Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I ♥ My Teacher

     First off let me thank you all for your prayers and questions about my dad's condition.  He is still continuing to improve.  He's never had heart problems so that came totally out of left field.  They have that stabilized and now we are just working on getting his knee surgery recovery back on track.   He should probably come home tomorrow.  I really appreciate all your support.  You guys are the best!
     I have ALWAYS loved the Wryn images from Tiddly Inks, but never bought any because I was so intimidated by the hair.  Hair is my Achilles heel when it comes to coloring.  Christy had a great sale not long ago and enabler friends (you know who you are) who kept posting all these cuties pushed me over the scary cliff to give them a try.
     The current challenge at Tiddly Inks is a Back to School theme.  I've used Wryn Grow a Little Love for my card.  She's bringing her blooms to her fave teacher as the chalkboard says.  The idea to create a chalkboard for the background popped into my head out of nowhere and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I used a couple of There She Goes Clear Stamp sets to stamp some fun chalkboard style doodles onto black paper.  I stamped some kraft with a woodgrain stamp to create the frame.  I used a MFT die to create a piece of paper and used Prisma color pencils in blue and red to create the lines.  The pencil is also from one of the TSG sets.
     Here's a close up of Wryn.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
hair E21, E23, E25, E29
dress R81, R83, R85, R89
flower pot E93, E95, E97, E99
flowers R35, R37, R39, R43
pencil Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, C00, C2, C4, E13, E15

I'd like to enter this card into these challenge also:

By Lori Designs--Back to School
Perfect Sentiment--goodbye summer, hello school
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Back to School
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Pink Elephant--Back to School

     Now I'm off to fix a bit of lunch and then curl up in the recliner with my Kindle to catch up on what you've all been up to.
     Have a great day!

Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass", Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp--Tiddly Inks "Wryn Grow a Little Love", There She Goes Clear Stamps "School Doodles" and "Chalkboard Memories", Stampabilities "Woodgrain Background"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Colorbox Mixed Media Jasmine
Tools--MFT Die-namics Notebook edge die
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads, Michael's ribbon, paper clip


  1. gorgeous card, glad your dad on the mend

  2. This is just beyond words of cuteness and creativity!! Wow!! You rocked it!! Fabulous card!

  3. I'm so glad that your father is doing better.
    Your card is gorgeous!
    Beautiful colours and design.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  4. Oh wow this is stunning. Loving the blackboard.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Lovely Tracy, such a beautiful creation.
    Hugs Astrid

  6. Absolutely FANTASTIC, my friend! YOU have a problem doing hair? I don't think so...just look at her hair! Lovely!! Glad to hear your Dad is doing well! :o)

  7. Fabulous card Tracy and you've done a great job with the hair.

  8. Such a beautiful card Tracy. I love the cute image, your colouring is wonderful and as always such fabulous detailing.
    So pleased that your dad is doing well.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. Awww, this is the sweetest Back to school card! I really love how you colored Wryn and the chalkboard is just amazing!!!

    I hope you father will recover quickly, Tracy! Sending you big hugs and I'm sure everything will get back to normal again!

  10. This is such an adorable card! Love the chalkboard and your coloring is always beautiful!

  11. Hi Tracy, So glad to hear that Dad is improving and getting back on track. We both have heart probs/surgery so know how scary it can be for family. It will be good to have him home again.
    Love the card, the image if fab but I agree Hair is a nightmare for me...long or You however have really cracked it, its Gorgeous.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  12. Stunning coloring!! And the card is adorable!

  13. Don't know why you were concerned with Wryn's hair - it's perfect! Love the chalkboard too!

  14. Okay, this is so awesome! What a great idea to make the chalkboard, things like this are what keep me inspired. And good news for your dad too! So glad!

  15. Oooooh yeah!!! Ever since you told me you got some new images during the sale... I have been wondering what you got...
    LOVE LOVE LOVE Wryn!! Goes without saying! She looks identical to my little one!! :) :)
    Your card is FANTASTIC and will no doubt be one of the features @ Tiddly on Fabby Friday!!
    Love how your paired all of your TSG goodness with a Tiddly cutie!! :) :)
    So happy to hear that your dad is getting better. Little by little, but he will get there!!

