Friday, August 27, 2010

A Sketch and Back to School

Morning All!

Happy Friday! So sorry I didn't post all week. We actually took some time off to go visit my sister and dad. It was a great way to spend a few days and other than the rain, we had a blast! I miss them all already and hope we can all see each other again soon.


Today being Friday means new challenges over at Stamp Something and Just Magnolia. And can you believe it's already the last Friday of the month too! My word, where did this summer go! In keeping with the end of summer, our challenge over at SS this week is "Back to School Somethings" and you can interpret that however you choose. You can make a card for a teacher or your child to wish them well, create a scrap book page of the first day back, or make a back to school gift.

I created this card using a Meljen's Designs digital stamp and some BG Eva papers. The image is Teddy Bear Teacher and I colored my image with Copics and then distressed the edges. Melissa has created a great assortment of Back to School images and we, at Whimsy Stamps, are having a huge store wide 25% off sale, so now is the time to buy! The BG papers have also been distressed. To finish the card I added a piece of satin ribbon, some flowers, and some brads.

This card fits the challenges at:
Stamp with Fun: card for a girl
Creative Card Crew: Sparkle and Shine
Cute Card Thursday: Dying for a Punch  - no punches
BasicGrey Challenges: Fabric (I have corduroy brads)



Next is my JM card using our sketch challenge this week. Dawny has created another fabulous sketch to follow and that along with a Magnolia image and you are good to enter!

I wanted to make a cheery card with this sketch so I went with yellow. We have been having a lot of rain lately so I'd like to see some sunshiny yellow! The papers are BG Origins with cream and yellow card stock. I colored my image with Copics and then cut her out and popped her up on foam tape. I've embellished with flowers, ribbon, twine, and a piece of hardware. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Papertake Weekly: 3-2-1 recipe (3 paper strips, 2 ribbons/2eyelets, 1 image)

Thanks for stopping on by today. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!

Happy Stamping,

13 comments:

Wilfreda said...

These are very pretty!

sallysbitz said...

These are both stunning cards xx

I can't believe the new academic year starts for me on 1st Sept, so the first card made me smile xx

Angelwood said...

These are gorgeous cards, Denise! I love both images and they are both beautifully colored. I am drawn to the colors in the first card - I love bright pinks. And I adore Magnolia images and this one is one of my favorites! Beautiful job! ;) hugs, Angela

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Denise ,, both of them are fantastic as always !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
luv
Lols x x x

you could enter the back to school one in the Simon Says Stamp on Papercrafts Planet if you like !! details are on my blog :-) x

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Both cards are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Annika said...

Such fabulously cool cards, I love the Meljens teacher, she looks fun and strict and quirky. I'd love to have a teacher like that!!!
And the Tilda is coloured to total perfection. The papers you used are my big favorites, this summer I just adore anything that involves yellow. I even got a yellow hoodie, lol
Hugs
Annika

Erin... said...

2 super cute cards Denise!!!! Love your bow on the SS card and that fabulous image! And your JM card is just so pretty with the wonderful colors!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantatic card, just love the BG papers you used and your fabby image.

Thank you for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges this week.

Hugs,

Jo and the Basic Grey Challenges DT x

Andrea said...

Very great card - loveley details. Wonderful. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs
Andrea-Emmi41

Karen Howard said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Hugs, Karen

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Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Denise, I love the adorable cards you have created. Your coloring and dp choice are simply perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Denise
CCC DT

Marjo said...

Hi Denise,

I have decided to become a follower, I just keep visiting to see all your gorgeous DT work! Might as well just get a dose of you in my dashboard...lol Don't know where you find the time to do all that you do. I am so glad you can. You are very talented make gorgalicious creations. I am now a follower.

Hugs, Marjo