Ah, where do I begin with this post? Do I start with the story, the many elements of this design, or how I feel about the work..............?
Ok, I'll start from the heart; I love this picture. I love everything about this photograph from a historical, emotional, and familial aspect. I adore the story behind the picture and tried to tell the story through my elements.
My dad and grandpa were sort of rebellious when it came to Grandma's rules. She had a strict rule about eating too many sweets and we definitely could not have them late in the afternoon. "No, that will spoil your appetite," I can still here her say! I'm sure she was twice as strict about this with Dad as she was with us!
Dad told me the story of how he and Grandpa would walk down to Hatfield's, the corner drug store, for chocolate sodas under the guise of errands. One day the druggist, as they were called back then, shot a photo of them and threatened to show Grandma! I suppose if that's the worst bribe anyone had on them, they were somewhat safe!
I'll hit some highlights on this canvas picture I made for Dad's gift. The background patterned paper is from CTMH Huntington. I distressed it, stamped it, rolled it, and sprayed parts of it with homemade CTMH Glimmer Mist. (I made this batch with Chocolate and Blush Re-inker, Create a Shade Paint, and water.)
The studs are from the CTMH Durables Triangle Studs. I painted them with the Create a Shade paint, sponged over them with Archival Black and then gave them a coat of Mod Podge to seal the ink. I could have mixed the paint with re-inker, but I didn't have black!
I cut all the elements from CTMH Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artbooking. The sign was printed using the Cricut Metallic pens in Artbooking font. I first cut them from cereal boxes and then from Colonial White or Black CS. This made them very sturdy and gave them more dimension.
The striped pattern paper is the zip strip from Jubilee. The store tabs, or bills, were from the CTMH Dream Pop (retired) collection.
The key was heat embossed with White Colonial Pigment ink bronze embossing powder I have in my stash -- not sure of the brand.
CTMH Papers & CS: Jubilee, Huntington, Black Colonial White, Dream Pop and Balloon Ride
CTMH Inks & Paint: Create a Shade Pearl Paint, Chocolate, Slate, Barn Red, Autumn Terra Cotta, and Archival Black
CTMH/Cricut Cartridges: Artbooking, Art Philosophy, and Artiste
CTMH Embellishments: Durables Triangle Studs, Mini-Medley Black, Opaques Licorice, Memo Assortment, Opaques Mocha, and Mini-Medley Pewter
CTMH Stamp Sets: Universal Backgrounds and Art Philosophy Celebrations
All CTMH supplies from KatiesCorner.
Other: Miscellaneous adhesives/gel mediums, embossing powder, and an 8 X 10 canvas
I hope this brings back fun memories for my dad on Father's Day!
Bitten by the Bug 2 Father's Day
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Celebrate Dad Use at Least one Cricut cut -- I used several!
Heart 2 Heart So Studly -- I used Durables Triangle Studs
Pile It On Use Some Patterned Paper -- I used Jubilee and Huntington
Scrapbooker PhD Use Your Die Cuts -- I used Cricut/CTMH Cuts