Saturday, September 15, 2012

School House Rock!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!  -

I'm so excited today I'm actually in Minneapolis Minnesota visiting with my family AND while I'm here will be attending ScrapFest, at the amazing Mall of America!

Meanwhile, while back in the Midwest I'm hoping to catch a little bit of 'Fall' in the air, and while getting in the spirit of things September always makes me think 'Back to School'.   While I do not have any kids, I still wanted to do something back-to-schoolish, so when I found this cute house shaped box, it reminded me of a Little Red School house, so that's what I made!

The Rubber Cafe' stars of this project are some of my favorites!  Through the Window and Window Garden Sets to help create the door and windows for my schoolhouse.  I also got out my Vintage Treasures set as I thought it needed a clock in the eaves of my roof!
Here's some more views, and as this was a box, I decorated the inside as well, using Graphic 45's "An ABC Primer" line.

Here's a better view of the front, on the Roof is some chalkboard Core d'nations paper that when sanded reveals the schoolhouse 'alphabet'.   The clock was stamped three times, so I could punch and layer each section popping them each up with dimensional adhesives.  The last circle with the clock hands I adhered a clear acrylic dome.

To create the siding on my schoolhouse I stamped the Woodgrain stamp using Aged Mahogony distressed ink on Riding Hood red cardstock.  And for even more texture I ran it through a 'woodgrain' embossing folder. 

...and here's the other side!
I'm now thinking up things I can put in this wonderful little box, but I think I'll save that for another time!
Enjoy your weekend, and hope you've found a little fun and inspiration!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Through the Window, Window Garden Sets, Woodgrain Background, and Vintage Treasures
Ink:  Memento- Black, Ranger- Aged Mahogony, Faded Denim Distress Inks
Paper: G45- 'An ABC Primer', Stampin'Up! -Riding hood red cardstock, Coor-d'nations embossed pack
Tools: EK success Circle punches, Sizzix-Woodgrain embossing folder


Gloria Stengel said...

This is so cool. I really love everything about it!

Creative Mayhem said...

Love this Karen! You did a great job. The wood background stamp technique is great as well as the layered clock. Excellent job!

cherry said...