Monday, June 23, 2014

Graduation Altered Block for Petaloo

We often think of young adults heading out to face the world upon hearing the word 'graduation', but the young aren't the only ones embarking on new adventures. My mum recently graduated from a program, and is on her way to fullfilling a lifelong dream of working with horses and helping people through Equine-Assisted Therapy. I made this little altered altered block with pretty Petaloo embellishments to mark her success.


The quote "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." is from Eleanor Roosevelt and it's a great reminder for anyone who has ever questioned the validity of their ambitions.


I think those burlap flowers are absolutely charming and reflect the sweet sentimentality of the quote. They help to create a piece that is elegant, yet soft and endearing.


A some wood, paper and pretty Petaloo trims and flowers and easy as pie you create a  heartfelt reminder to pass along to someone you're proud of :)

Textured Elemnets Burlap Blossoms > Ivory 1201-200Fancy Trims > Whites 1910-000Embellishment Brads > Shades of Green 1920-009
Botanica Berry Cluster (leaves) 1105
White acrylic paint
ATB Wood Block
Candlestick Holder
Jolie Gold Floral Scrapbook Paper