Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School

I guess this is an appropriate posting to be a little late with. My grandson starts kindergarted (in the big school) in a week, so I've been spending a little more special time with him over the last several days. I haven't spent as much time in the studio as I wanted or needed. Two highlights were Pinocchio (the play) and the jellies at the aquarium. In Joshua's words, "It was amazing!"
But now on to my card. Both Bloggers Challenge and I Brake for Challenges had the theme of Back to School. My image is from Artistic Outpost, Think and Wonder. I stamped the image with Versafine Smokey Gray and highlighted the letters with red marker. I used Spellbinders label eighteen to cut the image. The background was made using alcohol inks to look like a blue plaid school uniform and was then cut using the Spellbinders lattice rectangle die. A red ribbon was laced through the lattice edge and tied in a bow. I attached a muse token saying "Knowledge" to the top corner and a pen nib finishes off the letter Z.
I can't wait to see how everyone has interpreted this challenge.

12 comments:

Linda Monroe said...

This card is great. Enjoy your time with your grandkids. I hope they have a great back to school time.

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! I love your take on the challenge. Sounds like you have been most busy! Enjoy the weekend.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Great card,Barbara!!

Ida said...

Very nice card. That image is really sweet and I love the Alphabit Background.

Basement Stamper said...

this image from AO is gorgeous and that is so great you got to spend a few days with your grandson, I'm sure he loved it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the AO images- the ribbon weaving through the Spellbinders die is an awesome touch. How excited your little Grandson must be!

Terry said...

Love the blue and red colors and weaving the ribbon through the die is so attractive! The little girls are so sweet! Wonderful card!

Pat Huntoon said...

I love all of the elements of this, Barbara.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card for the IBFS challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab take on the challenge - love how you framed the image and the added quill tip!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card, Barbara! Enjoy your time with your grandson before he starts school! I hope that he has a terrific time in Kindergarten! :D

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks for playing in the IBFChallenges challenge! I love back to school! :)