Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nerdbot goes back to school

I made today's card using my newest purchase from Tiddly Inks - "Nerdbot" is so square as to be unresistable and he is just perfect for back to school.
This card has lots of layers, in paper and in meaning (lol). I chose to use black and grey to match the grey spirits of so many kids when faced with their return to school. The paper-pieced yellow flowers are to represent the happiness of the parents. And the googly eyes ... well, they represent that when I added Glossy Accent to the glasses, the ink ran slightly leaving the eyes looking blood-shot so I covered the boo-boo with googly eyes.

All of the images (including the fabulous blackboard) are from Tiddly Inks. I coloured Nerdbot in greys and then paper-pieced the flowers using some scrap paper. The great advantage to using digital stamps is shown here in that I cut the flower from the Nerdbot image and then re-sized them to create embellishments and sentiment. I used a Cuttlebug folder ("Robotz") to emboss the horizontal strip and a Tim Holtz folder ("Notebook") for the larger block.

So, that's it for today except to complain that I cannot believe that both my boys will be in school starting next week. Alex won't be turning 5 until December so I worry about him starting Kindergarten already but his daycare & preschool both think he is ready. And as his mother, I will never think he's ready (LOL). Luke is starting Grade 2 and acting (sometimes) like he is ready for High School.

Well, best of luck to all the kids and their forlorn/happy parents!

Tiddly Inks - back to school
Little Red Wagon - back to school
Simon Says Stamp - paper piecing
Stamp Something - back to school somethings
Incy Wincy - back to school
Simon Says Stamp - PCP - back to school
Fussy & Fancy - back to school
Papertake Weekly - just the one (I used only one colour - yellow)
Creative Card Crew - back to school
Create 4 Fun - sketch


  1. Such an adorable card! Nerdbot is such a cutie!
    Thanks for joining us st Tiddly Inks!


  2. Ahh, too cute and too bad about the grey spirits. LOL We can relate to that in our house. :)

  3. Fabulous card Shelley ;-) the image is just sooo cute and I love his googly eyes and the fab bunch of yellow flowers :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges ,,, and thanks for joining the PCP one too :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. I had a great time reading about your card. Love your explanation for the googly eyes!! Hope your kids had great first days of school. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

  5. Beautiful Card, so cute too! Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something for our "BACK TO SCHOOL" challenge this week.

    Hugs Jo x

  6. Awww, he's so cute. I love this card! Thanks for playing along with the Fussy and Fancy girls. Hope you'll stop back soon!