Sunday, August 21, 2016

School Daze


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a School Daze card....I say daze because it is my 5 yr old granddaughter's first day of public school kindergarten this week and it is a whole new experience for our homeschooled family!!!  Eeek!  For a variety of reasons, our daughter has decided to put her little girl in school and none of us knows the first thing about how to even do it!!  Ha.  Dear daughter is, of course, getting it all figured out, but it is quite a mental adjustment to us all.  I naturally decided to make my little granddaughter a First Day of School card for this big event.

I am being really brave by showing you this card because, for the first time, I tried coloring an image with Distress Ink markers.  I would very much love to say that I was trying for a "primary school look" with my coloring but really I wasn't.  lol...  Nonetheless, I can only get better, right?  As my granddaughter says..."Practice makes practice!"  Ha.
The patterned paper and the pencil die cut are from a very old Imaginisce Back to School set that is one of the very first prizes I won in my early days of craft blog hopping.  (This one came from PaperCrafts.  I told you I have had it a long time!!)  I can't find the name of this collection on any of the packaging.  But, finally, for the first time....I have it out and am using it. Who would have guessed?

The image and sentiment are from My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence:  Emma and Her Backpack (apparently discontinued).  I stamped them with my MISTI using Versafine ink in Onyx Black and heat embossed them to help me stay in the lines to give it some definition.  I messed up the face twice and finally restamped just the face, colored it yet again, and glued it over the top of the first image.  You can't really tell in the photo, but it has just a teensy bit of dimension because of the double layer.  My granddaughter wears glasses, so I drew some in.  8)  I die cut the panel with my My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  I think it turned out cute despite my non-existent coloring skills using these markers!!  Thank you for being patient with me.  :)  Maybe I should have used watercolor paper or mixed media paper instead of cardstock....not sure!  Oh, well...  I know one little girl who will like the card no matter what.  Awwwwww....  

Thanks so much for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MarkerPOP Challenge #101 - Embossing 

2. One Crazy Stamper August Challenge - Fall/Halloween 
3. Mod Squad - The Die's the Thing
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
5. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - AG 

6. Papercrafter's Corner Challenge Week #157

12 comments:

Stampsnob. said...

How sweet. That is an exciting day for the 5 year old ..........Lis

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Hello back to you, Janis! :-)
Such a cute card, too. Love it! And I know your GD will, too. Hope she enjoys kindergarten. The kids in our family are all homeschooled, too, but the oldest one starts college tomorrow! :-) He's staying local, though, but living on campus during the week. Whether it's kindergarten or college, it's a huge thing, right?! :-)

Donna Rudy said...

Love the perfect paper and pencil to go with this image on this super cute card! Thank you for sharing in our Fall/Halloween challenge at One Crazy Stamper

Nicki S said...

Very cute! Perfect school card! Thanks for joining us for the MarkerPOP challenge!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Cute school card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Cute school card!

Lori Kobular said...

Perfect card for someone's first day of school! Thanks or playing along with us at DL.ART August Linky Challenge!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
HUGS
Fiki
>^.^<

Teresa Doyle said...

Awww Janis your card is sweet. I love her glasses. I am sure your little granddaughter will make out fine at public. My grandson is 4 and starting 3 afternoons of nursery school in 2 weeks and we feel similarly. Its never easy letting them go out of our sight those first few times... All the best to you all in your adjustment period!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great back to school card - love the pencil - Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad!

Karenladd said...

Oh I LOVE this adorable card Janis! I have those Imaginisce stamps that go with the set and this makes me want to pull them out and use them. Congrats to Andrea on her new adventure in school and I'm sure she was tickled by her back to school card. Those drawn on glasses are perfect and smart save on the little face! I've done the same when I mess up my first attempt (I think we've all done that). Your meme of the studious cat and dog adds a smile to your post as always.

Barb said...

I love this card Janis. It is great fun. A sweet image and the colouring looks good to me. Love that paper too. Barbxx