Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jan's Tray

A few months ago a member of our church died suddenly. Jan was well loved and in charge of many things at church. One thing she did was to head up the social committee. She kept a well stocked cupboard of many of the supplies that were needed to host luncheons and such at the church. I was asked to make something to indicate that it was Jan's cupboard in memory of her. This is what I came up with.
I have had this tray for probably 30 years. I got it to put a cross stitch picture in but never got to it. So now it finally has a purpose. It really is a wonder that I saved it when I moved. It will now hang on the door of the cupboard.
Here is a picture of the scene before it was put under glass.
The words were done in Word Art in Microsoft Word. The letters are colored with R29, R27, and R24 copics. The butterflies and swirls are made with memory box die cuts. The swirls had parts cut off to make them fit in this space. The gold paper was on clearance at JoAnn's. The roses were stamped using a Penny Black stamp. The stamp was colored with Zig Memory Brushables markers. The markers have two colors on each marker. The leaves were done with the two colors of green but the roses were done just in the dark red. Jan loved red and white roses. Here is a close-up of the roses.
A sheet of scor-tape was adhered to white card stock and then Elizabeth's Silk Microfine Warm Diamond Glitter was burnished over top. Then the stamp was stamped on top of the glitter paper. I cut out the four roses and mounted them on the plain card stock. The damask dp is by Bazzill Basics and the dotted dp is from BoBunny. I had bought some ribbon to make a bow for this project. When I went to grab it I found I had some ribbon just like it with the bow already made. I really think God already knew what this project was going to be long before I started it.

When I went to start this project I was going to use a rose bud stamp I already had but it was too brittle to make a good image anymore. Wonder why some stamps get like that. Anyway I went to my local stamp store to buy a new stamp expecting to spend $10-$12 and came out with almost $40 of supplies for this project. lol.

I am glad Jan is with the Lord now but she is certainly missed by those of us left behind.


Sparkly Engineer said...

What a beautiful memorial piece and so perfect for your friend.

thinkscrap said...

This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to her.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, turned out gorgeous. She would have adored it.