My son starts back to school on wed., I wanted to make a little something for his aid. She is a very special person . While picking up some school supplies I grabbed a couple extra Post-it Notes and decided to make a note pad holder. I needed some inspiration and found it Here
I first started out with the Back2School Digi Stamp, I colored the bear with my colored pencils using the Gamsol Technique. I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and the pencil tip. I also applied some Pink Cotton Candy Stickles to the ears, nose and eraser. But I still felt something was missing, so I decided I was going to use Flock. I have all kinds of glue but not something to use with the flocking. I tried the Glossy Accents and got mixed results. It dried shinny in spots. But in the end it turned out OK. I also used a Micro Sharpie to add some definition lines between the flocking and then ended up doing the whole bear once the glue and flocking were dry.
I set my bear aside and created some flowers. I used a mixture of flower files I have. I applied some Tsukineko Stain to them and once they dried I applied some homemade Glimmer Mist using Pearl Ex Powders, a couple drops of glue and some water in a Mini Mister. The leaf is from my stash of left over cuttings. I believe it is from one of the cartridges, I will have to check my handbooks to see which one. Used some Platinum Liquid Pearls in the center of the flowers. Sprinkled some Martha Stewart Holiday Glitter, Crystal on the rolled rose. .
The cover is an empty Keebler Town House Flatbread box, Italian Herb to be exact LOL. I used the stain again to add some distressing around the edges. I cut some card stock and embossed it using one of my embossing folders. Punched some photo corners and added a border to the inside using Martha Stewart border punch.
Some additional photos:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Reflections Card Stock Spice Market, additional card stock
Liquid Pearls Platinum
Tsukineko Stain Terracotta, Walnut
Martha Stewart Border Punch, Holiday Glitter Crystal
Flower cut files
Empty Town House Box
Cotton Candy Stickles
Thanks for looking,