Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to school mini book - Aug IARCC

...Or more like start of school... I got inspired by Arlene's (butterflykisseswithlove) project where she altered a "box" to keep her son's kindergarten memorabilia in. Here is the rest of the mini book, as promised - I even made a video presenting it.

There has been a number of "back to school" challenges that I've thought to myself "I probably should sit this one out since I don't have anything school themed"... I've been looking on Graphic 45's ABC for quite some time now... But my monthly challenge is to use my supply rather then to increase it, due to space... and budget - LOL!

But what do you know?! Turns out I have plenty in my stash to make school themed project - don't I feel like a bag of nuts? The base is red cardstock from my christmas stash layered with black, yellow and orange paper. The orange paper is from Maja design "skärgårdsliv" and the yellow is from a collection pack from Simple stories summer fresh.

The numbers and letters in red are from Tim Holtz wordplay - love that die! I waited for months before it arrived, but totally worth the wait.
The stamped images are from the greeting farm, penny black and disney's clear stamp set winnie the pooh set 3. All are coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut.

The flowers are from I am roses, which I've coloured with Lindy stamp gang Marigold yellow orange. The flowers I've used are T1-147, R2-15 and S3-151. I've also added some bling I bought a long time ago, i like that glass look to them, don't they look like dew drops.

I left a lot of layered black cardstock. I wanted to make it similar to an old classic blackboard. You could journal with a white pen to enhance the effect - put photos on them for photo mats - whatever you want.

I wanted it to look like he is throwing numbers in the air

The hedgehogs are actually carring a gift box, but here I've had them carring
letters - LOL!

More of the IAR, these are coloured with distressed with mustard seed and just a touch of LSG marigold yellow orange.

Challenges I've participated in:
I am roses - yellow (back to school)
Simon says stamp - animal antics
Simon says stamp - no rules
Whimsy Stamps - lots of layers
craft your days away - anything goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope I've inspired somewhat
'til next time!!


  1. Your little back to school mini book is very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. This is just delightful! I just love Pooh Bear! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  3. What a fab project love it Hun thank you for joining us at whimsy for our lots of layers challenge

    Hugs Wendy

  4. What a fabulous project - such a lovely idea, and you've made it beautifully! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspirations Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

  5. Fab project hun love the poo theme very cute thank you for joining our challenge at whimsy stamps