Back To School With A Birds Eye View TTT 224

by Joanne James31. August 2023 18:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and I am our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I went down the middle column with books/yellow/bird and using the sketch layout over at Sunday Stamps and the colours over at Color Dare (I went along the top row and used Toffee and Capri too) and created a good luck card for someone who is about to start the new school year at senior school - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The Sunday Stamps layout is a favourite of mine and one I've used previously in other ways. Today I thought that panel in the corner would make the perfect old-fashioned classroom chalkboard to ground my colourful bird from the 'Bird's Eye View' stamp set. I love the birds in this set - they are so quirky and comical and the addition of spectacles just adds to the sense of whimsy. I added some white swishes of chalk to my blackboard and stamped my Starry Sky base with some tone-on-tone books to add to the back-to-school feel and finished with a sentiment from 'Charming Sentiments':


Isn't that fun?! Good luck wishes to anyone embarking on new educational adventures in the coming weeks; this includes both of the James Juniors, one of whom will be starting Sixth Form and studying for A Levels having passed his GCSEs this summer and the other will be heading to the University of Birmingham to study Biochemistry, having achieved a fantastic set of A Level results. Exciting times!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

Comments (10) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
8/31/2023 11:10:40 PM #

What a cute little owl and I love the muted school paper in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
9/1/2023 2:17:53 AM #

That's way too cute!  Love the little chalkboard!  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope that you join us again soon!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
9/1/2023 2:22:13 AM #

I am loving that Bird's Eye stamp set...super fun!!  Thanks for playing along with our "In the Corner" sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps!! Deb Horst, DT. #SSC316

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/1/2023 8:53:48 AM #

Your colours are fabulous Joanne! That owl is a little cutie too and will get regular outings in the craft room of The Crafty Owl herself I'm sure!! What a proud mum you must be to have all those excellent exam results Smile Hope both James Juniors settle in well. Vicky x

Becca Yahrling
Becca YahrlingUnited States
9/1/2023 12:21:37 PM #

Oh, how adorable!!  I am a bird nerd so I just love this little cutie. Love the primary colors you chose. Fabulous layout. Thank you for sharing your talents at Color Dare.

Shawn Marie O'Connell
Shawn Marie O'ConnellUnited States
9/1/2023 3:35:47 PM #

This is soooooo cute!!! Love the chalkboard element and the bright colors.

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/1/2023 9:14:36 PM #

Dang, Joanne, so super smart for back to school!  Love all these colors, and that chalkboard is genius, lol.  What fun!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/1/2023 10:53:46 PM #

This is adorable!  I love the background, chalkboard and wise old owl.  Just perfect!  So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!  

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
9/9/2023 3:20:49 AM #

Fun back to school card. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/9/2023 9:08:30 AM #

Very cute - I love the books stamped as the background. The owl, perched in front of her faux blackboard gave me a grin too. Smile

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