Friday, May 9, 2014

Helmar DT post

 ...sigh.....some posts are harder than others, not because of the project itself but what you are thinking about while creating it. In this case it's about my mom, I was asked to do a Mother's day project but my mom passed away in 1999 so I was trying to come up with something to remember her by. You can hop over to the Helmar blog to read about it and the poem that goes with this project.

I used 2 different Frosted Design kits to create the painted mirror for the base of my project. I began with the Moment in Times kit ( the Silks Acrylic Glaze - African Jade ) as the first layer. Next I used the Glimmer Glaze - Paradise Pink from the Simply Sweet kit letting the first layer peek through. The last step was using the Viva Paper Pen - Cream over everything, which gave it a lovely enameled appearance. The flowers and lace also came from the Simply Sweet kit and the  KaiserCraft Rub-On word treasure and the paper also are from the Moment in Times kit. 


On the other hand, there were some great funny memories and talking to my mom going on in my head and how she would have loved me being on a glue design team. Not just because of the free products we get and yes, she would have loved that part, but also because my mom was notorious for gluing everything! We use to tease her about it; and she only had Elmers, a hot glue gun and Super Glue! Ahhh, she would have been deliriously happy with all the glues I have at my fingertips, there is no telling what she would have done with them all!

Here's to you mom!
Happy Mother's Day

9 comments:

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, a lovely post and project today. I dread being asked to make Mother's Day cards since I lost my Mum in 2007 - she was my biggest fan and I just loved making cards and gifts for her..I am off to Helmar to read the poem, hugs Carole Z XX

Cathi ONeill said...

Beautiful project Sandy and what a great way to remember your mom!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Love this project! Great memories! Your mom would indeed be proud! Gotta find something to glue myself now! Tyvm for the inspiration!

Vicki said...

Such wonderful memories while you were working on this piece I am sure. You did a fantastic job. What a great way to honor your Mom on Mothers day. You turned one of her treasures into your own. Hugs my friend. Happy Bear Day

Marion Armitage said...

Absolutely beautiful card and a beautiful tribute to your Mom.
Your inspiration is appreciated. Happy Bear day as a well.

Barb Craft said...

Gorgeous project Sandee! I love the way you used the different parts of the various kits! Loved your glue story too! Your mother would be proud of you!

Brandi Matos said...

Fabulous as always Sandee!!! LOVE your work :-)

Gita said...

Gorgeous mirror!! Yes, I'm sure your mom would've been able to find all sorts of stuff to glue, etc with all you have. :-)