September 1, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Back to School

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Hey Curtain Call friends it is time for our next inspiration challenge. 




The Alley Ways is sponsoring this challenge, 
go to the Curtain Call Blog for details!

I love the chalkboard technique and I knew I wanted to create one this month. I used a dark grey cardstock instead of pure black,  then embossed that great Subway Series: Summer stamp in white, smudged white ink around and through the sentiment and then I used a paper towel to really blend the ink in to give it a very dusty appearance. The ruler was stamped on patterned paper and what is back to school without apples for the teacher.


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We really hope that you come and join us for this challenge at the Curtain Call.  We had so many amazing entries and fabulous projects for our Carnival Craze challenge, we can't wait to see what you do this time!

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Tracey McNeely -- that's me

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What comes to your mind when you think about back to school?


I am also submitting this card to this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.




Cardstock:  White, Smokey Shadow(Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Christmas his & That (Echo Park)
Stamps: Subway Series: Summer (Fresh Squeezed Stamps) It's Official, Fruit Fusion Apple (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Fruit Fusion Apple
other: foam tape, white embossing powder


27 comments :

Kara said...

Very cool!!

Happy Dance said...

Great chalkboarding! Your sentiment looks almost embossed. Cute ruler and apples are most appropriate for teacher : ). Very sweet card. Bev

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Tracey. Love the 'chalkboard' and the sweet looking apples.

Barb said...

I love this! It's perfect :)

Lynn said...

The chalkboard with the rulers and apples looks perfect Tracey!

Marisa said...

Fabulous mix of school themes! Love those apples!

Janet Zeppa said...

Very sweet card! Love the chalkboard.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is AWESOME, Miss Lady!! :)

Joyce said...

What a perfect back to school card. I love your chalkboard subway, and your ruler looks totally authentic.

~amy~ said...

This is perfect! I love the subway series!

Laurie said...

Tracey, I love your card! When I went to link up mine I had to smile! Love the chalkboard and the ruler you added in! So cut!!

Renee said...

Love it!!
That sentiment looks so cool in the chalkboard...
and that ruler...
I was looking to see where you got it! :)

Deb said...

Gorgeous card, Tracey! I love that you stamped your ruler on patterned paper!

Sharron said...

Love this! Chalkboard is perfect for this subway sentiment! How did you do the ruler to make it look so authentic?

Kim S said...

Love the chalkboard! The ruler and apples are the perfect special touches!

Stacey Schafer said...

Absolutely darling, Tracey!

Tracy Ercole said...

I love this card Tracey. The chalkboard looks fantastic.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just so awesome!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awesome card, Tracey! Love the chalkboard technique and CAS design!

Janet said...

Love this Tracey !!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great back to school card Tracey - you really have that technique down pat!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Tracey! Your subway chalkboard is just the perfect sentiment for back to school. It looks wonderful with your "wooden" ruler and sweet apple. Love it!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh this is FUN!! You did an amazing job with your chalkboard and I love the ruler. Fabulous my friend ;)

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Tracey - LOVE your chalkboard :)

Marybeth said...

BEAUTIFUL .....love that ruler! Great chalkboard too!

Deepti said...

Simply fantastic, love the chalk board background :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is perfect!