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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fairy History...

 "The Enchanted Professor" can be
found here at The Paper Shelter
I have four grandkids who LOve school!!  So this qualifies in my opinion for "Fall Fun" - the latest Aud Sentiments challenge.   The sponsor provides 2 images for the DT to use - or we can use a TPS image from our files if we have any - and that is what I chose to do here.  You have one more week on this challenge to enter up to 5 projects for a chance at the prize.  Take a look at what the other DT have done - it is really interesting to see how an image can be used so many different ways.
  • "The Enchanted Professor" is from The Paper Shelter.
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D it.  I printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' [this is dry embossing the image from the back with a large ball tool].  The layers were both glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • The quote is actually not by Carl Sagan, but by Sharon Begley  according to The Quote Investigator:  "...based on current evidence Sagan did not create this quotation. Instead, the reporter Sharon Begley constructed the phrase. The quotation has been ascribed to Sagan because the passage at the end of the 1977 Newsweek profile article has been misinterpreted."  Either way, I find the quote quite delicious and sooo appropriate and I hope it inspires the grandkids!  

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used is from "7 Gypsies" and Tim Holtz'  "Ideology". 
  • Inside layered with paper scraps left from the front.  Finished the 'frame' by drawing lines reminiscent of the wide lines used for kids to practice their penmanship - and then wrote the sentiment & reason for the card.
  • The square Copper Brads are from stash.  
  • The ruler is cut off one of the DP sheets.
  • Diamond Glaze used on his glasses.
  • "Old Paper" Distress Ink used to ink all the edges & the pages of the book.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Clear It Out – ATG / Stash: ATG
    Sweet Stampin' – School Days
    Robyn's Fetish #279 – Use Square Cards 
    Crafting from the Heart #75 – ATG Always WON a DT Favorite
    Sisterhood of Crafters – Back to School
    Papertake Weekly – ATG/or Upcycle-Recycle
    Crafty Sentiments – School TOP 3 
    Paper Shelter – #217- Embossing of Any Kind [dry embossed the image - see explanation above]
    Fab & Funky #271 – Doodle a frame or Hand Written Sent. [See inside - hand wrote the sent. & drew the lines to finish the frame]
    Inspiration Destination #49 – ATG
    Lacy Sunshine #66 – Back to School
    Sweet Stamps #237 – Anything Goes
    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. this is a wonderful card love all the detailing Ginny x

    2. Absolutely loving this Ginny. Great quote and a wonderful masculine design.
      {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    3. Oh WOW what a fabulous card! Love the image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SCHOOL TIME’ challenge and please come back again soon!
      one of the 'Sistahs'
      The Sisterhood of Crafters

    4. fabulous
      thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

    5. I love this image, it's just perfect for a boys school days. A great matching sentiment too. Elaine

    6. Great card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

    7. Love, love, LOVE this gorgeous sentiment and fabulous image. What a brilliant idea to use that fabulous Carl Sagan quote. Thanks so much for joining in the 'Back to School' fun with us at Sweet Stampin'. I'm so glad you did! Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

    8. Beautiful card....Love the image and great colours...Thank you for joining us @ Fun n Funky....Julieannex

    9. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

    10. this is beautiful, and how you put everything together.
      thank you for joining at Lacy Sunshine challenge.

    11. Since I've seen this card in person and I don't think the picture does it justice. Love the image and how you've colored it. Love the vintage papers and inside card. The book behind him and the ruler are wonderful embellishments for this piece! Carl Sagan should be proud to be misquoted with this one!

    12. Wonderful card, great design. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Square cards" challenge

    13. This is extra cute! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

    14. Fabulous card love the image great sentiment and B.paper--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
      Carol DT x

    15. Fantastic Back to School card. The image is great, and I love the colors and layers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lacy Sunshine. We hope to see you again!
      ~ Bonnie DT

    16. Gorgeous card. Lovely image. Great colors.Thanks for joining our Back to School challenge at Lacy Sunshine.
      Good luck!

      Kitty DT

    17. This is adorable what a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time hugs Pops x x x

    18. Awsome card, I love the image, thank you to joining us at Sisterhood of Crafters

    19. Cute card and image. Love the use of that image for back to school themed cards! Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge and for using one of our digis this time. Hope to see you again soon.

      Hugs, Vannessa
      The Paper Shelter DT

    20. I'm always impressed with your coloring and we may now add your fussy cutting skills to the list. Bravo! Such a great job here. This is a wonderful card. Everything works so well together. And might I just add that I appreciate you took the time to share the 'facts' about the quote (a good one, whoever truly said it). Hope all's well in your crafty world.

    21. Great back to school card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
      Warm Regards, Cara
      Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
      TTCRD Challenge Blog
      My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

    22. Stunning! Love the coloring, picture perfect. Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out's Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

    23. Pure genius at it's best. Just love the masculine feel of this beauty. Oh yes, Ginny thanks for your comment. It is reflective paper behind the pumpkin. I also used on the sentiment. The lightning bounces some of the colors. Indeed looks to beautiful in your hand.
      Have a fabulous weekend.

    24. I love collage and copics, what a really fun card! Many things to look at.
      Robin Hawkins


    Thank you so much for your comments!