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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Mum's the Word

'Mum's the Word'  is the new challenge a Try it on Tuesday for this fortnight, so there's lots of ideas for this one - Mother's Day, quotes for Mothers/Families and I'm sure you can think of a few more.

I've been going through old family photos lately and I've got some lovely photos of my Mum so I thought I'd do something using one, I think she must have been about 18 in this one.

I've used a box frame that I'd had for ages,  I used embossing paste through the TH Flourish stencil and when it was dry I painted with Brushed Pewter Distress paint, and then when that was dry I painted over with Black Soot paint and rubbed that off before it was dry.

I used embossing paste with the TH Rose stencil with paste  when dry, I used Tattered Rose and Antique Linen DIs to colour the backing piece.   I did think about a darker vintage colour but as my Mum never wore dark colours, I kept to that theme.  I reapplied the stencil and coloured the roses with Oxides.  I also stamped the TH Linen Background and some extra rose stencilling with Antique Linen.

I've used bits of ephemera underneath the photo, although some have ended up being hidden, and added a calendar for April, her birthday month.  Lots of flowers were added as my Mum and Dad were very keen gardeners.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Well, I'm pleased to say the snow is disappearing fast, and life is getting back to normal.  It's lovely to see the Snowdrops and Spring bulbs again, all we need now is some sunshine!

Have a great day,
Avril xx


Marjut said...

So beautiful!

Rosie said...

Sooo wonderful

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous photo of your Mum and a lovely creation. It's warming up here, too. Hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

So gorgeous Avril, lovely post. Sent you an email.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your stencilled frame painted in that luscious pewter looks amazing Avril setting the perfect scene for your beautiful Mum's photograph.
How lovely it is to have this openly displayed and not shut away in a box or album. Thank you for sharing this treasure.
Creative Wishes Tracey xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your box frame is amazing! You have arranged all the elements so beautifully and I love that you used a photo of your mum 😁. The pewter frame you created looks stunning and I've even added the TH Flourish stencil to my wish list ...lol 😉. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful week! J 😊

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful box frame, all the elements and your Mum's beautiful photo look so pretty among the floral additions.
Good that the snow is thawing, it was good to get our and about again yesterday.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous picture of your mom!! You showcased it so beautifully!! I love the flowers and details!! It's stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is an utterly beautiful project dear Avril! Gorgeous!
Happy week!
oxo Susi

Joan said...

A lovely photo of your Mum and that pewter effect frame really sets if off.


Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, very beautiful Avril!
Hugs Carola

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Avril! This is a wonderful tribute to your Mum! I love the way you decorated the frame! The flowers and the papers you used have really made this special! Yes ! It is good to see those signs of Spring again! Hugs, Chrisx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Great job with the box frame Avril!
Love the way you have put all the elements together and of course the photo of your Mum is just the cherry on the top!
Lula xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous project, love it and all the detail. Take care x

My name is Erika. said...

Another pretty piece Avril. I love all the layering around the photo. Hugs-Erika

Pia S said...

Not only does it look gorgeous, but with the photo of your mum it’s a true keepsake. Something to have on display. It’s a really special creation.

Mrs A. said...

I love your aged framework. It really does look like metal. It's a beautiful arrangement and a lovely photo of your Mum. Hugs Mrs A.

Pamellia Johnson said...

GORGEOUS! I love the combination of the deep pewter on the frame, with the soft feminine pastel roses in the background! Completely delightful! hugs :)

sally said...

A real beauty!

Sally xx

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card Avril and special to you for sure.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful! I am sure your Mum would have been thrilled with it too.