Saturday 3 September 2016

Back to School

Hello lovely peeps

 It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar.
The theme this time is 'Back to School' and our sponsor is

Robyns Fetish

For my inspiration card I have used School Boy

I decided to have an apple shape as my card base and luckily found an apple digi in a Craft Artist kit (Halloween).  I enlarged it to just under 6" in size and then turned it into an outline* so I could use it as a template. I copied & pasted it then flipped the copy and overlapped it with the original to make the card base.  To get the stem and leaf outlines I took copies of the original apple into Cut Out Studio and erased everything but the parts I wanted. I turned these into outlines* before adding to my 'Design Sheet'.

*To turn an image into an outline, change the colour of the object to white, the line colour to black and make sure the 'Colour using HSL' button is deactivated. Finally, on the 'Line' tab, set the width to 0.5 pt. 

I added the School Boy digi into the Photos section and dragged him on, then added a sentiment using the Text Tool  - this font is called Darlin BTN

I printed the sheet onto some smooth 250gsm white cardstock and cut everything out, then folded the shaped card base in half. To make my character easier to cut out I printed him onto some 120gsm Super Smooth paper and also increased the brightness so he came out as grey instead of black.

I coloured the character, stem and leaf in with Graph'It markers to co-ordinate with an alphabet paper from my stash (I think it's by Die Cuts With a View).

To do the background I printed the sheet again onto the back of  a green K&Co paper. I cut out the apple shape and glued it onto the base card along with the leaf and stem.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Glitter n Sparkle #203 back to school
Brown Sugar #214 back to school
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  School
The Crazy Challenge #230 School
Make My Monday - back to school
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations back to school
4 Crafty Chicks  #314 fussy cutting
Addicted to Stamps #130 Not a Square 
Crafting Musketeers #41 Back to School

Please pop on over to Crafty Calendar to see the fabulous samples from my teamies.
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Basslady said...

this is so adorable!
thank You so much for playing along with us at MMM!
hugs and kisses from germany,

Valerija said...

Great shaped card. I like it!
Valerija xx

Creaine said...

very nice!! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Chris said...

Fab card, love the apple shape and your little school boy is adorable.

Planetsusie said...

I really do love this apple shaped card Katrina - and the little boy is wonderfully coloured too. Perfect design and it doesn't need any more embellishing at all - just enough with the shape. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Allicat said...

What a sweet card and I love the apple shape. Thank you for explaining how to make an outline image, I must try this out for myself.
Love Alli Xx

Fikreta said...

this is great!

Leanne said...

Great shape and love the image, nicely done. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us a 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/4CC

Creations by Shirl said...

love the apple image..TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Sue said...

Katrina - this is a brilliant card - such a clever design and your colouring is wonderful. You are very clever with the technical stuff! I am about to have Photoshop as a late birthday pressie - hoping to find lots of on line tutorials!
Hope your arm is feeling better.

Jane Royston said...

What a lovely bright card! Your colouring is stunning as always Katrina, Jane :) X said...

Hi Katrina, what a sweet and lovely card. I love the apple-shape and the coloring you did.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

How fun. Love the apple shape and your coloring on your school boy. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Melonheadz Friends. AJ DT MH

Simona said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Good luck!

DT member

Marlies said...

A lovely creation Katrina. A good idea of the apple shape and a cute image. Fab colouring too! Thanks for joiing our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Unknown said...

Beautiful card love the apple shape thank you for joining us at crafting musketeers
Paula dt