Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tribute to my Grandma

Again several challenges worked well together and this card was created. To begin with, the challenge for Grungy Monday is to use your favorite Tim Holtz products to create a loving tribute to a friend, relative or inspiring person who's passed away. 
 My grandmother was a very special person in my life. She and I had a very special relationship.There were almost 50 years difference in our ages, but age is really only a number. I always say that she was a woman who was way ahead of her time. This card is in tribute to my Grandmother. By coincidence, the challenge at Created by Hand is grandmothers/label dies.
The design of the card is based on the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday. I did rotate the sketch 90 degrees. The background is done using Tim's wrinkle free distress technique. The lower panel is embossed using one of Tim's texture fades. The flower was die cut using one of Tim's dies. The flower center is made using the I-Top Brad Maker. This is actually related to Tim since it was through his 12 Tags of Christmas that I was introduce to the I-Top (and of course, had to have one).
The doily panel was cut from vellum using a Cheery Lynn die. The frame for Grandma's picture was cut using a Spellbinders die. I used my Print Shop program to change the photo to a sepia photo in keeping with the vintage look I was going for. The Three Muses challenge is vintage collage/memories.
Finally, the challenge at Inspiration Emporium is favorite tools. The I-Top Brad Maker is one of the tools I used; however, my favorite, favorite tool is the Vagabond die cut machine which I used for die cutting and dry embossing. I use it for everything I make. 

8 comments:

Chelle said...

lovely! thank you for sharing!!! we appreciate you playing along with the IE Tools Monthly Challenge...the Vagabond is a perfect choice!!!

Robyn said...

lovely tribute
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an amazing tribute to your Grandmother! How lucky you are to have that wonderful relationship with her!!! Wonderful project!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a lovely tribute, Barbara. Love your stacked flowers and how you've framed the sweet photo.

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful tribute to your Grandmother. I thought you had used a real doily. Very lovely.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Barbara, this sweet tribute to your grandmother is absolutely wonderful! The photo is great, and the design is so, so pretty. I love all the texture and the combo of blue and warm gold tones and the sweet, feminine embellishments are perfect for this vintage picture.

Thank you for sharing your memories!

Terry said...

Beautiful tribute to your Grandma! Age is only a number and it is the memories that count! She is lovely and you showed her off beautifully! Have a great week!

Joy said...

What a beautiful tribute!
I, to0, love my vagabond! Thanks for playing!