Tuesday, 4 June 2013

CASology 47 - Wheels!


Today's CASology Cue Card is Wheels!


It's time (in Toronto, anyway) to start thinking about year-end teacher thank yous and gifts. As I went through all my stamps to see what 'wheels' I had, I came across this old Lizzie Anne Designs school bus. I decided to stamp it going off the page and coloured it with Copics. Then, I added a little 'gravel' (unknown little swirl) spraying in the air due to its quick departure.

I used a Paper Smooches Shadows long oval stamp to create the shadow under the bus and keep it from floating in space! Added a simple Paper Smooches sentiment and was amazed at how well all these different stamps worked together to create (let's face it) a very, very happy scene!

And now it's your turn to link up your wheelie great cards. The deadline is Sunday at 4:00 pm CST.

Before you go, drop by and check out what the rest of the Design Team did with this week's Cue Card:


and this week's Guest Designer: Mary

35 comments:

Becca Whitham said...

Your coloring always takes a plain image and transforms it into something almost 3-D. Love how you added the shading under the bus!!

Hannelie said...

Super card!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Any teacher would love this card (I'm a previous teacher, so I speak from experience.) You've managed to say so much with the partial image of the bus rolling away. It gets an A++!

Melissa said...

This is just so cute and sums up the feeling most of us have as another school year comes to a close! Bring on the lazy summer days...if you can really call them that! :)
Love the way you stamped the image and your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is the perfect card for a teacher! LOVE it!

Meghan said...

You can just send that card right along to me since I'm a teacher! I love it! Your school bus is perfectly coloured!

Tracey McNeely said...

I fell in love with this the moment you put it in our gallery, excellent colouring! Now the swirl and the shadow and absolutely brilliant!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

Love the coloring in the school bus.. beautiful card

Maureen Merritt said...

I love how you stamped the image off of the paper and the shadow under the bus!

Kim M said...

What a cute card! Great coloring and love the sentiment. Fantastic as always, Ardyth!

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, now, this is SO FUN! I have a LOAD of teacher thank-you cards to get making (in the next 3 weeks, yikes....this is my favourite I've seen yet!

Geri said...

...I can almost hear the teacher's clapping as the students leave for the summer....

Fabulous job 'grounding' your bus! Isn't it amazing how something as simple as a shadow can create a scene versus just images stamped on paper?

Gorgeous job shading the colors - your Copic coloring skills are amazing! Are you using the Neena Solar Classic paper?

Perfect sentiment...which I'm sure relates to the teachers just as much (if not more) than to the kids!

Deepti said...

awesome coloring and the concept of showing half the bus... is remarkable, it expresses continuity... basically motion brought in by the wheels :) love your idea

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have a school bus stamp??? You never cease to amaze me, Ardy! Having it going off the edge of the card? Brillz!!

Happy Dance said...

Love this, Ardyth! The last child dropped off on the last day of school, and away flies the bus. Wonderful card, and one any teacher would love to have. (or maybe all the teachers are on that bus and are headed to the nearest pub to celebrate!) Great card. Bev

Joyce said...

I just love this card. It is so whimsical and fun. It would make a great card for my daughters' bus driver.

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Bobby said...

This really is a wheelie great card. I never gave adding a shadow a thought but it really makes a difference.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a perfect "first day of school" card! Amazing coloring there gf!

Jen W. said...

It is a happy scene and that bus has a totally Paper Smooches feel to it. Gorgeous shading on it!

Jean said...

Fantastic sense of movement in your card ~ love the swirl behind the bus!

Kim Heggins said...

This is too cute and so you! Love it.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Great card Ardyth-love how you have captued the look of movement-i can hear that bus roaring away !
Nessa xx

Gabby said...

So cute card! Like the bus image and it colored so nicely. Like the "shadow" beneath it, as well as the swirl behind it. That is a neat addition. The sentiment is perfect for your cute card. :)

Shelly said...

Love this! :) The sentiment is perfect!

Rosemary said...

this is the perfect end of the school year card, ardyth!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you stamped the school bus 'off the page'...it adds so much movement to your card! Love the shadow stamp, too and your coloring is just beautiful, Ardyth!

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh this is such a happy card, Ardyth ... happy scene, happy colours, happy happy sentiment ... even the gravel looks happy!

Thanks for the tip on the glitter glue ... now all clean, even the bits between the keys!

Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Love this fun card, Ardyth! I love the off-the-page stamping, perfect for the bus.

Jenny said...

Love it Ardyth... a different angle for an end of school year card :0)
Jenny x

Kelly Griglione said...

oh that gravel is such a brilliant touch!! Looks like it was made to be kicked up behind that bus. Love it!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, this layout is totally adorable! Love the gravel flying out from under the bus...somebody is ready for school to end! Very cute card!

Barb Murphy said...

this is just awesome! love how your stamping mind works :)

Unknown said...

Such an adorable card! Love your coloring...
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Gillian R said...

Such a super cute card