Saturday, September 28, 2013

Guru Post #3 & Just Because Post #1

Well this post is my first "double duty" post as I am combining my third "Guru" post with my first "Just Because" post!

This project has been in the works since July...LOL!!!  I know... "What could possibly take that long??"

On June 20 of this year the AMAZING Norma Lee showcased her Ice Cream Parlour on her blog.  My friend Christine called me and asked if I had seen Norma's most recent post yet...when I saw the "Parlour"  it was love at first sight!!  We just had to do it!  So we asked Norma if we could tackle this project for ourselves and her answer was "Of course!"

Have you ever had someone ask you "Why are you doing this...What are you going to use it for?"  And my answer  is "Just Because"!!!  As fellow paper crafter obsessees you get it...LOL!!!

Now as for the "Guru" portion...Norma Lee is my "ALL AROUND GURU"!!  Norma's talent knows no bounds!  Her ability for combining colours, papers and embellishments...her colouring itself (SIGH)...and her handmade embellishments are OUTSTANDING!!  ADD to that her talent for measurements (pun intended)...she must be a mathematician...make Norma an OOBER (love that word) talent!!   

So...Norma I thank you for all of your encouragement and sharing during this endeavor and for your continuing inspiration EVERY time that I visit your blog!!

Now for my adaptation of Norma's "Ice Cream Parlour"...
Ice cream cone is from Magnolia...the wording is computer generated...
(click on image for closer look and slideshow)
 another view...
 ice cream flavours also computer generated (thank you Christine)..
 Tilda with cherrice and mini Wilma...
 Wilma (again)...Tilda with love potion (altered) and Magnolia with butterfly (altered)...
Tilda with ice cream cup...all coloured with my copics
Well that's the parlour!! 
AND I have a use for Granddaughters and I are going to start our own "Tilda Town"...I even told them they could make their own pieces for it...can I relinquish total control is the question!!
Can't you just imagine a "Tilda Horton's"!!!
Materials Used:
DP-teresa collins (Sweet Afternoon-front and back used)
Acetate, cardboard and mini pearls-from my stash
Magnolia Stamps-Magnolia-licious Store
Thank you for stopping by...I really appreciate you taking the time!!!



  1. OMG. I love your parlour... What an amazing amount of work you put into it. Your colouring is exquisite. I can see why it took so long to make it....all the details!! Can hardly wait to see more of your town!!!

  2. I love your Ice Cream Parlour Beth! You put so much love and hard work into this gem....all the little Tildas are amazing.....I said wow to Normas...and now yours!Unbelievable really. Those little stools...they are done perfectly....I know those were a bit of work! Thank-you to Norma also!

  3. So amazing!
    A TildaBucks would be super cute too!

  4. WOW ..... I feel as though I keep repeating my "wow" comments, but your work is absolutely stunning, Beth! Love your ice cream parlour

  5. Amazing. I saw Norma's original and Christine had talked so much about it. So great to see yours completed, you did a wonderful job. Look forward to Tilda Hortons.

  6. I also saw the original and yours is beautiful!!! Love the colours. Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your ice cream parlour, well done
    Hugs Julie P

  8. O my word.Beth... What a stunning creation... I love it!! the attention to detail is amazing...your colouring is outstanding...Wow, Wow, Wow...Fabulous work... Hugs May x x x

  9. Hey Beth I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

  10. This is absolutely fabulous sweetie. You should be very proud of yourself for creating this. Its awesome!! Cant wait see the Tilda town when its all done.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  11. WOW, WOW, this was a lot of work, but what a cute scene you created with your maggies! Beautiful!

  12. OMG this is so off the charts!!! Outside the box for sure!

    Thanks for joining us at TTCB this challenge!

  13. HOLY COW!!! This is truly AMAZING!!! You did such a great job on it! So much detail!!! I'm flabbergasted!!! Love it so much Beth!
    Hugs, Dena

  14. Beth, you're making me blush. You did a FABULOUS job on the ice cream parlour. Remarkable attention to details. And those Magnolia cuties--beautiful colouring. I love the idea of a Tilda Town!!!