Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Little Yellow Schoolbus...

to view the image up-close, please click on the watermark

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over already and that school is about to begin. My own little rugrat will be starting pre-school this fall (gulp!) and so are many of his little friends. When I saw this week's Friday Challenge: Back-to-School, I thought I would take the opportunity to help these little wee ones celebrate another milestone in their young lives.
I began with this cute little lion head image, stamping and coloring with Copics. Since I planned on hand-drawing around the image, I also outlined the whole thing with a black pen for consistency. I sketched out a body for the king of the jungle and then built a little yellow school bus around our furry bus driver. I colored in my drawing with Copics and wrote the word "School Bus" over the window with a white gel pen. Then, I cut the whole thing out!
For the inside, I created a custom sentiment with a font set that reads: "Hope your first day is roaring with fun!" I was happy with my finished card -- can't you just see this guy tooling around town with his precious cargo? Happy First Day of school to all the sweet little rugrats out there!
BEAN NOTES:  JustRite Stampers Let's Celebrate Borders & Centers and Times New Roman Font (inside sentiment) Stamps; Copic Sketch Markers; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Copic Black Multiliner SP Pen (0.5); Signo White Gel Pen

13 comments:

Pattie said...

This is fabulous - I'm sure it will win the challenge!

Marge said...

This is sooo ADORABLE!!!

Cards by Gina said...

Wonderful! Your coloring is amazing! Love that lion and that school bus! Best of luck to your rugrat!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Regina! You are in a stampin' league of your own! This is outstanding!

Mary Fish said...

You're roaring with artistic talent. So cute! Hugs, M

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! You are so creative and talented!! What a great card!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Very fun! I'd be lion if I said I didn't like this creation!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Adorably Cute! You drew the bus!!! What talent and imagination too. Cute memory to tuck away in his school book.

Peggy said...

Wow, you can draw, color and stamp. What a great combo. PRECIOUS!
God bless.

stephanie said...

This is wonderful. Great job.

Pam~ said...

Looking at your WONDERFUL card makes me miss those days. Mine are now driving themselves. You are SO talented and it is always exciting to visit your blog. Have a great day!

debb said...

This is so adorable!~~

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, this is so awesome, I love it. You are such an amazing artist. Why do you buy stamps again? I have something up my sleeve and I may have to have you design it... I'll email you when I get over my fear!!! *smile* Hugs,