Monday, 29 August 2011

Back to School

I can't believe that it will be September in a couple of days and end of Summer Holidays! There are quite a few 'Back to School' Challenges, so this is a quick card that I made yesterday. I was lucky enough to be drawn winner at Tuesday Throwdown a couple of weeks ago and won three digis from Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps. This is one of them called 'School Boy Seth'. He looks a very polite and well behaved boy doesn't he, bless! He even has an apple for the teacher!!! LOL

I Alpha'd the Digital Image so that background shows through and made the backing to look like a Chalkboard. Ideally I would have liked to put a wooden floor for poor Seth to rest on but it didn't work out with outlines looking all wrong. I could have fixed this but it would have taken me hours and I didn't have the patience yesterday !!! The sentiment and equation were made on computer with Chalkdust Font. Buttons from stash. 

The formulas and book were from Microsoft Office Clip Art and they have lots of Back to School images which is fab! The book was blue though, so changed it to purple. The gorgeous pinstripe background paper is from Die Cuts With a View 'Latte' Stack. The card looked unbalanced so I added some 'masculine gems' LOL. They are purple - so think I can get away with it! Kids love sparkle too! Well that's my excuse!

Promarkers: Pastel Blue, Lilac, Lavender, Tan
Copics: E00, E02, G82, G85, R24, E53
Prismacolor Pencils for Shading

I would like to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments on my Steampunk Sally card - I really do appreciate them :-))   I was SO surprised and chuffed that it won this week's 'Pretty in Print' contest at One Stitch at a Time, so it should be in Papercraft Essentials Magazine in October. I really enjoyed doing the Steampunk card and think I could really get into them!!!

Raining again!  :-((  which is shame for people at Summer Fairs and BBQs.  I am staying in nice and warm and hopefully going to have a relaxing evening. Going to have Hawaiian Pizza and watch a film. Might watch Jane Eyre!! :-))

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Scrap Creations -  'Back to School' (ends 29th August 2011)  
PaperPlay - Challenge 34 - 'Back to School/Starting School' (ends 31st August 2011)  
Stamp Something - 'Back to School Somethings' (ends 1st September 2011) 
Allsorts - Challenge 118 - 'Back to School' (ends 2nd September 2011) 
Sentimental Sunday -  Challenge 70 -  Back to School (ends 3rd September 2011)
Creative Stamp Friends  Challenge 32 - 'School' (ends 4th September 2011) 

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great Bank Holiday evening!
Hugs Sue xxx


Vicky said...

Super card the image and great colour combo too hun...

enjoy your evening sweetie....Mmmmm so love Hawaiian's the the film too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue your work is amazing, you deserve to be in the magazine, big congratulations!
You always have great ideas.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs xx

brenda said...

What a great back to school card Sue, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! This is one great image! LOve the black background!
Great colours too!
Off for something to eat lol. you have made me hungry!!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fab. i love the blackboard effect ..and he does look like the perfect scholar lol
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one super card hun,just love that blackboard effect brilliant hugs cherylxxx

Sussie said...

Very cute card! And fun! An apple for the teacher... Hmmm... I love the Zn and Fe labels. Great idea!

Have a great start on the week!

Mary C said...

Oh Sue this card is just too stinkin' cute! You did a fantastic job on it. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

DesignerDiva said...

Huge congrats on your Steampunk win Sue, you really deserve it and getting published WOW, let me know which magazine to buy as my friend will be in it (or at least her card will!)

I love this little boy, he looks so cute and expectant. The chalkboard background is a fab idea especially with the formula's you've added and the purple is a great colour - very masculine lol!

It didn't rain here today but it was windy again. Hope you enjoyed your pizza

Hugs Laurie xx

Tanya S said...

SO adorable !Love the chalkboard background.Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations!

cotnob said...

Great card, love the way you've made the image look like it's on a Chalkboard and the purple background is just right.
Congratulations on your Steampunk card win, I'm not surprised though your card was gorgeous.

coops said...

stunning card sue.the image is fab and i love you colours and details ;D

xx coops xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry such a late comment! Lovely card and you have put together the image so well with the maths formula (aaargh! Maths!) he does look like a good boy - and so beautifully coloured as always. Hope you had a lovely pizza! Hugs, Teresa x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry such a late comment! Lovely card and you have put together the image so well with the maths formula (aaargh! Maths!) he does look like a good boy - and so beautifully coloured as always. Hope you had a lovely pizza! Hugs, Teresa x

Delphine said...

A fantastic card, Sue! I love your image and you really make wonders with your computer! Great papers and embellishments, I love it all! Off to see your steampunk card, I think I have missed it.. Hugs Delphine xx

sallysbitz said...

This is brilliant Sue x

Congrats on your win, it was well deserved x

hugs sally x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, fab image, so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our back to school challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Huhu meine liebe Sue,nun endlich schaffe ich es auch bei dir zu kommentieren,der Tag müßte echt 48 Stunden haben......lach.....bin etwas im Streß zur Zeit!

Entschuldige, dass ich in Deutsch schreibe, ich hoffe du verstehst es, aber ich brauche zum übersetzen immer so lange...

Du zeigst uns mal wieder ein wundervolles Werk und das würde auch perfekt zu der Challenge bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden passen.

Hugs Andrea

xxxtglxxx said...

Awww, what fab rosy cheeks! :) At first I thought it was the teacher, (cos of the apple lol). Great idea to use black and make it look like a chalkboard too.

Lots of original ideas on this card and fab layout!



papertrails leaver said...

Oh how cute your card is! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our back to school challenge. :-) Amy