WooHoo it's Teapot time again and being the end of the month we get to tickle each other. The story this week is about Miss Jett Setter and her new Travel Agency in Teapotterville. We Teapotters, all 42,000 of us, are suggesting our favourite holiday destinations.
The Great Barrier Reef was mentioned in the story this week and that is where we find young Tilly. Sadly she had a nasty encounter with some coral whilst snorkalling. Her little legs have been stitched up, but she needs to rest for a while. So here she is (still not looking very happy) floating around in the resorts swimming pool.
If you look closely Tilly is starting to get a bit too much sun. I'm not sure if her legs are sunburnt or that her stitches are getting infected.
About the card, this is a stair step fold card (you didn't see that coming hey). I made the pool water by tearing teaxtured paper. Same thing was done for the palm tree trunk and sand. Tilly started out life as a Sassy Cheryl digi stamp. The floating tyre is red dp, white spots are handdrawn and outlined with a black micron pen. Tillys body and hair is with copics, the rest is paper pieced. I'm still struggling with coulouring hair, hopefully the teapot recipient can give Tilly a new hairdo.
The fence is an IO die, I hand-made the umbrella, palm tree, beach bag and towel with dp and cardstock. Liquid pearls were used on the sunglasses and stickles for nail polish.
Thank you for looking and have a great week everyone.
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013 GMT Views: 2322
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Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:29 PM
Oh WOW what a fabulous card! Any one of the 42,000 of us tea potters would be thrilled to get this little Tilly card!
With all her mishaps, she is still smiling(as a frown is only a smile turned upside down)! :D
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:44 AM
Goodness! Paper-pieced perfection! Tilly, mercy...what a mess to be stitched up. Susie, your details are fabulous, from her shiny glasses, all the way down to her sparkling red toe nail polish. Wonderful design. Your cards are so much fun!
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:45 AM
Susie I need to come to Australia to meet you. You cards are always so fun and soooo fabulous that you have to be amazing yourself!! Tilly must be having a good time with all of the accoutrements of a good resort, but bless her soul those poor shins of hers did take a beating. All of your clever doodling and accents are just perfect. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us...hugz!
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:08 AM
oh this is so cute and fun! My morning smile! Oh yeah, been to Bryce Canyon too-it's wonderful! tfs your card. Of course I live in Alberta, so not as far as away from there as you, hope you can make the trip!
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:30 AM
Susie, this is an amazing stair step card! I love the towel your Tilly is sitting on and the way you coloured her and personalized it by giving her stitches and a sunburn. I love the addition of the palm trees, umbrella, fences and matching tote and blanket. The Great Barrier Reef is someplace I would love to go sometime too!