I've just dropped off a wee raffle donation for a charity event that's happening in Livingston this weekend. It is in aid of Jak's Den, set up in memory of Jak Trueman, an inspiring young teenager who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He passed away earlier this year but had a dream to create a centre for young cancer patients and those suffering from other life limiting illnesses and their families.
TeamJak have been raising money to make this dream come true. Check out their website, teamjak.co.uk
There are so many wonderful prizes available in the raffles and I hope the winner of the frame likes it as much as I do.
This was created using some plain wooden letters from Hobbycraft which were covered in a beautiful vintage style spotty paper. I drew around the letters on the reverse of the paper then cut each out. I glued each paper letter onto the respective wood letter and, after it was dry, filed the edges to give a neat finish. Each letter was sealed with PVA.
I did the same for each of the wooden hearts then used a small stencil to emboss an arc in silver. I then glued some small paper flowers to each of the hearts in an arc shape below the embossing. I glued the hearts together at an angle and attached a small heart charm to the back, letting it hang down slightly.
The heart banner at the bottom was among some die cut shapes a friend gave me. I glued a pearl on every second heart then added two fabric hearts to the top right and bottom left of the frame. The fabric flowers were from Hobbycraft.
The last thing to do was to glue everything in place within the frame. Almost forgot...I used a white fabric backing because I wanted the hearts to really stand out but the white fabric does have a beautiful slightly raised pattern on it which you can see much clearer in close up.
I wish all involved the best of luck and I hope they raise enough to help make Jak's wishes come true.