Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good Bye Summer!

School has been back in session for a month here in my town. The return to school reminds us that summer is about gone and fall is approaching. The card layout was inspired by a sketch challenge. I elected to vary the placement of the sentiment. The topic, "Back to School", is in keeping with another challenge where I am a Design Team member and the card is posted as inspiration to challenge participants.
The digital image was downloaded, sized and printed twice - once on yellow cardstock and once on white cardstock. The image on the yellow cardstock was fussy cut and used for the school bus. The images on the white cardstock (bus driver, children, bumper and two tires) were colored with markers, fussy cut, backed with foam tape and adhered to the school bus. The sign along the side of the bus was computer generated and adhered.
A panel of green cardstock was adhered to the white card base followed by a panel of white cardstock that was embellished with two rows of die cut grass and a strip of black cardstock as a roadway. The bus was adhered with foam tape. A few lines were drawn to highlight the headlight on the bus. The sentiment was computer generated, adhered to yellow cardstock and adhered with foam tape.
This card is being posted to Brown Sugar Challenge #268. Please join the challenge HERE beginning on Monday, September 18.

The card is to entered into the following challenges:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

2. Crafting from the Heart #174 (Anything Goes - Just for Fun)

3. Crafty Creations #350 (Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers September Challenge

Techniques: Die cutting, fussy cutting, coloring, digital
Size: A2

Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps "Kidz Bus"
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers, silver marker
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Spectrum Noir paper for alcohol ink
Die: MFT "Fresh Cut Grass"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. How cute this is, Melanie! I love how you layered everything!

  2. This is just so precious! Love the sweet kiddos on the school bus! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  3. Too cute! Love your school bus image and the die cut grass along the "road" is just perfect! So sweet. :)

  4. Adorable card Mel, adorable and great coloring...and congrats on becoming a DT member for Brown Sugar Challenge...certainly an asset to their group. I will be visiting soon. And thanks for sharing this with us at AHSC this week.

  5. Great scene and cute image----Thank you For joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  6. So sweet; love your colouring of the children and bus driver; thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  7. Melanie, what a precious card this week! thannk you for joining us at AHSC!


  8. This is so adorable! Love those cutie pies in the bus! Cool that you put the school district on the! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  9. Adorable card! I love how you put the school district on the bus and Love the sentiment in the right hand corner. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  10. Your careful layering and exquisite coloring makes this card so special!