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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Birds & Windows Challenge TD02

Greetings followers and new-comers!! It's time for the 2nd official Tiffany Doodles Challenge!!
The challenge starts today and lasts through the end of the month! You have 4 chances to win up to 7 digi stamps of your choice from Tiffany Doodles!

Giveaway Alert:

An extra note for today ....Happy Birthday to me! For my birthday, I would love love love to have 300 (or more) Google followers! If I reach 300 by the end of July, I will choose 7 random followers to win 1 digi each! Sound good?


Now, for my card this month, I used 2 Tiffany Doodles digi stamps!  The bluebird and shutters! I assembled the layout in Photoshop.  The background photo came from Windows vista (sample photos).  I added a generic window sill below the photo. Then added the left & right shutters on top of the photo.  If you have looked at my shutter stamp you will see that the shutters not angled and are straight across.  I changed the perspective of them by using "transform > perspective"  and nudging the inside corners upwards.  This made them look like they were open towards the outside.  I also added a drop shadow to add more dimension.  This is what my layout looked like in Photoshop before printing onto cardstock.  ▼
While I was printing,  I printed out an additional bird the same size so that I could place 1 on top of the flat one for extra dimension. After I got everything printed, I cut out the layout to fit onto my 4x5.5 card.  There was some space left at the bottom to add the wallpaper and sentiment.  I colored the shutters with my copics, I used G82 and BG11.  I tried to get a mix of blue and green for the old "peeled paint" effect.  I cut a piece of paper for the wallpaper and die-cut my small piece for the sentiment and colored it the same as the shutters.  Below the window sill I took Copic W3 and drew a line to make it look like a shadow below the sill.  I colored the flat bird and the top bird then cut it out and used a 3D glue zot to add dimension.  For the curtains, I used 2 pieces of fabric and hand-stitched them at the top with embroidery thread.  I tried to gather some pleats in them as I sewed.  Then tied them around the middle, then glued them at the bottom in a puffy way.  I added the fringe to the top and around mid section of each curtain.
I'd love to see what card you make! Please join us in this really fun challenge! Head over to Tiffany Doodles for all the details!

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

How facinating and beautiful, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing your idea and creation with us!This is going to be a FUN challenge!

donna mikasa said...

Happy Birthday, Tiff! Love your card--such a fun challenge!

Kathy said...

These cards are so cool and pretty Tiffany. Your creativity is endless!! A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU
HOPE YOUR DAY IS SPECIAL
Hugs,kathy

Kim said...

Love your card Tiffany!! And hoping you have a fantastic birthday!!

Cammy said...

Happy Birthday Tiffany! Fantastic card -- I still love those curtains!

Deirdre said...

Tiffany - adore your card. Super cute. Happy Birthday to you.... happy birthday to you...... enjoy your day.

Peet said...
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Peet said...

Happy Birthday Tiffany! I hope you have a wonderful day.
I just love your stunning card!!!
Hugs

Laura said...

Happy Happy Birthday, my beautiful sister!! I love you!!

debb said...

Happy birthday!!!! Beautiful card!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Happy Birthday Tiffany! Love your card - those curtains are so cool! :)

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Tiffany! I just signed up to follow your blog. I love your bird and window card...amazingly creative! I just may need to add some of those digis to my collection.

redwasher1 said...

Happy Birthday Tiffany! I'm new to your site and I just started following. Absolutely love your card and your drawings are amazing!! Enjoy your day!

Ruby said...

A late happy birthday Tiff! I put a little note on my blog, but never got around to mailing you because of being away in London. I hope you had a wonderful day with lots of cake!!!

Your creation is fab, and your tutorial amazing. Oh to be that clever with digital, love it!

Libretas de colores said...

Hello Tiffany, I'm a spanish teacher and i like crafting very much. In your blog there are fantastic ideas to do with my pupils. This is my blog http://libretasdecolores.blogspot.com if you want to visit it.
Regards from Spain, and Happy Birthday.
MarĂ­a.

Isha said...

Belated Happy B'day Tiffany. Still cant believe, I came 2nd. I am so happy. Thanks a lot. It was a fun challenge.

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