Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3 - Word Art

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for Paper Makeup Stamps new release. We have a sailing theme going on, and since my dad was a sailor in the Navy during WWII, I knew I wanted to incorporate him into this release. I chose a great wordart to pair up with my dad's navy picture.I remember when I was about 10, my parents got me a globe for Christmas, and my dad and I sat on the couch and he showed me where he traveled in the Navy. Right before the US dropped the bomb on Japan, his ship was given orders to travel from India to south of Australia (closer to Antarctica). They were heading for Japan and took this route to dodge the Japanese submarines. Thankfully, he never had to go there and went home shortly thereafter. I'll never forget that night on the couch, and I'm so thankful for that evening because I have a piece of information that I wouldn't have known otherwise. So I made this in honor of him and because I've always loved this picture of him. He was about 20 or 21 years of age here.

I scanned the picture and printed it out to the size I needed. Then I used River Rock because I saw some green hues in the picture. The wordart was stamped in memento tuxedo black ink and cut and embossed with a nestie. I then swirled some River Rock ink on the sentiment. The corner punch was great to keep my twine in place, and I added the silver beads on the side to mimic the frame the picture was in. (It's one of those cardboard frames that the picture is permanently mounted in.)

You should stop by the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see what the other girls have done. There are some really great sentiments/wordart to see. Don't forget about our blog hop all day tomorrow and our release party in the PMS forum at 8:00 p.m. CST. There will be contests and games to be played and prizes to be given out. Hope to see you there! Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for letting me reminisce about my dad!

Stamps: Wordart (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, river rock, River Rock dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, river rock
Accessories: Nesties, twine, silver pearls, dimensionals


Cheryl said...

This is just beautiful, as is your story of your father! What a presious treasure!
The river rock, frame and sentiment panel are all a wonderful compliment to your picture!

Michelle VP said...

What a great way to honor your dad. :)

Davi said...

What a wonderful creation and tribute to you dad. Those who serve certainly deserve such recognition. I love the colors and the shading on your sentiment all the embellishments are just perfect!!

Kim said...

Oh Lisa, this is just remarkable - how sweet!!!!

Maria said...

I had the pleasure of knowing Lisa's Dad for many years. He was a wonderful and kind man. This is a beautiful tribute, Lisa!!


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