Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Row


I asked my youngest what he enjoyed on his first day of kindergarten last week. I expected an answer like recess, or seeing his buddies again, but instead I got: I was the leader today and everyone lined up in a row behind me and we marched to lunch. Gosh, I can't remember when the last time was that I enjoyed being a leader so much...

I stamped a row of vases from Paper Smooches Vogue Abode set, colored them with distress ink and glossy accents and then fussy cut them and adhered them to a card base that had been stamped repetitively with a rectangle (to form a shelf) and a sentiment. I think the repetitive row of them looks powerful, and they probably wouldn't last long in my house.

I was inspired by Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts Challenge and Moxie Fab World's Card Design Handbook Week: The Repetition Challenge.


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Tombow has teamed up with May Arts this week, and if you stop by to check out my project and any other of the fabulous projects this week, you are entered for a chance to win products from both amazing companies! I made an acorn, and I think it has been my most favorite May Arts project yet!

33 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh the line leader...that is the best day ever as a little one! So sweet!! My boys love being line leaders :)

And your interpretation of the sketch! WOW! Fabulous Karen!!

smahrty said...

looking forward to seeing your acorn!

Laurel said...

Cute story and card!

Sherry Eckblad said...

love this Karen. That set is going on my gotta get it list.

Brenda said...

Love your card and your son's favorite thing about his 1st day of kindergarten. As an ex-teacher, I recall how excited children were to do the various "jobs" in the classroom. I hope your son has a terrific year!

Kara Lynne said...

I think it's great that he remembered that detail instead of just saying, "everything." It really made an impression. I love your line of vases, great use of that sketch!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

CAS and gorgeous!!!!!! Love the gradation on each vase too!

Annette said...

totally adorable..i love it and the little added rose is perfect...

Els said...

Absolutely amazing card, Karen!
Your son must have felt king of the classroom :) So adorable!

Jay Gee said...

There is nothing in Kindergarten that makes you feel more important that being the leader :)

Your interpretation of the sketch is fabulous... I always take them so literally!

Lynnda said...

Your son is a future leader!!... Hes so cute... im always the opposite!... he he...

Your card is simply beautiful!!! hugs...xoxo

Dana Nelson said...

Love this! The coloring is so arresting!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the clean white with these pops of color, great job.

lostinpaper said...

FAB design! Love your colours and how just one vase has a flower!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my, does your son sound like a carbon copy of mine. He counts down the days till he is line leader as his job! On those non-line leader days the answer is recess.

Your card is simply stunning!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty design Karen. The little vases look great and the colors are perfect. :o)

~amy~ said...

I always love the stories that you share...that boy of yours...he's going to be a great leader!

what a gorgeous card...love the impact of the colors and the bloom....so perfect.

Lisa said...

Awww I can just see all of the wee ones lined up...too cute! Great CAS card Karen, love the single bloom!

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! Elisia has never mentioned being a line leader so i will have to ask her about that.

Bethany S. said...

love. this.
this card is so super gorgeous! love the look of the vases...so neat! This is one gorgeous card :) Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love this card, and those colors are gorgeous!

Erin said...

Fantastic card! I love the little vases all lined up... makes me happy! :-)

Christina said...

What a sweet story. My son loves to be a line leader, too. :) Love your glossy vases and superb color choices. Very clever stamping of the shelf, too!

Barb said...

I love the strong effect of the shelf and vases, like you are walking into a room and this is the wall you happen upon. The colors are lovely. The story is adorable...so cute :)

Rose said...

WOW!!! your line up is so pretty and i also like the one rose :)

off to check out your may arts acorn!!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful colors and just adore the clean look. fabulous card, Karen! love love it!

Kelly said...

My boys feel so special when it's their turn to be the leader and the little ones take it VERY seriously! Love this CAS card. The repetitive images are very powerful and love that the last one has the flower.

Charlene said...

Line leader...yes, it's a good thing!

So is your awesome CAS card!

Melissa Shea said...

I remember line leader! I used to love it!

I love the repetition of vases, clean and pretty to look at!

Jenny said...

What a great way to use just one element from that stamp set, I love the repetition and 3D shading :0)
Jenny x

Courtney K said...

love the distress ink coloring!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! So pretty! I LOVE those vases--what a great color combo! LOVE LOVE LOVE! THANKS for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)