Saturday, 27 August 2011

First day at school


We have a new challenge for you at Allsorts where Fleur has chosen the them 'Starting School/back to school'. Now I know there are loads of lovely stamps out there that fit this theme perfectly, but none are here in fantasy land, so I was a little bit stumped.

After much head scratching I decided to use one of my Sarah Kay images, she is a bit of a Country girl and has no school uniform and unsure what to expect on her first day at school, so is taking a rather large picnic basket to share with her new friends and some flowers for the teacher.........................I know, fantasy kicking in big time.

I coloured her with Copics , used Doodlebug DP from which I made the pom pom flower, added some swirls cut with a Sizzix die and added a computer generated sentiment.

Enjoy the weekend whatever you have planned.



35 comments:

pinky said...

So sweet;)

nnalorac said...

This is so pretty Brenda, great interpitation of a country girl , love your design and DPs. Carolxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun one of my fav images just love SK images,perfect for any occasion and just love this hun,perfect hugs cherylxxxxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Such a pretty card Brenda, and a great take on the "Back to School" theme. Love the colours and the embellishments - the pom-pom flower is fabulous.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Janette said...

Love this, so sweet and pretty.xx

Francesca said...

Gorgeous card brenda , I love the image and colours

Hugs
Francesca

Scrappymax said...

Ooh Brenda this is lovely, I love the colour scheme you have used and the gorgeous sarah kay image goes so lovely with it.
Max x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a lovely card. It's really sweet. :) X X

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the colours and your description of country girl Sarah is so funny xxx

chillin with Quillin said...

sooo cute, love the coloring!!!

Sadilla said...

HI dear
the little girl is totally cute, and your card so nice!! =)
hugs
Sadia

Dora said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda, and using that image for a back to school card is just perfect, love it. Hugs xxx

Auntie Em said...

It's your project and your story and I think your card is precious! Great colouring.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lorraine said...

this is stunning hun i love it and BIG THANKYOU for my birdcage die it arrived woohoo and i have used it already thankyou i love it xx

Sussie said...

Sweet card! I love the background paper!

KarenB said...

Brenda, this is so pretty! I love the blue/brown combo and your colouring as always is fabulous.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Brenda what a sweetie. So lovely and beuatiful colours and layout.
have a nice weekend and greet
Marja

Basslady said...

this is a splendid card with a wonderful colour-scheme!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Bernie said...

What a lovely card! I love your little story. That image could have been me oh so many years ago. Tom boy/country girl. :) You colored her beautifully. I love the color combo and the papers and the flourish is perfect!
Blessings Bernie

Jacee said...

Fab Brenda, I love thse papers, very nice indeed and that sweet image is coloured beautifully.
Hugs Jacee
Enjoy the weekend

Linapyssel said...

Oh B this is sooo cute!! You coloring is perfection! Love the brown to phrame it of. I hope you are well and that your pack is healthy and full of mischive!! I am such à terrible blog friend but I have been swamped at work with sick foals to attend to..... Overtime is more of à fact than not! But the season is comming to an end and all the tiny foals are now bigger and allso stronger! I look forward to à autumn full of crafting and time with My family!! Take care dear B you are in My often in My thoughts hugs Lina need to have à long visit to see all the pretty things you have created!

Junie Moon said...

This is a very pretty card. I really like the pom-pom and have been trying to trace the punch - please could you tell me who makes it? Thank you x

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely card Brenda - I like your thinking! Cheers Claire x

Fleur said...

Hi B. your card is a perfect interpretation of my theme.

Hugz Fleur xXx

Merry said...

I like how your brain is thinking with this challenge. Wonderful card Brenda.

Rufus said...

The whole thing, card and story works for me!
I think she's adorable
R/

louise said...

Gorgeous Brenda love your card
Hugs Louise xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday, love your card is stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

Mandy G said...

Hi Brenda,
I just love this card it is sooooo cute, I love that image its fab. :)
Hugs
Mandy

CraftyLoops said...

This is so gorgeous, love it Brenda. Lee xx

superdidine said...

I love your card it's so pretty

Julie said...

This is so sweet! x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love your little story about her being a country girl - I really don't think it is fantasy land at all, just the reverse - very real. What little girl wouldn't be heartened to receive this when starting school & feeling a little overwhelmed by it all. Equally good for a newly qualified teacher!
Paula (PEP)

Anniebee said...

Very cute card! This little girl, for some reason, reminds me of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, which was a character played by Shirley Temple. I know, I'm really dating myself here but that's what she made me think of. Love the blue and yellow combo.

Anniebee

callyannc said...

This so cute! I love your coloring! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
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