As I mentioned last time, I've been through a whirlwind and haven't posted much. Well, part of that whirlwind has to do with a job change. I'm so very happy to say that I am the new psychology and sociology teacher at a local high school. It is the best job & words cannot express how much I love it. With my new job, came my new classroom. A classroom I only have to share for 1 period. So, you know I had to craft it up!
Here is the first project I did for my room. I saw something similar at a craft store that I like to frequent and get ideas. In fact, every time I go in there, I take about a dozen pictures of things I'd like to make. Well, this is one of those items that I just couldn't pay $30 for when I knew I could make it myself and make it 'mine.' At the time, I didn't have my watercolors yet, so I used the Watercolor Pencils (3505) and the Blending Pen (3174). I colored a 12x12 piece of White Daisy Cardstock (1385) with a blue'ish colored pencil and then blended it with water.
Next, I cut out the W from a retired piece of 12x12 cardstock from Close To My Heart. The roses are cut from Honey cardstock (X5668) using the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection (Z3171). I added some retired bling flourishes.
I was able to get a 50% discount on the frame at the craft store, so of course I bought it. It's a shadow box frame, and I really liked it. And, since I wanted the turquoise, grey, and yellow colors in my room, it was perfect!
So, as you can see, for only $10 for a frame and items I currently had, I was able to make an adorable monogram for my classroom.