Monday, December 20, 2010

TBS DT: Tilda's Swirls of Gems

Well hello, there! It's Monday and the last Monday before Christmas. Er, not significant in general, but it just means I've been running around like a crazy person trying to find the "perfect gift" for my husband. We replaced a couple of kitchen appliances last month and that was going to be our Christmas. Of course, neither of us can go without presents under the tree. :) So, I'm scouring the antique stores for the perfect gift. No luck yet! *sigh*

So this week the Beary Scrap design team girls are showing examples of our current challenge theme - use pearls or gems. Here's my sample:


The paper is Echo Park's "Wintertime" line. EP is doing cool things with paper - they've reduced some of their designs to fit 4 different ones on a 12 x 12 sheet. The background paper here is actually a mini version of the "Flurry" design. The full size "Flurry" is used on the envelope box (see below). Check out the Wintertime line at TBS to see what I'm on about. This mini "Flurry" can be found on the back side of 12x12 "Damask". The middle panel is full-size "Snow", and the top layer - right behind Tilda - is on of the journaling cards enhanced with Stickles. All of the blue layers are "Blizzard Blue".

Darling Tilda is made up of a couple of layers, with loads of Stickles to accent. Her lantern is includes Glossy Accents in the "glass" panels, and her mittens and socks are covered in fuzzy white flock.


I edged the plain white flower with Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and Star Dust Stickles. All the flowers were spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and dotted with the same Stickles.


Here's a view of the inside panel - I enhanced the swirl and snowflake design in the paper with Stickles... I can't stop with the sparkle!


And here's the whole kit and kaboodle. I used another journaling card for the name plate on the front, with a little Stickles on these snowflakes also.


Card Recipe
Thanks for visiting us today! There's still TONS of time to enter our current Beary Sweet Challenge #16 - Pearls or Gems. It doesn't close until 12/31, so I hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Susan

3 comments:

beadz said...

Susan, this is so beautiful! So much time and love went into it!

I was scrolling down through your blog and saw your Portmeirion mug on your desk - I have a huge collection of Botanic Garden! Isn't it funny we would have the same china!
hugs,
Gini

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and so beautiful too.
luv
Debby

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog and what a treat it is! Having taken a little journey through your recent makes, I can't work out which creation I like the best. Fab colouring, beautiful design and perfect embellishments. They are all lovely and I hope to pop by again! Warmest wishes, Lesley