My son has cerebral palsy and finds it extremely difficult to walk more than a few feet with a walking frame on a good day, but at present as he is waiting to have his baclofen pump (medication that reduces spasms and severe pain in his legs ) revised as the first time round (last July) the tube that delivers the drug in his spine didn't stay where it should have after 3 weeks , but hopefully he won't be waiting too much longer.
Consequently he has a blue badge so we can park in disabled bays and have extra room to get him in and out of the car and he can use his wheelchair to access places.
I made a case for his badge some years ago but it had become a little worse for wear and he said it needed replacing.
I thought something a little more masculine was in order well he is nearly 22 now, so used some craft cork sheeting I bought ages ago but was never quite sure what to use it for. It feels really squidgy and smooth so used this for the outer cover and hinged the two sides with some craft foam in brown.
The inside has 2 windows made from recycled packaging acetate which I scored and folded and stuck to some silver mirri-card so the lips were on the back of the card before I sandwiched them between the card and the cork. I should say the foam was also part of the sandwhich.
My son says the silver card is a bit much as it will reflect when the sun shines on it but I had to have a bit of bling.
I decorated the front of the holder with a die cut from a poppystamps die and a stamped image of a pussy cat coloured with promarkers in colours similar to his cat.
I am loving these Itty bitty bumblebees from memory box so simply had to add one especially as his cat loves to chase bees in the garden when she sees one, I'm sure she will get stung if she ever catches one.
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-
the stamping boutique -masculine
fantasy stampers -in the springtime
eureka -spring is in the air
shopping our stash- for the big and bigger boys
a beautiful mess- anything goes
613 Ave create - anything goes
kraftin kimme march krafty skrappy -anything but a card
crafting with friends - anything goes
2 creative chicks-anything goes
creative craft cottage - anything goes