Friday, August 12, 2011

Bloggers Challenge- Back to School

 Back to school for us is college and Grad school.  My daughter Katie is in an 11 month Master's of Education program that is very intense- so I made this card for her.
 Katie's specialty is Social Studies- and that involves quite a bit of reading.  (Both of my girls are big readers.)  She has not yet received her school assignment yet, but once she does, she will be on the same schedule for Christmas and Spring break as that school- not her University, and will be done when that High School school is out in the spring.
 The image I used is from Rogue Redhead Stamps - HERE is the link to the Blog, which in turn has a link to the stamps. I water colored the image trying something new- I used the distress inks I used on the background, with a few touches of Prismacolor pencils added in (like for the skin....).  I enjoyed trying this and may give it a go another time.  The background is done with a Technique Junkies background called Back to Back-using Rogue Redhead stamps and a mosiac stamp from Starving Artistamps.
  The inks I used are: Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy. I misted the background with a little water and srayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  The bottle cap is from Archivers- they come in a package already flattened...... The grad cap was colored with Copics and Stardust Gel Pen and is from MSE!

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Challenges for my card:
Dutch Dare- Back to school
PaperPlay- Make your own Designer Paper
Little Darlings- School Days
Crop Stop- Back to school

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

23 comments:

Laura said...

Hey shelly, Beautiful card! TFS

Heidi said...

shelly- thanks for visiting. It has been awhile. You should enter your card in the cropstop challenge girl- never know you might win something.

MaxineD said...

Lovely card Shelly - the subtle colours are great, and I love the grad. hat on the bottle top.
Blessings
Maxine

Shar said...

Well, you knew I was going to love this one! Love your card! What a great design for a grad student.

By the way, you have now been officially caught "Redhead-handed" using your Rogue Redhead Stamps.

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

I also like the grad hat and bottle cap. Warm wishes for your daughter. Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Terry said...

Wonderful use of the RRD stamp! The colors are divine and the background looks amazing with the young BTS girl! Love this!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the technique usage here :) and the card is wonderful!

Vicki said...

Lovely card for your daughter! Congrats to her on her future endeavors. Thanks for playing along at CropStop's Challenge Blog!

Marlene said...

Pretty card! I love the subtle colors.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Shelly. I hope you are doing well! I LOVE that background. Fabulous. And I had never heard of Rogue Redhead, so I had to hop over and check them out. I love that beach set. I added them to my challenge list. Perfect card since your girls are big readers. Have a blessed week!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous image, love it!

Veronica said...

Very pretty]
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Blog Challenge

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful card and best wishes to Katie getting her master's.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! This image is lovely and you did a wonderful job with this coloring technique! :D

Kathy said...

Really pretty Shelly. Love the vintage feel you got with the watercoloring.

Juliet A said...

This is a sweet and inspiring card, and i especially like the bit with the bottle cap.

Angie said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at little Darlings Challenges!!!

Angie

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful card! Love that bottle cap especially!

~Michelle~ said...

perfect image for the CropStop challenge, Shelly!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful BG and vintage feel! I'm sure Kaitie loved your card! Best of luck to her!

Ida said...

Sorry for commenting so late: Your card is really nice. It has a wonderful nostalgic feel about it. The watercoloring looks wonderful.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Congrats - I saw you were the winner at the Crop Stop

JeanFB said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I saw it over at Rogue Redhead and had to come take a closer look. The coloring is beautiful, and that background paper you've made is fantastic!