Monday, August 20, 2018

Simon Says...Back To School

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
BACK TO SCHOOL
I made a "tongue in cheek" Vintage Card for a friend's grandson who will be moving up to Secondary School tomorrow when our local schools return from their Summer break.
This wordly wise 13 year old was fascinated by the tales that his Grandma and I told of our schooldays, learning without the aid of computers, calculators and mobile phones, no Internet or Google to help us out with homework and a visit to the Headmaster's Office for six of the belt if you misbehaved or a star added to your book if the teacher was happy with your work. At the end of it all, he said...THIS IS COOL, YOU TWO ARE VINTAGE and we're thinking hoping that VINTAGE may have an entirely different meaning in this world of  modern day speak. He will probably be even more surprised to learn that this is exactly how the lads in our class used to dress for school, short trousers and long socks, summer or winter, whatever the weather.
I trimmed a panel of Idea-ology French Industrial paper to 5" x 7" and applied a light coat of White Gesso using a brayer.
I die-cut 3 layers of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits from white cardstock and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added scraps of French Industrial and Dapper papers, more layers of letters and applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte over the whole panel.
I added a torn scrap of dictionary paper with the definition of school, created shadows around the lettering with a Candied Apple Distress Crayon and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon around the paper scraps. I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Blueprints 8 with Black Soot Archival ink.
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Vintage Medium Matte on to a scrap of French Industrial paper, re-stamped the images, coloured with Candied Apple, Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron Distress Markers and fussy cut
I stamped the script from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Versamark ink on to the background and a scrap of card coloured with Candied Apple and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks, heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and added splatters of White Gesso. I die cut the letters from the coloured scrap of card and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added Idea-ology Number Remnant Rubs, stars from Idea-ology Typography and an Idea-ology "schoolboy from back in the day" cute Paper Doll.
I roughed up the edges of the panel with a Paper Distresser, added to a panel of French Industrial paper and matted on to a 5.1/2" x 7.1/2" white card blank.

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

12 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Lol yes same here but I just get told we know you used newspaper for loo roll and that didn't get you far cheeky monkeys. Great vintage card Kath

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kath, love the layers and gorgeous layout.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

OMGoodness Kath, this is just amazing!! Sadly, I can remember boys dressing like that for school - I do wonder what the young folk really do think about those of us who managed without modern conveniences! I am sure he will truly appreciate this fabulous card! Hugs, Anne xx

PS, vintage is good!! x

Lee said...

Hi Kath and Buddy.this is Fantastic,love it.Hugs and Cuddles for Buddy,hoping you are all well.xx

Sandra H said...

This is stunning x

Maura said...

What a great story, Kath! I laughed silly over the Vintage comment :) What a great card for your young man, from the vintage fellow to the bright letters, apple and all of your special touches! hugs, Maura

Macarena said...

This is GREAT! I love the dark, deep, vintage background and the fresh lime and red details over it. Love the use of letters and white embossing. The boy is just perfect for this project. Hugs, Marzena

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fabulous project and a great write-up to go with it! It does make you wonder how we survived before Google, huh! Times are totally different now and I'm still trying to figure out if that's for the better or worse! I love your project and especially how you gave it to someone moving on to secondary school. That is definitely a life change that could require some lovely encouragement and you've certainly provided that here!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous project, Kath. The texture on the collaged background you created is so beautiful. Love your fantastic design :)

Anna-Karin said...

Fantastic project Kath and I so enjoyed reading your text. What a funny story. Things sure has changed a lot. Gorgeous details and colors here.

Sandra said...

What a super card, love the color theme and the stack of books that the paper doll boy sits on it fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara said...

Hope that you're not bored from my comments cause I say always the same words: Fabulos, amazing, stunning..... Love every detail of this work! Barbara