Friday, August 20, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-School Days

I choose this dapper fella' from Paperbag Studios today for my theme, First Day of School, isn't he a trip!  Now....then..............then....now, how times have changed!  Thought I'd try something different and stamp him directly on the paper I choose....I like it.  He's framed in some nesties that I added the Wisped frames tech from the TJNL with.  The black frame looked too stark, so by adding white chalk ink while I wisped away....it got softer and now has the slight appearance of a chalkboard.  Hope all the kids get back to school safely and that they have a great year.  hugz till next time...........





23 comments:

MJ said...

Great idea with the white chalk on the edges, makes it all blend so well. And yes, it does look chalkboard like. Great card!

Lynn Stevens said...

so clever, it really does look like a chalkboard and perfect for the back to school theme! love that image too!

Nikki Bond said...

Love that sentiment..tooo cute! Great card Gerrie...love the blue monotone and the grungy look! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, that image is precious and love how you stamped it directly on the paper-the whisped edges really do soften it and love the little button accent.

Evelyn S. said...

Yes...he's ready for school, reluctant or not! ;-) The wisped frame tech works so well with the whole piece, Gerrie!

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous card. Love that image. He is too cute! Like how you finished the background.

GCgirl said...

He IS a dapper fellow--so studious looking ;-). Great colors and card!

Ida said...

This is awesome. So different and unique. Love your image and how you stamped it on the background paper.

Netty said...

Terrific stamp Gerrie, I also love the notebook page in there, great touch. Have a lovely weekend, Annette x

Lisa Somerville said...

Great vintage BTS card, he looks fab on the pattern paper!

Terry said...

Yes, the young fella is quite the dapper lad! Love all the background layers! Even the button fits right in with the era! Oh and the sentiment! No one understands me and I never knew it was because I am Great! Enjoy your weekend GF! Love it!

Tami Black said...

Yep, your right -- times have changed. He's so darned cute though -- love the image and the wisped frames. I'm going to have to try this!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is terrific Gerrie! That sentiment is wonderful! Love all of your Nesties! :D

Patti Chesky said...

Fabulous vintage card!

Clara said...

Great vintage look! The spiral border and embellishment look great with this image.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful card- I love the image and love the highlighting you did- love the button as a special touch! TFS

Linda Monroe said...

The blue really works with this set. Very good back to school theme. How cute is this old fashioned boy!

Lisa Bohler said...

Lovely vintage card...that button is wonderful for the look you've created! Superior card! A plus!

Email me said...

Great colors! And just love that button!

Lori said...

Love the look of the image stamped on the patterned paper.

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great card! I love the chalkboard background.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful!!! TFS

Roben-Marie said...

Sweet card! I love the dotted background! :)