Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to School!!

Heigh ho, heigh's back to school they go!! That's's that time of year when parents are sending their little ones off to school...some for the first time ever!! Here's a pic of all five of our grandkids...from left to right: Ava, Brody, Mia, Sophia, & Emma! Quite a motley crew, eh?!

They start school early in Phoenix, AZ (which is where they all live!) they've already experienced their first day back to school!! Unlike our sweet and talented DT sistah, Debbie, who is getting her "baby boy" ready to go off to college! Deb also works at a her summer vacay is coming to a close soon as well!

So...this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog, our hostess with the mostess, Debbie, has chosen our Challenge Theme...which is...wait for it....

Back to School!!

How fun is that? Plus...Mo has soooo many adorable "Back to School" images to choose from...including this little darlin'...

She's from Mo's "To School" collection...available at Mo's Digi Store HERE along with three other cuties heading off to school!! I used Tangerine Tango cardstock from Stampin Up (because orange is granddaughter Ava's fave color!)...and some new DPs from Kaiser Kraft's "Class of '87 Collection".

I actually cut a hole in the cardstock and DPs (using Nestabilities "Labels 18") and mounted my colored image from behind. Then I raised the orange "frame" with foam dimensionals for a somewhat different effect.

Here's a list of the Copics I used to color this little sweetheart...
E21, 00, 000, 0000: Skin
R20: Cheeks
E55, 53, 51, 50, & Y21: Hair
B97, 95, 93, 91: Skirt & shoes
YR04, 02, 01, 00, 000: Sweater & anklets
R85, 83, 81, RV10, 000: Backpack (because Ava has a pink backpack!)
C2, 0, 0: Ground
B0000: shadow

Here's a peek at the inside...

And, of course...

Oh...the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps...and the flowers & ribbon are from my stash!

OK...time to pop on over to Mo's Challenge Blog and take a look at what Debbie & the rest of our talented DT have created for inspsiration!! Then you'll want to start working on your own "Back to School" project!! Remember, you must use at least one Mo Manning image to qualify for this week's random drawing for a free Mo Manning digi of your choice!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and for your very sweet comments that truly make my day!! Have fun crafting, my lovelies! I'll see you again soon! Hugs....