Friday, August 1, 2014

Words 2 Scrap By August Challenge - From Darkness to Light

It's my turn to host the W2SB August challenge!  In our neck of the woods, school starts up on August 13.  I am SO not ready to go back to the school year grind, and I am sure that my son is even less enthusiastic!

Our challenge is based on the Allan Bloom quote, "Education is the movement from darkness to light."    

I love that he sees education as a fluid, progressive journey.  Much like my own creative process.  I (think!) I get better and more enlightened with every thing that I make. 

I used paint chips for the gradiated strips, a DCWV base from the Shimmer stack, and VERY carefully heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.  Too much heat makes the paint chips bubble up.  I popped up both the striped and the white layers with dimensional tape.  My niece's birthday is August 1, and I am going to include this card in her birhtday package.  

How do you see "Education is the movement from darkness to light"?  Go to to link up your creation!!


  1. This is a nice CAS design Bobbi. Good use of the paint chips.

  2. Super challenge prompt for this time of year, Bobbi! Your card is a perfect reflection on the meaningful quote!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Bobbi, I love this ombre technique with paint chips. Great idea -- and super nice embossing! So glad to partner with you at Words 2 Scrap By. :)