Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Back To School


     The new challenge at The Male Room is 'school colours',  it doesn't have to be school themed, just something masculine showing school colours.
     I have a digi in my stash that I thought would be just right for this challenge. With a few adjustments to the mortar board and gown, so I could add a splash of yellow, it would be just perfect.
     The image was printed out on white card, then I made my adjustments and cut a mask to cover him. Then I secondary stamped some pencils to make a background using a rubber stamp that was pre-loved when I got it and I've had it about six months.
     There was a slight halo around part of him where I didn't get the mask perfectly placed, but that was easily remedied by colouring a small border around the whole image with a very pale grey marker.
     When it came to the mat layers I wanted to have the same shade of yellow, so I used the same marker on a white card mat. You only see the edge so only the edge has to be coloured, I also made the black layer the same way. This method saves having stacks of coloured card, and we all know it's never the right shade, as well as making a perfect colour match possible every time.
     There is no greeting at present, that will be added when it gets used, I'm thinking it might make a great good luck card.
     Please pop over to The Male Room and have a look at all the DT inspiration, come and join us with your masculine creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes   (W)
Retro Rubber - Back To School   (F)
Tuesday Throwdown - Masking   (W)
Always Fun - Back To School   (W)
Dream Valley - Use A Stamp or A Digi    (W)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything School Related   (W)
Use Your Stuff - Back To School/Work   (W)

14 comments:

  1. I like the use of the primary colours against black. The image is cute and I really like the pencils in the background. Great tip about getting matching colours on the border - thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

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  2. WoW what a beautiful card you made :-)) I like your stamp. Fantastic job!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  3. Love this adorable image and the way you created this fun background.
    I too think the tip about creating matching layers is awesome, thank you for sharing it and for joining us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  4. Great stamped background on this one and such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at UYS challenge blog.

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  5. Great digi with a super background! Perfect! Thanks for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

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  6. Super cute card, cute image and love the texture you added to the background of the card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff
    Tina-DT

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  7. What an adorable card - love the pencils background. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

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  8. Love your beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  9. Great card and cool trick eith the cardstock! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

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  10. What a great card for any school graduation celebration. Love your colors and even got a few great tips from you!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be joining us again soon!

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  11. Love you pencil background and how you colored your graduate. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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  12. Love your digi stamp against the background! Using the gray marker is a great tip for those white halos! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber's back to school theme this week! Hope to see you in our gallery often.

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  13. It certainly is perfect Rocky, love the image, the colours and the pencil background.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Love your use of school colours on this super card. Love the softly inked pencils behind him! Great work. Deborah, xxx

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