Sunday, June 15, 2008

True Working Boy Inspiration

I've been quite busy making LOs left and right but haven't found the time to finish the journals. It's usually the journal that takes me a while to do. As of last count, I finished 6 so far and I hope to finish at least 8-9 by month's end.

Here is one LO I have done for Lasting Impression's Karen Foster Challenge. I decided to make a LO of my father to coincide with Father's Day.

I didn't intend to do it, but this LO is similar to the To Galo LO because of the color, and the use of the En Francais stamp. I am having difficulty with the stamp because it is supposed to be the widest script stamp available. Unfortunately, whenever I stamp onto any flat surface, a big part of the stamp's middle doesn't print. This is such a hassle because it limits printable areas. I would have wanted to stamp big areas of the cs for this one.

Hidden journal has 2 components: the synonym index card and the handwritten journal card. The synonym index card reads: Dd DETERMINED. adjective. Synonyms: decided, bent-on, decisive, intent, resolute, resolved, set, settled. See: earnest, purposeful, serious, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering, solid, firm, focused.

The handwritten journal reads: Life's Directions. The years after WW2 were lean and budgets were tight. As a school boy, my dad made ends meet by selling rubber bands, erasers, pens and pencils to his classmates. With extra money saved, he bought his mom the reddest lipstick for her birthday. His hard work, perseverance and learned lessons on money paid off. My dad carried these virtues all throughout his life. He was a true working boy.

Materials: Karen Foster metal alpha charms, KF Nickel Hierlooms1, KF School Clip, KF Mini-Screw Brads, KF Retro Resin, Bazzill yellow ochre cs, Fancy Pants About a Boy, Autumn Leaves Index Synonym Tabs, Cosmo Cricket Souvenir Journaling Card, Rhonna Farrer Keywords RubOns, Tsukineko Walnut Ink, Around the Block antiquing tool ink, Brilliance Moonlight White, Carolina's lace, miscellaneous ribbon. Others: Stampin' Up En Francais, Prima Dreamer Stamps.

Techniques used: stamping on paper and on ribbon, masking, inking edges of cs with walnut ink.


Benga said...

As always your LOs are breathtaking, I really adore your vintage style, sana tlga makagawa ako ng ganyan one of these days =)

dinah said...

hi candy! great great LO! buti ka pa nakagawa. i was planning to make one of my dad also. shoe shine boy naman sya before....