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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Boys Back to School...

I've created two cards for the youngest grandkids starting back to school - 
the other will be posted on Monday.  This image is from Melonheadz.

Chipboard Slider
I started by choosing the background papers from my desk scrapes of  "Life of the Party" collection by  Basic Grey. The first yellow layer and the focal image panel's edges are inked with Distress Ink and matted with black.  From the 2nd BG paper I have created two elements as embellishment - one the fishtail banner and the 2nd a paper ribbon running through a chipboard slide.  This last reminds me of a child's backpack strap.  The image was colored with Copics.

This card should be eligible for the following
Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Scrap (BG DP are all scraps)
613 Ave C #33 - Anything Goes

OSSAT #177 - Back to School
Clear It Out - Back to School with Chipboard
Crafty Sentiments - Colorful
Top Tip Tuesday #108 - Initials (My initials are GG: green and grin!)
Simon Says Wed. - Back to School
Crafty Ribbon #58 -  Anything Goes with Ribbon (handmade paper ribbon thru the slider.)
Fussy and Fancy #96 - Back to School
Basic Grey #101 - Back to School

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Jaime from Melonheadz 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from scraps of the  "Life of the Party" collection by  Basic Grey; base CS is Kraft& black matting is stash.
INKS: "Antique Linen" Distress Ink was used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Oh that all students could look so happy reading their books - you've used a lovely image which looks so good with your chosen background papers. Good luck in our challlenge. Ingrid (OSAAT Team)

  2. love your bright coloured image love the paper ribbon and slider-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  3. Very lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  4. Brilliant image and design love the colours,
    Thank you for your reassurance re hip Ginny x

  5. What a fabulous way to use up some of your scraps and I'm sure the kids will be delighted with your thoughtfulness! Very cute image and I love the buckle idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘OH SCRAP’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Just fabulous Ginny and such a nice thought from you !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. I'm sure your Grandkids would love it, great bright colours and such a lovely layout, hugs xx

  8. WOW!! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the bright colors and the pretty papers. The coloring of the cute image is AMAZING!! Thanks for joining us T Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges!

  9. Luv your colourful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  10. Ginny your cards are so beautiful!!! I love how you color them, I wish i had copics or other markers and could color like that!

  11. Fabulous card for your grandson! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Colourful Challenge - good luck! Hope you can join us next Tuesday for our next challenge, Susan x

  12. What an awesome creation Ginny! Fabulous coloring and I love the color choices you have made!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Melonheadz this time:)

  13. I love the bright bold colors you used on this card and that image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck!

  14. Brilliant card, fab image and love the buckle.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  15. Oh my! What a cutie. Great colors! Thanks so much for playing along with our 'Oh Scrap!' Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters :)

  16. A great card, love the strong colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  17. Fantastic coloring! I love this!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! :)

  18. This is wonderful! Great colours! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  19. What a GREAT card! Love the bright and bold colors you chose to use and you did an awesome job with your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge! Hope to see you join us again soon!!! (and good luck!)

    Kathy CIO DT

  20. Awe! Your card is adorable! I love that your card is for a boy!
    Great colouring and super fun layout!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Back to school" challenge.
    Hugs, Sheryl


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