This time the challenge is to go back to your childhood and capture all those wonderful ......
I went with the Shawn Jenkins CD again you can get your copy from the shop by clicking the image below.
I used this gorgeous colourful image that for me captures my own and the childhood of many others.
As soon as I saw this image I was transported back to my first day at school we had a wonderful teacher - Mrs Bates who was well travelled and in her classroom was a wonderful painted wooden Noah's Ark with all the animals. Several years later having completed my A levels and looking for something to do before starting at University I was invited back to my old infants school by the headmistress to work as a non teaching assistant. On my first day I walked into what used to be Mrs Bates classroom, although she had retired a few years previously and there at the back of the class was the Noahs Ark - the paint a little more worn than in my day but still providing hours of pleasure for the little ones in the class.
To make the card I started with a 6 inch square card and scored the front to form a very simple easel card I added panels of the cloud paper and then added the image at an angle and a die cut teddy.
I lined the inside with the colourful rainbow paper and added a basket weave panel underneath the greeting that acts as the stopper for the card and then finished off with the die cut rocking horse- because Mrs Bates used to have one of those in her classroom too.
The card folds flat for posting as shown in the image above.