Sunday, September 1, 2013

Curtain Call-Back to School

Welcome to another round of Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  This week's theme is a fun one!  Check out this inspiration photo....



And here is my take....

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I used a Verve set that is FABULOUS for school themed.  It's a must have people!  Seriously!  Click HERE to see Teacher's Count. (It's on sale right now too...just sayin'!)  

 I am just a tad excited about the apple.  I watched the most amazing video from Kristina Werner about coloring an image without the stamp lines visible.  Well...I tried it.  I have to say, it's obviously not even close to perfect.  But I think that is why I like it.  The lines are a little messy, but it gives the image a whole new look!  I am not usually into coloring...but Kristina's videos are helping me learn to love it for sure!  She is a great teacher! (And thanks to Elena for pointing out the video for me!)

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For the chalkboard, I took some black cardstock and used a makeup sponge to add some chalk dust into the background.  I heat embossed this amazing sentiment onto the cardstock and then added in a little frame of brown cardstock.  I ran the actual card base throught with the Linen IP for a little texture.

That's it for today!  Check out the Curtain Call blog to see the other back to school creations and check out the prize from  The Alley Way Stamps, this week's sponsor.

Thanks for stopping in today!  

18 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Seriously, that colouring is amazing!! Love the chalk on the black cardstock too!

Elena said...

I love the apple so much! I hope when we're home from the hospital, that I can practise this technique - it's so fun!

Suzanne said...

Looooooooooooooooooooooove!!!!

Joan B said...

love the card, love the technique and love the set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Laurie. That apple looks great with the black and white 'chalkboard'.

Marisa said...

Great chalkboard technique and a great CAS card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Your coloring ROCKS, girl!!! Kristina got me coloring more too, girl.....I ain't the best you know but I like to dabble in EVERYTHING, you know!! Hope all is well.....

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome card, Laurie!! Your apple is FANTABULOUS!!! I, too, love Kristina W's videos!!! Haven't watched that one yet, though---will have to catch it soon! And that sentiment is rock star! Love it!

donna mikasa said...

I was wondering (from IG) what coloring technique you used. Your apple is awesome and so is the chalkboard! Well...the whole card is amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Laurie! I love it!
I'm baking some treats to bring to the teachers on Wednesday when my kids start school & was just thinking I should make some tags.... thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer Shults said...

Love it Laurie! I love that technique, it's so fun and you did a great job with it!

Aimes said...

That is one seriously tasty apple, Girlie! Love that technique! :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That beautiful apple just pops out on the chalkboard!

Kim S said...

I think it's colored perfectly!! SO realistic and wonderful on the chalkboard!

Miriam Prantner said...

That apple is freaking fantastic! Seriously, I think it is perfect! You need to do some more of that!

Stacey Schafer said...

Gorgeous, Laurie! You're always teaching me something new!

Lisa said...

GASP...perfection Laurie, love this one girl!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Laurie your chalkboard is fantastic, great apple and sentiment, do I see a Verve purchase in my future--probably!

 
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