Monday, 5 September 2011
Back To School
A new challenge is upon us over at The Ribbon Reel and Zuzana has chosen the theme 'Back To School'. Yes, it's that time of year again when the nights draw in (oh no!) and the kids toddle of back to school. I wanted to do something a bit different for my project, and came up with the idea of upcycling a notepad. I had so much fun doing this I'm planning to make some more as gifts.
I've used kraft and this perfect-for-the-job alphabet embossed Coredinations which I've sanded to give a blackboard effect. On top of that went my 'pencil holder' - I made a slit in the scalloped circle and fed a small loop of ribbon through which I sewed so keep it nice and tight so the pencils wouldn't fall out. I've used this wonderful Celery Loop Trim to edge the circle and decorate the pencils.
I've tied small lengths of ribbon onto the sprial of the notebook for a finishing flourish!
All ribbons from the The Ribbon Reel
American Crafts 'Thickers'
Core'dinations by Cosmo Cricket
Phrase Label (on side) Cosmo Cricket
Dot paper, Echo Park 'For The Record'
Newsprint paper from Two Peas In A Bucket 'Collage Kit'
My Minds Eye ''Stella & Rose paper' (on scallop)
Ruler, East Of India
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