Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Back to School with Louise!

Happy Tuesday, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a page about my son's first day of high school.

High school is such a special time, with so many opportunities to grow and create memories. I used  quotes and phrases from several collections to convey the wishes I have for him over the next four years.

I chose the Secret Garden 100 paper for the background because our school color is that shade of blue. The white rectangle and red circle were pre-cut pieces leftover from my May Club Q kit; the banner was a leftover from my February Club Q kit.
  • I fussy cut the horizontal blue chevron the the Secret Garden 105 paper, inked the edges with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and adhered it such that it points to the name of the school. 
  • I used my ink blending tool to apply a small amount of PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore to the banner.
  • I added pennants from the the Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrase to the ends of banner. You can see in the image below how I lined them up and then added the long quote across the top. 

The phrase in the close-up below is a travel phrase from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases. I really liked what it said, but thought the appearance looked too much like travel. As you can see in the lower image, I changed the look by cropping it down and heavily inking the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

I inked all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, Key largo, or Sandy Shore. I think the date is very important on pages like this, so I added it in the lower right corner. I just hand wrote it on a scrap of white from the cut-off strip, trimmed it down, and inked it with Deep Sea.

For those of you with children or grandchildren in school, I hope they have a great year and I hope I've given you some ideas for scrapping the first day.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Far and Away 600
Farmhouse 500
February 2018 Club Q
May 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea, Key Largo and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Ink blending tool by Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Journaling pen by Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise

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