What I decided to do was a Father's Day Pennant in memory of my father. You may remember I did a memory lamp for my mother for Mother's Day.
I found the idea for the pennant on the Maya Road Design Team blog and thought that would be a nice idea for something to display for Father's Day this year. Don't panic by the way, its not until June 20th!
To make it I started off with a cork tablemat (charity shop find) which I cut into the triangular shape. I found some brown wrapping paper in the recycling bin which was nicely crumpled already and I distressed it further with brown distress ink on the edges and on the creases and stuck it down onto the cork mat. Then I made some holes for the gold chain that I will hang it up with. I put washers around the holes. I then stuck down some buttons and made up the flowers with a button in the centre.
My father owned his own garage business so I thought it was fitting to add some found nuts, bolts and washers onto this pennant. I added some diecut frames which I added the details and photos to and finished off with a few little embellishments and some handrawn lettering.
You could make one of these yourself for a Father's day present/decoration, it doesn't have to be an 'In Memory' one.
EDITED: In the daytime, artwork can look quite different to how it is at night. When I looked at this work that I did last night I decided it was a little drab, so I've added some more white buttons - and I added a gear stamp to the background:
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I'm also very excited because the postie brought the book I ordered:
On Creative Flourishes you will find examples of my photography, mixed media artwork, cardmaking and general art & craft making. Hopefully I will inspire others (as others inspire me) to get creating too! I also include snippets of my family life with my husband and my two boys, aged 17 and 14.