  16. Wow, she's beautiful! Don't worry about the hair, it's perfect like this!

  17. I'm so glad to read your father is getting better!
    You card is absolutely gorgeous. You've created a beautiful classroom with all the stamps and the image is coloured to perfection!! I also like the notebookpage.
    Beautiful made!! hugs, Marlies

  18. Love your gorgeous card.

  19. Glad to hear your dad is doing better Tracy!

    Love your gogeous card!!
    XXX Heidy

  20. Phew, I thought you'd chalked the doodles on the paper by hand Tracy....I was about to do many bowings down to you my friend LOL It's gorgeous...and very clever. Sets the card off perfectly :) I don't know why you'd be intimidated by hair on any image, you do a wonderful job with your colouring! This little cutie turned out perfect :)
    Hugs xx
    PS SO happy to hear your Dad is on the mend, that must have been very stressful for your family.

  21. Love how you created the chalkboard!!! I never would have guessed that you have trouble coloring hair, because her hair looks AMAZING! Gorgeous coloring!

  22. Firstly let me say that you do hair magnificently!! This is amazing as always and I LOVE that chalkboard ... I would never have thought that you created that from scratch ... the frame is beautiful!

  23. Your friends should enable you more rock at hair. I don't know what you're talking about with feet and heels...I think you color hair amazingly!!! ;)
    Incredible frame you made there too Hick. It's a fantastic card and I'm doubly happy to hear about your dad.
    hugs to you,

  24. Yay, Dad! Glad to hear he's on the mend and behaving himself after giving you that awful scare. This card makes me happy. Your rendition of Wryn is adorable. Her hair is full of wonderful shadow and highlights. The blackboard and notepaper/pencil combo are brilliant. Love the woodgrain on the frame.

  25. Just to cute and clever for words! Love it - chalkboard was such an awesome idea. Hope your Dad continues to get stronger. Hugs and prayers, always

  26. Again, you totally outdid yourself with these school cards. They are super cute and your coloring is fantastic!

    Tracey J.

  27. Great card. And I love the chalkboard!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! XOXO ~ Laurel

  28. Wow this an amazing back to school how you created the chalk board and your colouring on everything (including the hair!) is great.

  29. Adorable card Tracy, love that schoolboard and pretty colouring of your image, so sweet! I'm so glad your dad's health is improving, please wish him wel from me? Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  30. Fantastic card Tracy,fabulous colouring and love the blackboard..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  31. Fantastic and Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck!

  32. Your Wryn looks so cute, your coloring is super!! Her hair and the pleats in her dress are just perfect. Such a fun and cute card!

  33. I am loving this. I am always smiling when I stop in here. So glad to hear everything is OK with your Dad..


  34. So glad to hear it about your Dad. And I'm loving this darling card! That chalkboard is delish!

  35. I was just popping by for a sneaky visit and I'm sorry to hear about your Dad's ill health. I do hope he feels better soon!
    As for your card. I would never have suspected that you viewed hair as your Achilles heel. It certainly isn't visible here!!! Hugs, Lesley

  36. Glad to hear that your Dad´s doing better.
    This card is so cute! Like the way you paint -look at her hair! It´s real, isn´t it?! :)

    xoxo Kicki

  37. This is so adorable and I love the chalkboard. Your hair is perfect, never feel intimidated to do it, you are a natural.

  38. Tracy this is just tooo clever and very very cute!! Love the way you designed the blackboard! Thanks for playing along with us for our "School Day Fun" challenge at Tiddly Inks and the best of luck to you! :)

    xx Tracey xx

  39. Super cute card!! I especially like the chalk board :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Perfect Sentiments!!


  40. Wow you are on a roll. Both of your back to school cards are awesome. How inspring. TFS

  41. What a sweet image! With the chalkboard background, the notebook and paper clip you've made the image perfect for a school themed card. I came over from MIM to visit.

  42. What a great card! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

  43. Oooooh- this is adorable! I'm so glad you picked up a Wryn because she is so cute and your hair turned out perfectly :) Glad to hear your dad is doing better...Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  44. You are a rock star! I just love this card! The paper clip is the perfect embellie! Thanks for playing along with is for the Tiddly Inks challenge!

  45. Your card is really spectacular! Everything about it is just perfect including your fussy cutting of the image. I'm so impressed. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

    Maggie - DT

  46. This is sooo cute. I love the chalk board and need to borrow that idea. Such a sweet image. I love Tiddly Inks. Christy is awesome. Hope your dad is on the mend.

  47. awwww i so adore this card! the chalkboard looks awesome!!
    thank you so much for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xxx

  48. That hair is just a' SHININ'!!! What teacher wouldn't love this!!!


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