8.10.2009

How Do YOU use Colored Pencils in your Crafting?

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The new Use Your Stash challenge is up and folks, it's a good one! Do you want to know WHY it is a good one? Because it gets you using your stash and reminds you to pull out something that is EASY to use and produces great results! This week is all about COLORED PENCILS!!!

Now, as you know, I do quite a bit of stamping, so I actually use my colored pencils a lot. I wanted to take this challenge to another level, so this is what I created using colored pencils:

You Color My World

Yup! Those are real live colored pencils attached directly to the layout! LOL! I love it! To create the border I first cut each of the pencils in half and then sharpened the ones that were originally the 'bottom' of the pencil. Fortunately, it is totally back to school time so I was able to get a pack of Crayola Colored Pencils for $1 at WalMart. I figured that is cheaper than most scrapbook embellishments! HA! I attached them with Super Tape by ThermoWeb and then I wove the ribbon (two pieces) through the pencils to finish and unify the look.

CMW close up

CMW close up of colored pencils

I then proceeded to take LOTS and LOTS of photos of the pencils! LOL! I love color!!!!!! No, seriously, folks. I really do. And I really love photographing it like this, so I took a bunch of shots! HA! Who knows...maybe I'll come up with some great plan for them! LOL!

So, there you have it! Now head on over to Use Your Stash and participate in this week's challenge! It's fun!!!

What do you think? Over the top or just plain fun?

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely awesome!!! You are so dang creative, girlie!

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  2. I just got a set of Prang colored pencils and I'm in heaven. They really are quite beautiful but I don't use them in my crafting. I work with circuit boards and electronics so can't seem to incorporate the two media's.

    Your photo's are lovely, what a cool idea!

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  3. That is so pretty! I love it :)

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  4. Awesome Jingle!!! I think you have created a masterpiece and it's not over the top at all.

    Congrats on your blog Anniversary!

    Toodles

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  5. I LOVE it! The colors are great and that's such an original way to use the pencils. Great page!

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  6. I am visiting your blog today for the first time ever and WOW! I love it! So colorful and fun! I also love color and LOVE taking pics of colorful things! For me this summer it's been beads and buttons! LOL! Very nice blog and beautiful layouts!!

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  7. It can never be over the top for me lol! Its very creative! I really like your blog!

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  8. I love your layout!! How creative to use the colored pencils themselves.

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  9. NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! How clever :D

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  10. that's super cute! my husband did a project once for a minor league baseball fundraiser. he drilled holes into a baseball bat and filled them with colored pencils and sanded them smooth so it looked like it was polka dotted in a zillion colors. I wanted to keep it, it was so cool...

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  11. Love love love it!!! Such a uniquely creative idea!!!

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  12. YOU my dear are one of my favorite scrappers!!!!! I may have to lift this if you don't mind!!!!

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  13. That's so creative, I love colors too! Great pics.

    Jamie :)

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  14. Oh Not over the top...Just jingle-ized!!! I love it!!!

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  15. What a colorful LO and love how you used color pencils on it!

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  16. Ooooh what a great idea! I love the colors too, they are so refreshing!

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  17. Love the layout! What a great idea!

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