Saturday, November 29, 2008

UHU Challenge - October

I know you've heard of UHU Glue. You probably would recognize the large yellow tube with the purple glue inside most of all. I love my UHU glue. I've been using it for years. I never took much notice on what type of glue I really enjoyed until earlier this year and then, I noticed I always bought the large yellow stick (or the red Scrapbook Adhesives - both have their callings). The UHU Glue Stick is perfect for adhering paper to chipboard for book binding. That would be my number one glue for making a book. Hands down. So when I read online through Cheryl Horton's blog Inspire Me, that UHU was doing challenges, I jumped at the chance.

I requested October's Challenge and, well, there was a mixup in with the post office and I receive my UHU October Challenge and November Challenge stuff on the same day, in mid November.
So today I will be bringing you both October and November's Challenges. This post is about October's Challenge.
UHU was very generous and mail a select few people some handmade clipboard's as well as a UHU glue roller. This roll contains 39 feet of permanent micro-dot adhesive.

I'll be honest and say that I'm not a dot roller type of gal. To me, if you're able to easily rub off a dot with your finger, then how well is it really going to hold your paper and photos? My first test was to see how well it rolled on and then how well it rubbed off. I was surprised! Pleasantly so! It rolls on super easy, so slick! And then when I tried to rub it off, it was hard to do. It did rub off but then again, so won't my ole standby. That got me thinking... if it really holds things well, how well is it going to hold grungeboard? I've never had good luck with a dot roller to hold grungeboard. It just seemed too ... well, weak, I guess. So, off I was to create something with the mini clipboard and my UHU glue roller.

I used some old paper I had from Die Cuts With a View, the large rectangle grungeboard bookplate, some Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap, Broken China and Peeled Paint. I used Claudine's new paints in dab of yellow, blank canvas and sable brown. I also found a vintage piece of paper in foreign script. Oh, and some yellow brads made by Close To My Heart, that I pounded with the Tim Holtz Hammer. Oops, wait a minute, I'm not done with my list... I also used Ranger alcohol inks in Stream, Buttersotch and Ginger. Whew! And speaking of lists, that's just what I created, a place for my "Lists". My kitchen is a pretty yellow and tealish blue color so I thought this would look perfect hanging in my kitchen with my many-lists-I-make-a-day on it.

Here's some peeks closer up...

I'm loving the vintage look to this. So my style!! The UHU glue held up extremely well overall. I was pleased with the micro dots. They easily came off my craft mat (what doesn't??) but wasn't easily removed from paper (look close at the book plate and in the left corner you can see some dots.) And it held the grungeboard. So far, so good. But I don't think it'll be coming off.
It's ready to hold all my lists of things to do. Now, onto my next project...


Sherry Goodloe said...

i love the vintage look of your clipboard as well! PS i'm not a glue dot girl either.

Just-Kim said...

Thanks Sherry! Congratulation on your publication in Somerset Studion's 09 gallery!!