Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to School Times Nine

It is time (actually past time) to get my back to school cards finished.  Two grandchildren have already started and 6 more next week.
I wanted to keep them simple but so far, this card is the only one that I didn't spend a lot of time with fussy cutting, etc.   This great schoolroom scene is by Doodle Pantry.  The set is School Sheep.
I super-imposed the words onto the chalk board and then after printing, went over the black letters with a white Signo pen.  I rubbed a little white craft ink onto the board to give the appearance of chalk dust.  Other additions - silver to the pencil, ribbon marker in book, necklace and flower in teacher's hair.  Even though I used a pre-colored version, I did add some color here and there for more highlights and depth.
I was going to make this a one layer card but cut it and put it on a green base.  Just can't do those one layer cards.

Twist of Faith - animals
Sister Act - anything
Clearly i Stamp - school
Your Next Stamp - colors
Pile It On - no designer paper


  1. This is really cute!! It's almost one layer! :) They really are hard, aren't they?

  2. Fabulous job on the blackboard and it's an adorable card. One layer - yikes I'm with you on that, so hard to do!

  3. This is adorable! Thank you for playing along with our YNS August Challenge!

  4. Marsha, your sheep is soooo cute! Absolutely adore him!!! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith this week!

  5. Oh how cute and fun! So glad you shared your school time card at Clearly iStamp!

  6. Very cute! Your Grandkids should love them! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp School Time Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  7. What a sweet card. I just love those lamb images. My son is back in school as of today also. Ok it's college but it seems just little yesterday that he was starting 1st grade.

  8. I consider this one layer!!! Base card doesn't count :)
    Love that you added little touches to the pre-colored image to make it yours. Clever!!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #5- School Time! Hope to see back on Friday Aug 30th for challenge #6!!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator/Clearly Digi Stamps Design Team

  9. Your creation is so cute! I love that lamb and chalkboard! Thank you for linking up to CDS challenge and I wish you the best in the random.org selection - have a wonderful day! Gail DT

  10. Very cute card and I love the details you did ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  11. This is so cute! Love how you added the little details that make it all come together, specially the chalkboard. It looks so real. Thanks for playing with Clearly IStamp.

  12. Your card is precious. I love the lamb he is a adorable. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith.

  13. Very cute. I love that image. Great back to school card.

  14. Such a smile! More cuteness :>) What a way to use a pre-colored image. Thanks for joining us again at YNS!

  15. Too cute! Love your image! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith!

  16. excellent image an dlove the colouring! thanks for joining us at Pile it on for the no designer paper challenge - hope to see you back again this week!! Kimberly DT

  17. Super cute card! Great sheep! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp!--Hugs, Katy DT :)