Monday, August 25, 2014

SFC3414 - Help me go 'round' the block!

Hello my friends!
Can you believe we are at the end of August already???
Today I have a card to share with you that was created as my DT creation for the new challenge up today at the Squigglefly Blog and it is all about  


Since it is BACK TO SCHOOL time here in Ohio and I'm sure many other states, I turned this fun 'NotePad and Pencil' image by James Horvath into a 'book and pencil' ... World History book to be exact!  Sure hope James doesn't mind!  LOL!  
History was one of my favorite subjects in school and I still really enjoy watching documentaries and TV programs about the history of our world ... just fascinating!!!

 Ooops sorry, I'm getting a bit off track ...

Since our challenge today is 'no square corners' I've rounded ALL my corners and used rounded embellishments (Frantic Stamper 'Gear Collage' die).  I actually split the die cut in half to position on the top & bottom corners of my focus image.  Tearing and distressing was used to give my card an 'aged' look and of course 'back in the day', twine was used to secure documents and maps.

I hope you'll get around to joining in our challenge!
Just remember 'no square corners'!  I can't wait to draw inspiration from what you create!
The team really had fun with this one ... COME CHECK IT OUT!

Now let's see if there are other challenges I can share in today ...

Di's Digi Design Challenge - Back to School

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day!
As always . . .

Papers:  Kraft cs, White cs, Dark Brown cs, DCWV 'The Woven Paper' Stack, DCWV 12x12 world paper, 
Inks:  Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye' distress ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz distresser, large sponge dauber, pop dots, Creative Memories corner rounder, Darice hemp, Frantic Stamper 'Gear Collage' die, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers,

Techniques:  Distressing, Paper Piecing, Sponging, Tearing, Curling


nwilliams6 said...

Darlene, this is a brilliant idea! Super smart. Makes me want to go get a book and cover it right now. The gears/cogs and layers are a wonderful addition. Super fun project for the Squigglefly challenge! Love it! Hugz!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your paper pieced history book and fabulous gear background, Darlene!! What a sensational back to school design! Thank you so much for sharing it this week with the CCEE Stampers!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and the gears makes it so interesting!

sweet art designs said...

Very well done. I love your destressing. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (DT)

Diane said...

A those gears and the distressing...another very creative have outdone yourself again!! I was always bad at history, my mind always wondered, I have learned more history by reading historical romance!!

Caryn said...

Wonderful vintage style and great design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Céline said...

fab card, love the design
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Conny G. said...

How cool!! I love you design!
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, lovely vintage feel.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

TRACEY MO said...

How cool great card.
Thanks for joining us at scribble & scrap today

Tracey dt

Stine said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joinig us at Fairytale Stampers.
Hugs Stine

Holly Young said...

What a fabulous idea you had! I really love the gears you used too. Fun project Darlene!