Saturday, 18 May 2013

Teacher Appreciation ....

....  Morning all - I was awake silly early this morning - 4.30am!!  But I didn't waste all that time, I put it to good use making a card for this month Waltzingmouse Blog Party, where the theme is Teacher Appreciation.  I've gone with a tried and trusted theme - an apple for the teacher:


Stamps: WMS - Peace & Plenty, Say It Loud, Victorian Frippery, Teeny Trees, Join Us, Free Spirit Sentiments, Say It with Style, Asian Gardens
Inks: Stazon - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Squares Lg (S4-126) # 7
Accessories:  Silks Acrylic Paint - Olive Vine, Pretty Peridot, Key Lime, Carmen; White Lustre card


I started off by finding the centre of my card and then stamping a grid of apples in Stazon ink.  Then I painted the entire card with my new silk acrylic paints (they're fab).  It's very subtle, but I think you can just about see the ombre effect from the darkest (Olive Vine) at the bottom to the lightest (Key Lime) at the top.  The paints go in really smoothly, dry quickly and have a fabulous shimmer.  Next I painted some card red - it's such a bold colour - and over stamped with a mixture of thanks and thank you sentiments from a number of sets.  I used my die to find the best arrangement of words and then die cut the shape.  I stamped a few more apples on the left over card, cut them out, coloured the stalks and then arranged them in a pile.  Not so much an apple for the teacher, but a huge pile!!

We're off to Motor City Comic Con later this morning.  As fans of Dr Who, Star Trek (in all its forms), Star Wars, Living Dead, Warehouse 13, as well as DC and Marvel Comics etc, etc - we will be in good company.  Anyone who reads comics will know Stan Lee - he's the headline guest today!!!  There are also going to be lots of other stars attending - I might even manage to get a photo or two :)

That's all for now.  Have a super weekend and I'll be back soon.

18 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Deborah! Love the apples on your card and the sentiment background. It's a sweet card for a teacher.
Wow Comic Con, how fun! It was in Perth recently but I couldn't make it. Wow, Stan Lee! Have fun!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fabulous Deborah! I love the pile of printed apples. Hope you enjoy Comic Con - you may need a bit of a nap later after that silly o'clock start! Vicky x

~Tammy~ said...

What a fabulous teacher appreciation card! Look at all the WMS goodness you used! Awesometastic!

Cassie_lu said...

love the bushel of apples you created and how some are stamped. Have fun at comic Con as it sounds like it will be fun.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love the gathering of apples, Deborah. What a great iconic image for a teacher, and your background stamp of all those Merci and thank you's in the various fonts is fabulous. The background stamping you did with all the apples is genius. Fabulous job with this month's theme.

Renee said...

What fabulous background stamping...
and yummy looking apples...
perfect for a teacher! :)
And have fun at Comic Con...
Nashville is having one in September I believe and Patrick and Haley are planning on going...
Maggie from The Walking Dead is supposed to be there and we're big Dead fans around here! :)

Kim S said...

I don't know about you - but sometimes 4:30 in the morning is the only quiet time that I have to make a card! I love your apples - the bits of "thank you" on each one is a great touch! Have fun at Comic Con. I fondly remember going to a Star Trek convention a long, LONG time ago that was Patrick Stewart's first convention. He was shocked at the absolutely insanity and hero worship. He did a little Shakespeare and the crowd still went wild. They are crazy and fun events!

Jeanne J said...

Cant go wrong with an apple for teacher now can you? They look yummy in the bright colors and I like the fun backgrounds you created. Oooh... going to tell my daughter about Comic Con - she's going to be so jealous!! I hope you have a fab time... what am I talking about? I KNOW you will!!

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Deborah, :D Great teacher card, I love the apple stamp and the colours work so well. Have a lovely time at the comic convention and thanks for dropping by again, lovely to see you, Gay x

Karin Åkesdotter said...

FABULOUS card Deborah! Love all the apples - So perfect for a teacher!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the red thank you panel. Enjoy Comic Con :)

Vickie Z said...

I'm proud of you for stamping when you woke up at 4:30-- I used to have that kind of energy but, alas it fails me now!! Love all your apples and the painting is cool!!

Julia Aston said...

What a great collage of apples - and Thank You Stampings Deborah - a great design for teacher! I'm sure you had a fun day at Comic Con!!

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah, this is just too cute! I love all of the thank you's and those apples are adorable!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the thanks in different languages and your apples look so YUMMY!

Marybeth said...

Sounds like you had a fun day planed. Deborah I love all the stamping you did on this card! Your background is beautiful!

-Aneta- said...

Love the apples and the sentiment background . Red and green are made for each other !!! Simply fab :)

Claire said...

I can't believe how many sets you've managed to use on the one card Deborah! You must have set a record. Great idea to use all the thank you sentiments and I love the green and red together!

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