In 1948, my father was nine years old when my granddad took him to see the summer olympics in London. As the story goes, my father was so moved by the events that he decided then and there that he would one day compete in the Olympic Games. Already a natural athlete, he worked hard and eventually competed internationally in the 400 meter hurdles for Britain. He was to compete in the 1960 games in Rome, but injury prevented him from realizing his dream. He was never bitter and ever thankful for the experiences that he did have.
I used this week’s sketch at Practical Scrappers, but turned it sideways to fit my vision. I knew that I wanted to use pennants for the letters of “PRESS ON” and wasn’t sure how I would make them look as one unit. Ribbon just wasn't the look I wanted. I was really bothered by what to do and then saw the challenge at Frosted Designs to use something from around the house. I think that I was so focussed on what I knew I wanted that I couldn’t see outside of the box on this until I was encouraged to do so. I immediately thought of a wooden skewer and knew that was it! I painted it silver to match the colour scheme of my layout and am so pleased with the results. Thanks Frosted Designs!!
Fantabulous Cricut, where this week’s challenge was to create a masculine project to celebrate dear dad. I will also enter it at The Cuttlebug Spot, where we were encouraged to use embossing on our layouts this week. As well, it will be submitted at Practical Scappers (sketch) and Frosted Designs (use something from around the house).
Happy Father's Day Dad! You were and are a star - in more ways than one. xox