Saturday, September 10, 2011

CSAYL: Teacher's Pet ~

Hi there!  Long time, no post!  Life has been busy here getting ready for vacation, having a stellar week at work, a motorcycle rally...the list goes on and on!  It's time for another challenge with Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  This week we've been challenged to make a card for a teacher.  The winner of this week's challenge will win a Guest Designer spot with us!
I had such a hard time with this challenge!  Since my little guy just started pre-school, I don't own any school related stamps.  I wracked my brain for a week until I was down to the nitty gritty!  I finally dug through my stash of already colored images and found this little cutie from Whiff of Joy - Henry with Christmas Bauble.  Henry always makes me think of Zane, so it worked out perfectly!  It's like he's holding this up for someone...maybe his teacher?  Yes, it's a stretch!  I just couldn't come up with anything!!
Henry is colored up with Copics to match up with some retired Stampin' Up! dp.  He's sitting on a bed of polar white Flower Soft and glitter, the mistletoe berries are dotted with white opal liquid pearls (been using those a lot lately!), his hat has some white flock on the trim and pom and some stardust Stickles adorn the snowflake of the ornament.  
When I ran him through the bug with the square nestie to emboss it, it crinkled up at the top (I think I've been going against the rules and running the dies through incorrectly...I've since changed my ways and don't have the crinkle problem).  To cover the most prominent crinkle, I added a little felt snowflake and button combo (again from SU).
The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly set by Verve.  It's stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink - the only ink I use for sentiments.  I love the the scripty font!  I'll leave you with a little close up of this sweet mouse...don't forget to visit all of the lovely design team's blogs to see the fabulous creations they've made!  Then get to creating - Christmas is closer than you think!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!! ;o) lyss


Rachael said...

This is adorable! So cute! But don't forget about the fall! Fall is my favorite time of year! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so cute! I love the colors. Teachers get Christmas cards so this works!

Angie said...

He's so cute! Love the colors so much!