Sunday, 1 June 2014

Only Men Allowed 1 - Country View Crafts



One of the very special men in my life was my (step) Dad, I had known him through my teens but my Mum and he married the same year as Ken and I did and he gave me away at our wedding. Sadly we lost him 4 years ago, but I think of him often and have made this special little tribute to him for Father’s day.


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I began by die-cutting and stamping and gathering most of the pieces that I thought I would use and then beginning to make up each individual part of the triptych.


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The main part of each section was cut in chipboard using the cameo frame die and leaving off one of the rounded edges and I also cut the pediments to adhere to the top.


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I cut six pieces of PaperArtsy paper to adhere to the front and back of the frames having painted the edges first with walnut stain distress paint.


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I also covered the pediments with walnut stain distress paint and when dry I dipped them in pumice stone and black to give them a grungy feel. They even look a bit rusty too. I also cut three pediments in more PaperArtsy paper to adhere to the back of them.


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I edited my photos in photoshop elements 12 and then started putting it all together. You can see I added some other bits that weren’t in my original line up, but Dad loved birds, when he left school he was sent to secretarial school by his mother and learnt to type, he was in the police force for most of his life hence the evidence word band and the pen and ink as he had to write his own reports, the arrow and the chevron diecut behind his photo, it just reminded me of his sergeant stripes for some reason, the compass represents him being in the Navy during the war. I added one small photo of Mum and Dad together at their favourite holiday destination – Swanage in Dorset.


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I used hessian at the back to secure the three parts together and tied it up with some hessian ribbon which gives it rather a nice rustic feel to it and I added Tim’s ‘missing you’ sentiment as a tribute to this special man in my life for Father’s Day.


Stamps I used were from Mercantile, Nature Walk and Thankful Silhouettes.





Thanks for stopping by today and welcome to my new followers, it’s lovely to have you join me on my creative journey. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.





hugs Brenda xxx


32 comments:

Joan Heath said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your Dad. Love all the embellishments you have used. It looks so much nicer in 'real life', the photos don't do the colour justice. I'm sure he would have loved it. xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...my gosh, this is such a beautiful tribute to someone you love...And the back is a heartfelt sentiment. So special.
Dot x

Deborah said...

What a wonderful tribute to your (step) Dad, Brenda! By coincidence, my Dad loved birds too and he was in the navy (national service just after the war) which he always said was a brilliant time in his life and left him with an life-long love of the sea.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Brenda, and a nice tribute to your step-father. Valerie

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Brenda, lovely way to remember your Dad. Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful piece Bren, what a great tribute to your step dad!!

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful tribute Brenda, made with love, which really does show - a lovely treasure to keep. Hugs, Anne x

Pops Origami said...

wonderful Tribute Brenda. He must have been an amazing father.

Martina2801 said...

A very magical and delightful creation as a tribute to your dear Dad, Brenda! I'm touched!

butterfly said...

What a great triptych, Brenda - a lovely tribute to your Dad. Great details - love the pen nib/typewriter/ink bottle panel - and the subtle steely grey palette.
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful tribute Brenda. Your painting and inking have combined to give this such an aged appearance, full of masculine beauty. Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

A lovely way to remember your Dad Brenda. love all the details.
Avril xx

Almo said...

What a beautiful tribute to your step dad Brenda. I absolutly love the rusty looking paint effect on your pediments and the lovely photos in the photo film strip. Every side of your triptych tells a lovely personal story you had me welling up with the missing you at the end. Mo x

Von said...

A wonderful tribute Brenda :)
Von ♥

Annie said...

This is a stunning tryptich Brenda. I love the wonderful details/techniques and embellishments. It's easy to see that this was created with love and fond memories

Thank you for sharing
Hugs Annie x

Glennis said...

A lovely tribute, Brenda

Karin said...

what a beautiful tribute to your step dad! Groetjes Karin

Meggymay said...

A wonderful piece and a super tribute to remember your dad.
Yvonne

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
What a great triptych, and what a lovely tribute to a special person.
Your elements look great and connect well throughout the design.
Smiles:)
Sue

Doreen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father,love all the details.xxx

debby4000 said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad.
luv
Debby

Chris Warner said...

A lovely remembrance piece and a tribute to Dad, Bren. He'd have approved of the colour, lol, and the decorative elements are gorgeous. A fab, fab make. Chris xxx

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful tribute to your step dad, it looks gorgeous. \i can see a lot of love went into this too. ~Diane

2amscrapper said...

Hi Brenda! What a wonderful project! I love your design elements.

Crafty Humphreys said...

Such a beautiful project, and a lovely pic of your Dad. Suz xxx

Coco said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your father Brenda, really gorgeous with great details... Hugs, Coco xx

Jools Robertson said...

A beautiful project and tribute, the colour effects are stunning

Jools x

Joanna said...

Beautiful.

hazel said...

A beautiful tribute to your [step] dad Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tribute, Brenda. Such a great photo too - he has a loving face. I really like the embellishments you chose, especially 'evidence'.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tribute, Brenda. Such a great photo too - he has a loving face. I really like the embellishments you chose, especially 'evidence'.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tribute, Brenda. Such a great photo too - he has a loving face. I really like the embellishments you chose, especially 'evidence'.