Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to School Card

I am typing this at 3:45 a.m. because I am slightly off my rocker. I would be on my rocker, but I no longer have one. We gave those away when we moved into our "modern" home two years ago. But that's not important now.

What is important is that I try to be brief with this posting so I can go to bed, get up, finish my card, photograph my card, post the photo, and enter some challenges before they expire. And go to the eye doctor for my annual exam. Oh, and wash some clothes. Do you care? Yeah, I thought so.

Yesterday Gary and I went to a Diamondbacks game. Which is also not important, except for two things: one, they lost, again; and two, we lost our minds while we were at the game. I say we lost our minds, (which is debatable, because some who know us would say we had no minds to lose), due to the fact that we bought partial season tickets to the D'backs for next year. Oh, yeah, we got talked into that one by our service representative, who met us at the game and gave us box seat tickets for the day, just so he could bribe us to buy tickets for next season. And, lo and behold, it worked! 'Cuz we iz not the brightest bulbs on the planet. Heavy sigh....

OK, on to this card. I wanted to enter The Outlawz CPC Back to School Challenge, so that is the theme. I decided to go (loosely) with a sketch from the current CLP Sketch Challenge:

I got my color scheme from Sweet 'n Sassy Fall Inspiration Color Challenge:

And, just for good measure, I am going to enter this card into the following challenges as well:

Cheery Lynn Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Layers on Layers
Fashionista For a Child Challenge
Craft Your Passion Emboss It Challenge
Oozak Fall Themed Challenge
TTCRD Diva or Anything Goes

Goodness, that is quite a long list, isn't it? Well, we must make hay while the sun shines. And I have no idea why I just said that.

I chose the Saturated Canary Sisters Back to School image, which I printed on Copic X-Press It CS. I printed my Create with TLC sentiment on Stampin' Up CS, which I also used for the rest of the card. I did emboss a yellow piece of that CS with a Cuttlebug numbers folder. I printed the vintage school room images, also from Create with TLC, on some miscellaneous CS that I had on hand. I also used a piece of Bo Bunny Forever Fall Collection DP as a mat for my image. My clip and brads are SU. I used a SU corner punch on my sentiment. My die cuts are from the following: Marianne Designs Scissors die, MFT Paper Doll border die, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B die, and a Whimsy Ticket die. I made my tickets with the ticket die and a Whimsy blank ticket stamp, while using my trusty computer for the ticket sentiments. I'm tricky that way. I used a button and some cheesecloth from my stash. Glossy Accents were applied to the sisters' eyes and glasses, (which didn't hurt btw, 'cuz I asked them); Copic Spica clear pen was applied to the hairbands, jumper buttons, and the sisters' lips. I accented the image with a white gel pen and, last, but not least, I colored the image with my Copics:  B16, B18, YR00, YR12, YR15, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, Y32, Y35, Y38, E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E53, E55, E57, E59.

That's all folks! I will be working on a project for a guest design spot for next week, so I probably won't be posting until then. Unless the spirit moves me. In the meantime, have a great weekend!


  1. What a great card, I think you covered the theme, sketch and colors perfectly! I love how you colored the girls, which says a lot because I hate yellow and orange. :) Fantastic job Penny, but then again I love everything you do. Haha

  2. Really beautiful and colorful card! Love it! and the dps are so awesome!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Craft Your Passion
    August Guest Design Team Member

  3. Gorgeous card Penny, I like the image and the layout,Thanks for joining in with us at TTCRD, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. A gorgeous card Penny and I love the colours. The background papers are a real added feature and contrast so well with the bright colours.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. So sweet, love the tickets. Thanks for playing along At SNSDC.

  6. Hi Penny,
    Gorgeous card, great LO and color scheme. Your coloring is fantastic, love the Saturated Canary girls. Thanks for crafting with us this month at the Fashionista Challenge, good luck!

