Altered Clipboards

I love getting commissions or being asked to teach as it gets me motivated to get stuck into it as sometimes I get so carried away looking and being inspired by the many clever card artists in blog land that I don't allow enough time for actually creating unless something comes in to kick my butt off the computer! LOL
I have been asked to teach Altered Clip Boards at a Mother/daughter night in Sutherland.
So of course I have to get motivated as the only one I have in my possession is a lovely one created for me by my talented sister in law, Marion, that I use daily as my shopping list! We wont be as ambitious as hers as there may be some attendees who have never crafted before.

Here are the 2 designs I have created for inspiration. The first on is a mini clipboard, which I distressed by sanding and inking in various places, which you can see in the second photo.

I was a bit disappointed with my new paper lace stickers I bought... they went partly transparent when varnished. I might go back and put real lace over this, but I have already sent it off as a sample.
The daisy is diecut on my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix BigZ Die. I softly sponged the large petals in blue and the smaller ones in crimson. The centre is a sun punch from an unnamed/unknown company.

The next clipboard is a full sized one, was inspired by my recent day with Grubs, where the theme of the decorations and names tags etc were sweets and included the cupcake used on this board, which was created by one of the wonderful co-ordinators, Helen, (no surnames as I haven't asked for permission to mention her - she might value her privacy!)

The papers & ribbons were donated to their church for this class and I know that they are wonderful Stampin Up papers & ribbons! I will try to find out if the donor is a demonstrator, however in the meantime you could order some from my friend, Leonie, if you have fallen in love with them too!

I was disappointed to notice that the handle has no holes or bars for ribbons which is my prefered method of decoration, so I had to put on my thinking cap to work our what to do here! Aah! A mini cupcake and then I still wanted some ribbon and so I tied a bow and stuck it on.

Here you can see the shopping paper already clipped in. I must get the board back and show you the cutting detail at the bottom as it is different... but you'll have to wait until the end of the month for that photo as the boards are already in Sydney!

The Hi is die cut from Cuttlebug Alphabets on my Cuttlebug of course! Here you can see a bit more of the inking detail. After the class I will post the tutorial step by step for you including templates for you. So make sure to come back at the end of the month of September! If you want to have a customized one made for you, drop me a note and I will do it soon at no extra charge. These two boards and the one made in class will be available in the shop towards the end of Sept but you can reserve it now. The smaller one will be $9 and the larger one will be $15.

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