Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

The Challenge
I saw a fun and timely challenge on Imaginisce's blog and decided to participate. I was going to make a framed picture for my Dad for Father's Day anyway, so I decided used their challenge for the inspiration. The challenge rules are as follows:

1.  Use the sketch as inspiration for your project (i.e. card, layout, mini book cover, etc)
2.  THEME: Father
3.  Use the color BROWN
4.  Use some kind of recycled product on your project.

Here is my take:

The Rules
1. Sketch - I used Imaginisce's sketch for my layout design. The center of my frame was only around 5 x 5." As there wasn't a lot of room to play around with, I basically stuck to the sketch. I did eliminate the circular journaling block to save some space, and replaced one smaller photo with a title block.

2. Theme - Last December, I went to a Colonial themed  Christmas celebration at Riley's Farm and I just love this photo of my Dad taken by lantern light. I imagine him to be reporting, "The British are coming!" I chose photos from this night for my Father's Day frame. 

3. Color - I used a former fall collection, "Happy Harvest" since the colors matched so well with my antiqued photos. It also contains a lot of brown which is rule #3. 

4. Recycle - I purchased a stack of clear, plastic plates on clearance at Target. I thought they would make a nice base for the photos and the frame looks like it is made out of glass. 

I didn't know if that would count as a recycled object as it wasn't a used plate so I added some hearts I punched from cork from a disposable coffee cup holder. 

It was relatively quick to make and is a nice alternative to the traditionally framed photo. I sent this off to my Dad in Taiwan so I hope it arrives unscathed. I wish you all a happy Father's Day.

I'm also entering this in:
Simon Says Stamp! - Masculine/Father challenge
Belli Blog - #171 Father's Day
Stamp 'n' Doodle - Father's Day/Male
Stampin' Royalty - #179 Man up

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Becky said...

This came out very nice! Very creative recycled items. :)

Pam W. said...

This is adorable!

Leslie said...

What a great page and use of the sketch. Those pics are so fun and I love how you used the plates to frame it out. Great gift.

Kimberly Kett said...

Fun photo's and I love your take on the sketch!

Melissa Bove said...

This is wonderful! Love the pics!! Looks like a lot of fun!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!


Unknown said...

That's a very nice Manly father's day card! Definitely have the chance to win the challenge. Goodluck!
You may probably get interested with some fathers day poems for cards too.

Cheers and Hugs xxxx

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

This is awesome!! I love those photos and using a plate for the base... What a great idea. So glad you joined us at Imaginisce this month in our latest challenge.

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