Friday, May 28, 2010

Finally Friday with Sweet Memories!!!

Hello all!!!  Friday is finally here, once again, and I am so very thankful for that!!  I'm looking forward to a long weekend.

With the beginning of May, many special days come at us and many special occasions. All of those days give us SWEET MEMORIES! This project was a gift for my mother. Her birthday and Mother's day are just a few days apart and I so I usually combine her gifts with one large one.
Here is my sample for this week. Not too happy with how the pic came out, but I tried to fix it with the "fix-it" program!! As I said earlier, this is for my mother as a combo Mother's Day and birthday gift.

I decided to create a shadow box, with the emphasis on the picture. This is a picture of me when I was 15 months old and the last picture of me before my accident. I took the original picture, which is very tattered and torn, and had it copied at Meijer's. This picture started out as 8x10, but I cut it down to 5x7.

The shadow box came from my LSS and is 8x10. I covered the back panel with a piece of dsp from the Sweet Pea stack, spritzed it with the Soft Suede and Old Olive marker and then used the direct-to-paper technique with the Soft Suede. My intent was to go vintage. The actual picture is matted with a piece of Soft Suede textured and then I used the distressor tool around the edges.

I used a leftover piece of "ruffled twill" I had from another project on the bottom. The flower is made using the Flower Folds die in Cameo Coral and was distressed with Soft Suede ink. If you look closely you can see the flower on my dress and I was attempting to bring that out. Some of the buttons are non - SU!, but are "vintage" looking. The flower buttons are from the Button Latte and I used a flower brad on the other button. I used a Vanilla HPH designer label bracket for the nameplate. A couple of nature "twigs" and it was done!

Happy Stamping!!!



Maxine Conrad said...

Ann, this is absolutely adorable my friend - way to go! LOVE it :)x

carolm said...

spectacular annie. what a precious gift for your mom. just beautiful!!! xoxo