Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Teachers's gift

The weather's glorious, summer's finally arrived and that reminded me that it's teacher's gift time of  year again. The children break up on Thursday so I had to get busy.
I wanted to make something really pretty but not too time consuming, and I came up with a little honeycomb booklet, the idea of which I lifted from one of my nnumerous books. Of course it ended up taking far longer than the hour I envisaged, and my craft room is every colour of the rainbow now, but I'm pleased with the result.

 This is the front cover. It's chipboard covered in paper. I used th Old School collection from Pink Paislee. The blackboard is from 7 gypsies and came on a stick which I cut off. I used white paint and a skewer to write the message, so it should look like chalk

To make the honeycomb effect, I accordian folded two pieces of paper, cut through the middle of them to the halfway point and wove them into each other. I then folded the finished piece flat, sort of like squashing a drinks carton, and, stuck the ends to the front and back covers. I created 3 tags to insert into the spaces.
 The first tag is misted with Dylusions spray ink in a variety of colours. I made a punched paper border down the left ide. A Tim Holtz timepice jazzed up with perfect pearls and some bling finish off this tag.
 This tag is distress inked. I spritzed the ink with my mini mister to blend it well. The tissue paper is Tim Holtz journal tissue and the button, stamp and pin are from Sir Tim too. I really do love his stuff. The wording is done with an alpha stencil and acrylic paint
 This last tag is painted with a mix of Dylusionsacrylic paint. I really enjoyed doing that. I felt like a little kid. I wrapped some wribbon around a torn paper mat, added a button, flower and some bling and Voila! another finished tag.

 This is the finished article......

........and here are the 3 tags next to each other.


  1. Wonderful tags, teacher must have been thrilled with the gift. I know I would have been!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Super gift. Looks like alot of time and effort went into that!

  3. Wow it's stunning!I'm sure the teacher will be thrilled with it.

  4. Beautiful...I love all that colour :)

  5. What a lovely, unique, gift.
    I'm sure they will be loved.

  6. So beautiful! I am sure it will be highly appreciated! x

  7. Gorgeous and so thoughtful.