Back to School – You Rule!

     Happy Labor Day Weekend… School is just around the corner for many of us here in the USA… in some states, the kids have already begun their school year. Hopefully you will get a chance to enjoy this extended weekend!  Today also begins another fun challenge at Stamptacular Sundays…our challenge theme this week is a SKETCH!  Feel free to flip it, flop it, twist it or turn it as long as we can still see the original sketch in your finished project! Oh, and don’t forget to stamp!

      You will have from now until midnight (EST) September 7th to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submisssion into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week’s Prize donated by Our Very Own Priscilla- It is a SURPRISE but definitely FANTASTIC!
     For my card I chose a timely image to stamp and color – “Back to School Luka” by LaLa Land Stamps. He is so adorable.  The rubber stamp comes with the ruler stamp and the sentiment stamp you see here- how cool is that?

     “Luka” is colored with copic markers and blue Pebbles chalk (not too visible in the pic) surrounds the image. The yellow-gold cardstock (oval and sentiment mat) is from Bazzill and I love this new really heavy weight Kraft Cardstock (350gms) that I just purchased from Craftwork Cards and used to mat the design paper!  The design paper is My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Hattie 6×6 paper pad- perfect for a boy card! The papers and border leaves were distressed with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  The leaves border punch is from EK Success. Buttons and twine from my stash. Luka’s skateboard wheels, backpack and sneaker tips were coated with Glossy Accents and I had to put a “smidge” of Stickles along the edge of the leaves!
   Now I did not intend to put the ruler where it is, however, after my copic marker fell on my image after I had finished coloring it, a little blob of light brown copic was impossible to remove, so I added my ruler right over it!  

     Copics used:
Vest: RV99, 95,93 & 91
Pants/Sneakers/Tie: B26, 24, 23 & 21, W7
Shirt: C5, 3,00 
Backpack: R39,85, 83, 81
Skin: E000, 00, 21 & 11, R20
Hair: E50, 29, 25, 23, 21, 31

    Why not take a look at how our DESIGN TEAM interpreted this SKETCH!  There are so many possibilities and surely one will inspire you to join us this week! Have a great weekend, and thanks always for you kind comments!  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Some Lines- Back to School
Card Crafter’s Circle– For the Fellas
Crafty Catz- 3 Embellies, 2 Papers and 1 image
Fussy and Fancy– Back to School
Our Craft Lounge– Photo Inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks– Back to School
CCEE – Back to School
Do You Stack Up– Back to School
Pixie Dust Studio– Back to School
Creative Belli-Back to School
Papercraft Star- Back to School
Scrapalicious- Anything Goes
Outlawz Copic Challenge- Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs– Back to School
Amusing Challenges– Must use Markers
Kenny K’s – Back to School
The Doodle Garden– Back to School

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Hi Ann Marie, its amazing at how quickly the summer holiday flys by and within the next few days all the local children will start School again plus our little granddaughter to. I love your card hes so cute and those papers are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Fabulous card, Ann Marie! Love the papers and the super cute image! Great coloring! I think the ruler looks perfect where it is!

  3. StephC

    Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft Star!

  4. Penny

    Oh, Ann Marie, you did a great job coloring Luka and his ruler! Love your design and elements in it. :^) The papers look great with your image, too! Another wonderful Ann Marie card!
    BTW, I got that MIC coloring cs finally, and I love it so far! No gummy pilling on it with my E's! Cool, huh? :^)

  5. Sylvia

    Fabulous card, Ann Marie, your coloring of this image is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the "Back to School" challenge.

  6. Hi Ann Marie
    so gorgeous card, love the gorgeous embellies and fall combo
    ps :thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

  7. Tracey

    Wonderful card & your colouring is perfect 🙂
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  8. Anita

    An absolutely gorgeous card! Love your coloring and your design is fabulous.

  9. Kim

    gorgeous card, such a cute little boy! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  10. Stine

    Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Allways something creative.
    Hugs Stine

  11. Pat K

    Fabulous card Ann Marie with beautiful colouring and great detail. Love how you've used the ruler. Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. pat k.x

  12. Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. Love this card Ann Marie, your colouring is superb, and the little autumnal leaves are a lovely embellishment.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  14. Wow Anne-Marie, this is gorgeous. Love the colours and your photography skills are an equal Wow. Think I need a new camera. Hope your well.
    Hugs Tracy x

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous and cute………………..Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at Just some lines……….. Great job!!!!!

    Just Some Lines (DT)

  16. Shelly

    Great Back To School card Anne-Marie, your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly x

  17. Beautiful card Ann Mari! Love the colours and your coloring is amazing! A great back-to-school card:)
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  18. Sazzle

    Love this smart little fella and those autumn papers and leaves too 🙂

    Thanks for joining us over at A Gem of a Challenge for our "Boy Thing" challenge – good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  19. Chris

    Wow, this card blows me away – it is beautifully colored and I love the hues. Wonderful! I'm so pleased that you joined my Amusing Challenges this week. Thank you!!

  20. This is fantastic Ann Marie I do love the La La Land stamps, your colouring is amazing, the papers and design look superb.
    Lorraine x

  21. Great card. Your colouring is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  22. Beautiful card. Love your colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at The Doodle Garden.

  23. Cat

    What a gorgeous card! LOVE your coloring! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

  24. Rina

    Super cute card Ann Marie… I found Back to School a real challenge, but you rocked this, as always.

    Thanks for joining us at Di's this challenge,

  25. He is so adorable and so is your card. Love your colouring and bold colours. Thanks for playing along over at BTC&G. Carolxx

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