Thursday, 7 January 2010

Name Plaques

Unfortunately my Dad has had to go into a home to be cared for. Luckily Mum has found a lovely caring home & visits every day. We noticed that some of the residents had names on their room doors so I made name plaques for Dad & his room mate Frank.

Mum, hubby & I had a trip out to Mornington to Paper2 to gather a few supplies to play with. Hubby was rewarded for being patient & watching the cricket on the TV on the sofa provided in store to keep the menfolk happily occupied, by being taken to the beach for a swim - much needed on a lovely sunny day :-)

The letters were plain chipboard which I covered with paper, sanded the edges & used prismacolour pens round the edges & to do the faux stitching.

The bird is a clear stamp from We are Memory Keepers & I decoupaged it. The house & it's door & windows & chimney I cut freehand. I also cut the grass strip freehand. Frank's letters I used brown prismacolour pens round the edge to give a distressed look & make the letters stand out.


Hazel said...

Awwww that's some very special crafting made with lots of love and care. Sorry to hear that your dad has had to go into care (my dad spent his last years in a nursing home) - hugs x

maddy hill said...

what a great idea Rach ! i bet your dad and his room mate had the snazzest plaques ! fab work rach xx

now dont get too hot there will ya !

we are only calf deep in snow here !

love maddy

Linda Elbourne said...

A great idea ... they are both wonderful!

Rachel said...

Thanks everyone - I enjoyed doing them :-)

Karen said...

Bet your dad loves this plaque Rachel, what smashing work and what a great idea!!! xxx