Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big School

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is Back to School. I used to have tons of fun making a little treat for the girls when they were starting a new year of primary school, so I thought it would be a great challenge to think of something for DD13 returning to high school.

I used the matchbox die and made a little "faux notebook" for her. Here's the outside, with the "bookmark" tucked under the image panel to keep the notebook closed.

The covers open up to a notebook looking page inside, complete with margin ruled and I even deliberately kept the SU logo print on there to look like the ones the stationery people have on theirs!

I ruled lines on the edges of the box to look like pages:

And inside the box will be some jelly beans. As a type 1 diabetic, DD has these with her at all times in case she goes into a hypo. (She rather likes that she is the only kid who is allowed to eat in class or on the bus!)

It was sooooo much fun making up this little project - thanks to the JAI team for a great challenge!

Materials used:
  • stamps - Greeting Card Kids
  • card - crumb cake, soft sky (retired), retired dsp (sorry, forgotten the name), watercolour
  • other - matchbox die, petal cone die, dimensionals, aquapainter, nestabilities dies, Big Shot

Thanks for dropping in.



Lynda said...

Gorjus project Kerry and perfect for the JB needs of DD13. love the concept and ur OCD ruling of lines. As usual...colouring is A1...top of the class. ooxx

Jodene said...

This is just gorgeous Kerry! And your colouring of the image is just beautiful. What a great project! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Jo said...

What a cute little box Kez! I bet your daughter just loves storing her jelly beans in it. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow Kerry! Your project is amazing and your colouring in is flawless. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW Kerry what a fab project!
I think you've done a great job with the colouring...she's a sweetie.

JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Oh, I love this, Kez! Such a cute, and practical, back-to-school gift!

Nikki Spencer said...

what a sweet little project and practical, great colouring and bookmark closure.

Anonymous said...

Love this Kerry! Beautiful colouring on the image too.

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