Friday, October 8, 2010

Distressed Anniversary Art

My parents have a wedding anniversary coming up soon.  They have been married for over 50 years!

Instead of a card, I did this 6 1/2" square design my Mother can display and remember her wedding day.  This is the only photo taken on that day.  They couldn't afford a photographer and my Aunt Betty took this picture after Mother had changed into her going away outfit.  I had scanned the photo for their anniversary party a few years ago.  I just printed another one and distressed it.

There is a lot of distressing on this as I was trying some favorite techinques and some new ones from Jennifer McGuire's video for Two Peas in a Bucket.  This starts an 8 week class they are hosting on 'inking.'  Linked here:   video was very well done and I look forward to more of these.

Project Notes:
  • The background paper and a light chipboard base are cut with the Cricut and the Storybook cartridge.
  • I used Ranger's distressing tool featured in the video to add quite a bit of Vintage Photo distressing ink to the edges of the papers.
  • The flower started out white but is colored with 4 blended colors of distressing ink and then stamped with a flourish in Basic Gray ink from Stampin' Up!
  • My Mother found that button for me when we were out shopping one day so I thought it would be a pretty touch for the flower.

We are planning a trip to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville for brunch one weekend.  My friend Karen reminded me of this treat the other day.  Daddy loves their brunch and Mother loves the shopping in Asheville.  October is such a pretty time to visit the city nestled between the mountains.  It will be a treat for all of us.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Flourishes 2 by Autumn leaves
Ink:  Basic Gray by SU!; Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Tea Dye, and Tattered Rose by Ranger
DSP:  Thrift Shop 8" paper pad by October Afternoon
Flowers:  Petaloo and large silk flower from Hobby Lobby
Rhinestones:  Kaiser craft
Metal frame:  Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware from Stampin' Up!
Brad: Stampin' Up!
Teal ribbon:  Basic Grey

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