Saturday, 16 May 2015

Reading Is Dreaming With your Eyes Open

At my school, we are having a Year of Reading to try and promote reading a bit more for our children. Lots of them don't necessarily read for enjoyment, so we are having lots of fun competitions and challenges to try and encourage them to read more often. I thought I would make a cute little wall plaque to decorate my reading corner in my classroom for something different to do.

I used the gorgeous Bookworm Fairy from Hannah Lynn for this one. I thought she looked a bit lost in her daydreams with her book reading, so this sentiment went perfectly with her!

This wall plaque is for 
Creative Inspirations Challenge #313 Shabby Chic (all my edges are distressed with a distressing tool and inked too)


Stamps: Bookworm Fairy from Hannah Lynn

Papers: So Saffron, Marina Mist & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, White Blossom Shoreline Treasures Patterned Papers from Pion Designs, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, Copic Markers

Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (Retired), Whisper White Baker's Twine & Subtles Buttons all from Stampin' Up, White Glitter Glue from Hobbycraft, Silhouette Die Cuts (Circles, Doily, Sentiment)

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E47
Lips - R20, R22
Eyes - YG93, YG95, YG97
Top & Sleeves - B91, B93, B95, Y21, Y23
Glasses - B93, B97
Wings - B93, B95, B97, B99, Y21, Y23, Y26
Book - E40, E41, Y15, Y17
Butterfly - B95, B97, B99, Y21, Y23, Y26
Key & Lantern - W1, W3, W5
Lantern Light - Y21, Y23
Worm - E44, E47, E49
Pencil - Y15, Y17, R22

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Vannessa what a lovely idea for encouraging kids to read. My daughter in law is a reception teacher and loves it. Kids spend too much time on their pads etc. Beautiful plaque!

  2. Gorgeous card Vannessa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  3. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Beautiful creation! Your coloring is perfect, beautiful layering and i'm in love with the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

  5. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage, xxxx

  6. Love your shaped card and the gorgeous image. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. Ursula DT.

  7. Absolutely "dreamy" Vannessa! Gorgeous coloring and design and the sentiment is just perfect! I'm sure it will encourage your students to get lost in a book. Thanks so much for joining our "Book It" challenge at TEW. xxD

  8. gorgous Vannessa, I love the shape of the card and the way you have arranged the letters too!
    Thank you for joining us at