images, including the new Sweet Tooth girls below:

And, I get one of these too ... !!!  Yippee :0)

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Sarah said...

I couldn't be happier for you Annette, this is soooo well deserved as I know you have a soft spot for Wrynn. An amazing debut card too, beautiful painting. Can't help with the watercolour paper though as my printer will only just take super smooth card so I only ever use a real stamp on my watercolour paper/card. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Huge congrats,of course they have the right person, your work is gorgeous, love this and love the one below too x

Christine L said...

Hi Annette.... well this is so gorgeous - and what a clever technique! Thanks for sharing that, I'll have to give it a go! And re the watercolour paper that won't go through your printer... I read a tip that said to tape it in the middle of a sheet of normal copier paper... then place the image correctly on A4 (have a practice run with paper) - and run the lot through the printer! I haven't tried it yet so don't know if it works... but don't know how you'd go on with printer ink and paints... think the ink may run!

Christine x

Eve Maynard said...

Congratulations Annette on joining TI design team - you deserve it as your cards are stunning.

thecraftycavalier said...

WooHooooooooooo! I cannot think of a person more deserving! So super chuffed for you! You really deserve it and I am giddy on your behalf. This card is just stunning.Love the papers and the colouring is awesome. I am just thrilled for you hun! Biggest of hugs, Jayne x

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous and Congratulations!
Helen x

Abi said...

Congratulations Annette, so well deserved I don't know why you doubt it lol! Your cards are stunning & this is no exception. Your colouring is fabulous. Can't help withthe watercolour paper, mine is 220gsm & goes through my printer just fine. Good luck finding one suitable xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats on your DT post Annette, very well deserved. This is a gorgeous card and so beautifully water-coloured ( I can't see any bobbles). These new images are very tempting, mmm.

Mojca said...

oh congrats hun, you really deserve this! Your card is sooooo beautiful!!! hugs! Mojca

JanR said...

So pretty! I love the papers you used. Thanks for the tip about the layering, never would have guessed it was just one piece of paper! Looking forward to working with you. :0)

Chrissy said...

No mistake deserve to be there and this is a perfect example why...gorgeous card.


Kat W said...

Oh, you totally deserve this Annette and your cute style suits the lovely Tiddly Inks images perfectly :-)
Berry Wryn is lovely and the way you did the layers of DP and brown card is really clever.
Really looking forward to seeing more of your TI creations :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Boxofcolours said...

Hey there teamie, I've just checked my stash of Hot Press Watercolour - its all 300gsm & I have an Epson WF-7515 (A3 Scanner Printer Combo) - so I thought I'd test it out for you - wey hey, it worked! But this is a Work Force (business) printer, my last one was a basic Epson & I killed it printing on Kraft card. Most domestic printers just aren't able to deal with stuff us crafters want to use :(
I love your card & kudos to you for stitching a circle - I have enough trouble sewing in a straight line!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Word Annette I do not think anyone made a mistake in choosing you as a DT your work is awesome this is an incredibly beautiful card, the image has been coloured to perfection I love the paper that you have used, this is fantastic, congratulations.
lorraine x

Debs said...

Simply stunning Annette and mahoooosive congrats on your new DT post - so well deserved.
Love you one layer cheat technique :o)
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Annette what a stunning card I love this card. it's colour and his design is stunning.
so please I found your blog. im looking forward to following you.
Debs xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Annette, There ia a simple answer to your problem, that I had too. First, print image in the middle of a piece of ordinary copy paper. Then cut a piece of 300gsm Langton water colour paper, slightly bigger than you want. Put a small piece of doublesided tape in each corner and place over the image on the copy paper. Stick in place. Make sure you put the paper back in the printer the right way. The printer then thinks it is just copy paper, so prints it perfectly. I haven't had a failure yet!
Fabulous card and I am sure Tiddly Inks love having you on board. Colouring is beautiful and design is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx PS: email me if you don't understand my waffling!!

Dot said...

Congrats, Annette-I'm sure they picked the right girl LOL. Lovely and sweet card,
hugs Dorte

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours annette..Loz

Sarah said...

Ohhh I love Wrynn and this image is super cute. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CI X

The Stamp Basket said...

Warmest congratulations! So good to hear your news....and so well deserved!

Michelle said...

Your cards are so sweet Annette. I love your strawberry Wryn. And I too often use that layering cheat hehe. Looking forward to seeing your cards in the coming months x

Angela said...

I love your card Annette. Just beautiful.
Congrats on the design team---Christie is lucky to have you!

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your appointment, I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job :)

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