Thanks for stopping by today. Apologies for no postings over the weekend - it was such fine, warm weather that we made the most of it with the kids and managed to get out and about. Good thing too as we woke up to snow this morning and most of the day - knew the fine weather was just a tease! :(
Well, I was asked to make my son's Gr.5 teacher a farewell card and this is what I did. I decided to make a more permanent gift on a basic white canvas which I thought we would all sign. She is one amazing, incredible and gifted teacher and I am SO sad to see her go. She was covering a mat-leave and we are all so devastated to see her leave our child's classroom. Her motto throughout the year has been "Be the Change" so I thought what was more perfect than a butterfly! And this verse speaks every word of what we feel in our hearts for her. I cried every minute I made this (still crying as I write this) and I just hope she can feel the huge amount of love that went into making this for her!
The stamps are from Heather's Stamping Haven line from The Stamp Barn and I coloured the butterfly with tombow markers. I sponged the edge of the white watercolour paper with pink chalk ink to take away the starkness of the white. The scrapbooking paper is from stash and I used Prima flowers and my new MS butterfly punch to add the butterflies to the flowers. Three pearl brads and the crochet lace add the finishing touches.
Thanks for taking the time to read my *sob* story today and for any comments you may leave. And for any of you who are teachers out there, I so admire you and can't thank you enough for the fabulous job you do with our children!
Have a wonderful Monday!