Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School

It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week's focus verse is Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."  I think it's an appropriate "Back to School" verse, especially for college students.  With a grad student in the family, we have college on the brain.  :)  School, college or otherwise, sometimes is an endurance contest.  Those students {and teachers :) } who are able to wait on the Lord and let Him work things out, are able to endure to the end because the Lord will renew their strength.

This week's card has a lot of distressing and inking on it. I actually pulled out my distressing tool.  I used to use it all the time but lately it's not been out of its pocket. If I had it to do over, I would have used a lighter ink  - I think it's a bit dark but I'll have to live with it on this one.  I colored the student with Copics and fussy cut him. He is actually part of a digi set that was generously provided to the Word Art Wednesday Design Team by Jellypark.  They are one of our sponsors this week.  Be sure to check them out - they have so many adorable digis. I used a Basic Grey layered sticker on my focus panel. But where's this week's focus verse you ask?  Glad you asked.  :)

I did quite a bit of interior decorating on this card and used the verse on the interior.  Again, I did some sponging (and again I'm wishing it was a lighter ink).  In keeping with the school theme and because it's a Bible verse, I die cut the verse with a book shaped die.  I traced around the outside of the die and hand cut the mat.

I really like this ruler paper.  I think it's perfect for back to school type projects and/or masculine cards.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper (Farmhouse 6x6 pad)
Ink:  Memento (Espresso Truffle)
Stamps:  WordArt by Karen, Jellypark (Let's Fly Away)
Copics:  E00, 07, 11, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 50; B000, 26, 39; R20, 27, 29; 100
Tools/Embellishments:  Creative Memories fine point black pen, Uni-Ball Signo white pen, Offray ribbon, Basic Grey Oxford Pop-Up, DMC Floss (ecru), buttons from my stash, Spellbinders (Deckeled Rectangle Small, Labels 7), Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon #79 - Back to School + ribbon
Wags 'n Whiskers #111 - Back to School
Crafty Ribbons #59 - Back to School
Crazy 4 Challenges #201 (C4C201) - Buttons and bows
2 Sisters Challenge #159 - Sketch
Milk Coffee Challenge - Back to School
Shopping Our Stash #117 - School or Office/Workplace
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Going Gray with Scrap Creations - Back to School
Inky Chicks Challenge #12 - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Just Us Girls #204 - Distressing

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope your week is going well and that you'll have time to share your newest project(s) with us at Word Art Wednesday.


vic said...

Aww such a lovely card how cute is the image and chalk board! Lovely decoration inside too very sweet!

Have a lovely day!


Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card, very nicely done! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Steph, and your encouraging post. Thanks. I did many long years of college myself, gathering all the alphabet soup behind my name, and then spent another 20 years teaching college courses to undergrad pre-law students. I loved every minute of it and said prayers of thanks each night that God had guided me into such a satisfying career. :-D

Natalie said...

Super cute card, Stephanie! I love the inside, too. The sponging on the inside looks great!

Marisa said...

Such an adorable back to school card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

Unknown said...

This is really cute! Love how the buttons are tied with little bows.

Hope to see you for our next challenge at RRR.


Diane Noble said...

Stephanie! How fun to be able to craft with you again. I just love WAW and am so grateful to be able to hop back on here. I love your project. Just peeked in to see the one for today and it's just as sweet. Looking forward to sharing the blessings of WAW with you!!!


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