When I participate in a challenge I try really hard not to see what the design team has done with the inspiration until after I've made my project (then I look). Well, the design team did amazing work and I noticed that I'm using apple elements, just like Lynn Mangan did. This was pure coincidence!
Here is my card ...
I've had back to school on my brain because two of my grandsons started kindergarten last week. I was super busy but it was so much fun! They were hilarious in how casual they were about it all. Or at least they pretended that it was no big deal.
I was influenced by the photo - mostly by the colours but also by the door frame "compartments" and by the type. I didn't go as vintage as the old painted door, but I did emboss my front panel using a woodgrain impression plate that was first inked up with some distress inks - Fired Brick and Vintage Photo. Next, I used an ink blending tool to add some PTI Vintage Cream ink and then finished the panel by dipping a toothpick in some Fired Brick ink and scratching it over the woodgrain.
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Kraft and Summer Sunrise
Stamps: PTI Apple Prints
Inks: PTI Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream; Hero Arts Red Royal Mid-Tone; Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Dies: PTI Apple Prints, Woodgrain Impression Plate; Silhouette cut file for banner