This card was made for the StampTV Back to School Challenge (STV14MON36).
It is also being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge Simply Stripes (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/09/simply-stripes.html), (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/09/simply-stripes-spotlight-seven.html)
Since I don't really have any gkd school related stamps, I thought I'd try to make a primitive school house from the house that came in the gkd "Primitive Blessings" set by adding a few other elements to it. I started with the house, and then I added a square from the "Inspiration Mosaic" set, the roof of the birdhouse from "The Giving Tree" set, and the bell from the "Ticket Trio" set. There was a bit of masking to get just the parts I needed from the stamps. Everything on the school house was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copic markers ( R59, Y28 and 100). I stamped the willows with gina k charcoal brown ink and colored the leaves with the (Y28). I wanted the trees to be subtle and to appear to be behind the building. The background was first sponged with gina k dark sage and warm cocoa inks. Then I scored the panel and applied the warm cocoa directly from the ink pad over the whole thing to give it a wood-grain look. I couldn't get a clean stamped image with a mask of just the flag (from the sheep in the "Primitive Blessings" set) so I stamped it on a scrap and just cut it out. (I would have liked it stamped on the wood-grained panel like everything else, but I just couldn't get it!) I used copic B39, R59 and Y28 to color the flags.
The background mat is "Happy Travels Stripe" (HT3678) by Glitz Design. The other cardstock used is gina k cranberry tart and white. The ribbon was in my stash. Everything was distressed with the warm cocoa and charcoal brown ink pads so the colors look a little different than their original colors.