It's another challenge at Our Creative Corner. This week the challenge is hosted by Holly, one of our new DT members and it's a fun one! The challenge is to make a creation with stamping on pre-patterned paper. This is a technique I need to do more often, I love the look.
This creation I used patterned paper scraps to make a base like Betsy Veldman did here. I stamped the circle with white pigment and heat embossed it on my scrap paper and die cut it out. I didn't think the stamped image stood out enough so I gently rubbed some Soft Suede on it to help it stand out. I also stamped the apple image on the background paper just to make it more "school-y".
....This is her the morning of her first day of school.... She started 2nd grade this year at a new private school. She's really having a hard time with the change. I know it's what's best for her education, but watching her struggle is heart-breaking. She's making friends, but doesn't feel like she belongs....perhaps its the uniforms?..... Having moved several times as a child, I can relate to her fears. So, my only solace is that I turned out o.k....didn't I?... each time we left our comfort zone. I'm hoping the little notes I've been sneaking into her lunchboxes gives her a pick-me-up during the day. All of you that know us, send her happy thoughts over the next few weeks. Every little good thought will help!