Ava Grad

Hello all,

It's challenge time over at the 613 Avenue Create blog .  You need to go over and check out all the beautiful work by the design team.  We are an always Anything Goes challenge. Our sponsors this week are A Day For Daisies and Bugaboo go check them out!  I decided to use a digi from Bugaboo called Ava grad diploma since graduation time is coming up quick.  I thought I would try my hand at a CAS style card this time.  I never do this style card but found a sketch I wanted to use from Sketch Saturday that I really wanted to use with this image.  I added the washi tape as banners, a little gold thread, a bit of pearls and stars and its done!  Of course I colored with Copics.  I love all the white space!

what I used to create this card:
digi: Bugaboo- Ava grad diploma
sentiments- Hero Arts
washi tape:  Tim Holtz, Bella Blvd
Stars: Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp
pearls: stash
Ink: Memento Paris dusk, black

Copics used:
skin:  E50, E51, E11, E93
hair: E29, E49, E57
Robe: B24, B34, B37, B39
diploma: C1, C3
shoes, tassel: Y23, Y26, Y28
shadowing: C7

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Keep it Clean & Simple
Little Miss Muffet challenge #84- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin challenge - No Designer paper
Sister Act Card Challenge #54- Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesday challenge #169- Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #32- Anything goes
ttcrd challenge - Apr 22- Apr 28- Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays challenge #204- Clean and Simple

A closer look

Happy coloring!


  1. A lovely card, I love the way you have coloured the gown. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week, we hope you will join us again next week. Jo x

  2. So sweet and ready to graduate. Just love how you CAS this beauty. I may need to CAS this one. Just love the composition. The coloring is magnificent. .Wonderful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.

  3. What an adorable graduation card, Barb! I love your take on the sketch and this cute girl. Great coloring and thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Cathy xx

  4. fabulous make and ty so much for joining us at fan tastic tuesday very good luck Judith DT x

  5. Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  6. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  7. Barb, this is so cute. Love the sketch and how you colored the grad. Also love the bling.

  8. This is totally cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  9. I absolutely love what you have done with the washi tape and the banners Barb! That is a really creative way to add color and frame your focal image no matter what size or shape it is! And as always, your coloring skill & shading are spot on lady!

  10. A super cute grad card. Love the washi tape and banners.

  11. Fab card, lovely colouring and detailing.
    Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges
    Jo xx

  12. Beautiful card to celebrate a special day! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  13. Adorable Graduation card! Your coloring of the little grad is so cute and I love the embellishments along the top!

  14. Fab card. Your colouring is gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  15. Such a fun and funky design. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  16. Awww...this is such a fun grad card!! Love this one :) Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week xoxoxo

  17. So cute card. I love papers. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.

  18. This is too cute. Love your coloring and the red white and blue color palette. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.