Monday, May 10, 2010

Decorated Book Frame

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Pay Tribute To Someone You Love!

Yesterday, May 9th, was the anniversary of my father's death.  I found it a fitting day to finally decorate this vintage book frame that I had posted about a week ago.  I knew the right day would find me :)  I felt like I was honoring my father by putting together this piece.  This creation is a tribute to him!  I love you Dad!!!!

I used hodgepodge hardware and rub-ons for the top of the book frame.  The Alphabet Simple Letters dies and the Big Shot were used to create the word "girl."  I die cut the letters in chipboard and To The Nines specialty paper.  The edges were sponged with Soft Suede and then I sprayed the letters with smootch spritz (which is difficult to see in this photo).  I used a rub-on for the word "little."  I just cut up one of the chit-chat rub-on greetings - it's amazing how many perfect words you can find!  I couldn't wait for my new rough type stamp set (it is arriving tomorrow) since I wanted to complete this project, I used a non-SU! alphabet set for the word "daddy's."  I stamped the letters in Staz-On in Timber Brown and used my 3/4" hole punch to punch 4 additional layers of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stacked the layers, like you would to make a faux button, and then finished the tops of the letters off with Crystal Effects.  I hope you like it...if you knew my dad, you'd love it :)

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1 comment:

Cass. said...

This is such a beautiful project...a great tribute to your dad.