Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grade A Teacher

With children returning to school there are a lot of “Back to School” challenges.  I decided to combine this with the current House Mouse theme of “Lets Get Fruity”  I borrowed this really cute stamp from my friend, April, and it just reminded me of some of my little kindergarteners who love to bring gifts to the teacher.

I stamped the image with dark brown Colorbox ink and colored it with colored pencils and Gamisol.  I purposely kept the apple a bit on the orange side to coordinate with this adorable apple paper I had.  I cut it out with a Spellbinder die and popped it up in the center.  I used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder to add some numbers and an apple corner rounder I have had forever.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends Challenge #102 – Lets Get Fruity
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #95 – As You Like It
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #81 - Back to School
All Sorts Challenge Week #118 – Back To School
Crafty Creations Challenge #133 – Show Us Your Inner Animal (this is about as wild as I get)
Stamp and Create August Challenge – Critters/Bugs or Animals
Paper Play Challenge Week #34 – Back To School
Stamp Something Challenge - Back to School
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #70 - Back To School (plus a sentiment)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Use Dawny’s Sketch


Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...I might have to get this is so darned cute! Love you creation for this week's House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Darling!!! ♥ Sue Kment

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the Paper Play Challenge Blog. Have a wonderful day xx

Monika Reeck said...

very cuuutte Images and very great coloring and lovely color combo you have used..beautifully done...
I am joining also the challenge from Simon Say card is number 88, would you mind to see my Blog?Many thanks before...Hugs :)

Donna said...

I never tire of those little House Mices! They are the cutest, and so much fun to create with! Your coloring is marvelous. So how was your first week back to school?

Sandra said...

This is a great image so cute and your card is beautiful too!:) Sandra H

Christine said...

Gorgeous HM creation stunning colouring cute image great take on the fruity chall.

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this time.

smiles Christine x

April said...

Hi Marie, you did a really great job with this stamp! I love the card below this one too. Have a great day!

Hugs, April

Fleur said...

A great card, What a fab image.
Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card & that sentiment is just perfect :)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Mandy said...

Marie your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is adorable and I love the embossed numbers.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Grace said...

Adorable Marie! I love HM and this is just the cutest image! I haven't had my HM out to play in a long time! I need to change that! :)

Cath said...

What a cute card, Marie! :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So cute, Marie! Great colors.

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is so adorable...Love the House Mouse image.
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.