Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pear for the teacher


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Good Morning Friends,

I was inspired by a teacher on this one, any teacher will do.  Let me ask you this if you are or were a teacher

DID YOU EVER GET AN APPLE FROM A STUDENT?

I'm curious, where does the term  "An apple for the teacher" come from?
I say give the teacher a pear
The title of my piece is " A pear for the teacher



So I decided to do a tag instead of a card, my tag is PTI Kraft. A Sizzix large tag die.  The black Satin Ribbon is offray.  My pear is clay I stained it with wood stain first and let it dry overnight, then I came back in with acrylic paints and did the finished painting. I used a safari staple to staple the gold thread holding the camera ( the camera was one of the charms that My BFF gave me for Christmas last year. The gears are sizzix TH.
The the blUe and the black paper are Core'dinations I sanded them down to get this really cool effect.
The burlap is left over from my art exhibit in January (I have a lot of that left).  The little stamped time pieces are from Stampendous, I used black chalbox ink.

I hope you like my attempt at getting steampunky or grundgy,

Challenges:
Scrappy moms: shaped project
Paper take weekly: AG


Have a Blessed day, Diana



14 comments:

  1. I LOVE this Diana!!! What a great tag!!

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  2. Beautiful tag!!! You sure put a lot of work into it, wow! As for the apple from the student I have no idea where that orginated?? Now I have to look it up but I love the Pear idea, why not???!!!!

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  3. Hi Diana,
    A fabulous Tag!AWESOME!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Migdalia

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  4. Such a lovely tag - I love the iddy bitty camera:-)

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  5. What an awesome tag, Diana!! I love the camera charm!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. love the tag with the perfect pear...
    and found this on the web
    "According to aboutapple.com, the juicy fruit is a traditional present for teachers in the United States, Denmark, and Sweden. Some think the practice originated as a simple gift of food for poorly paid teachers. Others believe the good health associated with apples made the present particularly meaningful."

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  7. I'd be afraid to eat it....it might be poisoned or something, LOL!!! ;) Your tag is great, I really like all the little extra elements you added to it!

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  8. Awesome Tag. Love all the embellishments and dimensions you added into it.

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  9. Very cute!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

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  10. What a great tag Diana! Such perfect details.
    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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