Back To School

the previous post featured the tiny images on a bookmark but i used the larger images from the same set to create this card.

hippos going back to school card copyright linda

these cute hippos from the Clearly Besotted being schooled clear stamp set were painted with daniel smith watercolours on hot press watercolour paper that i custom mixed and then fussy cut. i used the sunny studio staggered circles die and layered the piece over another white card stock piece that i sponged with mustard seed distress ink. i also sponged the left border of the white base. the sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted mini calligraphy stamp set.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Simon Says Wednesday Back to School
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #351 SCHOOL
As You Like It Challenge Favourite  Bird Or Beast: i love birds but i have more beast images, mostly the adorable kind that make me smile.

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Back To School Sticky Note Holder

i’m playing along with the back to school theme at the lawnscaping challenge.


my daughter and her two bunnies are moving so she can attain her second degree at a new university so i thought she might need a sticky note holder for her new desk, along with some words of encouragement.


i die cut 8 bunnies to layer and watercoloured them with twinkling H2Os, along with the wood veneer apple. the letters were die cut with the impression obsession alphabet, coloured with distress inks and attached with a glue pen.

i’d also like to submit this to the kraft journal Challenge # 236 – Take Your Pick: i used four items from the board – red, apple, ribbon and die cut.

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