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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. Love this, so sweet and pretty.xx

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  5. Gorgeous card brenda , I love the image and colours

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. Sweet card! I love the background paper!

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

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

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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

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

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

    Hugz Fleur xXx

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

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

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  25. Gorgeous Brenda love your card
    Hugs Louise xx

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

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

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  28. This is so gorgeous, love it Brenda. Lee xx

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  29. I love your card it's so pretty

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  30. 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)

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  31. 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

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  32. This so cute! I love your coloring! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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