Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Second Post

in one day!  Whoop-dee-doo.  That never happens....I hardly make two posts in a week!  But today I was "cooking on all burners" so to speak and was able to find time to finish another card....for another challenge no less! This time I followed a sketch from the blog "retro sketches: where every sketch is a blast from our past".  I have seen this blog's challenge popping up here and there on some  different blogs that I follow and I had earmarked it as one I wanted to try.  So, with the season of Graduation Cards upon us I decided to try retro sketch #10 and create a graduation card.  Our high school's colors are black, orange and white so it is always a challenge to create a card that doesn't look like a Halloween card.  I like how this card turned out.  Here is the retro sketch:

and here is my interpretation:

The stamp is one that I purchased last year from Purple Onion Designs.  I got several of these stamps with different sayings on them and have used them again and again.  The hat is a sticker and the paper....well, at Halloween time I pick up as much orange and black patterned paper as possible for both grad cards as well as layouts for my kids scrapbooks....for their sport pics and newspaper write-ups.  I like this sketch quite a bit and if I have time tomorrow I hope to do two more college grad cards as well as a quick birthday card.  Thank you for stopping by, again, and I hope you are having a happy and productive day ;-D

Be well,


Dawn said...

Really like how this turned out Sheila.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Great take on the sketch! It's wonderful to see a masculine graduation card in the challenge submissions! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Robin K. said...

The school colors for the town where I reside are also orange and black!!! I love how your card turned out - not "Halloweeny" at all!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow! My HS colors were orange and black. too. Difficult to work with. This is wonderful - love how you used the layout and the sticker! Lots of great punch here, Sheila. Kool!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila this graduation card is fabulous! Everything from the layout to the colors is perfection!

Lisa said...

This is perfection, Sheila! I so love this layout and the bg stamp is just awesome! I need to make a grad card myself and this helps with an idea :)