Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Use it Tuesday #37 School

Its time for another Use it Tuesday challenge! We are coming into the middle of August which means there are only a few weeks until school starts which may be a bad thing or a good thing depending on your perspective, lol.  This week the theme is "School"  and this is what I've come up with:

I knew exactly which items I would use from my stash for this.  I have had a Basic White and a Basic Kraft 6x6 pads from Basic Grey for over a year that I keep flipping open and admiring and thinking of all of the things I could do with it, but then I chicken out and don't use any of it.  When I heard of what the theme would be I knew the exact sheets to use.  There is this pattern with writing and what looks like graphs and formulas, and could have come straight from math class.

Once I had decided on those sheets I chose some coordinating card stock and patterns.  I trimmed all of the pieces I wanted, then pulled some red and green scraps from my scraps stash.  I drew the apple and the worm freehand and cut them out, then added some pen details.  For depth I added light brown ink to the edges with a blending tool.   I also inked the edges of the patterns with the light brown ink.

For the 'chalk board' piece I inked the edges of a square piece of black cardstock with white before adhering to the mat of kraft patterned paper, and added the sentiment with white gel pen. I adhered the pieces for the main panel and added some kraft washi tape, some twine, and some staples, then adhered the main panel to the card base.  The chalk board was foam taped over the twine, and then I glued the apple and worm pieces with a Quickie glue pen.

For the center of the card I used a patterned piece that looks like notebook paper matted with more of the kraft pattern.

Now its your turn!!  Create a project (it doesn't have to be a card - whatever you can think of!)  and go to Use it Tuesday. Add your project using the inlinkz by Friday August 24th, and make sure to tell us in your post what you used that was hoarded! One lucky crafter who joins in will be randomly chosen as featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!!

Don't forget to visit the other DT members!  As usual they have come up with some beautiful items in order to provide you with some inspiration!  :)

We can't wait to see what you create! Now go Use It!!

This is what I used for my project:

Card Stock: Gina K Designs Heavy Baseweight Black Onyx, Lilybee Design Memorandum 6x6 tiny tablet, Basic Grey Basics White paper pad and Basics Kraft paper pad.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Alabaster.

Pens:  Sakura Gelly Roll white, black fine tip felt pen.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, Quickie Glue Pen.

Embellishments:  Hemp twine from stash, Kraft washi tape from Etsy.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Ranger Ink blending tool, stapler with staples.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. Daring Cardmakers - Get knotted
  2. The Pink Elephant - Back to school


Gez said...

Love, love, love your card!
Thank you for joining the latest dare over on the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gez

Marjolaine said...

I love everything about this card, the layout is fantastic! The tape and staples add such a nice touch!

Stacey Schafer said...

FUN card! love the addition of staples:))

Stephanie U said...

Love the "natural" feel to this! Excellent work!

Heather B said...

I love the background paper on this. Beautiful card.

Tess Davis said...

Love this card! Your chalkboard rules!!