Sunday, May 22, 2011

Teacher Appreciation 1 & Wee Memories #57

It's that time of the year, schools are closing out preparing for the new school year and offering teachers a much needed break!  With that comes gifts to those individuals who spent so much time with our little ones, and hopefully in some small way, conveying what an important role they played in their lives, and ours. 

My daughter has two class teachers and I decided to make each one a wall hanging using some stamping and shadow boxes. Nothing too fancy, I used their favourite colours in the hope that they will actually make use of the gift someone in their homes!  I will post both on different posts as I want to link them up to the current Wee Memories "Stamp It" challenge sponsored by Market Street Stamps.

Here is the gift for Ms.Suma who is quite shy and reserved and whose favourite colour is red!

This is the best picture I could get, I had such difficulty with the reflection back onto the glass front!  Hopefully Lisa Spangler will address this in her tutorials that she is very generously having over on her blog HERE.

The papers are by DCWV and the stamps are from Darkrrom Door.  I simply stamped the three flowers using versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and then inked up the backgrounds with some Worn Lipstick and then Fired Brick distress ink.  I then used a "splatter" stamp from Tim Holtz with some Vintage Photo and also inked up the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I really like the outcome and wouldn't mind hanging something like that on my wall.  I also made a matching card.

I used a Kraft card base and a Sizzix die for the botton section.  The sentiment, "Thank You" is stamped on the inside. 

This was the easy gift to put together.  You will see the next one tomorrow!

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh gosh, Brenda! Gorgeous project and card and especially since you used her favorite color, it is sure to be appreciated and loved so much! How thoughtful of you!

Emily Leiphart said...

OOhhh, Brenda, the framed art and matching card are both amazing! I love your combination of stamps, papers and colours. If Ms. Suma happens not to love this gift, you can send it to me! ;)

Lisa said...

Can't say enough aout this project, Brenda!! It's absolutely AMAZING, especially IRL, in every way and the photo does not begin to do it justice. The color scheme is fab, the distressing is delicious and the stamping/embossing is beyond words- I hope Ms. Suma appreciates the time & love that went into this- WOW! Lucky lady for sure - what a special, one of a kind gift!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Ms. Suma is going to LOVE this wall hanging! So thoughtful of you to make something using her FAV color red! And your card, Brenda, is just PERFECT to go along with this gift! WOW!

walchowDesign said...

Love the red that you've chosen with the matching kraft! Beautiful white embossed flowers on the 3 panels, Brenda!

Dawn said...

Great idea Brenda. I would love to be the recipient of these lovely gifts. I'm sure the teacher will love it too.

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! She's going to be blown away when she sees the frame & matching card. You have outdone yourself!

AnitaRex said...

Wow I love this frame! It's my favorite of them two to be honest! I love the colors, the stamps and your design! BTW I laughed sooo hard at your comment on my blog regarding the cutting of hair and cardstock, I think hair is worse! :> I've told my daughter if she ever cuts her hair I will take away her scissors for good!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeousness! beautiful rich colors and designs. amazing work as always, Brenda!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, nothying too fancy?? Shup up, this is GORGEOUS!! You really make me want to sit down an make something like this myself!
Thanks for playing along with the Wee Memories challenge :)

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the Hoot at Wee Memories!! Gorgeous card it is, Brenda!

Lai-Yoke said...

Congrats on the Hoot Hoot at Wee Memories, Brenda!