You all know me as a crafter and today I want to share with you that I am also an educator. I hold an M.A degree in Early Childhood Education and I'm a preschool teacher. Through out my schooling and career, I have been an advocate for arts education. My passion is color. I teach through my passion and my classroom is full of paint and color. When Tombow asked me to participate in their 100 Day program benefitting the Council for Arts Education, it was a great fit!
As a scrapbooker I am inspired by many things, photographs, stories, products or a combination of these.
When Tombow sent me this:
I was inspired by the calm colors of the pencils. I grabbed a sheet of cardstock and started to color inside the circles of a misting mask. Having fun with the pencils. It was so relaxing to just color!
I love the sketched look the pencil lines give the circles :)
I lightly colored in all the circles in the mask, then I went to my picture stack to get a photo that would look great here. I found this beautiful serene shot of one of my dogs. He is awesome. The Best :)
Rescued from a dog pound and always so grateful! He just wants to be loved!...ok and fed...food is important to him too! :)
The soft colors called for something earthy to be part of this LO, so I grabbed a sheet of DCWV self-adhesive cork. I used it to mat the picture and to cut out some chevron type arrows. With all the earthy elements I decided to bring in some metal. I grabbed a strip of the DCWV Glitzy glitter cardstock stack. This is my favorite gold glitter cardstock. It's so pretty! Here's a close up:
Told you it was pretty! ;)
I used my tombow markers to color the wood veneer pieces. This particular color is Horizon Blue.
I also used the wood veneer pieces as a stamp. You can see a stamped arrow and asterisk
up close in the picture above.
I adhered everything with the Tombow adhesive dot roller except for the flair. I used a Tombow power tab for that. Oh! and a Tombow glue stick for the letters.
I used the Cool Gray 5 from the marker pack to write my journaling and stamp the date.
Thanks for stopping by today :)
Recap of the supplies:
Irojiten Colored Pencils- Light grayish tone
Soda Shop Dual Brush Pens
Dot Adhesive stamp runner
Silky Neutrals stack 12x12
Self-adhesive Cork 6x6
Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack 12x12
Sudrifter Circles Mask
Arrows and hearts wood veneer
Wood chips-Stars and Such
Wood chips- Hearts
I Woof You Flair Set
Dear Lizzy date stamp