Monday, May 24, 2010

TBS DT: No More Pencils, No More Books/Updated!

Ok, so I had to rework this original card. The 3am version wasn't so good the next morning, so I've changed and added a bit. I'm much happier now! *grin*

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent mine with my lovely in-laws. They came all the way up her just for little old me (last Thursday was my birthday). *grin* Husband and his father put up pegboard and did some other garage organization while my mother-in-law and I wandered the garden center. What a happy place! We all get along well, so visits usually fly by way too fast. *sigh*

This week at The Beary Scrap, the DT's are celebrating that school-age feeling that comes around at the end of May. Remember how excited you were for summer? Ahh, the exhilaration as that last bell rang out the school year.

No more pencils! No more books! No more teacher's dirty looks!

For my card, I've used two Magnolia stamps and the "joy fold" technique. (Click here for an SCS tutorial.) For some reason I decided to use loads of layers... hehehe. I can't help but think about my "inner Gini" again. *grin*
The front Tilda (Tilda with Pencils) is layered 3 times - the top layer is the pocket and left arm with books. "Happy Tilda" on the inside is layered twice.

The "reworking" includes the dogwood and crystal jewels, as well as changed-up charms: I added the chains and a homemade pearl bauble. I colored the pearls with a pink Copic on the front (as well as the butterfly trail on the inside). 
This is the first time I haven't used a white "signature"panel - I'm on the fence about the green (or more accurately, I'm unsure of *anything* but white.) Ah well, the sewing machine had it's way with that panel, so green it stays!
Haha! How about that ladybug on Tilda's head? It's one of those unforseen quirks of homemade cards... right? I'm tempted to make it official and pop another ladybug on her head "for real". I added grass with Prismacolors, similar to the grass I did on this card. It's not quite as good as that Edwin card, but it gives enough of a hint of the grass she's frolicking in that I'm happy. The little butterfly is cut and layered from scraps of the MLS paper.

So, you know how much I LOVE my Star Dust Stickles, right? Welll, I was chatting with Kimm the other day, whining about something wanting a white Stickles without the iridescence, and she turned me on to Frosted Lace. It makes me think of a fine white Distress Stickles, if there was such a thing. I used it on the inside flower (with a touch of Star Dust in the center of the Frosted Lace), as well as on the front around Pencil Tilda's white frame. You can't really see it in the photo, but it's there!

Card Recipe
While you're looking for project inspiration this week, don't forget our Beary Sweet Challenge #2 - Fancy Folds. You have until May 31 to link up - you could win a Scor-Pal! 

*And* if you're interested in trying out Kimm's excellent mulberry tearing technique, hop on over to this Store Blog post and enter to win her Boston Kitty pattern with mulberry paper. She's so adorable!

Thanks for stopping in, and I hope to see you at the challenge!



Jen Shults said...

Haha! This is a fantastic challenge! Your card is just gorgeous. I am always just in awe of all the wonderful things you add on your cards... that bow with the charm is PERFECT! Great card!

Unknown said...

What a cute card!! I love the theme and how you designed it!!! Such a great idea! Hmmm I might copy some of it!! Great inspirations for I have both stamps! Love the green inside too!

Unknown said...

Absolutely perfect card Susan! You captured this theme so well!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! My birthday was on thursday as well. Sadly I didn't have family come celebrate with me, they live 2,500 miles away. I'm glad your day was so special!
Your card is adorable :-)


Unknown said...

very pretty card....Nice touch to add the tulle ribbon. Thanks for playing at practical scrappers

Jennifer said...

Wow, your card is amazing! I love all the details. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.


Danni said...

This is simply fabulous!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Sweet-ums! What an absolutely delightful card. Oh I love it. That's probably what I looked like getting out of school. Shhh.. don't tell but I hated school. But I love my friends and gym. Anyway your card is awesome. I love the pretty shnazzy fold. And the paper is sooo pretty. Your chosen images are awesome together as if they were meant to be.
Hugs Bonnie

Chelsea said...

LOL " more teacher's dirty looks!" How fun and funny is that! I love it! Your card is beautiful, and the fold is awesome. I love those papers too.

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers! /DT Pia

Littlebearcrafts said...

Hi Susan,
This is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

pinky said...

Oh Susan this is adorable, so work work and thought has went into this beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

kraftykylie said...

Hey Susan Your card is too cute!!! I love the colours and that lil lady bug on Tildas head!! A beautiful card all round.
Big Smiles to you
Kylie :D

Pam said...

Adorable card! The pencil paper is too cute! I love the little "story" you tell!
Great coloring, too!
Hugs to you,

Tracy Valure said...

Very Cute card. I love the charms. Coloring is great!

Unknown said...

More inspiration! You are so creative. Love your coloring and the layout. I think I will try the joy card fold. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

Susan!!! It´s so beautiful!!!!!!! I love everything. All the papers are amazing and your coloring is absolutely perfect.
Love every and each detail you did!!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing job on your's delicious!!! Love all the layers and charms, especially your handmade pearl drop. So clever.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is a wonder! It truly is delicious! Every single detail is wonderful from the hand painted pearls to the beautiful flower and of course, beautifully colored Tildas! Awesome job...

Sylvia Blum said...

this is so stinkin' cute and soooo adorable!!! wonderful piece of card art!

Sasya said...

gorgeous card and awesome colors too!!! love it!
thank you so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers!


Dena said...

Precious card! I love the idea, and the images, and the paper, and EVERYTHING!
Hugs, Dena

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty fold. Your card is so cute! I love the layout and the charms are gorgeous! Great job!

chris said...

This is right up my street, love it so so much.
hugs chris xx

thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot challenge.

Elise said...

Susan! This is just way cute! I love the colors you've used on this card , and that dogflower on the front ... YUMMMMMY!!!! What a gorgeous joy fold card with thos WONDERFULLY colored Tildas!!!! Layered all those many times?! OMG!!! Amazing!!!! love love love!

Hugs to you!

Leonie said...

O this is fantastic. i love joy folded cards. Yours is great! Love all the details
Hugs Leonie

Christine Riley said...

Oh this is precious, love it!
Hugs, Christine

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So beautiful! I love all the layers and textures - wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

Francesca said...

this is wonderful , I love the cute magnolia image and the colours .
Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month And good luck !

Silvie Z said...

Amazing card! Love all the layers, details and the strong red color of Tilda's dress! It is gorgeous, perfect coloring!
Silvie from France

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

charlene said...

what a great card love the layers and the coloring !

Alice said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love this card so much!

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and papers. The charms are too cute.

Thank you very much for participating in the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

Julie said...

Gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are so very clever,stunning card.xx

Mary Lou said...

Awhh Susan this is wonderful!! I gotta try this type of card--I just love how it folds together! You are VERY Inspiring to me :))
Blessings and Hugs

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! I love that there is that fabulous surprise of a cheerful beautiful image on the inside. It would surely make anyone smile. gorgeous!
~Pam L.

Juanita said...

Aww, I love your card. Love the way you created 2 different settings on one card. Awesome embellishments and layers. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Anonymous said...

This card is gorgeous and so much fun! I love the papers, stitching, and clever design! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!