Monday, May 24, 2010

No More Pencils, No More Books!

[Edit: 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! 

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



Jamie said...

Susan! I can't tell you how much I absolutely love this card! What a stinkin' cute and creative idea, it's just perfect. Love the paper, love the images, love the green signature card! You rocked it!

A Cards Delight said...

I love this card and think I am going to have to make it! It is too stinking cute!

harringtonjoey said...

Hope I achieve this level of talent one day. Spectacular!

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