Friday, August 26, 2011

back to school...

in less than a week!  Where did the summer go?  Sofia is off to grade 1, with her crazy list of 20 no.2 HB pencils, 4 40-oz glue sticks, 8 32-page Hilroy notebooks, and on, and on, and on.... this isn't kindergarten anymore for sure!  And Thomas - heading into his 2nd year of preschool...with his tiny preschool backpack and 1 kleenex box... I'm excited to see what they'll both learn this year!


In honor of the whole back-to-school rush, I used this week's MIM technique to create my faster-than-lightning bus.  Sofia was appalled when she spied my out-of-the-lines coloring!  I think she might have even muttered to herself, something about how she never colors out of the lines anymore... ha!  Kids!

Just for that, here's a even more close-up view of the bus:


I used "generation stamping" to make it look like the bus is in motion.  I inked up the bus only once and stamped it at full strength on the right.  Then, without re-inking, I stamped it again a few more times, each time moving my hand slightly to the left.  I think the freestyle coloring works really well with the generation stamping technique!

Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Clever! I also love the notebook paper lines doubling as the road. This is cute, cute, cute! You've been on a roll lately!!

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  2. This is really, really great! I adore it.

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  3. Love this! What a fun card..great job.

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  4. Awesome card. Love the motion of the bus. What stamp set is the bus from? I've got two I'll be putting on the bus come Sept 6.

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  5. Wow, this is so smart! Love how the bus is in motion, what a clever take on the MIM. Adorable card!!

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  6. Very creative way to use the MIM technique. I also like the letters on the black background paper. Could redition of a blackboard. Super fun card.

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  7. That is so cute! LOVE how you stamped that bus!!

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  8. Oh, I love this SO much! What a great way to use this stamp and the coloring technique. Love how it looks like a banner on a chalkboard, too.

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  9. what a great idea. the card is adorable too!

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  10. Weeee! that looks so fun. Great idea.
    TFS
    Ang

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  11. FABULOUS!!! And this must be the absolutely best use of the MIM technique!!! Great BtS design too!

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  12. What a fun technique!! I love the bus!

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