Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School

With the beginning of the school year approaching, many card challenges are about school themes. I  designed this card welcoming the start of school using a new Stamp Set "Lesson Learned" from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I stamped the old style desk.....remember sitting in one of these?....with Versamark on GKD Ivory CS and embossed in Black Embossing powder. That gives the black metal look that this desk had. I colored with Copics giving the seat and back a worn look from many pupils sitting in  the desk over the years. I stamped the blackboard frame with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored the frame with Copics but inserted  black CS for the board and stamped the chalked "Welcome" with Brilliance Platinum Planet. The board was cut out and hung in the schoolroom.....remember the green chalk eraser from "those days"? Finished the card with Ivory Card Base, red pattern mat (unknown from stash) , and Distress Ink Aged Mahogany around edge of image.

Challenges:
CASology: CAS card with School theme    
Cute Card Thursday: Back to School

If you say that you remember sitting in one of these desk, I have a good idea of how old you are!
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

7 comments:

Ardyth said...

What a fun, retro image! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun image for back to school. Very vintage. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Jen W. said...

Love that fabulous old desk stamp! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous

Deb said...

fabulous,love the desk image!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

My name is Wynneth said...

What a great card and amazing images ! I certainly remember those old school desks and your colouring is great. The black embossing works so well to give the appearance of metal on the desk too. Thanks for playing along with us at Cute Card Thursday this week.
hugs
wynneth
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