Sunday, 24 March 2013

Will You Miss Us?

One of our colleagues is retiring, and I've made a card for our planning group to sign. I work in a school for children with learning difficulties, and over half of the children have a diagnosis of being on the Autistic Spectrum.

Although they're not wearing school uniform, these two Mo Manning images are perfect! Between learning delays and the need to control their environment, we see a lot of 'terrible twos' type tantrums! It's definitely one of the more challenging things we deal with at work.

I printed the combined image quite big, outlining  it and adding the sentiment in Photoshop Elements, then coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from a Pamela West CD, and I've finished the card using a Martha Stewart border die and lots of sticky gems!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsie Daisy where they're looking for punched elements,
Pause, Dream, Enjoy where anything goes,
Through the Craftroom Door where anything goes,
I Love Promarkers where anything goes,
Stamping for the Weekend where the theme is 'Child's Play',
Lady Anne's Challenges where it's 'anything goes with a sentiment',
No Matter Which where anything goes,
Eclectic Ellapu where they want Humour,
613 Avenue Create where anything goes.


Mimi said...

Wow Josephine, adorable. I got these stamps a couple of weeks ago and at the time had my daughter and grandson visiting. He threw a tantrum and a half on the day I was colouring in the boy digi so the card I ended up making just had to be for from him to his mummy for Mother's Day lol. Should add here, I admire greatly the job you do, I used to teach when I was in the UK, starting off in Special Needs on a one to one basis with the children in main stream who needed the extra support. Although not the Autism route generally, most of our kids it was behavioural due to the backgrounds they were coming from. I remember working with one 9 year old girl for four years who had been raped by her uncle and came from a home of heroin users - she was a hard cookie to have a relationship with. Any enough of that, love you card to bits and back. Hugs Jane xxxx

Chana said...

Nice card! I'm sure your co-worker will love the symbolism! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and your colouring is fab. Hugs, Wends x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

That's lovely :) Really creative merging of those cutie digis and how lovely you can make it so appropriate for the occasion! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

Penny said...

OMGoodness, this is so adorable! Love that darling image and sentiment--perfect for the recipient! Love the colors & papers, design & embellies, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous. They are such brilliant images and perfect for your colleague. Mo always seem to have the right image for every occasion!
I love the colours and the border die with the added gems
Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
Sue xx

Janis said...

This is awesome! Love the image, the coloring, and the layout! Thanks for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
:) Janis

Ellapu said...

This is brilliant love it. TFS with us Eclectics this week. Hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Dora said...

Aww what a cute card, love love this image he he :) :) Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Berni Cuttino said...

OMG, this is so darling. Charming, beautiful design and extraordinary coloring. Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

Ruthie Lopez said...

Beautiful card!! Love the saying!!!
Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Ruthie DT

JenniferD said...

Wow great Image and lovely colouring! Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a lovely Easter

JenniferD said...

Wow great Image and lovely colouring! Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a lovely Easter


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