Sunday, August 28, 2011

School and Rainbows

Weird title hey?!  I know, I am bad at figuring out what to name my posts sometimes.  But basically, this one is about a card I created to enter into the current Wee Memories challenge which is "Back to School" and also Lucy Abrams is having a Rainbow Week challenge where you are to create a card using a rainbow of colours!  And actually, come to think of it, my card also fits the Moxie Fab Square Sketch Challenge.  Oh wow, three challenges in one, that's a first!



I went and played with some PTI stamp sets to create this card and also some glitter, which is very unusual for me, but I'll keep this one for my daughter to give to her teacher at the appropriate time.  My apologies for the poor picture quality, it's also a 14cm X 14cm card so I struggled to try and fit it in the frame without it blurring up!

Paper: PTI; Neenah
Ink: Various Memento ink pads; Copic Markers (pin); Stazon (black)
Stamps: PTI (Friendship Jar Summer Fillers; Happy Trails), Hero Arts (CL404)
Other: Glitter; Scor Tape; Dimensional Squares; Acetate

Here is a little close up:
To create the glitter frame I simply adhered some Scor Tape around the card and poured glitter all over it and shook off the excess.

The jar itself is made of acetate which I glued over the pencils with a very thin line of glossy accents.

That pale purple at the bottom of the jar is a stamp that comes in the set and I used it to represent maybe some tissue paper or just something that the pencils could rest on as they are not tall enough for the jar.

I popped up the sentiment and then added the pin which I used glossy accent on.

It's so hot out here at the moment and my daughter is bored and wants to go and do something!  Sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what will make her happy!

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday and for the East Coast people, I hope that you are all staying safe and dry!

31 comments:

Barb said...

Brenda, those colorful pencils look so cute in your jar! Love this creative card, and way to go using up three challenges! :)

SugarGem said...

This is so cute love all the extra touches. Lenae

Lucy Abrams said...

Adorable card - love those colored pencils. Lucky teacher getting this :)

Laurie said...

Brenda this is so cute! I love the glittered frame and the colored pencils! Adorable!

Lisa said...

Wowza!! I can't wait to see this one! Gosh I love the way you did that glitter border and that short, fat jar is soooo cute!! (it's definitely on my list!) I see you used your Happy Trails- YAY!! So,so cute, B!!

Judy1223 said...

Hi Brenda! i LOVE this card...so glad it worked for three challenges! I love the acetate jar and the glitter border...so clever! Any teacher would cherish that card.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog...your daughter would LOVE Disney if she likes princesses! My youngest is 6 and he hung in there for some very long days of walking...but we managed without a stroller despite what everyone told us!

Virginia L. said...

Hi, Brenda|! What a colorful and wonderful take on the sketch!! Beautifully done!!

Lin said...

Fantastic take on that sketch, Brenda - I love it! Good luck in the challenges!

Donna Bowman said...

I really LOVE this card Brenda!! The crayons in the jar are FAB and the sentiment is great!! Definitely CAS and super creative!! Looks like a winner to me!

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, this is just the CUTEST teacher card and a nice one to hold in your staff for later! LOVE all the glitter! LOVE the crayons in the acetate jar and the stick pin! I hope I get to finally meet you in person whenI get home after Labor Day!

Rosemary said...

you are seriously rockin' that moxie fab sketch, brenda!! this card is BRILLIANT!!

Becky Carafa said...

what a cute idea! I'm with you, I don't do creative titles either. It ends up being whatever sentiment is on my card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Brenda! Love the rainbow assortment of crayons!

Amy said...

Love it! Such a fun CAS teacher card! Thanks for playing along with the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Dawn said...

Fantastic Brenda. Love your innovative jar. Superb. Glad the card and goodies got there so quickly. Yes I did crochet the flowers... super easy

Trinh said...

You rocked all 3 challenges, Brenda! This is sooo cute, lovin' the glitter!

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, this is so uniquely cute! Love your idea for the jar of colored pencils and the glittery greeting. What teacher wouldn't adore this? Great job!

onecraftymama said...

I don't know, rainbows make me happy, and kids going back to school also makes me happy (lol) so I think it goes together well!
I love the glitter frame, and the rainbow of pencils - super sweet thanks :)

Michelle said...

Oh boy! I hope you win for this card! This is the best teacher card I have ever seen! The pencils are too cute and I love the glitter border!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, you are so creative, Brenda! I love your little jar of coloured pencils.

Darla Weber said...

Very cute!

Tiffany said...

What a perfect teacher's card! And I love your rainbow of colorful pencils!

Lisa said...

Brenda this is GREAT! Loving the colored pencils in the chunky little jar!!!

Cath said...

Hey Brenda! Thanks for linking this up to the Square Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laurel said...

How cute is this! Love those cute pencils in the jar! ADORABLE card. Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

This is sooo stinkin' cute! I love those jar stamps! Thanks so much for playing along at the Wee Memories Challenge!

jintyoo7 said...

Great card, Brenda - congratulations on your win over on Lucy's blog :o)

Karen said...

Brenda, this is so stinkin' cute!!! Great use of the sketch and the rainbow!! Awesome.

Karen said...

Love this darling card Brenda! Great use of the sketch and the rainbow challenge. Absolutly adorable!

Noelle said...

CAS at it's finest! Wow, i love this image and the soft touches like the glitter. Awesome card! :)

Rae said...

I LOVE this card! My son is a senior this year, but there are still a few teachers I would like to thank for their dedication and support. This is a perfect "high school teacher thank-you" for me. Thanks for the inspiration!