Friday, September 8, 2017

Back to School

It's September already!? That means it's Back to School Time!

Today I am sharing a few BTS cards I made for some special boys, the first one is for Landen.  (You can read about Letters for Landen here).

I used the image "Urban and Modern Boy" from the Paper Shelter on both cards.  Both images were colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used for Landen's card: 
Skin: EB5 EB3 TN4 TN3 TN2
Backpack: CT3 CT2 LY1
Hat: TN6 OR1 GB3
Shirt: AG5 AG3 AG1
Pants: BGR5 BGR3 BGR2
Shoes: EB1 AG5 AG3
Phone: IG8 IG6 IG5
Glasses: BG7 BG5 BG3 BT2 BT1
Other: DR6 BG1

Additional Supplies: Faded Jeans Distress Inks, Glossy Accents

The second card I made was for my Zachary who is starting 6th Grade this year! I still can't believe I'm old enough to have a Middle Schooler! 

I colored this one a little differently, and I reversed the image before printing. I didn't realize until after I printed it and started coloring that the letters were backwards. But there are only a few so I think it works. I went with it anyway. 

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used: 
Skin: TN4 FS7 FS4
Hat, Backpack, Phone: TN6 OR1 GB3
Jeans: BGR5 BGR3 BGR2
Shirt: EB2, Blender Pen
Background: BG10 BG8 BG6 BG3 TN9 TN7 TN6
Other: BT2 BT1 AG5 AG3 CT3 FL2

Additional Supplies: Glossy Accents

I drew in the background on Zach's card and colored based on one of the Monthly Coloring Classes from Kit & Clowder. 


  1. These are real fun new school cards and such lovely bright and happy colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'New Beginnings' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Adorable back to school card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations! Ciao, Lisa

  3. Hi Mari,
    what wonderful cards and their designs are super.
    Love the wonderful images, and the fab papers used.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. These are FABULOUS and your coloring is amazing!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
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  5. I love these images and your coloring! Wow! These cards are amazing.
    Janis, Paper Play Sketches Owner/DT
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  6. What back to school cards. Beautifully colored images. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  7. Oh, this card is adorable and perfectly colored! Thank you for playing with the Sisterhood of Stampers!

  8. Thanks so much for entering your lovely creation in our anything goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw! Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  9. Wonderful card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxxx

  10. Both of these cards are fantastic! Such great boy cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Play Sketches! -Lori DT

  11. Your card is so darling. I love the coloring the image and layout. I really really love the look. Awesome So glad you shared over at Paper Play Sketches.

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  12. These are fab, I love them. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x


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