Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy 2! by Mandy

 Thank you, Denise for hosting this month's super fun challenge!  I created a "rustic" distressed country canvas using a photo of my great nephew.  The beautiful photo was taken by a local photographer - "Kylin Lyons Photography"  I was inspired by the "rustic" background in the photo.
This beautiful little boy turned 2 in September and I thought I'd create something special based on this month's theme.
I created a "stone work" background using a stencil, heavy gel and heat embossing using ultra thick clear powder.  I hand painted over the stenciled/embossed work.
Too bad I covered up some of the stencil work in the background but I wanted to add a little color using flowers.
I was going to tuck the photo inside the pocket seen at the left but it covered too much of the photo.  I cut a pocket off of an old pair of jeans and cut the pocket down the center then sewed in a zipper.
You still have plenty of time to show us your "Early Birthday Years" project!
Create a project about yourself, your children, a member of your family, or a special someone - an early year birthday celebration!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!
1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)
2nd Prize: RAK from Denise
(Paper, Chipboard, Mini Album, Stamps, Flowers, Flower Soft and Wood Hearts)

3rd Prize: RAK from Sandra
Technique Tuesday Dies, Kaisercraft Stamp)


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Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

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  1. Amazing piece Mandy! I LOVE the stonework and the blue jean. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Absolutely amazing Mandy...your project is fabulous! Love everything about it and so very special!

  3. Thank you Dana and Denise! I had a lot of fun with this one! I gave it away as a gift.


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