Wednesday 15 June 2011
#70 New Teacher
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - black & white plus one other colour
Prize Sponsor this week - Die Cut Dreams
I have made my card today for my daughter who is one of the lucky few to get a job straight from finishing her year of teacher training following a Degree at Uni. Whilst the young man featured on the card is in a younger age bracket than she will be actually teaching herself, hopefully the message is clear enough. This particular digi is from Phindy's Place and is called, 'Ready to go!', a more than willing student by the look of it & I only hope my daughter finds her pupils as diligent as he would appear to be!!!!
I have coloured him with Promarkers in nearly all the various shades of grey going, other than the skin & hair of course, which gives my card its shot of colour along with his regulation apple and the wood grain blackboard surround, a paper from Papercraft Inspirations. The message on the blackboard is a recoloured digi from Meljen Designs and I added the smiley face to it myself on the computer. The blackboard surround is a layer above the 'board' itself so it was 'gutted' to reveal the sentiment behind. (I hope I am explaining this well enough). LOL. The good luck sentiment was just done on the PC too. The hand-print dp is a recoloured Crafter's Companion paper (to look like messy prints all over the wall, hopefully!) and the stripey paper is from The Angel Company. The super-snazzy paperclip came from an 'office set' I got once and was just waiting for its moment in the limelight. LOL.
I also decorated both sides of the inside of the card with matching woodgrain & black & white stripes so that I had a whiteboard on one side, featuring a TLC sentiment, and the base card itself on the other side acting literally as a blackboard so that I could handwrite (in pencil pretending it is chalk) my 'to' along with another happy, smiley face & I will add the 'from' there too later.
Challenges I would like to enter this particular card for are:
Crafty Emma - inspired by a movie (High School Musical I hope, rather than Kindergarten Cop!)
Cupcake - boy, oh boy
Bows and Berries - masculine (aw....adorable little lad)
Incy Wincy - Father's Day or masculine (well, the image is, if not the recipient! LOL)
Papertake - lads & dads
My Partner In Crafting Crime - tutti frutti (use fruit - an apple for the teacher)
Barely Mine - anything goes.