  7. cute and fun image, beautifully colored with fabulous colors and design. Thanks so much for your beautiful comments. Hugs

  8. Oh my goodness, this is cute! i love the colouring and all of the little details you included. Great colour choice and design. WoW! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Craft Your passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  9. ROFL. Yep. You're one tricky chicky. :D You're polite too, asking permission before adding glue to some eyes.

    Great card. I love your coloring and also love all the die cuts and fabulous details.

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one who stays up til the wee hours of the ayem whilst crafting.

  10. Fabulous card Penny! Love how you put so much on your cards and they always look so amazing! Not sure who the Diamondbacks are but I'm sure you'll enjoy the next season's games :)

  11. So cute Penny!! I love the gorgeous image and the colours look great on them. Fab layout and those papers are a great touch too :)

  12. Love your color choice on your adorable card. You put so much detail in your cards.

  13. Friends are rockin this image, beautiful colors. Thanks for your sweet luv. Hugs

  14. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, I love your creation, huggles Pops x x x

  15. Really cute card, I love the images, just perfect for a child.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  16. So sweet and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Oozak challenges :)

  17. beautiful card Penny, I love your coloring!

  18. Your card is fabulous Penny. I love the image and the colours you've used are gorgeous - a real Autumn feel. Enjoy your weekend.

    Sarah x

  19. Fabulous design, Penny. Your coloring is exquisite and I really like how you use cheesecloth in some of your designs. (Note to self: use cheesecloth on a card design sometime)
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog and your funny comments on your own blog. you are a bright, shiny Penny.
    Blessing hugs,

  20. Penny your card is gorgeously colored, designed and beautiful embellishments! Love, love the vintage paper in the background and cheesecloth - what a fab idea! I had some a long time ago when I tried to make homemade cheese - Yup total disaster! Hugz and have a great weekend.

  21. Really great card! Great colors and the image is lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces, hope to see you again! Our new Sketch is out now :)

    Hugs Tanja

  22. Your post made me smile! Posting at 4am...missing your rockers! LOL. Well now you have season tickets to at least go somewhere (-:
    Your card is your coloring, those are tough colors for me. Your layout and embellishments are awesome. I'm thinking this is definitely a winner in at least one of those challenges, if not more...
    Have a great holiday weekend,

  23. This is so gorgeous Penny well done , and what a super coloured image too. Thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
    Big Hugs Elaine

  24. Love the chain of dolls at the bottom so cute and charming!

  25. You did AWESOME!!!! Penny. I love your coloring on Krista’s image. they are on my wish list. Have a great day.

  26. Penny, just a note. Thanks for you visit and leaving the lovely comments. Hugs

  27. Oh this is so cute! :) Gorgeous image and I love your colours too! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  28. Hi Penny,

    these girls are so cute!! I love this image!!
    Your coloring is so fantastic!!

    happy sunday and a big hug,

  29. Penny, Totally wonderful! love how in mixed the vintage papers in the background with your images and added the warm colors to them love the yellows and oranges. Your coloring is awesome super job on their hair. Beautifully done.

  30. Love this card, Penny..the images are adorable and I just love all the die cuts and Fall colors... also so glad you tried the paper.. it really does make a difference!! Between the paper and changing nibs, so far so good!! Have a great day! xxx Ann Marie

  31. I totally love this design, so many wonderful layers and I LOVE,LOVE your coloring of this adorable image
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

  32. Thank you for stopping by and paying my blog a visit :) I love your sweet orange and yellow card. Great combo and what fun pp you used!

  33. Absolutely gorgeous Penny! I love your image, your coloring is great and what a superb design. You always put 110% into everything you do and it shows. Beach shells haven't made it out of the bag yet, LOL!

  34. Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  35. Beautiful creation, and fab image. Thanks for the visit and leaving the sweet luv.

  36. This card is so fun! Love all the embellishments, and that image is awesome, especially the girl with the glasses. Also, the orange, yellow and gray color combo is very cool!


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