Monday, September 01, 2014

Back to School ~ CYP Challenge #229

Hi everyone! Happy Labour Day! For me, Labour Day used to be the dreaded day...the day before school started where there was a mix of excitement at a new school year as well as nervousness...because it was a new school year. Both as a student, and later a teacher, it marked the end of carefree, unscheduled lazy summer days and the beginning of new challenges, new learning experiences, new opportunities, and definitely routine. Now that I'm retired from teaching, it doesn't hold the same Our theme this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges is Back to School  and our sponsors are the Robin's Nest and 2 Cute Ink.

I chose to play with this 2 Cute image called Crayon Bear. I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and cut the oval out with a Spellbinders die. The edge was darkened with Black Soot Distress ink and tiny letter stickers were added to the crayon. The image was matted with a scrap from Graphic 45's An ABC Primer collection and then popped up on foam tape.

The background began with a rectangle of black cardstock cut slightly smaller than the white card base. Three rectangles of Graphic 45 paper were cut to fit inside the black base leaving space between and on the edges. Another paper from the collection was cut with My Favorite Things Fishtail dies and adhered perpendicular to each other. A scrap from the background paper was cut into a narrow fishtail strip to layer vertical one.

A metal star was Glossy Accented over the place where the fishtails crossed and a Doodlebug heart tile was adhered to the heart. The wording was created on the computer, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape. The #2 tile is also from Doodlebug. Three tiny enamel dots were added to the left of the wording and a rounded corner cut from the black was added to the top right of the card.

Thanks for joining Bear and me today. it makes us happy campers. When you get a chance, pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the fun Back to School creations by the rest of my talented teamies. We would love to have you play along with us. If you are heading back to school or have kids who are, I hope that the year gets off to a wonderful positive start.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays ~ #222 Back to School
Kitty Bee Designs ~ #31 School
Sweet 7 Challenges ~ #3 Back to School
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ #136 Back to School
Cute Card Thursday ~ #336 Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge ~ Back to School

Life is good; so is art. (so is retirement)

1 comment:

Rita Edwards - Edwards Design said...

What a fun card you've created with such great colors, just perfect for our 'back to school' theme at Milk N Coffee -- thank you for joining us, hugs, Rita DT