Saturday, September 10, 2016

Back to School with Bloobel Stamps

Had some fun today with Bloobel Stamps.  Although I don't have kids of my own, I couldn't resist these two digis, which I find particularly hilarious and of course I had to get them both to tell the story.  I'm pretty sure I'd be doin' the "Happy Dance" after a summer full of kids 24/7.  One DAY would probably put me over the edge. LOL  Besides, there are a number of "Back to School" challenges out there and I needed to get my rear in gear or I'd miss the opportunity. 

Bloobel stamps come in either png form that are totally transparent, or jpgs that are totally solid, including the background. On the latest Bloobel store, you can actually choose your option, which I totally missed until linking these images back to the site. DUH!  Most of my images are the transparent pngs, though, so to merge them, I first converted them to jpgs, then removed the background, in a photo editing program, so I could layer them before printing and coloring. The primary math DP is from the Graphic 45 An ABC Primer stack.

After converting Jump for Joy, I resized the image several times and lightened the lines of the smaller images.  I then colored her in ascending strengths of the Warm Grey Copic range in hopes of suggesting the movement I had in mind, but still keeping the image in the background.  Although she's perfect as a thrilled Mom, I can see using her for all sorts of occasions, can't you?

Can't help but giggle at this little dude.  I guess he doesn't share Mom's enthusiasm about the "Big Day".  Back to School is also colored with Copics with a little Prismacolor pencil action.  Too bad.  Summer's over!

I wanted a few embellies and when searching my stash, came across this apple button (sorry, teacher) and thumbs up (in this case down) paper clips.  Perfect, eh? As you can see above, Mama's is pointing up, WAAAY up!

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Festive Fridays Back to School Days challenge, the DL.Art September Linky challenge, Crafty Calendar Back to School, the Alphabet challenge, "N" is for Numbers, the Crafting Musketeers Sept Back to School challenge, Crafty Awesomeness Sept ATG (using sponsor's image), Through the Purple Haze "Some Attitude" and Creative Knockouts For the Boys.


  1. Donna, this is fabulous! I love how you've done the mum cheering in the background and that little fella's face is a picture! I'm sure my nephew looked like that last week, I know my sister looked like your mum. LOL
    Outlook Colour Challenge DT

  2. Lol Donna I'm guessing he doesn't want to go back to school...fab digi and great design and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  3. Awesome Donna, i love the dancing mum x

  4. Hilarious!! Love how you used the images together- so creative. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.

  5. Your card is so funny! The look on that boys face just screams that he isn't ready to go back to school yet! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  6. That cracks me up -- you funny girl your coloring just blows me away - you just keep getting better
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  7. What a fabulous Back to School card, I love that fun image and your gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  8. Such a fun card, I love the miserable looking schoolboy. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

  9. This is fabulous, Like it a lot.
    Thanks for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges,Good luck.


Thanks for making my day!