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Friday, August 17, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2-Challenge 18-Back to School

Back to School Tag w border
This week’s challenge #18 at Studio L3 uses the technique outlined on page 47 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2, “whitewash stamping.” This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

With crafting (I have scrapbooked for 8 years but have only recently delved into the mixed media/tag/stamp/ink arena), I find I “work” to fit my mood. If you have been following any of my projects, you may recognize that I have “back to school” in my heart. This is my fourteenth year NOT to be teaching, and yet, every year at this time, I get the “back to school fever.” My husband (a retired school superintendent) and I have collected many old “readers” through the years, so I pulled out one of those books for the photo.

The Graphic 45 abc Primer stamps fit my mood perfectly. I used Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean. Several weeks ago I created several ticket strips, and I find there are so many times when I grab those for tags!
I am also entering this tag in Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Purple Pizzazz and Ribbon Theme challenge and the Favorite Technique challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show, as well as Bloggers Challenge, Back to School theme.
 

16 comments:

Beverly Sager said...

I am such a sucker for vintage children's readers! It took a full minute before I even noticed the tag - which is wonderful, BTW. I also get that back-to-school itch every year. And I love those Graphic 45 papers!

Barbara said...

Thanks, Beverly. Most of our collection is old Dick and Jane readers, but we have them boxed. So, this was one I could quickly grab. Glad you like the tag, and the book!

Anita Houston said...

You should send this to blogger's challenge as well.
Love your passion for the vintage school days, you do it so well. Fab work!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Really pretty background and I love the subtle colors.

Mynnette said...

This is so fun!!! LOVE the images--don't you just LOVE G45?! And what gorgeous colors! A wonderful project! :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is fantastic, Barbara! Your CC2C technique is absolute perfection, and the design is so much fun. Takes me back to my grade school days, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. ;-)

Thanks so much for being part of the challenge!!!

Buttons said...

So subtle, so beautiful, and there you go with those super tickets again! This is superb Barbara. Hugs, Buttons x

Candy C said...

Barbara ... your tag is so cute. I love the vintage feel of it...the little ABC blocks and the flash cards from the G45 ABC Primer papers. Those little vintage children are really cute, too. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Sue said...

What a great tag, Barbara! So perfect for back to school.

Basement Stamper said...

Love those tickets and the bookmark with vintage book, very cool! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Basement Stamper said...

Love those tickets and the bookmark with vintage book, very cool! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Jenny said...

I love the vintage feel of this!

Nicie Ibarra said...

Beautiful tag!!! I love the colors! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Vintage BTS tag, love the added charms! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Loves Happy Hour said...

cute card! love all the charms!!

cheers!
Kelli
Loves Happy Hour

Bonnie said...

Great tag! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.