Thursday, August 11, 2011

Soon..."Back to School"!

Our daughter's are grown with children of their own, so we have no one at home that is going "back to school", but we have two grandsons getting ready! Our youngest grandson is starting kindergarten this fall. He is so excited! His school shopping is backpack, lunchbox, pencils, crayons, markers, folders, and everything else on the list has been purchased.

This week's challenge on our CropStop Challenge Blog is to create something with a "Back to School" theme. I found a great wooden pencil box at a local craft store and decided to alter it for our grandsons to keep at their homework table! It is much larger than it appears, so I'm sure it will hold both of their pencils and pens.

House Rules...Homework first!

I made the books with Vintaj Journal Page and Vintaj Blank Rectangle natural brass embellishments by Sizzix.

I used my Sizzix Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic Embossing Folder for the words, Learn and Write. The soft brass embosses beautifully. Then, I distressed the embossed areas using the Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block and added a touch of ink for some color. I added a couple of pennant flags under the books using my Spellbinder Pennant Nestabilities.

The tag is made using the Spellbinder Eighteen Label die. I used the same size die for the tag and the matting. The mat is split and moved slightly to mat the tag.
I used the Cuttlebug Measure to Measure Embossing Set to emboss the lower edge of the tag.
I inked all of the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. The embossing on the tag is inked with Close To My Heart Cranberry ink. The pocketwatch is a button embellishment.

Stop by the CropStop Challenge Blog and enter our "Back To School" challenge for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

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Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

I'm sure your grandson would really enjoy going back to school with the altered pencil box you made. A work of art indeed and I learned much. TFS about the detailed work. Hope I could try the techniques someday when I'm more fully equipped. =)

Kath - fellow CropStop DT
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous box and love the images and your colouring is beautiful,perfect design.Your grandson will love it.
Hugs Linda


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