I was so excited when I saw the papers for the Club Scrap Navigation Kit - it has a lovely vintage Nautical theme! Since both of my parents and my maternal grandpa were all in the Navy I knew this was the perfect time to honor their service to our country.
I wanted to create a trio of canvases that looked good together as a grouping so I started out by spraying each canvas with blue and green walnut spray ink then added a sprinkle of walnut crystals here and there. You will also notice I used a thin gold string and small Dew Drops as embellishments on all of the canvases. I used the dark chocolate map for the background then added torn pieces of the book pattern paper and distressed most all of the edges to help the uniformity.
I made a canvas for each person - the first is my grandpa. Awesome photo huh?
I used three strands of jute to create this knot for beside the photo. I chose this particular quote for him because I don't ever remember my grandpa being afraid of anything but always funny and happy. Of course that was from a child's perspective....
Next up is my Mom...
Look at that attitude - she still has it!
I chose this "cut-a-part" for my Mom's canvas because she met my Dad while they were in the Navy - stationed at Memphis I believe. It led her on quite the journey to where she is today.
Finally my Dad - his canvas is the largest because I had the most photos of him. I wanted to go all out and incorporate lots of layers and elements which also relates back to the sentiment for this canvas... "The best things in life are the People you LOVE, the places you've SEEN and the memories you've MADE along the way." Seems so appropriate for him and his time in the Navy/Life.
The bottom photo is the crew he lived/worked with on his ship.
I stamped a few of the stamp images multiple times and paper pieced them back together for a more dimensional look.
This anchor charm holds a photo of my Mom while she was in the Navy
since that's where they met.
I wanted lots of texture so I used a piece of torn pizza box cardboard behind the photos. I also used some of the same jute from my grandpa's canvas to hold the anchor charm with the picture of my Mom.
and here are all three canvases together.
I hope you've enjoyed this very personal bit of art using the Nautical kit...
It was a pleasure to make them and share it with you.
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