Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back to School with Intricacies

I love new school supplies. New paper, pencils, and glue sticks. Unfortunately, I have no real "need" to buy these supplies. I've been out of school for more years than I care to remember. I don't have children in school. But who doesn't need new paper, pencils, and glue sticks?

For this post, I've highlighted some of my new supplies. I "borrowed" a couple of kids from a friend just so I could show off Midnight Oil's 1-2-3 Intricacy. I altered the intricacy to make it match my layout and to make some of the numbers really stand out. I painted them using ordinary craft store acrylic paint. I quickly brushed on white paint, then black paint. I used the end of my paintbrush to add bright yellow circles. Once the paint was dry, I added bling with golden yellow sequins.


I mounted the photos onto yellow cardstock and added some of my new school pencils.


Thanks for looking!
ERICA

11 comments:

Gloria Stengel said...

This is awesome! Love how you modified the numbers!

I agree, nothing like new supplies! I joke that the only reason I homeschool is for the new school supplies! hee hee

Anonymous said...

Love how you painted the numbers, and those little pencils are so cute =D

gaylemarie said...

Loving the numbers :) esp the embellished ones! Great colour scheme

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous layout! I love the diecut paper and the photos are great!
Julie

Toni said...

These fall/back to school layouts are so inspiring. Love the colors and the photos are great. Thanks for sharing.

Naureen said...

Love the numbers and the pencils are a great addition! Love it.

Joyce said...

Very cute!!!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Erica,

This project is adorable! My granddaughter rode the bus this year for the first time, so I had to smile when I saw your bus photos. Great job!

kellyjean said...

What a fun way to really make those #s stand out Erica! Love the pencils!

AmesOx said...

Oh Erica, love how you used the intricacies and painted them. So clever and the perfect touch! Wonderful use of pencils too.

Carolyn Lontin said...

this turned out great!