Thursday, August 29, 2013

School's In

     Hard to believe it's almost September.  Our amazing Franz has chosen the theme of "Goodbye Summer" as hostess this week of the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Back to school pretty much signals the end of summer so I decided to use "Harvard" for my card.  Isn't he a cutie and look at that A+ on his paper.  hee hee  While searching for a sketch to use I ran across the current one for Sketch Saturday.  I love their sketches and decided to use it for my card.

     The idea of a line of pencils popped into my head so I searched the web and found a freebie line drawing of a pencil.  I printed it out seven times and lined them across the card.  Unfortunately the majority of them is covered up, but I still think it's cute.  Here's a close up of Harvard.

Copics Used:
hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
clothes YG93, YG95, YG97, E08, Y26, C00, C2, C4, E21, E23, E25, E51, E53, E55, E57
books BG72, BG75, E09, E97, E99
paper W1, W3
pencils  E13, Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, C00, C2, C4, E15

     Pop over to the DP2 blog and join us with a "Goodbye Summer" creation.  Please remember to use a Mo's image.  Don't forget we're looking for TWO Guest Designer who will get to play along with the DT for three months.  You can find the details on the DP2 blog.  You can also find a new title behind my name in the DT listing there.  Pat asked me to be the Co-coordinator for the blog and I accepted.  Basically I'll be her spare tire in times of need, but I'm glad to help.
     I'd like to enter my little guy into the following challenges:

MilkCoffee--back to school
By Lori Designs--Back to School
Perfect Sentiment--goodbye summer, hello school
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Back to School
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash--for the boys
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Pink Elephant--Back to School
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Happy Thursday!

Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Harvard", Michael's Studio G alphabet
Ink--Archival Jet Black, Prisma Color Fine Line red marker, Faber Castell Pitt pen
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circle, Fiskars Circle Cutter
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Darice Hemp Cord, Wal-mart buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String


  1. He's so CUTE!!! Your coloring is amazing!

  2. Terrific!! I just adore your designs and you eye for colour ... Hope your Dad is improving ...

  3. Wow! Stunned again. Every creation is perfect, amazing colouring and layout.

  4. What the cuteness with your special A+ attention to detail. Harvard is adorable with his glossy glasses and over achiever argyle sweater vest!!! I LOVE IT :) That rows of pencils are just perfect for this card :)

  5. Totally stunning. Just love the pencil border great idea!!! Loving the way you have done the sentiment as well.

  6. Love the pencils lined up like that..Perfect card as always Tracy


  7. This is amazing! Love your card! I just purchased this little guy and you've inspired me to get coloring him! :)

  8. He's adorable! Fabulous card Tracy! :o)

  9. Oh, the little boy is so cute with the glossy accents on his glasses! Love the pencils and paper too!

  10. What a super cute card, Tracy! And using those pencils was such a great idea! Every detail is perfect! Can I just say "ditto" to all the previous comments? :) FANTASTIC card!!

  11. Tracy you totally outdid yourself on these school cards. They are so super cute!

    Tracey J.

  12. Another FAB school card!!
    Your embellies and details to match the sketch are awesome!! :) :)
    As a mom and teacher ~~ it's my fave time of year!! I love these!!! :) :) :)
    CONGRATS on the new title!! :) :)

  13. This is wonderful Tracy. I love that cute image and such a great way to use the sketch by adding the row of pencils.
    hugs Sue xx

  14. Fantastic card, Tracy! Love the papers and the row of pencils! Fabulous coloring and brilliant use of the sketch!

  15. Doesn't he look brilliant (in every respect!). You've teamed him up with such perfect papers, too Tracy, another stunner! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  16. Stunning Tracy, love how you used the sketch. Beautifully done as always. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

  17. Your coloring is GORGEOUS! Everything about this card is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

  18. Tracy, that line of pencils is sooo cute! And your coloring of course is wonderful, no problems with the hair that I can see. Congrats on your promotion too!

  19. Really super card Tracy. Love the pencils.

  20. This is adorable! Love all of your perfect touches, like the buttons and the 'shine' of his glasses! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  21. Yep... I am still smiling. I just love this image. And your coloring is WOW!


  22. What a Super card Tracy, I love this little chap and what gorgeous papers. The pencil idea is brilliant! you certainly inspire us lovely lady xxx
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  23. This is awesome! Totally perfect for the end of summer, my friend! LOVE what you did with the pencils, and how perfect are they with that sketch? Love little Harvard, and love your coloring. You even made his glasses are tooooo brilliant!

  24. Oh this is a fabulous boy card Tracy!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday :)
    Lizy x

  25. Just as cute as can be, and so seasonally perfect! LOVE those little, glossy glasses!

  26. Love, love, love how you've used the pencils, Tracy! Sorry I haven't been visiting of late but it's great to see your fab colouring and lovely design choices using our sketch at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley

  27. Your coloring is amazing! How nice to build a fence with pencils!!

    xoxo Kicki

  28. This is so fabulous, love the great image and the paper is so perfect! Great take on the sketch and design.

  29. This is a super cute card! the little boy is absolutely adorable and very well colored. Great job all around.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Perfect Sentiments!


  30. What a wonderful card. I love every detail. The pencils are perfect for sketch. Your coloring is awesome.

  31. This is just awesome, love the layout and colors. So perfect for the challenge and love that so many of us were thinking school starting :)

  32. This school card is totally adorable! I love cards for boys, and the colors and papers you've picked for this card is great for a male look! I spotted this one too on MIM:

  33. Oh my Tracy, I am in cute overload. He's colored perfectly (as always) and you do realize you could be my POTW every week. ;) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

  34. Hello my sweet friend! Your card is just adorable and perfect for the theme, your design is always so clean and original!

    Lots of hugs, Franz.

  35. I so love this card, Tracy! Perfect papers again for the image. Gosh, I would give everything to have a look into your stash! ;-) Stunning coloring as always!

    Hugs, Anja

  36. Oh, my GOSH...he's so CUTE!!! Love his little glasses...and I DO love those pencils!!! Amazing card, Tracy!!!

  37. Wonderful! Fabulous coloring (as always) and I just love how you used the little pencils! PERFECT!!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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