Friday, April 20, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge #78 - Seeing Spots

Welcome to another Friday Inventory Reduction Challenge.  Our theme this week is "Are you seeing spots?"  What a fun challenge this one was!  I even had my card done early :D
I had to straighten up my room after the Easter card marathon I did.  In the process I came across several dies I had out for some unremembered reason.  I decided to use the Grand Madison Window die from poppystamps on my card and make it see through.

The card base was covered with SU Frostwood Lodge dp.

After gluing the cutout window to the card front, I very carefully colored the "trim" with Copic G12.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Craft.
The little purple stamens reminded me so much of the Grape Hyacinths in my flower beds.

On the inside left I glued a "curtain" using a scrap of lace overlay fabric I had and Dr. Edwin.
Edwin was colored with Copics - Jacket - C3, 1, 00  Scrubs - B26, 24, 21  Bag - C7, 5, 4, 2  Shoes - C6, 3, 1, 00  Hair - E59, 25, 53  other stuff - E41, R17, C7, metallic silver.

The background paper is from SU Holly Berry Bouquet.  The printed "valance" worked out perfectly.
Then I colored Tilda and her couch.  The couch was done first with E15 then covered with Fun Flock Cinnamon Toast.
The picture on the wall was a sticker mounted on a brown scrap and cut using Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles.   The wall paper was from SU Specialty Sweet Shop.

Tilda was done using Copics.  She was attached to the couch with SU Dimensionals.  
Pants - YG67, 63, 61  Shirt - E43, 42, 41, 40  Shoes - YG 67, 63, 61, E74, 71, 70  Hair - YR 20, 21, 24, E35.

Tilda hasn't been feeling quite right for the last few days so she called Dr. Edwin to come and see if he could figure out what was the problem.  Dr. Edwin was perplexed.   It seems that he was "seeing spots" everywhere - the wall by the window, the wall behind Tilda - YIKES!!! even Tilda was covered in spots!  
Suddenly he realized that Tilda had the measles!  Must be that she didn't get her shots :(

 She will be good as new in a few days!
 Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see what spots they are seeing!



Danielle said...

OH! Kathy, you made my day! I was wondering where you were leading us with your story. JUST TOOOO delighful. How clever to have covered tilda with spots, andcreating this wonderful scene. BRAVO! I enjoyed it all. Beautiful card. Hugs.

Rene said...

Oh my gosh Kathy! This design is brilliant!!!! Love it!
Rene :D

Sandy said...

How very creative you are. This card is so much fun!!! What a wonderful story - well maybe not for Tilda- Very well done!!

Christina C. said...

This is sooooo creative, it!!!! Enjoyed reading your post as well. I would have never thought of placing spots on Tilda....very, very clever!

Chris said...

So cute, Kathy! I love that window die. You really made it look wonderful, too! Your Tildas are lovely! Love the spots, LOL.


Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

I also love the window die. Your card is really cute. Super job.
Blessings, Doreen

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, how absolutely fabulous this is! You made a fantastic card having all the spots all over the place...even on poor woe begone Tilda! A darling theme for the challenge! Hugs...Barb <><

cathylynn said...

When I first saw Dr. Edwin I wondered then I went on to read you story and found Tilda covered in spots. What a hoot! Very clever Kathy!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

It cracks me up. Measles! Your card is fantastic. I love seeing all of the spots. Great take on the theme this week!

Pam said...

Loved your story and card. Beautiful coloring!!!!

Anonymous said...

How clever! I love the scene you've created and your cute little curtain, nicely done
Hugs julie P

Paper Tails said...

Very creative! I love Tilda's rash.


Jean said...

Just too cute Kathy.. had my wonders about the card until I opened the last page to see Tilda with her measles.. poor little thing.. cute way to tell us that measles are on the up rise in the US and everyone ought to get their kids their shots!! LOL Great card and great coloring.
Hugs, Jean

Les Trésors de Nadine said...

Bonjour Kathy, ta carte est toute jolie!!! J'aime beaucoup l'idée de la fenêtre!!!! Bravo!

Madge H. said...

Absolutely priceless.....story and all. You are just so clever! Love all the dots...
~ rubber hugz ~

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and neat windows created on your cards. Although poor Tilda had the measles, but she is so cute though :o)

syllie said...

Beautiful Kathy with beautiful details and colors.

Linda said...

Oh my Kathy this is just fabulous!!!! Love those curtains!!!!! Wow you did a beautiful job on this card!!!! Way to go!!!!!