Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Basic Grey Challenge Card

Well if you haven't heard my oldest boy, Chase 18, has flown the coop for University. I miss him dearly. Last weekend I went out to St. Catherine's to visit him. I found me a really nice hotel right beside the University that gives substantial discounts to parents of Brock University students. Phew. This is now my new stomping ground for the next 4 years. Well, as much as missing him, I am extremely proud of him. He has made good decisions all his life, friends, schooling, girls and this is another notch in his belt. So when I went to visit, I had to drop off a card to him.

This is one of my all time favorite stamps and sentiments from Mo's Digital Pencil. I actually bought the stamp at Stamping Bella when I knew my little man was leaving, knowing this was the card for him. I colored it with my copics, in Chase's favorite colors, orange and blue. He always had an orange backpack. I added a little bit of orange and blue embroidery thread to spruce it up a bit. In the inside is the sentiment that comes with this stamp. Isn't it perfect?

I used my Basic Grey paper called Max and Whiskers. I love the colors of this paper. I used the striped one with it so Chase could see the little paw prints and remember his dog Scooter while he's gone.

I'm entering this one into the Basic Grey Challenge. They have a fabulous sketch by Tara G. Here it is:
I rotated it and I think missed one layer, but tried to get it as close to the sketch as possible. Hope Chase likes it. This is my boy!!
Hugs and Happy Thursday xx


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the papers and layout and the fabulous image on your card.
It doesn't matter how old they are they are always the "kids". You must be a proud mum that he had made it to Uni.
Fiona x

Tanya said...

Very nice Carolyn! I bet Chase loved it.

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Carolyn, such an adorable sweet image and wonderful colours.
Uni was the best thing for my two and I got into trouble on holiday referring them as Kids, since they're in they late twenties they didn't appreciate the reference.

Alison said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love your colours and the way you have mirrored the tassles with your knots. (I'm missing my son and he is only off camping for the weekend with the Cubs!)
Hugs, Alison x