Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Good Afternoon to you. I want to share a project that I made for my mom for Mothers Day. To be honest the picture is far away and does not do it justice. Of course, I didn't think I would post this picture, so I had no problem not having close ups. I'm so sorry about that. This was my take on a project Jade made for her sister. She is at "Jadedstudios's" on YouTube. It is basically a layout made on canvas.
I first painted the canvas on the sides and heated it with my heat tool. Then I sprayed "Pearl" glimmer mist over it to make it shine. I also painted the chipboard corners in the same color as the canvas and added glimmer mist to that . I then used my ATG gun to adhere the top piece of the patterned paper down. Then I hand torn the bottom piece and distressed it with "Aged Mahogany" distress ink. I glimmer misted a piece of Lace and glued it to the bottom. The flower in the middle is handmade. I just got a piece of lace and did a running stitch, then pulled it all together and sewed the ends tight. I added a piece of bling in the center to match the patterned paper. I choose a picture of my mother and father when they were about the same age to put up top. Then, I choose a family picture that was taken in the 80's to be the focal point. The letters that spell "Family" are Thickers. My grandmother gave my sister and I a "Tree of Life" necklace when we were teenagers. It meant so much to me and I still have it. I went to Michaels to try and find something that resembles that and I found one. I was so excited!! It was silver, so I just took my Versamark pad and embossing powder and made it the same color as the canvas.
I enjoyed making this for my mom, but I was pressed for time. I felt like I could do so much better. She loved it and that's all that matters. Let me just say that I was laughing so hard at that picture of me from the 80's. Big hair was in and it was crazy. LOL. Thank you for letting me share one of my little projects with you. Have a wonderful blessed day. Ps. I found out that if you click on the picture, you can see everything up close. :)