The school building and roof base are made out of corrugated cardboard that I painted with Distress Paints and sanded. The white building was given a light coat of Walnut Stain Distress Ink to give it a little more grunge.
I used a little different version of Tim Holtz's Faded Layers technique on the red facade for the school house. I first used Tim's Cargo Stencil and some Distress Embossing Ink with clear embossing powder to create the letters before coloring the paper with the Cranberry and Red alcohol ink. I used Tim's Clockwork stencil to finish the faded layers technique. I used a similar technique on the red roof piece. This time I clear embossed with Tim's Schoolhouse stencil (very appropriate for this project, don't you think?)
I found a great "Back to School" Sizzix die to cut the words "back" and "school" out of grungeboard." I painted them with Wild Honey Distress Paint, outlined them with a black Sharpie, and then gave the a coat of Glossy Accent. The colors reminded me of our local school buses. The 2 is from one of Tim's grungeboard die cut packs.
I created a little framework with Tim's texture tape. Love the ruler tape for this school house. There it is! Short and sweet today. I fun project to keep me busy while I wait to get back to my own wonderful school.
Since this week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Anything Goes, I think I will enter this piece. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you are having a very blessed Sunday! -- Mary Elizabeth