If this is your first time joining us or you would like to review all the challenge rules, please head on over to Linda Ledbetter's site (our fabulous hostess) to familiarize yourself with the rules. This week's challenge (Number 12, can you believe it?) is sponsored by the generous folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Tim and Mario also have yet another wonderful prize waiting for the winner of this challenge!
Here is my project:
I didn't want to detract from the photo too much by getting carried away with embellishments, so I used a minimal number which I think accented the photo just right. I started by placing two strips of scalloped trim from Tim's Industrious Stickers, Frames and Trims set on the top and bottom of the photo. I then added some Tissue Tape - Elements to one side of the card (I love this one as it reminded me a bit of a growth chart).
I spelled out M O M with Tim's Alpha Tiles Chipboard Letters tiles and adhered them directly to the photo. The final embellishment was the lovely metal rose and leaf from the Idea-ology Adornments Nature. I used Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress Paints to add color. The last touch to the photo itself was to dye thin fiber with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint, tie a small bow and adhere at the top of the letter "O". Here is a close up:
Lastly, I used one of my all time favorite Idea-ology accents, a word band on the bottom of the card that says " Know in Your Heart that You are Loved. Before adhering it to the card, I threaded through some Crinkle Ribbon which I had previously dyed with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint. I was so thrilled that I could match the color I used in the bench my mother is sitting on with the rose, the fiber bow and the crinkle ribbon! What fun!
The stamp I used as part of the tinting technique is from Stamper's Anonymous. I think it fits perfectly and is a wonderful reminder to never stop playing!
I hope my project will inspire all of you to pull out those vintage photos of your family or look for "found" relatives to incorporate into your artwork. All of us at the Curiosity Crew look forward to seeing all your beautiful and inspirational pieces!