Monday, February 6, 2017

My Grandson Turns 11

Children grow so fast!  It seems just like yesterday that I was taking the bus about 5 hours from here to look after my daughter after she gave birth to her first child.  He was a big baby, with a big head, and she had had a difficult labor and delivery. She was very sore and this being her first baby she did not know how to care for him.
The baby was a bit bruised from the forceps that had been applied to his head as the doctor literally pulled him out.  Fortunately the damage was only confined to bruising  and he healed well, with no permanent disability.
It's funny what one recalls when children/grandchildren reach milestones like birthdays.

On February 15th, one day after Valentine's Day and one day before my mother, his great grandmother's birthday, Mark was born. How could I forget the time of his birth?  It was 15:15 hours on February 15th. I think the number 15 will have great significance in his life.

On February 15th, Mark turns 11.

After going down memory lane, I sat down and made two birthday cards for him - one will be from me and the other for his uncle to give to him.

This is the card I made from me.

The card base is Island Indigo, layered with first Whisper White and then Island Indigo DSP.  The Whisper White Art Piece is matted with Island Indigo card stock.

The young man in the Art piece is stamped with Black Memento and coloured with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. He is standing on a skate board, and there is a guitar in his hand.
On his Tee shirt are 2 small rectangles cut from Daffodil Delight card stock and are overlapped to form a star.  On the star is penned the number 11. Three other stars punched with the Itty Bitty star punch are randomly adhered to the art piece with glue dots.

Silver tag string is wound 3 times around the art piece and adhered at the back.

Dimensionals are used to adhere the art piece to the card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Custom Tee, Skating By (retired)
Inks: Black Memento, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Island Indigo.
Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Island Indigo DSP, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Blender Pen, Word Window Punch, Modern word Label Punch, Silver tag cord, dimensionals, Itty Bitty star punch

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