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Thursday, August 8, 2013

School Boy

One of my newphews is starting school on August, 19 and this card is for him. I can't believe he's already a school boy - how time flies! In Norway children start school the year they turn 6. His younger brother will start school next year, but he's so proud about being in the "purple class" of kindergarten - now he's among the eldest, and that's apparently a huge thing for him. I will make him a card too later on.

I used a digi from Teddy Bo for this card, it's called Bo's first day at school. I've colored the image with Promarkers in different shades of grey. The chalkboard paper is a digital one from Grepic. The sentiment translates "school boy" and is computer generated - I used Jokerman font.

The layout is inspired by the sketch over at "House of Cards". I cut out a circle and made this a shaker card - my very first! I added grey beads to make the pebbly ground, but they kind of went all over the place... I used a Marianne die to make the fence- cut it in the middle and used one section on each side of the circle.

This card is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - August Sketch, Cute & Fun
2) Bearly Mine Challenges - #98 Tic Tac Toe (digi paper+circle+sentiment)
3) Addicted to Stamps and More - #57 Coloring (Promarkers)
4) ABC Challenges - Monochromatic (shades of grey)
5) Pile It On - #31 School Time
6) One Stop Craft - #237 Keep it Simple
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Pia, love the shades of grey and your first shaker is wonderful, never made on myself yet..I love Teddy Bo and the little fence..your nephew will love it.


sandie said...

Hi Pia, using all these greys creates a really cool look-very clever to be able to shade like this. Thanks for joining us at ATSM X

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! What a sweetie this is Pia..
LOve your image.

Deepti Stephens said...

Nice nice shaker card Pia! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

A fabulous shaker card Pia. The image is adorable and I love the soft grey tones.
Sue xx

Monika Reeck said...

cute Teddy and lovely fence too..cute shaker card and lovely all in black white and grey...your nephew will love this I think...

I see your card on MIM, my card is number 165..hope you like to see it and I would be so glad if you leave me some love too...hugs, Monika

Mynnette said...

Your teddy is just darling!!! LOVE the fun fence pieces, too! Thanks for joining in our sketch/Cute & Fun style challenge at HOC! Hope you come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

Wishcraft said...

Cute bear and fab design too, looks great in those grey tones :o) Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous shaker card Pia, such a perfect Teddy Bo image - your nephew will love it.

Laine said...

Love this monochrome shaker card Pia. Fabulous Teddy Bo and detail.

Pat K said...

Fabulous card for the new school boy. Love this Teddy Bo image and the fence/gate is a wonderful element. hugs, xx

scrappymo! said...

Great shaker card Pia...he is going to love it. What an exciting day his first day of school will be!

My grandson will be the same but does not start until September.

I am in England for the month of August and he wondered if he would be able to read before I got home! I explained I would be home just before he started school and could help walk him to school.

He seemed happy with that answer.

Great card Pia! Will catch up on your other cards once I am home again!

Sheila H said...

Very nice card - I saw it on MIM!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous love the mono colouring
Hugs Kate xx

Avril Ann said...

Pia this is fabulous hun, I am sure your nephew will love this xxx

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely Bo, love this image ! Your card is very adorable, your newphew will love it !

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a great card. Love the colour pallet you have used and the wonderful image.

Hugs and <3
Lisa xxxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Love how you made a shaker card adding beads, great idea.Teddy Bo look wonderful all done up in grey. Love your take on the sketch.

Have you had a chance to think about what I asked you??? This would be a wonderful experience for you.
Hugs, Pat

Crafty Lark said...

Fab starting school card, I'm sure he will love to receive it. xx Flora

Rene said...

How CUTE!!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your fab card with us at MIM! Good luck!
Rene :D

Nonni said...

Beautiful monochromatic card! The image is really cute and the fence is fun! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM... and House of Cards too!

Danielle Vincent said...

This is fantastic Pia. A fun card that I'm sure your nephew will enjoy. Darling image and the fence is so fun too. thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Asha said...

This is fabulous, Pia! Love this fun shaker card and keeping it monochrome makes little Bo look all grown up!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your Teddy is perfect for the school theme this week at the Pile it On Challenge -thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Pia, I love that image and your beautiful monochromatic colors! Thanks for joining us at HOC this week!!
Hugs, Tammy

Jackie said...

Just love Teddy bo, and this is soooo fab, great card for your nephew :) I am sure he loved it. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Good Luck. hugs Jackie, DT. x

Vannessa said...

This is a fantastic take on our sketch and such a fabulous image. Hope your nephew likes it too! Thanks for playing along with the House of Cards Challenge this week. Hope to see you back soon.

Hugs, Vannessa

Shana Gaff said...

I love that it's a shaker card! Your nephew will have so much fun with this. How neat! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

Skye said...

A lovely shaker card. Your nephew will love it. A great design