Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back To School

Good morning!  How's Thursday treatin' ya so far?  I hope the answer to that question is very well.  Today I have a card to share that I made for The Stamping Boutique Back To School Blog Hop.  I was in Chicago at the time with very limited internet access, so I asked Amanda if I could sit this hop out, rather than cause an interruption in the hop in case my card didn't post, and I wasn't in a place where I could check on it.  She was so sweet, and allowed me to bow out gracefully, but I still want to share my card with you, so here ya go...
This was made with the adorable Back to School Audrey image from The Stamping Boutique, and colored with Copic markers.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I added some Crystal Effects to her glasses, which make them look like the real thing.  Background paper for this one was really  tough  for me, because I don't have much back to school type paper in my stash.  I did find this Daisy D paper in primary colors, which worked very well.  I punched the chalk board oval with my SU wide oval punch, and cut the letters with my Cricut.    I added polka dots to Audrey's pinafore and scarf with my white gel pen, and finished off this card with the wide striped grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up!.  I love that stuff, and now it comes in so many more colors than it once did!!  I know I'm going to have to have them all!  Be sure to check out all the great back to school images that Tracey has drawn up at The Stamping Boutique.  They are so cute, and the kids will be back to school in the blink of an eye.  Wouldn't they light up to find one of these in their notebook on that first day back?  I know I would!!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you've found a little inspiration while you were here, and until the next time... HAPPY STAMPING!!

Love ya,

14 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love how you did Audrey's dress. TFS.

Janice W. said...

Lorie this is just darling! All the finishing touches really make the card. Of course your coloring is so amazing! The polka dots and the oval chalkboard add just the right touch and that SU ribbon. I was just thinking about which ones will be on my list.
Hugs, Janice

scrapn_momof2 said...

She is adorable. Love your attention to details.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness is this too cute or what?? I love it! Being a teacher I would love getting this card.

Fabulous!!

Kathy Czygan said...

This is so so cute! Love your coloring and that bow is to die for!

djones said...

This card is adorable! Your coloring always amazes me!!!

Patti said...

This card is so cute and I love the coloring you did. I'm still new to my copic markers, but I will be using them soon.

DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable!

Imke said...

Super cute, Lorie and your coloring is awesome !

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

UM.... darling! You are amazing! This card is precious .. LOVE the imagae and the coloring.. right out of this world! LOVE ya!! :)Kathy

SimpleScrappin said...

She is the cutest! Love it! TFS!
Nikki

Viv said...

How CUTE is that little girl!! Oh Lorie, I could drool over your colouring all day long!!......sometimes, I do! LOL
Luv Viv xxx

Crystal said...

Fabulous card Lorie! I love the giant bow & how the sentiment looks like a mini blackboard! Great colouring on Audrey too :)

kadie said...

Absolutely adorable! Your coloring is stunning and I really love that little added touch of crystal effects on her eyes!

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