Friday, 17 August 2012

End of Summer and Back to School

It's the first day of a new challenge at QKR Stampede. Check it out, cause the prizes are pretty generous!

Here's my entry. It's all about the downs of summer ending, but all the highs of going back to school and seeing good friends again - and wearing new school outfits! Here's how this card went together.

Print the At The Park image in the original size and color with Copics to match your cardstock choices.

In some of the coloring here (his pants), I used the shading technique of waiting till a portion of color was dried, and then going back with that same color to feather in a second layer and create shading. I’ve used:
Doll body: E40, E41
Pants: B41
Shirt and his Socks: G40
His Shoes: E35, E37
Dress: Y000, Y00
Apron, her Socks, Cheeks: RV000, RV00
Her Shoes: RV19
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35

Cut a 5 ¼ x 7 ¼ inch card in the first color. Add a panel cut slightly smaller in a second color. Cut 1 ¼ inch squares in a third color, and attach to the image. Add brads in a fourth color. Adhere image to card.

Print Ups and Downs sentiment. Add a triangle and brad in the upper right corner and adhere to card inside.

 Almost any of the fanciful QKR Stampede images could be used in this colourful format especially suited for kids.

Bye, bye summer!


  1. What a sweet card. I just love the image!

  2. I love the 'rag dolls' that QKR has, they are so darn cute. Great job!

  3. Great image and sentiment, love your creation;)

  4. What a sweet card-- love these dolls! That sentiment is great :) Thanks so much for creating with us at QKR! I hope you join us again!

  5. I love the rag dolls! Awesome job coloring these cuties!
    Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
    Ruza ~ QKR DT