Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to School

Good Morning,

I think most kids are back in the full swing of school, but I know a special little girl that is heading off to kindergarten very soon. I made this card to participate in some challenges but with her in mind.


The challenges that I did are:

1) The Digi Shack has a recipe challenge going on 1 ribbon, 2 decorative papers and 3 brads. The black ribbon with white polka dots is from a recent trip to the ribbon outlet. The decorative papers are from a matstack I just got at AC Moore for 40% off - DCVW Citrus matstack. The 3 little apples are brads that I made. I couldn't find a digi from the TDS collection for the Back to School theme, so I used an image by one of their Senior Design Team members. Hope that's OK.

Edit: I can't believe I forgot to credit the image - it's from the Dream Big series, called Apple. You can find her here and all the other adorable images from Inktegrity. Joni, next time I goof like this, smack me!

2) Cute Card Thursday's challenge is Back to School.

3) Truly Scrumptious gave us this truly awesome sketch to play with.

A little on how I did it: I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and OMS. The stamped the little apples using an image from PTI's Limitless Labels set, then used it to make my brad. I covered the big apple and the little apples with Diamond Glaze to give them shine. The sentiment is computer generated and let me give you a tip on how to print directly onto your decorative paper.

In your word program type out your sentiment in a text box and then visualize where you want that to be printed on your paper. Move your text box to that spot. You may have to play with this a bit to get it according to your liking. Print it out on a piece of plain paper. Once you're happy with where you want it, adhere your [my case 4x6] paper to the piece of plain paper with repositional adhesive (I used Dotto) over the print you made on the plain paper. Make sure you adhere well so that it doesn't shift. Place back into your printer and print again. Pull your dp off of the plain paper and voila! you have a digi stamp placed right onto your decorative paper just as if you used a rubber stamp and ink.

Hope you enjoy the card. And today's the last day to get in on the give-aways at MyGrafico Challenge blog, so don't miss out and then we'll be back on Monday with another challenge! It's so good to be back.


16 Encouraging Thoughts:

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Mel. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for trying my sketch and joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Jennifer said...

Cute card! That Apple Coloring is GENIUS!

Sharon said...

This is lovely Melissa. I love the image and how you've coloured the apple. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

Tammy said...

HI Mel
This turned out so cute! Great Job on the challenge.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Mel!! I love the yummy colors and the little apple border. Great job!!

Mrs. Fence said...

How adorable! This cute card would make any little girl's day brighter!

Mina said...

fabulous card Mel, I love how you used the sketch this week...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

~*Joni said...

Hey Mel! This is sooo sweet. :D Ladybug looks adorable on this card and your coloring is awesome! We are experiencing the back to school madness this weekend so all my crafting has taken a backseat to chaos even though we've planned for this all August long. haha! Isn't that always the case? Happy Friday to you! Good luck with all these wonderful challenges. :D

Alysabeth said...

So wonderful:o)

Rica said...

Fab card - a great take on Michele's sketch and what an adorable image, great apple!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx

Lana said...

OMG Melissa what an adorably sweet card and image
Hugs
Lana x

Annie said...

fabby card, love the image and bright colours. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Dawn said...

Awww this is so cute! Lovely little image

thanks for joining us on TS

Dawn

Gabby said...

That's adorable Mel! I love how you colored the apple! It looks real...lol! Great take on the challenge!

BTW...thanks a bunch for the chipboard buttons...they're awesome!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So Cute! Joni's images are the bomb and you colored it so wonderfully!

Beth said...

Fabulous card and I love the cute little apples! Thanks for joining in with the TS challenge!

Beth xx

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