May 17, 2009

365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!


Hey there all! I have had school on the brain lately. Ronin had his Kindergarten Orientation last week, and my mother is a school teacher and it all ends for her in 3 weeks! I am trying hard to prepare myself to be a mother of a school kid. It's quite a stretch for me ; )
So because of all this, I thought I would break out my favorite teacher set by Kim Hughes to use for today's sketch. Here it is:It stumped me for a bit, but you know Pam always stumps me. She is so great at giving challenges! Here is my card:

This is the first Kim Hughes set I ever purchased and I still adore every bit about it. Most of the images are from 'Making The Grade'. The grass is from her 'Summer Trees' set and the two patterned stars are from Gel-A-Tins.
Here is a close-up. I have this large spool of burlap that I inherited and I have been dying to use it on a card. I threaded some bakery twine by Martha Stewart through it to give me the diagonal in the sketch. I added in the school house because my card was visually off balance.  It was important to add even if it deviated from the sketch a bit. But of course that's what makes doing this fun! I can't wait to see how you interpret today's sketch. I hope you have fun with it!

Have a great one today!
love to you and yours~
k

Deets:
Stamps:  Kim Hughes 'Making the Grade' and 'Summer Trees' (for CHF), Gel-A-Tins 'Super Star'
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Basic Black. Hero Arts Soft Pool
Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Vintage Cream
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Journaling Tabs. Martha Stewart Bakery Twine. Burlap. Pop dots

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Super cool Card Kristie! Love the sewing on the burlap! Awsome Card!

Vicky said...

Great card, Kristie!! Love the teacher them and that burlap is awesome!!

Alecia Castro said...

Your card totally rocks Kristie, LOVE it!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Adorable! I'd love this card! Funny, you are starting out with a K child in the fall and my oldest starts college in the fall. He graduates our homeschool in June...making this long journey worth it. Only 10 more years to go until the other 2 graduate... faint).

~amy~ said...

Kristie, I love your take on the sketch...I tell you, it totally stumped me too! I love the use of the burlap, absolutely coolio...I love bumpy/texture-y cards!

Oh My Goodness...a kindergartner? How fun!!!!

Karen Lee said...

Oh I'm lovin' this burlap!! This wasn't an easy challenge and you rocked it!

hugs, Karen Lee

Rosemary said...

Oh, this is just so cute! I love the twine on the burlap and all the other touches on the card. Any teacher would LOVE to receive something so special.

Jeannie said...

I so luv this card, and any teacher (including my boyfriend) would be honored to receive it.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Barb said...

I LOVE this card! The texture, the layering, stitching... all of it!


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