Happy Retirement!

Miss Ten’s teacher is retiring at the end of this school year and as she was such a fabulous teacher to both my children, I wanted to do something a little special for her.

Initially I was going to create one of those Crayola-Letters that are all the rage over Pinterest at the moment. I had dozens of them printed off but as the time drew closer to commence work, I felt if I could find so many instructions so easily, they couldn’t be that special anymore. So back to the drawing-board and back to what I know best. Collage work I guess you might call it.

Happy Retirement

It’s a shame I hadn’t appreciated at the time how bad the lighting is but at least I have a photo! This collage has been created on a 12″x12″ sheet of DSP then was framed in a 12″x12″ shadow box. It did look even nicer in the shadow box I do admit but because of the glass it made for lousy photos. Talk about being in a no-win situation yesterday!

Happy Retirement - Photo Strips

Some of these embellishments I have had for ages, waiting for the “right” moment, and here it was. I couldn’t believe all the bits and pieces and I had tucked away in my stash!

Happy Retirement - Frame

The quote I found on the web then found the right font and color before sizing it for the frame that I’d hand-sponged with an assortment of inks until I was happy with the shade.

 Then just to prove the letter “K” I’d used wasn’t just some random letter I’d bought, I used the negative space that was left behind on the DSP for the card. You know me, waste no want not!

Thank You Mrs K

Wishing you all the best Mrs K – here’s hoping you have more time now to create!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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