Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New beginnings, First Grade - lo התחלות חדשות, כתה א

Where did summer vacation had gone?.... A new  week and summer vacation is coming to it's end. Next wednesday the kids are going back to school/kindergarten. The truth is that I have mixed feelings about it. In so many ways I wish summer vacation would last more now.... (Is that really me?! The mom that sayed that summer vacation should be much shorter... LOL).
And it's time for a new challenge at Simple Doodles (starting tomorrow, Friday), and naturally the challenge is: "Back to School".
The photo is of my eldest, on his first day at school, first grade, two years ago.

The sketch for this lo is from Stuck?!:

I saw this great challenge over "The Studio", which is to take 2 of your most "ugly", un-used dp and use them!!!  Here are the two dp I took:

I cut out stripes of circles from one of them, one of them was used to outline the title. For the other one, I used my decorative scissors, so it matched the edges of the patterns on the paper. To go along with the circle design, I stamped acrylic paints with a bubble wrap.
I used denim under the photo, and frayed the edges. I also used two paper clips and this tag, which says one of the things I wish for my kids.

The title says in Hebrew: New beginnings, and the sub title: First grade.

I really liked the idea of using those "ugly looking" dp, and I like the outcome. What do you think?

It also goes for the following challenges:
fussy cutting - #18 just scraps
back to school - frosted designs; #102 ann's creative nook; #33 pixie cottage (mine is for the theme); delightful challenges; #43 lrw; paper pretties; a crafty little place; abc designs
 male project - #8 elephantastic (very unusual for me not to use any flowers, lace, butterfly, glitter, etc... LOL)
round & metal - #98 creative belli (lots of circles, one metal eyelet on the tag and the paper clips)
metal - #24 the shabby tea room; #12 paper romance; #44 if the shoe fits
say it with shapes - #27 osaat
paint - #66 gingersnap
not a card - #94 oscc; #18 I did it creations;
texture - totally stampalicious (mine are: fabric, acrylic, metal, the puffy title)
anything goes - #8 aud sentiments; #21 digi doodles ; shop's best; #55 paper cutz

Thanks for stopping by!

באתר של Simple Doodles, שבו אני חברה בצוות המעצבות, האתגר החדש (יעלה ביום שישי) הוא "חזרה לבית הספר". אנחנו בשלהי חופשת הקיץ, ובאופן מאד מפתיע, יחסית, אני ממש לא רוצה שהחופשה תגמר (ובחיי שפעם חשבתי שאני מאלה שירוצו לחתום על העצומה הקוראת לקיצור חופשת הקיץ...).
ובכל זאת, הילדים חוזרים בשבוע הבא לביה"ס/לגן, וזו הייתה הזדמנות להכין דף לבכור, על היום הראשון בכיתה א'. הכל אז היה חדש, כי בדיוק עברנו דירה ממקום מגורינו הקודם. היו חבלי קליטה לא פשוטים, אבל הוא התגבר עליהם באופן מדהים.
אתגר נוסף בו נתקלתי, ביקש לבחור שני דפים מדוגמים "מכוערים", כאלה שלא עולה בדעתי לעשות בהם שימוש, ולהשתמש בהם. זה היה בהחלט אתגר יצירתי.
בנוסף, השתמשתי בדף הזה גם בחתיכה של ג'ינס, שפרעתי את חוטי השתי וערב שלה, והדבקתי הפוך עם צד שמאל למעלה. מתחתיה החתמתי כמה צבעים אקריליים עם ניילון פצפצים. את הכותרת עשיתי עם טוליפ.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל!


Julie said...

great layout! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Cheryl said...

oh this is one great layout love the pictures,and papers you have used,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope you will come back again hugs cheryl xxxx

Jeanette said...

You really transformed these papers into something very beautiful. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at I Did It CreationThe first day of school is so special. I can remember the shirt that my son wore.

CraftyGirl said...

You have done it again!! I love how you have taken the papers you consider to be ugly and create something so fantastic with them!! Cute LO!! Thanks for joiningus again this week at FD!!
Barb :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooooooo FUN!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what you did with your "ugly" papers!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dawn said...

Great layout, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

TesaB said...

GREAT page, looks like you have had some serious fun with the acrylic paint - it's AWESOME! And wow, you really managed to get those papers to work!!! Love it!!!

Thistleblue said...

Fantastic layout! Love that you've used your "ugly" papers, however i'm quite partial to the circles one . :-)
thanks for joining us this week for the Ellephantastic challenge!
Elle DT

Trish Hughes said...

love all of the circle, so cute!!! can't believe they grow up so fast. thanks so much for sharing, and also playing along with IDIC.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a creative and wonderful page! I love that you've used old papers that you didn't like and turned them into something eclectic and fun. Love the stamping with bubble wrap, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Padster said...

Fabulous - you've transformed those papers - Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations This Week
Debbie x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! I can't believe you made such a great layout using papers you didn't like.

Tracey said...

I love this! all the different elements...i especially love the colorful hopscotch board! Thanks for playing along at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

Nicole said...

Great page! Love the layout! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! So adorable . I absolutely love it. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

ona_i_ja said...

OMG, Your Layout is stunning.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
Good Luck!


Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Really nice to see a scrap page for a change.
Thank you for joining the Ellephantastic Challenge this week.
Good luck!!
Helen x

Debbie said...

Great LO! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week! Yes, mine went back to 'college' and that is a whole new and different feeling when their beds are empty and the house is so very quiet! Enjoy them while you have them around, Mommy!!!

PapierGirl said...

Great layout! It seems like yesterday for some of us that our little chicks were all safe in their nests and in a blink of an eye they leave the nest! Debbie is right - enjoy them while you can! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Rose said...

LOL your too funny girl as you know at the start of next summer you will be saying it is too long again!! fantastic layout and your two "ugly" papers look awesome now that they are used :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!Thanks for playing at ABC Toys and Crafts!

Anne said...

A beautiful LO! Love the colors and that you have used bubble wrap for stamping. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Ann said...

Adorable page! Love the layout on here too. Will need to keep that in mind! And great use of "ugly" papers. Thanks for playing at the Nook this week!

Erin... said...

Fabulous!! Love the papers and sentiment! Thanks for sharing it with us at Pixie Cottage this week!!!

Adrina said...

What a great Lay-out.
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Adrina XX

Sharon said...

A beautiful layout. The papers are perfect for the school theme.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage challenge,
Sharon xx