Today I've made another project using Man of the Hour.
This is a tribute to my dad - who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on the 2nd day of January 1981 when he was only 66 - just 1 year after he retired (he had the flu and it turned into viral pneunomia and he was gone in a week). I was 28 and my son (who my dad adored being the first grandchild) was just 3 years old and I so regret that Josh (and I) didn't have more time with him. He was a kind, loving, Christian man whose family was everything to him. He was a professional artist and loved photography as well - I like to think I got my 'creative' gene from him!
I used a photo I had of him when he and my mother were visiting the Grand Canyon the summer before he died - he has his camera in hand here - I scanned the photo onto my computer and then printed it in sepia ink.
I made my card a chalkboard card - white embossing two of the sentiments from this set on black card stock. I attached the card to an easel back that I cut out of grungeboard using a Tim Holtz die. I stamped the woodgrain background , from the Dec release, on the grungeboard as well as on the kraft card base
I scribble-colored over some of the words with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils.
It just so happened that a friend at church this past Sunday asked me if I had a baby girl card she could purchase from me for a baby shower she was going to. So home I went and made this card for her using Nordic Baby! I used Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities to frame the cute Mary Janes. I tied some sheer pink Swiss Dots ribbon around the panel (Swiss dots are SO baby girl don't you think?!)
I colored inside the shoes with a pink Copic as if they were lined in pink satin. I also colored inside the word BABY. I added little pink heart rhinestones as buttons on the shoes. This card is a larger 5" x 5" size as I knew Jeanne was giving the card - not mailing it!
Next on the Waltz list is the lovely Laurie!
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Thank you so much for stopping by today - I hope I have inspired you with my projects using these wonderful new stamps this week! I appreciate all of the comments that have been left.
The Greatest Gift:
Stamps: Man of the Hour , Woodgrain Background - Waltzingmouse
Paper: Kraft, True Black, Rustic Cream - PTI, grungeboard - Tim Holtz Ideology
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress - Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Scor Tape, foam tape, white embossing powder, hot gun, small easel die - Tim Holtz Alterations, photo printed from computer on rustic cream in Sepia ink, Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, Labels 8 Spellbinders
Stamps: Nordic Baby
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst, PTI, DP Bittersweet Paper Pad - Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Copic - RV21, heart rhinestones -Amuse, lacey punch - Martha Stewart, dotted swiss ribbon - May Arts.