Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Back To School.

Hey lovelies, I hope you are having a great day ? 

It is Wednesday which means.....


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Distress It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Back To School 

The stores are full of back to school stationary but a notebook, diary or even a bookmark is so much nicer when it is handmade with love! Why not make a little card to pop into a child's lunchbox too. So many things that we can make! We will be looking forward to seeing what you decide to create!

We are showcasing some fabulous Penny Black Productsthis week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 


All Supplies are listed and linked at the end of this post. 

I knew I had to use the School Bus Messages & Encouraging Animals as soon as I saw this weeks them. 


I did some masking and picked the cat and bear from the stamp set, I just love that bear image and the cat seemed perfect for the theme. 

I coloured everything with my Spectrum Noir markers....I haven't used these for ALONG time and need to practice a bit more, but it was nice to use them again as I have got so caught up with pencils & water colours.

Once I had coloured the bus and animals I used my markers to create a very basic scene and stamped the sentiment, which is actually two sentiments put together from the School Bus Messages Set. I added some white gel pen detail when done and couldn't resist adding some glossy accents as shown below. 


I finished the card off by adhered it with foam tape to a A2 top folding notecard. 


So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day. 

Happy Crafting. 


  1. […] Tracy used School Bus Messages & Encouraging Animals  […]

  2. Wow, you have created such a wonderful scene, Tracy! Love the road and all the creative. I love the spectrum noir markers' colors and shades. Very fun and pretty card!♡

  3. Super cute card Tracy and your colouring is FABULOUS!! the little kitty and bear are adorable, love the expression on the kitty's face, looks like he is really concentrating on his driving haha ;-) LOVE the whole design of this absolutely gorgeous! :-)

    hope you have a lovely day
    Lols x x x

  4. Wonderful card Tracy! The image is super cute and so beautifully coloured xx

  5. Such a super cute and fun back to school card! LOVE how you created the windows!!!

  6. ACK! I'm smiling allll over my face int seeing your two sweet critters heading off to school in that fabulous yellow bus! Simple fabulous! I'm impressed with your Spectrum Noir colouring. I have a handful and just can't figure them out...the lighter colour lifts the darker, resulting in pretty much no shading. More practice required (or something...). Anyway, your card is 110% charming!

  7. What a fabulous card! Your bear and cat look so adorable and I love how you used the glossy accents - perfect 😁. I hope you are having a lovely week! J 😊 x

  8. inkyfingersandribbon16 August 2018 at 21:24

    Thanks so much Carol. It's a learning curve with alcohol markers. I was on spectrum Noir design team for years so was lucky to have learnt plenty. If you ever need any help just shout x

  9. Hehe! Love the bear and kitty in the bus and even the grass and road are colored perfectly! This card is perfectly adorable and delightful! :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Such an insanely fun card Tracy! I love the scene you built around the school bus and using glossy accent for glass adds such a great texture to this beautiful one layer card! Have a lovely day! xx Ankita

  11. Adorable, Tracy! Our schools started today, and those big yellow busses are everywhere! Love your animals inside!

  12. Tracy I adore this card! The critters on the bus just make me smile! Great scene!


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