Wednesday 30 August 2017

Back To School

     The new challenge at The Male Room is 'school colours',  it doesn't have to be school themed, just something masculine showing school colours.
     I have a digi in my stash that I thought would be just right for this challenge. With a few adjustments to the mortar board and gown, so I could add a splash of yellow, it would be just perfect.
     The image was printed out on white card, then I made my adjustments and cut a mask to cover him. Then I secondary stamped some pencils to make a background using a rubber stamp that was pre-loved when I got it and I've had it about six months.
     There was a slight halo around part of him where I didn't get the mask perfectly placed, but that was easily remedied by colouring a small border around the whole image with a very pale grey marker.
     When it came to the mat layers I wanted to have the same shade of yellow, so I used the same marker on a white card mat. You only see the edge so only the edge has to be coloured, I also made the black layer the same way. This method saves having stacks of coloured card, and we all know it's never the right shade, as well as making a perfect colour match possible every time.
     There is no greeting at present, that will be added when it gets used, I'm thinking it might make a great good luck card.
     Please pop over to The Male Room and have a look at all the DT inspiration, come and join us with your masculine creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes   (W)
Retro Rubber - Back To School   (F)
Tuesday Throwdown - Masking   (W)
Always Fun - Back To School   (W)
Dream Valley - Use A Stamp or A Digi    (W)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything School Related   (W)
Use Your Stuff - Back To School/Work   (W)


  1. I like the use of the primary colours against black. The image is cute and I really like the pencils in the background. Great tip about getting matching colours on the border - thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

  2. WoW what a beautiful card you made :-)) I like your stamp. Fantastic job!
    Hugs, Andreja

  3. Love this adorable image and the way you created this fun background.
    I too think the tip about creating matching layers is awesome, thank you for sharing it and for joining us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. Great stamped background on this one and such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at UYS challenge blog.

  5. Great digi with a super background! Perfect! Thanks for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  6. Super cute card, cute image and love the texture you added to the background of the card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff

  7. What an adorable card - love the pencils background. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

  8. Love your beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Great card and cool trick eith the cardstock! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  10. What a great card for any school graduation celebration. Love your colors and even got a few great tips from you!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be joining us again soon!

  11. Love you pencil background and how you colored your graduate. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  12. Love your digi stamp against the background! Using the gray marker is a great tip for those white halos! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber's back to school theme this week! Hope to see you in our gallery often.

  13. It certainly is perfect Rocky, love the image, the colours and the pencil background.

  14. Love your use of school colours on this super card. Love the softly inked pencils behind him! Great work. Deborah, xxx


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