Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to school.

Hello all!
I've been a bit thin on the ground with postings this week but I've been working on some other non-card related bits - I need to get a few things done before I head back to the UK for a visit again!

           Anyway, as Friday has arrived, it means a new challenge over at The Outlawz for the Copics/Promarkers group and this week our theme is, as the post title says - 'Back to School'.  I know that there's still a few weeks to go until term starts in the UK but they start a whole lot sooner over here in the States.  My niece will be starting 'big' school at the end of September when she'll be 5 - I'm not sure if she's excited or not.......  I can't wait to get a photo of her with her new school uniform on :)
                   Still, enough waffle - I made a card that I hope will appeal to all ages as there are plenty of adults who bravely head out to continue their education, plus I thought it would also be a good thank you teacher card as well.

 
 
                    I found the image by doing a Google image search for schoolbooks; it's actually a colouring book page and one of my fellow DT members (thanks Jo!), tells me it's from Elizabeth Dulemba.  I coloured it with Copics and I also did the splodgy background by dripping some of the copics blender and a few drops of the refills in the same colours as the books.  The background is done with a rubber stamp from http://www.blockheadstamps.com/ and I added some ribbon and craft tape - the opening was cut using my Cameo and I popped the image up with some foam dots.
 
 
 
I would like to put this card into the following 'Back to School' challenges -
 

 
 
Thanks for popping in :)

17 comments:

Carla S. said...

This is such a great card, Dawn! I love the background and the window to the fun stack of books! Terrific coloring!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card love the background.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Linda Palmer said...

It is a great image and you made it fabulous. You can go to Elizabeth's blog and get a freebie every tuesday from her. Her designs are great. You definitely made this image into a perfect back to school card.

Jo said...

Perfect Dawn. I love everything about it. Your papers are perfect for the card. The coloring is terrific.

Darlene Lyons said...

What a perfect Back to School card Dawn! Your shading is stunning!

ursula Uphof said...

A great card Dawn...the image is of course just perfect.Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
My Crafting Corner


Penny said...

Love this, Dawn! The colors are gorgeous behind your image! Great coloring on the image--that apple looks good enough to eat. Come to think of it, I'm hungry right now. Hmmm. Love the b/w background, too, along with your ribbon and tape. And it looks like you are having fun with your Cameo! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Tracy said...

That background is sooo cool! Great stamp and a fun back to school themed card Dawn. Hey, can you stow me away in your luggage? LOL Hugs!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous card! I love how the main image pops against the black and white background! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Tonya said...

Great card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions for our back to school challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I just love this card..and well every card you make. :) It has been a pleasure working with you as a GD at the Outlawz!

Kathi said...

Wow. This card is just about perfect for back to school and any other school related projects.

Desire Fourie said...

I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Carrie Robinson said...

hmmm what a choice of books lol... if music was in there it would be my faves!! Thanks for going back to school with us at Inky Impressions this week xxx

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Great card Dawn!!! very nice image and your coloring is super!!

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Jen Leeflang said...

Dawn - this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy for our Back to School Challenge!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT LEAD