Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thank You to our Teachers Blog Hop! Day # 2

 ** If you are looking for the Fabulous Scrapalicious USA Wed. Post click HERE **

Welcome to the Thank You To Our Teachers Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from the amazingly talented Jen's Blog then you are on the right track.  If you just happened to stop by my blog for a visit and want to hop along with us, start from the beginning with Jen R's Blog. This is a week long hop and we will be posting on 3 seperate days.  (June 5th, 8th and 11th)  Please make sure you hop on those days or throughout the week to see all the wonderful inspiration on what to make our teachers for thank you gifts. 

For Day 2 of the "Thank you to our Teachers" Blog Hop I decided to go for an altered project that I thought fit in with the "teacher" theme!

I bought an old clipboard from a garage sale last weekend (and yes I paid only 10 cents!!)
and wasn't sure what I would do to it. So I sat down and stared at it for a long time and then I thought, "what am I doing!!?, Just go for it". So I took out my acrylic paints and went to town.

Here is how it turned out:

I didn't want to go with a traditional look; (with school buses, apples, etc.)
I wanted to make it "girly" and frilly
Here is what I did:
I painted the entire clipboard with black acrylic paint
then painted the metal clip with a primer and then used pink acrylic paint along with a shimmer acrylic paint to add some glitz to my project
I used my hot glue gun to attach some ribbon to the clip along with some flat back pearls
and 2 flowers in black and pink to the corners
Lastly I tied a pink ribbon to the hole on the top of the clip

It is simple but I just love how it turned out! I think it would be pretty to hang up on a wall and add notes or lists under the clip!

Now off you go to Tanya's Blog
and if you get lost along the way, here is the line-up of super crafty ladies:

Thank you to all the hard working teachers who give so much of themselves to the children! You are greatly appreciated!!! 

Happy Crafting! HUGS!


Tanya said...

Cute!! Thanks for sharing..



Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Lovely idea and I like the pink - TFS!
Mama LoveBug aka Pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

LaurieStar said...

This came out great! I love the colors you chose!

Nicole said...

Great idea and I love that you picked it up so cheap! Now that's crafty;)

Percilla G said...

Oh is that ever cute and feminine

Cathie w said...

very veyr cute projects TFS!!!


earthspirit927 said...

very Cute thanks for sharing your idea:) I will have to try this one :)

Lillian Child said...

So lovely!

joydee1963 said...

So cute! I like it!! I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

A Creative Journey said...

LOVE THE PINK! Thanks for sharing this cute project!

kathlee said...

That's really cute. Amazing what a coat of paint and some flowers can do!

Gravelprincess said...

I love black and pink, very well done!!

Cindy said...

I was hoping to see your clipboard here. I love your ideas and how you got something at a garage sale and made it pretty for pennies

Newbie2crafting said...

very awesom project!


Josie0602 said...

Cute clipboard!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous altered clip board. I've got to try one of these! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Turned out great. What an awesome find:)
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Christine Real said...

This would look great in my scrapbook room! Great job! Love it!

Misty said...

Love the color combos!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

thekolbes said...

Ohh I love your clipboard. What a great idea to do the altering to the clip. Glamourous. Anything you can make look this good for a dime is AWESOME
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Lisa R. said...

Hoppin by for Day 3! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com