November 17, 2009

Ednie Family Plaque for OCC Inspiration/Sketch Challenge

Another OCC challenge! I totally loved this one at first sight! I am super into vintage postcards which what I thought of first! I’m not sure if this one is being evaluated for the Design Team but why not play anyway? Especially when it is fun!

ednie family plaque

I’ve been wanting to make some sort of home dec item for ages but never quite figured out what I wanted to do. I started with the postcard, sized to accommodate the PostCard stamp and the postmarks. It was already 3x5 and I wondered how large my card would have to be to balance it out! Next thing I knew, I was knee-deep in my alterables drawer and I pulled out an artist canvas, maybe 6x8’?

Click the sketch for the link.

Isn’t this paper gorgeous? It is from an Organic Stack and for the life of me, I can’t remember who makes it! Yep, I am too lazy to get up to check, I’ll hopefully remember to add it later! Come one, it is after midnight!

ednie family plaque closeup2

The lettering is all done with JustRite Stampers, both Trompe Script and Times. The photo doesn’t do justice to the GORGEOUS printed brown satin ribbon I have hoarded for years. I finally have a fabulous place to use it! In case you are wondering, this is a wall hanging so the ribbon and bow you see flopped over the top are for the hanger. I took it down to photograph it because the wall colour is ugly and the light sucks. In the day light, it looks fabulous though.

ednie family plaque closeup1

Enjoy, Rebecca

JustRite Stamps-font, key, postcard, postmarks-unknown, Flourish-SU!
Ink: chocolate chip, riding hood red-SU!, memento brown, Distress Frayed Burlap
Paper: DP-? stack, vanilla-Taylored Expressions, Gold shimmer-SU!
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, artist canvas-dollar store, metal plaque-Making Memories, ribbon-MasterStroke ribbon, lace-vintage from stash, sage marker-SU!, silk ribbon 1 1/4 and 1/8”-May Arts, flower-stash, gold EP-SU!


Cassie said...

this is such a beautiful piece! i love those plaques and stuff you see with the family name and "est." date! and the quote is one of my favorites!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so totally gorgeous - I am drooling. I would love to have something like that to hang on my wall! What a wonderful job you did on the post chard challenge!! So happy you could play along with us this week at the OCC.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Rebecca your post card is stunning! LOVE the elegant colors and detail - WOW!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous creation! So many fabulous details!