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Tuesday 25 May 2010

Father's Day Memory Pennant

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:
Canvas Remix by Alisa Burke
Check out her fab blog here!

See you tomorrow,


Kandi said...

What a beautiful idea Nicky. You did give me a bit of a start I thought it was this coming Sunday and had a mini panic :)
Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I hadn't realised you and I were so alike.
Kandi xx

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Beautiful pennant and what a nice way to pay tribute to your father. I love the gear stamps you added -- what a nice touch!

I'm off to check out the book you just got... looks sooooo interesting!!

Kelly said...

I was very intrigued by that book, there were so many wonderful ideas!

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