Monday, May 31, 2010

TBS DT: It's Beary Sweet Sketch Week and BSC #3

Hello hello dear friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful extended weekend. Here in the States it's Memorial Day, where we gather with family and friends and honor fallen soldiers. Of course, there are pounds of burgers, hot dogs and potato salad consumed, too. :) Best wishes for a happy and safe Memorial Day to each of you.

So it's Monday, which means I get to ring in a new week for the Beary Scrappy Girls and introduce our next design team challenge. This week we have a sketch challenge, designed by little ol' me. It's my first sketch and I think it turned out OK (if I do say so myself!).

"Hello, my name is Susan, and I'm a Basic Grey Kioshi addict."

Or so it seems, anyway! I can't get enough of the delightful patterns in this line of papers. Here I've used the larger 12 x 12 patterned paper for the background as well as the smaller 6 x 6 pattern paper. I love those itty bitty paper pads!

This little sweetheart is Bubbling Tilda, from Magnolia's Fairytale collection. I've layered her and cut out her bubbles. Her dress is lightly colored with cranberry and very pale yellow Prismacolor pencils. Her wings are colored with the same pencils and enhanced with Stickles. I used a Copic Spica pen to highlight random strands of her hair. Even though the sparkle is visible when I view this photo in Photoshop, it's washed out once uploaded to blogger. *sigh* That's what imagination is for, right?

The big flower is hand made with a strip of chiffon and Fabri-Tac. Cool, huh?

Card Recipe

Thanks for stopping in! Tomorrow is a new Beary Sweet Challenge, so be sure to visit the Design Team blog for all the details. Don't forget that today is the last day to enter your project into our current challenge - Fancy Folds. You could win a Scor-Pal!

Oh, and if you're a blog candy kinda gal, today is the last day to enter my birthday blog candy. Good luck!



hellerlittle said...

Hallo Susan, such a sweet bubbling Tilda at the morning... this day must become great for me *haha
if the wether here will be a little bit warmer and not such rainy *puh

Hug from Germany

Silvie Z said...

WOOOOOOOW Susan, awesome card! Your Bubbling Tilda is super cute! and the layout is perfect! I love the Kioshi DP too :-)
Silvie from France

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous coloring!!

Anonymous said...

Soooooo beautiful! I love seeing someone else use primas. I started card making with my primas and I still love using them.
You did a gorgeous job on your card. Now I am off to veiw some more of your creations.
~Pam L.

BrossArtAddiction said...

What a beautiful card! Your work is amazing! And I love the sketch too! :D

Tindaloo said...

WOW! this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the papers, stamp and the way you've colored & embellished! :)

Anne said...

Woow, it`s so beautifull!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Luv the pretty big flower.


Sylvia Blum said...

Susan, I love your card and the sketch is wonderful! I will definitely try to create a card using your sketch :)

I also wanted to answer your question on my blog ( The rose has a stem made of thin and flexible wire and I just put the wire around the knot and bow or rather tuck it in between and around everything (ribbon/bow) (oh my.. *lol* clear as mud.. isn't it? I think this sounds a little bit confusing.. but I hope you get what I wanted to say anyway ;) )

You can just move the ribbon sideways to open the folder. If you do it carefully you will actually be able to put the ribbon with bow and rose back to its place and the holder is closed again

Oh man.. I wish my english would be better.. it's even difficult to describe it in German but lots more difficult in english *lol*.. sorry!

{hugs} Sylvia

Chelsea said...

Oh yes, she is gorgeous! Wow...did you cut out all those tiny bubbles too! Amazing! I'm with you on the "BG Kioshi addict". lol

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh this is a masterpiece. I gotta have this Tilda stamp she is such a cutie pie. I love that big pink flower!
Hugs Bonnie

Net said...

That's lovely!

You're braver than me, I'm still at the stroking stage with my Kioshi!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Unknown said...

OMGOLLYGOSH... this is wonderful!! I love your pink flower and your tilda is coloured perfectly. Can't believe you chopped all those tiny bubbles out!! talk about patience:-) Thanks so much for joining in this week at MDUC

Unknown said...

I love this card and the colours are just gorgeous :o)

Bev said...

Wonderful hot and spicy card, the papers are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining JM this week x

Kylie said...

Ahahahhaha - very funny - I too am a BG Kioshi addict!! It is one of the paper stacks that I will get through - and fast! Your card is gorgeous! I love everything about it :)
Thanks for joining MDUC this week!

stephanne said...

I' baaaaaack (said in a creepy stalker-type fashion). I love this image, I love what you've done with it, I love love love it. What else can I say, the papers are delish, love those bubbles, your lace is gorgeous, great work!!
Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC this week ;)

Vivi Casale said...

what a cute card!!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL!