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Monday, April 29, 2013

Little Graduate - Digi Darla Challenge #60


It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #60 - "Celebrate!", which can mean any occasion for which one celebrates, be it a birthday, graduation, etc.  One winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images!  It's happened before!

 If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you!  

You have until May 4, 9:00 PM EST, to link up to the Digi Darla website.

My card today is a graduation card and features the stamp "Grad Girl" in honor of my daughter, who will be graduating from college on May 10th.  Hooray!!  She and I will be so glad when she doesn't have to make the long commute anymore, not to mention she will finally have some free time on her hands considering she also works full time.

Isn't she cute?  Now to find a stamp showing a parent jumping up and down with glee and shouting,"It's over!  Woohoooo!!!"


I've colored her with Copics in her school colors of burgundy and white.  The background on the white layer consists of swirls stamped with Versamark and then dusted with white Perfect Pearls.

I fussy cut the mortarboard and popped it up.

The diploma is vellum tied with a bit of gold cord.

A red satin bow and some red rhinestones finish this little card off.

Thank you for taking the time to join me, and if you have a graduate in your family, kudos to you for getting through it and surviving! 

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Tuesday Throwdown #144 - Make Your Own Background
Ladybug Crafts Ink Color Combo - Red and White
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Inspired By a Move ("The Graduate")
Crafty Ribbons #44 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
3 Girl JAM #17 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes


Helene Siermans said...

I am certain that your dd will be very pleased! This card is so elegant and sophisticated, perfect for a big lady. Big congratulations to her as well.

Hugs Nick

Lin said...

Great graduation card! She epitomizes that wonderful feeling! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Shea!

Jac said...

Hi She'll, wow fabulous graduation card, congrats to your daughter, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Shea. I love the image, you have coloured her beautifully and such a fabulous layout. The diploma tied with gold cord looks fabulous.
Well done to your daughter!
hugs Sue xx

Michaela said...

WoW, what a stunning colouring,Shea. Love the card you made.
Michaela xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Your coloring on her gown and hair is just amazing Shea! Perfect for you daughter and HUGE congrats to her! MWAH!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

She's gorgeous Shea! Huge congrats to your daughter too.
Last night in this house for me... big move tomorrow...
Mightn't be able to visit for a while but promise to try!x

Denise Pustelniak said...

How proud she will be to get this card! Fantastic coloring!

pinky said...

Gorgeous card and amazing colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Lovely graduation card! She will love getting this beautiful creation. Hugs,
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I just love that embossed background layer, so pretty. The contrast of the white and burgandy is so cool too. Love what you did with the hat and adding the little diploma too. Your daughter I'm sure will love it. Congrats to her for such an achievement.


Vicky said...

super cute image and fab layout, Thanks for joining us this week on Eclectic Ellapu, hugs Vicky

Karen Wilson said...

You are just so clever! What a darling card and love the colours. She literally looks like she is going to jump off the page!

Susan said...

Cute card - and fab layout. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight xx

jessica said...

Well Shea~ Another amazing project coming from you :)
I love the image, your coloring is amazing and the card LO is perfect!!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ challenge blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great card! Love your coloring and use of texture!

Went through some of your your projects! I am your newest follower! :)