It's so hard to believe that Easter week is here already... especially since there is still snow on the ground where I live.
Today I am sharing one of my favorite Easter family keepsakes - a four panel wall hanging that I made for Karen Foster Design a few years ago. I have tried to re-edit the original photos to make them a bit less dark and grainy... they still aren't great, but it's amazing what a difference editing can make.
The base of each panel is chipboard, covered by cardstock, which is topped with patterned paper. The letters were cut using a Silhouette. Each letter was cut multiple times and each layer was glued together to create the appearance that it is made out of something more substantial than cardstock, like chipboard. The top layer was covered in glitter. I wish Glitter Dust had been invented back then, because it would have been perfect for this.
I love the way photos can bring back memories - I remember that my nieces were so adorable in their pretty Easter dresses and that it was a beautiful, warm spring day. There aren't any photos of my boys or nephew because at this point they had already changed out of their church clothes and were playing baseball in the yard.
The panels were attached to each other using Loopy Brads and ribbon.
The eggs were cut from patterned papers and then a bit of trim was added to the center.
The glitter is difficult to see (especially since these photos were taken in less than ideal lighting), but this photo shows it pretty well.
The bottom layer of cardstock I used to cut the letters was pink... it adds a thin pink shadow behind each letter.
The bottom piece is a doily that was inked and cut in half. It's attached using brads that were painted a soft yellow. The brad at the bottom keeps the doily from curling up.
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