Monday, May 6, 2013

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes! Challenge

The Challenge
Hello scrappy friends! I'm back and better than ever after being hit with strep throat this past week. I'm so glad I turned in this project early, otherwise I don't think I could have created anything of merit this week. Today is the start of Love to Scrap's Challenge #5: Anything Goes. You can make any type of project without any restrictions. My creation is a classroom set of owl and flower pens.

The Sponsor
The design team members were given stamps from this week's sponsor, Jellypark Digital Crafts, to work with. I chose to feature a cute set of four owls. The winner of this challenge will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from our sponsor as a prize.

The Details
When I saw the four little owls, I thought they would make cute pen toppers. I printed out two sets of owls. I colored in each owl using Copics, circle punched and laminated them. I used foam adhesive and adhered them back to back with a wire floral stem in the middle. I purchased a silk flower bouquet and cut off one stem with a set of leaves still attached for each pen. The pen had a small hole at the end which I made slightly bigger using the tip of my wire cutter and then placed the stem inside. I wrapped washi tape around the barrel of the pen and tied a ribbon at the end for the finishing touches.

I had all of the flowers and more leaves left over from my bouquet so I decided to make a class set of 24 pens for my sister's first grade class. I knew they planted a garden at school this year so I told her to plant the pens in the garden and have the students each pick one and then use it to write a final draft for an assignment related to their gardening unit. I hope they liked it, and I wonder if they thought it really grew from their garden.

Please join us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog during the next two weeks and link up any of your creations, or just hop on by and see the rest of the inspirational projects from the design team.

I'm entering this in:
Craft Your Passion Challenges #161 - Floral Delights
Get Inky! Challenge #3: Fabulous Florals
Pink by Design: May Flower Challenge
Five Simple Things: Inspire Me Fridays 101, Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Sheila said...

Those are sooo cute!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a cute idea. I bet the students really thoughtgrew and could not wait to show their parents. You are very creative.

Cherished said...

Super Cute. Great idea.

Valerie said...

Still want to say this is too cute for words. Love love what you did here with those cute digis.

Angelique said...

Stunning project. Verry creative and just love how you've taken the picture.


Patter Cross said...

Super cute project and fun challenge. And strep throat? Eek! Glad you are feeling better. Blessings,

Maria Matter said...

what a lovely idea!!! this is just so pretty Michelle, thank you for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!!

glad you are feeling better!:)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

I hope you feel better soon. Strep throat must be going around, couple of friends have it here.
These pens are too cute and would brighten an office or anyplace. Thanks for sharing the tutortial.

BrendaB said...

What a cool idea! I love the idea of the students using them for their garden project!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love these! What a great idea and the colors are wonderful!

Fleursbydesign said...

So cute, what a great idea :)

Linda said...

What a fun project!I am sure the kids are going to love these!

Blue Moon Creation said...

Beautiful floral card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Don't forget to visit our SHOP and contact us with the names of the THREE FREE DIGIS you would like for participating in our challenge. -Thia

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our "Floral Delights" challenge.

Kimberly Kett said...

Those are adorable! Loving what you've done with the digital art!

Beth said...

Michelle: Cute idea! I like how you used washi tape with these, I've done these before with floral tape & their not as decorative.

Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

~Beth – Get Inky! DT
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Unknown said...

These are great!! You are so creative!! Love working with you on Loves To Scrap!!

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