Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shiny Stuff Dad.

Here I am again. Once again playing with shiny stuff. Fired up from last week I wanted to work around another old photo.
This time, I chose a photo of my Dad, taken with his little brother. He had a twin also,
but, he went to live with his Grandparents when they were very young and I don't have any photos of them together!


I began with a PA 8x8 canvas, and had been inspired the same day by a tag that Alison...craftytrog, had posted. I glued down some TH musical notes tissue, making sure that it was crumpled. added fresco paint, Dusty Teal, sprayed and rubbed in and Distress ink dabber in vintage photo, also sprayed with water and blended.
Next, played with embossing folders on different card, shiny, dull and Kraft Waxed. I alcohol inked some and Treasure Gilded others.


I began chopping and arranging and tearing and sorting, adding ribbon, changing things around, adding metal embellies. I decided to find a few more pics and embed them into Glossy accents in bottle tops.
I added some bits and bobs to the sides of the canvas for added interest and finished it off with a verse from a poem..."An hour with thee!" Oh, how precious would an hour with a departed loved one be! My Dad died in 1977, when I was 27 and expecting my first child and I miss him very much!









22 comments:

  1. A beautiful memory shared with us Hazel. Loving all the textures, colour palette and bling on your canvas, as always your creations are from your heArT and so inspirational:-) xxx

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  2. What a beautiful, poignant tribute to your Dad, Hazel! Lots of lovely details to enjoy and I especially like the extra little photos in the bottle tops and the poem.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. Stunning. A work of art & a family treasure from now on.

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  4. Looks fabulous and what a great tribute to your dad - lovely xx

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  5. What a very early age to lose your Dad, and at such a time too - but you have created a wonderful tribute to him. it looks fabulous.

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  6. What a great idea to use those wonderful photos Hazel. This is a fabulous piece of art, and I'm glad to have provided a little inspiration for it.
    Alison xox

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  7. Brilliant canvas Hazel, wonderful family treasure with beautiful vintage textures. Great use of metal plates. This is one of favorite in your works. xxx

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  8. Oh Hazel, this is just lovely. A wonderful canvas to display your dads photo. I love the little bottle cap photos, they are just perfect for this piece. Claire x

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  9. I LOVE your canvas! Spied it on Paper Artsy and just had to come in for a closer look! So happy I did!

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  10. Another fantastic family piece to treasure xx

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  11. Oh Hazel, I must admit your words made me cry a little. Your canvas is beautiful and a lovely tribute to your Dad xx

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  12. Wonderful wonderful, Hazel! A beautiful tribute to your much-missed Dad (what a great photo, beautifully framed)... the colours are great, and all those metallic textured pieces work so well. I love the tissue paper background and the added bottle top portraits. Altogether wonderful.
    Alison xx

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  13. Very nice hazel, love the rusty colours with the teal blue. Great photos too, a real keepsake.

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  14. I love the colour palette of this canvas, Hazel and how you used the sides of the canvas too - I really love that. The photos in the bottle tops are such a lovely touch and the poem was so moving it made me cry. This is a lovely piece of art. Every part of it is beautiful and I gazed and gazed at every detail. Thank you for sharing something so precious. xxx

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  15. Really like your canvas, great detail and layout. I love that verse, so poignant. I lost my dad nigh on 4 years ago and I miss him so much.

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  16. Back again, with another wonderful project!

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  17. What a beautiful piece of art you've created full of Love and more!
    Everything about it is special.
    I miss my mother and father so very much.
    oxo

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  18. thats totally perfect and what a wonderful wonderful way to remember your dad - its excellent!

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  19. oh I adore all your shiny backgrounds, you could chop up the leftovers to make another BG....hang on...I am 2 weeks behind blog hopping here...I wonder if you have done that already....if not there's still a week!

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