Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Great things...


I'm up on the TGF blog today and you may have noticed that I've kinda begun an unofficial challenge to myself to create a card each month using the Miss Anya All Year kit. I started back in July just after receiving the kit and now here we are a week into September so of course I had to ink up the Miss Anya with her backpack and books for a back to school card. Half the fun also comes with building the perfect digital scene to help encapsulate each month's special story. For this scene I figured we have caught Miss Anya in her bedroom before heading off to school in the morning. For the large window I actually used one of the buildings from the Store Fronts digi set and cropped in close until all I had was the window. This is a great way to make that digi set stretch even further. I sized the Great Things sentiment to fit comfortably in the window then proceeded to put her study desk together using images from the Desktop and Build-a-Living Room sets.

For Miss Anya's comfy, casual outfit I gave her a pair of jeans, adding texture using a swatch of actual denim wet down with some Copic colorless blender solution. The same technique was done on the carpet but I used a scrap of old sock rather than denim for a slightly different texture. Because this is a school card I was drawn to the traditional primary color combo of red, yellow and blue for her sweatshirt but with a twist... these hues are softer and the blue is more of a blue green. She still looks ready to take on her academic day if you ask me.  :) 


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Store Fronts set, Build-a-Living Room set, Desk Top set and Great Things sentiment)

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya All Year kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E43, E55
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, R35, R37, R39, RV99, V01, Y11, Y32, Y35, G000, BG11, BG72, BG93, E59, T5, T7, E25, E29, C3, E81, E89
floor/window/desk/wall- W3, W4, W5/N4, N6, C00, C1, C3, Y11, Y21/B0000, B00, E31, E34, E44
chair/computer- T5, T6, T8, T10, C3, C4, C6/C1, C5, 100

books- R24, R29, BG07, BG93, BG96, YG95, YG97, E08, E18, E81, R57, E89, R59

trees- YG00, YG03, Y13, Y15, E84

pencil holder- YG03, YG95, YG99, Y17