I thought I'd change things up a bit and show you one of my favorite parts of my job working in the children's department at the library: decorating my bulletin board! I'm responsible for changing the layout on this bulletin board every month or so, and I'm free to do whatever I want with it as long as it relates to reading. Usually I find a cute reading saying and come up with a layout that goes with the saying. For August, I decided to do an end-of-the-summer theme (what kid wants to think about going back to school?) and used the quote "Read S'more Books."
For the fire, I roughly sketched the flames on red, orange and yellow construction paper and then wadded up pieces of tissue paper and glued them to the construction paper to give it a 3-D effect. I used gray construction paper for the rocks and added silver and gold glitter just for fun.
I created the raccoon based off of a clipart photo and traced him onto gray construction paper and then used a black marker for the stripes. I also attached googly eyes and shredded cotton balls to also give him a 3-D appearance.
It's hard to tell in the picture, but the letters have red and gold glitter on them and are supposed to look like the smoke and embers that are being given off by the fire. The ideas are always portrayed a lot better in my mind then what they come out looking like. :)
I used black construction paper for the background and cut the edges of green poster paper for the grass, and then added a decorative border. As a future teacher, this is definitely something I always enjoy doing at my job and look forward to doing in my classroom.
I'll be back to posting cards later this week, one is one that I miraculously had time to create during the past crazy week and the other is for another Mojo Monday challenge I'm entering. Hope you all are having a great week, thanks for stopping by! :)