The challenge this week on Make a Moo or Two is Mothers.
I typed up words which described the wonderful attributes of my Mother & printed this onto paper from the Shabby Princess Shabby Mommy range.
I then dry brushed acrylic paint over the top to soften the background. I used an emery board to distress the edges to remove some of the print & paint.
I tore a couple of strips of the paper & aged them with Distress Ink (antique linen) & added them to each moo. I used a small Sugarloaf Morsel stamp from their Vintage Collection to overstamp the background, using Distress Ink (walnut stain).
The moos were edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain).
I cut out four flowers, using a Woodware paper punch. They were edged with Distress Ink (walnut stain) & using the same ink, I stamped another Morsel image in the middle of each flower. I shaped them with a dry embossing tool & put gold Stickles in the centres.
The images are from photographs of my Great-Grandmothers. They were edged in Distress Ink (walnut stain) & then the image outline faded using a eraser.
I love working with old family photographs & really enjoyed making these. Great theme.