Thursday 20 August 2020

Back to school- Guest Designer for CRAFT Challenge

Good morning, I was delighted to be invited to Guest Design for  CRAFT Challenge., thank you ladies!
The theme is 'Back to School' and there are two fabulous sponsors for this- 

Prize is 3 images

Oddball Art

Prize is $10 for store

To make my card I used 2 images from Oddball Art -Book Stacks and Bookworm Astrid the Fairy. As you can see I cropped the fairy image to make her look like a studious girl to fit the theme (the beauty of digis!) Both images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut (the book stack took a while!). The background was made by brayering Antique Linen Distress Oxide quickly over the  gelli plate, and sprizing lightly with water before printing it onto my cardstock. I used a light grey ink to stamp  the words and numbers onto the background- very subtle! With hindsight I wish I'd used a darker ink for the sentiment. I added a little stencilling around the circle aperture and inked the edges, then added my images. I'll  give this card to my eldest granddaughter, Olivia the Bookworm, to wish her good luck for the new term. I think it's going to be strange and different for the schoolkids this year, hopefully they will quickly get used to the new regime...and even more hopefully they will stay safe and well.
Guess I'd better make two more back to school cards for the younger girls now!

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day

Challenge entries:
EllibelleCraftyWednesday #August
paperfunday #20
alwaysfun #176


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card, love the gorgeous image poking out of the circle and those stack of books, wow. Have these images and they are awesome. xx
Congrats on GD. x

meg said...

I hope she doesn't need all those books, wonderful beautifully coloured images and card

Janette said...

Hi Chris what a stunning card you made for CRAFT, this is so cute and I love the background its gorgeous.xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Chris! I bet the books did take ages to color! Wonderful sentiment too.

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card Chris 2 great images merged perfectly.

pinky said...

This is just perfect for the occasion and YES you have to make them all one or you get in trouble lol.

Kathleen said...

A brilliant creation, love both the images, the studios fairy inset is a great idea and what a huge pile of books, hope they have a huge satchel to fit the in. Brilliant design.

Kath x

Jackie C said...

Perfect for our Challenge!
So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

mixamatoasties said...

I love that Chris! The pile of books is especially awesome. If only my to be read pile was as small as that......


Pat said...

Fantastic cazrd Chris, love the super design and the cute images. Hope you are having a good week.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Congrats on your GDT Chris and I love this image you used, her glasses look amazing, great stack of books, fabulous card..


Donna Walls said...

Sweet card and the images are very nicely colored, great job! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna, DT

Brenda said...

Chris, this is gorgeous, such beautiful coloring and combination of papers/design. Thanks so much for joining us as GDT at CRAFT!

Brenda said...

Chris, this is gorgeous, such beautiful coloring and combination of papers/design. Thanks so much for joining us as GDT at CRAFT!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous creation hun! LOVE that sweet fairy and the big stack of books is fab. One of my fav's from Oddball. Gorgeous paper and detailing. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Ellibelle said...

This is fabulous!
Thanks so much for joining in and sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
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