Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to School with The Stamping Boutique


It is that time again! Where did the summer go? I really hope that they postpone school for at least another week. This heat is unbelievable. Here in Tulsa, OK, our temperature at 10 p.m. last night was 89ยบ. That is almost unbearable. The AC definitely stayed on.

The Stamping Boutique Design Team is having a blog hop today. The theme is Back to School. Please visit each team member’s blog, leave a comment on each one, and there will be a random drawing for a surprise giveaway. (At the time of this posting the giveaway has not been announced, but I am sure it will be well worth your time. Anyway, there’s plenty of inspiration!)

I am the first on the list, so without further ado…here is my contribution. The images that I used are Back to School Audrey and Back to School Apple.


This project was so much fun to create! Because these images are digital, I could make them any size I wanted. Therefore I enlarged the apple and printed it out twice on SU’s real red and always artichoke cardstock, reduced to fit for the inside and printed it out on white cardstock. Cut everything out and paper pieced all images. Audrey was printed on white and sized to fit on the front of the card. I also colored her with my wonderful Copics.


The Copics I used are:
Skin: E000, 11, RV20;
Apron, knickers, shoes, scarf: YG21, 25, 67;
Dress, socks, pocket on apron: RV09, 10;
Apple and hearts: R22, 27;
Lunch sack, ruler, pencils: E31, 35;
Spics pens: sand, black, lipstick, olive, blossom;
Other pens: white gel and Sharpie poster paint extra fine point.


Here are some other sites you might be interested in joining and showing off your creations:
SNR group- http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/group/thestampingboutique
PCP group- http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/thestampingboutique
Latte Lounge- http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/ (This site is my favorite. I like the others also, but at The Latte Lounge it is so much more personal. Check it out.)

Okay, that’s it for today. You next stop is at Amanda’s blog. Don’t forget to leave a comment for the wonderful surprise gift. If you get lost there is a list at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog.

Have a wonderful weekend and try to stay cool! Thanks for stopping by!

Aletha

32 comments:

Crystal said...

Fabulous card Aletha! Love your colouring and how you made the apple itself into a card :)

beejay said...

That's beautiful! I just happened upon this hop and I am so glad because I have been dying to try out some digis and copics. TFS!

Coachfans said...

Impressive! I haven't used digit images or copics before since I just started really crafting at the beginning of the summer..I go back to school in 2 weeks, so I need to try as much as possible before then. I look forward to seeing more porjects on the hop.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it! She is so cute! Great job on the coloring! I love how you made the apple so big!

Lori said...

Love the card sooo creative!

Whimsey said...

Very cute Aletha, what a unique card. LOVE your coloring!!

Dazie said...

Gorgeous card very striking I love the apple!
Dazie
x

Heather said...

Oh My Goodness, this is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! Your apple is perfect and your coloring is amazing,
Great Card!!!

Melina said...

Wonderfully creative card! love it :)

Tracey Malnofski said...

That's my girl!
I'm never letting you off the team. You know that right? LOL!

melissac said...

I just love your card Aletha!! You are always so original in your projects!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Dee said...

Phenomenal card, Aletha! Your creativity is amazing :-)

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is great. I love how you used the apple to shape your card. TFS.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Dawn Edwards said...

I just happen to stumble upon this Hop and Loving I Did. That card is fabulous! I love your coloring and the apple is perfect for school related cards great idea.

Longvacation said...

Your card looks wonderful! Shaped cards are so much fun. Audrey looks all ready to begin a new school year. Great job. :)

Sara said...

Beautiful Card Aletha! I love your shading and blending! You are a pro! Absolutely Perfect! Happy Creating! Sara

Kathy Billings said...

Darling card Aletha...love how you made the apple into a card. Your coloring is awesome!!!

4kids4 said...

Back to school Audrey is adorable...love the way you colored her. TFS!

Andrea said...

Love the coloring on Audrey! The apple shaped card is great!

Melanie said...

Love the card Aletha. Your coloring isd really amazing.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Aletha your apple card is so cute, I love your creativity! You did a beautiful job coloring too! I'm not sure if I'm ready for school to start but I am ready for cooler temps so we can get back to gardening!

Robyn said...

Althea, this is just the cutest card. Your cards are always so beautifully done. Also, thanks for your lovely comment.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous project! I love how you show off the versatility of digis.

Collette said...

Great job - love the way you created the card into the apple - will have to give that a try - love your coloring.

bumblebee creations said...

what a fun card

The Quintessential Magpie said...

ALetha, that is just ADORABLE!

XO,

Sheila :-)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute!

Stacie (hestiashelper) said...

Aletha, my favorite part is the sparkles on the apple! It totally brings it all to life! Two thumbs up! WAY UP!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love it! What a fun card to give to a little girl going back to school!!!!!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Aletha you won my "followers blog candy", congratulations!

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