Sunday, September 1, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Back To School

Welcome back to another Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  This time our theme is "Back to School" and it is sponsored by The Alley Way Stamps.  That means the Show Stopper for this challenge will win some goodies from them :)

Here is the wonderful collage we get to work from for this challenge.

Of course, I immediately thought of Verve's Teacher's Count set, which was inspired by none other than our DT's own Maureen!  So many wonderful sentiments in this set and I just love the apples and their matching dies

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For my card, I used the number image from the set to create a background on the kraft panel, and then created a blackboard, of sorts, as my focal point.  Not sure I have ever seen a blackboard with a notebook edge, but I just had to add that edge in LOL!  I stamped some notebook lines on the heart, and then embossed the sentiment and sponged on a bit of "chalkboard dust".

You can check out all the challenge details over on the Curtain Call Inspirations Challenge and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Curtain Call Crew samples!  Should you wish more details on the Curtain Call Crew's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.

You have until September 10th at 8:00 a.m. CDT to complete a new card/project using the inspiration picture and linking it up accordingly.  The Lead and Show Stoppers will be announced on September  14th.  Can't wait to see what you create!!

Challenges:  Simon Says


What's In It? 
Stamps:   Teachers Count, Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft, Real Red, Black (Stampin' Up)

Ink:  Black, VersaMark, Real Red, Garden Green, White (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:   Jotted Heart and Apple Die Set (A Cut Above By Verve), Notebook Die (My Favorite Things), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers) Twinkling H20s, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 


Benzi said...

Super back to school card. The chalkboard dust is very clever, Marisa.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Lynn said...

I love the background stamping and how you placed all if the elements so perfectly. Great card Marisa!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Marisa. Love the images, especially the apples. The colors are perfect.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!! What an AWESOME card!! :)

Laurie said...

LOve love!! Those apples have to be my favorite! I love how you did the background with the #'s on the kraft! LOVE!

Vickie Z said...

Love your chalkboard with the embossed sentiment, heart and apples!! I like the notebook edge!!

Kim S said...

I love your bold red heart on the chalkboard! The sweet little apples are the perfect touch!

Stacey Schafer said...

Adorable, Marisa!

Sheri Gilson said...

AMAZING! Love the little chalkboard you created and all the fab details!

nwilliams6 said...

Great colors and sentiment - I totally agree that to teach is to love (when you really teach). Wonderful card. Hugz!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your cute card and all the Verve goodness! Love how you created a chalkboard on the notebook die cut!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome challenge and fabulous inspiration! I hope I can play along today before getting every little last minute thing packed
It's going slow. Maybe if I packed rather than crafted I'd make some progress!

Carol Hurlock said...

How super cute Marisa. I love that punch that looks like it was torn from a notebook. So sweet and perfect for a teacher.
Bear Hugs,