"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all mothers have a wonderful day today! Here's a special image for you.

A mother's work is the most important job there is. Do you know how much the "mom job" is worth? According to salary.com, a stay-at-home-mom doing the most popular "mom" functions (janitor, van driver, housekeeper, laundress, CEO, psychologist, daycare center teacher, cook, computer operator and facilities manager) has an average workweek of 96 hours, no time off and no paid vacations. They figured the yearly salary to be worth $122,732.00!!! I'm not sure about you, but I haven't seen any paychecks! Oh, but the rewards are priceless!

Here's another Graphic 45 project I finished this weekend. It's a dollar store masonite plaque which I painted and covered with several of the Fashionista papers. The blue polka dot paper is pleated into a paper ruffle. I inked the chipboard letters and covered with Glossy Accents and added lace and Prima flowers. The flower on the right (see the closeup photo) was made with several layers of sewing pattern tissue cut into flower shapes (see a tutorial by Lisa Pace). I didn't have the Sizzix die she used so I just cut the shapes freehand. I also used a decorative brad in the center instead of a button. The leaf was made with two pieces of book text pages cut into a leaf shape and glued together. Then it was crumpled and inked and Stickled lightly. This will be going in my art room so I can enjoy these papers daily!

Again, Happy Mother's Day!!


Robin said...

This is a wonderful piece Susan! I love the colors and all the details.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Great project .... love the combos you used ..... Linda F

Nancy said...

I love this project too and so glad you shared the flower with us! Beautiful!