Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Back to School with the Divas

Good morning everyone

A big welcome to new followers Von and Patricia and all my new Fashionable Stamping Challenges Teamies. I am pleased you are able to be with me on my creative journey.

Today the lovely Divas are challenging you to create something with a 'back to school' theme and this is so apt for me isn't it? I started back to school on Monday and we have had 2 training days and today the children start back, I am so looking forward to meeting them - wish me luck.


I have made a vintage memo board for my design team piece. The backing paper which is from a Victorian copy book, I found by googling and the alphabet sheet is from the Graphics Fairy. The schoolroom picture I cut from a vintage alphabet flashcard that I purchased last year. I stamped the torn note book edge with a Stampotique stamp I won and then added some school ephemera - one of my old ink pens, an old nib of mine that I have had for years, a shrink plastic ink bottle (made using a paper relics perfume bottle stamp - I added the word ink and the colouring to make it look as though there is ink in it). The innkblots are another Stampotique stamp I won. A nostalgic touch don't you think?


I hope you will pop over to the Divas by Design challenge blog to see the details and what the rest of the lovely ladies have created.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Quiet colours
Crazy 4 Challenges - Back to school
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Let's reuse
The Paper Variety - Use stamps

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34 comments:

Dawn said...

This is stunning work, just love the originality of it Brenda. Gorgeous x

Sarah said...

Hi Brenda, sorry I've not been around much - didn't realise just how busy the school hols would be! This is just stunning, you are so creative it's amazing. Sarah

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda and it really does have a schoolroom feel to it.
Hope your first day with the new children is really great too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Rebekah said...

This is just fabulous Brenda a very elegant and beautiful piece. I hope you settle in to school well and I'm sure you will have great fun with all the kids! Hugs Rebekah xx

Margreet said...

Awww, this is awesome Brenda....great details....hope all is well at school...lots of fun and good luck!
xxx Margreet

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Brenda wishing you a great new school . What an apt theme for you and you have done a fabulous job. Such lovely warm colours and fantastic stamping, just live the ink bottle superb !

Marie

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gosh just saw my terrible spelling must wear my glasses ! Meant to say have a great new school year and love not live sorry !

Marie

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Brenda this is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly displayed on the easel!

Hope you are keeping well and things go smoothly back at work

Hugs Laurie x

Kathyk said...

A simply splendid project from you (loving those SPLATS!) - hope all goes well at school!

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a fabulous piece, the binding edge looks wonderful.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning the detail is amazing a really wonderful project hun just love it hugs cherylxxxxx

Von said...

Wonderful school project :) love the pen and the ink blots lol Have a wonderful start to the new term
Von xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

A nice nostalgic creation Brenda, but I bet you're glad you don't have to teach with those pens! Remember the mess? Good luck with your class!
Joyce xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous hanging, love the nib pen and the splats and blots. Yvonne x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A gorgeous creation with lots of wonderful elements, something that you're particularly talented at. Suz x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, how are you hun, good I hope? Beautiful work, so much attention to detail and gorgeous colours, so autumnal! Have a lovely week, big hugs Heidi xx ps Are you going to Ally Pally? xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
you are so good at vintage!wonderful work.
How is school going? 3 days back and I feel I have never been away!
hugs sarah x

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love it! Nostalgic indeed!

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
Love the vintage, nostalgic vibe to your card.
The pen is the most wonderful touch especially as it is your own.
Gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

Vicky said...

Such beautiful work Brenda....

have a lovely evening...big hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Terrific Design piece Brenda with loads of lovely detail, loving the ink blots.....aaaah those were the days......lol Annette x

Sue said...

Hi Brenda,

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the whole vintage feel to it. The image is fab and the ink pens and all the little details are just perfect!
Hope your week goes well!
Hugs Sue xx

Terry said...

Brenda, you are amazing with all your details, right down to the spilled ink! So perfect for "Back to School" and what a great vintage feel! Love this!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
this is a stunning piece. Love the inking technique on the ripped page top. The little ink bottle and nub is just too precious! take care, gerri

Jackie said...

Oh love it, love it, the ink splatters are fabulous! Glad you could play along with TPV!

Michele said...

this is really beautiful! and it has a very nostalgic feel as well. thank you for joining the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful work!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Brenda, love the details like the ink blots.
luv
Debby

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely perfect, Brenda! Love all the little details but the overall look is perfection. Why don't you take this into school and pop it on your wall - the kids would love it!

Lucy x

Brenda Brown said...

Thanks everyone. In response to Lucy's comment I took it in and showed the children in my first assembly. They loved it and it now sits proudly on my desk.
B xoxox

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Brenda, I love the ink bottle, neat idea. Love your work. Tracy x

Stampin Lucy said...

WOW!! Your details are always stunning!! What a beautifully done card!! I really enjoy your work ~Lucy

Cindy Adkins said...

This is total perfection, Brenda! WOW!!!
XO
Cindy

Vicki Romaine said...

What a awesome project. Thanks for joining "Let's Reuse" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.