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Question: What is your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #54, Pencil and Crayon Hoopla?  (Voting closed: September 16, 2010 11:38:05 AM)
AWESOME PENCIL BOX FOR A SUPER STAR TEACHER! - 18 (6%)
Blue, Blue Green, Green, Yellow Green (bracelet & skirt embellishments) - 4 (1.3%)
Crayola Stained Glass - 101 (33.8%)
Crayon Buttons and Pencil Beads make an Awesome Necklace - 7 (2.3%)
Desktop Organizer Smiley - 3 (1%)
Dollar store school supply jewelry rack! - 7 (2.3%)
Hair Accessories: Happy Polka Dot Crayon Barrette and Gloomy Skull Hair Stick - 2 (0.7%)
Hoot! Hoot! Owl Magnets - 25 (8.4%)
My Back to School Outfit! - 109 (36.5%)
Pencil jar made of . . . pencils! Plus a crayon bucket! A present for my sis <3 - 8 (2.7%)
Rainbow pencil necklace - 7 (2.3%)
Teacher Cards - 8 (2.7%)
Total Voters: 299

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« on: August 02, 2010 08:31:27 AM »

Craft Challenge #54 - Pencil and Crayon Hoopla - Due Sep 1 - Sep 7

09/30/10 - Winner Announced!

Congrats to Happyturtle for her pencil skirt entry titled, My Back to School Outfit!!
See her full project thread here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358365.0


Check out the blog about this month's challenge!

09/08/10 - Vote now!  Scroll up to see the voting poll!

09/01/10 - The entry board is open!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=450.0

Wowie, it's already August!  For many of us, August brings back-to-school crafting and thoughts of autumn.  For me, the back-to-school season brings to mind images of colorful wax crayons and bundles of the good old No. 2 pencils.  So this month, we're challenging you to craft with those traditional school supplies -- wax crayons and #2 pencils!

Your challenge this month is to repurpose at least one crayon or #2 pencil (also known as HB and HB 2) into a gift for someone.  Repurposing one wax crayon or one #2 pencil in your project is the minimum requirement.  Feel free to use hundreds or even...thousands! Shocked  Feel free to use a mixture of both crayons and pencils.  You are not required to use any of the product wrapping or packaging for this challenge, but we encourage you to use it, if possible! Smiley  You can use other craft supplies and components in your project, but the results should really focus on the crayon(s) or pencil(s).

And don't forget to gift it to someone!  Maybe your entry could even include a little bit about your gift recipient and a photo of them receiving their special surprise from you.

Be sure to use your crayon(s) or pencil(s) in a manner which repurposes them in the project.  No crayon roll or pencil cup projects for this one, unless they are made from actual crayons or pencils! Cheesy  Here are some fabulous project examples from the Craftster community to inspire you:

Build a pencil sculpture.  Carve crayons into teeny house fit for a ladybug.  Get creative and have a blast while making a gift for someone!

Rules:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2010) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will not be removed from the entry board, but they will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • Post your craft during the period of Sep 1 - Sep 7 2010. No sooner.  No later.  On Sep 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Sep 8 - Sep 15 2010.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).

Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project.

Prizes:

At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

Any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!


http://www.shop.craftster.org


http://www.spreadshirt.com/shop.php?sid=70592


http://www.cafepress.com/craftster
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010 09:00:53 AM »

This sounds like a very interesting challenge! I live in the UK, so I'm not quite sure what a #2 pencil is - I'm guessing it's the standard type (not too soft or too hard, what we call an HB?).

I don't think I'm quite up to this, but check out these carved pencil leads: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/836586-incredible-art-carved-from-pencil-lead
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010 09:09:24 AM »

This sounds like a very interesting challenge! I live in the UK, so I'm not quite sure what a #2 pencil is - I'm guessing it's the standard type (not too soft or too hard, what we call an HB?).

I don't think I'm quite up to this, but check out these carved pencil leads: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/836586-incredible-art-carved-from-pencil-lead

Wooooah!!  Those are insane! Shocked

And thank you so much for mentioning the #2 to HB bit!  I've just added that into the first post.  Apparently #2, HB and HB 2 all refer to the standard writing pencil.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010 01:24:26 PM »

some more inspiration for those with more patience than i have:
http://www.jennifermaestre.com/
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010 03:02:36 PM »

So.... Can we use colored pencils? I would love to make something with lots of colors to choose from  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010 03:06:53 PM »

So.... Can we use colored pencils? I would love to make something with lots of colors to choose from  Tongue

A #2 HB pencil is a standard black-marking writing pencil, so you must use at least one of those bad boys.  You could totally use colored pencils in addition to that one #2 HB pencil, though!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010 04:54:32 AM »

some more inspiration for those with more patience than i have:
http://www.jennifermaestre.com/

wow, that is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010 11:35:42 AM »

may we use "old" pencils? ones that have been used and are too short for usage now?
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010 05:36:46 PM »

I don't think I'm quite up to this, but check out these carved pencil leads: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/836586-incredible-art-carved-from-pencil-lead

If you like his work, this site has a few more of his works:
http://oddstuffmagazine.com/extraordinary-art-on-pencil-tips-by-dalton-ghetti.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010 05:53:14 PM »

may we use "old" pencils? ones that have been used and are too short for usage now?

Use at least one pencil or crayon.  Feel free to use those itty bitty nubbins in addition to the minimum one, though!
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