Funny how things go.Sometimes you never intend on going down a path, but feelings or events seems to take your hand and lead the way. Let me tell you what I mean.
The 30th of April is my mother’s birthday, something that has been on my mind all week. She has been gone for 20 years now. Seems unimaginable to be without her beautiful smile, her chatty nature, and her kind heart for so very long. I have a hard time remembering her voice now, but I do know I will recognize it when we meet again.
Today I was working on a project to share and was almost done, when I got some news that a good friend of mine’s father in law passed away. In my sentimental state of mind the entire theme and feeling of the project changed (for the better) and I was able to create a piece that evokes the memories of my mother and the passing of a loved one. The “thread” between the two places is so very thin that sometimes I think we can catch glimpses of their hand in our lives.
Follow along and I’ll show you the elements that make this piece complete.
I bought this little balsa wood house at Joann Crafts. It measures about 5 x 7”.
Tim created a new cardstock that was released at CHA and is now in stores. The cardstock is metallic on one side and kraft on the other. The pad has copper, gold, and silver, which is what I’m going to use today.
side note: the metallic cardstock also comes in pre-folded cards with envelopes for all you card makers out there!
I cut 4 pieces for the sides of the house and ran them through my Vagabond machine using the "Tiles" texture fade. The Texture Folder worked perfectly. It may be hard to see in this shot, but in person they look just like metal.
I filled the bottom of the box with some cheesecloth before adding the pieces I had created. Once everything was in place, I added the small spool of thread that had been sitting on my display shelf (been saving that spool because of the size and color).
now carry on,