Wednesday, August 22, 2012

OLW102 - School and such....

This week's challenge at One Layer Wednesday is hosted by the talented, Ardyth at MASKerade.  Ardyth does a fabulous job with CAS cards...and I love all the bright colors she uses!  Once again, another challenge looking for "school related" cards!  I really have no need for a school related card, but since Ardyth has told us that the theme for our card should not only be school...but include our favorite subject....YAY!  I can make a card for this!


Okay...first of all....can you guess what MY favorite subject was?  LOL!! Why...RECESS of course! That was my favorite time of the day.  I don't think kids have "recess" per se anymore, but when I was a kid (many, many) moons ago, we were allowed to go outside to play for 30 minutes each morning and 30 minutes each afternoon (and sometimes a full hour in the afternoon!).  Of course we were in school from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm...so it was a long day!  Some of the friends I made during my early school years are still my friends today.  Recess was an important part of growing up when I was a kid...you learned about winning and losing, playing fair, letting everyone have a turn, including everyone in whatever game we were playing, but most of all we learned how to play.   Sometimes I think that the children of today have lost the art of "playing" unless it's connected to an electronic game!

But I digress....oh, yeah...my favorite class...RECESS!

The image and sentiment are from Flourishes.  I stamped the image in black archival ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged in a little sky and ground with DI.  I cut this card down a bit...the finished size is 4.25 x 4.25 inches.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are greatly appreciated!! Until next time....

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21 comments:

Sandra H said...

So beautiful xx

Ardyth said...

Have to admit, I did not foresee 'recess' (but I should have - that's my kids' favourite, too!) Love the fun silhouette on the soft background. Thanks also for the kind words and encouragement! I'm so glad you played along with my first OLW challenge!

June Houck said...

Wow! Your mojo is on fire. Another beautiful Susan card :)

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, That's brilliant, I love your card and I love the fact that you loved recess LOL brilliant LOL Me too!! Gay xxx

Judy1223 said...

Susan, you are So right about recess! So important for kids today...and grown-ups, too! Hey, we all need a break in our days, right?

Funny story...I am a school psychologost and often interview the kids I test about the subjects they like and don't like. Do you know that a majority of kids tell me their favorite subjects are recess, gym and art? What does that tell ya? Kids need to play!

Deanna said...

LOVING This! I am stumped for mine. When I saw this I just giggled because it was my favorite too back when they had recess...lol Beautiful Card Susan!

donna mikasa said...

So clever, Susan! I was wondering if "recess" was the theme of your card even before I read the post! I love it!

debby4000 said...

Oh love your gorgeous card Susan.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

Beautiful card Susan - just love the soft, muted colours you've achieved; and the stamp is just perfect.

Karen x

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful card. Your sponging looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Recess.....the Olden Days, Hop Scotch, Ring Around the Rosy, Jump Rope. Thanks for reminding me how uncomplicated life was, (if you don't count the Air Raid Drills).

Love the stamp and the casual sky.

Bahb

Aileen said...

Just gorgeous and I completely agree with "play" being a bit lost among all our technology. x

shirley-bee said...

Perfect! The image and the sentiment go so well together - you can almost hear the noise from the kids! I love the silhouette images and the soft background colouring.

Susie said...

Truly fabulous card. Such beautiful design work.

Sally said...

A lovely card with gorgeous stamping. I really like the image & thye sentiment is perfect. I also remember recess, we called them breaks, the best one being dinner break playing on the school field.
Sally x

Bonnie said...

This brings back memories of fun times at recess! Great job with the embossing and the sponging!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful silhouette. so sweet. Thanks for your sweeet visit and leaving the luv. Hugs

Karen said...

Wow Susan.....LOVE!!! your card...fabulous job!!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Susan, its a beauty, Jo x

Deborah Frings said...

Love the sentiment, the play scene - you can almost hear the children shouting and laughing! It's wonderful!

Sue said...

Hi Susan, your card made me smile! I think my favourite bit at school was lunch break. Sue x

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