Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge - Week #28 Entry

Today I have decided to enter my first card challenge.
I absolutely love all the yummy cards the gals submit
to the challenges at The Shabby Tea Room.
I could sit for hours and just keep looking at all of them.
Such wonderfully talented ladies.
Each day I visit I get so much inspiration and decided to join in.
Although my skills are not up to par with the others, we all have to
start somewhere, right?

This is the inspiration photo.

Cathy, the host of the challenge, asked that a card be created using this photo as inspiration.
The cards are to have a school theme and use the colors in the photo.

Here is my submission.

As I stated before, my photography skills leave a lot to be desired. 
The picture of the school children is actually a much deeper blue and resembles
the slate chalkboard in the inspiration photo as does the blue
DP in the background of the card.
I inked and distressed the edges of the card and elements to mimic the
khaki coloring in the map and rulers.
The green was pulled from the map also.
I added brads to represent the lunch pail and eyeglasses.

The wording on the card states:
"No one has fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and
generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true
education should be to unlock that treasure." ~ Emma Golmam

I thought this quote fit the graphic of the vintage school children perfectly.
It was also my inspiration for the use of the key.

Speaking of the key, I made it using a technique called "cracked glass".
I cut the key shape out on my Expression and went from there.
Instead of using clear embossing powder I used gold then antiqued the
cracks with Tim Holtz distress ink.
It doesn't show up very well in my photo but it looks really cool.

That's all for now!

Until next time,


Debbie said...

What sweet comments you included in your post ... thanks for that! Your card is wonderful -- especially the lovely vintage image! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room, and I hope to see lots more of your beautiful designs :)

**Farrah** said...

I think your card is lovely!
Welcome to the world of blogging! I, too, love to swing by the Shabby Tea Room and see all the amazing creations, which is where I saw your's.
PS - You just got your first follow!

JD said...

This is lovely...Welcome to the world of blogging...

Nicole said...

Great card! Love the colors and the layout - fun ribbon too! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

cbuswell said...

Just gorgeous, love the colors, thanks for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Anonymous said...

your card is lovely wonderful work my photography is not so great but i keep trying!! thank you for the sweet comment hope to see you in the tea room next week

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