THAT ONE SPECIAL PHOTO
Have you ever had one photo that is so special, you feel that just a scrapbook page is never enough. We all know grandmothers are very special people and mine was no exception….she watered down grape Kool-aid, made hockey pucks instead of hamburgers and wore plaid plants with floral tops but to me, she was the most beautiful person in the world.
I was devastated when she passed away and although it has been many years, I still feel the loss of her in my life. Although my girls were small and got to meet her, I wish that all my children would have gotten the chance to know and love her like I did.
I have one photo that I treasured above all others I have of her…..and I wanted to do something really special with it so I started a project of love. I knew I wanted something to showcase the photo and what better way to do that than with lights. And I knew I wanted a “shabby chic meets victorian” look that would somehow work with lights (not an easy feat my friends I must admit).
But I was very pleased with the end result………..I started with an 8×8 glass block (the kind you can insert a string of lights inside), added a doily on top and a decorated frame with the adored photo inside. I then added a border around the block using punched cardstock and pattern paper. From there, I created a cascade of stickled roses, leaves, and pink pearls down from the frame to the middle of the glass block. I then added another string of floral lights hidden inside the cluster of roses to create a nice glow to them. Now I have the perfect display to showcase that one perfect photo. Thanks for looking!!