Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Grandpa's Picture Display~
I made this picture display for Jay's dad last night. I wasn't sure if I was going to post this here or not, but in the end decided to. Grandpa's in the hospital recovering from undergoing a quadruple bypass on Monday. He's been moved from ICU to a regular cardiac room and I thought pictures of the kids with him on one side, and with grandma on the other, will brighten his hospital room now and can be taken home with him when he is discharged. This has been a rough couple of weeks for our family, his ill health and the surgery have weighed very heavy on our hearts. He came through with flying colors, so we are very grateful.
Anyway, this picture display idea was taken from the front of the current SU! catalog, changed just about all of it, but the idea is the same. I started with chipboard backing from patterned paper and cut it to 6 x 7 and corner rounded the corners. The papers are from my stash and have been corner rounded to fit the chipboard. The stripe is Boho Chic Fancy Free from the Urban Window collection by WeRMemory Keepers, and the other is Backyard "My Journey" Brocade/Brown from Bohemia by My Mind's Eye, other card stock is SU! Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and Neenah Classic Crest Natural White. The rust layer has been scalloped using the corner rounder, the chocolate and natural white have been distressed using Making Memories distressing tool.
Minimal stamping is involved, just the words on both sides. Love from SU!'s Wonderful Words and XOXO from SU!'s Define your Life are stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia, the Build a Brad has 100% True from SU!'s Make it Count stamped in Olive Pastel ColorBox ink so both hopefully will be more fade resistant than regular dye inks. Jumbo eyelets by SU! with brown twill tape tie the 2 panels together so he can prop them up on his side table. The layered pictures and the sentiment layer are up on dimensionals for added interest.
Feel better soon Grandpa!