The Ribbon Reel - Challenge #10 (Back to School)
Monday, September 5, 2011
This week at The Ribbon Reel challenge blog the theme is 'Back to school' - create a card or project using school elements, ribbon or baker's twine. Here's the inspiration photo.
I went with an apple motif, I don't have any apple stamps so I just drew a simple apple shape onto some red card and cut out. I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen around the edges and I cut out some pretty floral paper from October Afternoon 5&Dime for the centre. The stalk is a little bit of card board and I made the leaf using some Sheer Ruffle Edge Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel (I just added a couple of stitches to the base).
The yellow patterned paper is from Daily Junque by Pink Paislee (some of my prize from the Gallery Idol Competition!) I also added some Red/White Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, yellow Seam binding and that gorgeous Black and White Stripe Twill!
The sentiment is from Frame-It by Waltzingmouse Stamps stamped in white onto some plain black card, supposed to echo the look of a blackboard, not that many schools seem to use blackboards anymore, they use interactive whiteboards at Isabelle's school!
I added some distressing to the cream card using Antique Linen Distress Ink and I created some dimension using foam pads on some of the layers. Pop over to the Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with. Don't forget to play along to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous goodies from The Ribbon Reel.
Isabelle is settling into school, this week will be her first full week, they're still finishing early this week at 12:30, next week it'll be until 2:00pm, the normal school day for them. I'm sure she's going to be very tired that week!! I just hope she eats her lunch!! Here's a pic from her first day! : )