Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Craft artisan blogger extraordinaire Deanne announced in July 2022 that on August 1st her new challenge blog called Once Upon A Time would start. Woo-hoo!! Her premise is to have a children's book cover photo inspiration and the story be the inspiration(s) for crafters to interpret and create a project.
I asked if I could be on her design team and she said 'yes'!! YEA!!! I'm so excited!
Here's my project=
Credits: owl and bear clip art images (EduClips); I will be using the card in the classroom for reading and writing activities!!!; colored pencils; black fine point marker pen; planner sticker; layered die-cut sunflower 'stick-on'; red glitter alphas; red scrap paper; white with thin rectangular openings is recycled/upcycled packaging!!!!; kraft paper for backdrop and yellow cardstock for base; with the last back layer of kraft--just to block the printer scanner light...
I've tweaked the placements but I think there are enough nods to the front cover to see some similarities. In the classroom the last few years I've used the forest/woodland as my environment decoration theme. With this mimicked card cover, I can get double duty as classroom theme decoration item and to use as either an ELA activity after reading "Dear Zoo". Besides a zoo, what other place could you use as the setting for a similar book to Mr. Campbell's "Dear Zoo"?
And here's the book cover=