Back to School

Monday, July 7, 2014

It seems like summer just got started and it's almost time to go back to school! My DD goes back in just one month!!! Sheez! Already time to make cards for the teachers. :)
This is another Impression Obsession image that I've had for awhile, but never colored. Actually, until I started coloring it, I didn't even know that there was a swing in the foreground. I thought it was a collage-type image. This image took a lot less time to color than you would think. I started by laying down a Copic base in a medium red on the school house, then used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol for the entire image. I love my Copics, but it is a lot more relaxing to color with pencils. They are easier for me to control. ;) The layout is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch. The little leaf embellies in the corner were die cut from dp a couple of times, and the layers glued together for stability, I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then I dipped them in UTEE in my melting pot. They are attached to the card with 3D glue.

I made the inside panel by punching the top edge of the cs, then I used an MFT Blueprints 13 die to cut the perforated line and added scraps from the front of the card to the bottom. My DD is giving this to her favorite teacher, whom she has had for her challenge/gifted class for the past 3 years, so she chose the sentiment, and I have to concur--her teacher is fabulous! :-)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 353
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Start From Scratch (Leaf embellies)
613 Avenue Create #79: Create Your Own Challenge (image, die cut, solid color paper, sequins, punch)
Freshly Brewed Designs: July Challenge #1-In the Sky
Corrosive Challenge #203: Forever Young
Sugar Pea Designs SPD06: Anything Goes

~Hugs,

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12 comments :

Kathy Straw said...

Beautiful job!

Beth Brovold said...

What a BEAUTIFUL scene that you have created here...it looks so real!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs "In the Sky"!!!

stampqueen said...

Great card - thought about buying that one several times....
Yup only a month left till I send both my kiddos off to college - going to be quiet around the house come fall....

Sheila H said...

Wonderful coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Sandra said...

This is so pretty! Love it! The schoolhouse looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Conniecrafter said...

Very cool style of coloring the image, you did a fantastic job, like the stitching around it, the leaves look great!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our UP IN THE SKY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Dannette Ruger said...

your coloring is amazing!! I love everything about this creation! TFS! hugs, Dannette

Taunya Butler said...

This card is awesome and I love the fall feel of the leave blowing in the wind and school bells ringing!! Just so well done and the coloring is inspiring!!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

WOW!!! The image draws you in! I love the old schoolhouse! The deep reds and mix of papers ... they have me swooning. The leaves falling from the sky add movement and remind me of the crisp fall air. Wonderful creation.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fresh Brewed Designs in the sky challenge.

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I just love the layers and papers and the fabulous image. Your coloring, again, is amazing!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing...so many neat details!