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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Make A Moo - Children

Make a Moo has the theme of Children this week. I struggled for images small enough but by printing at index size they fit, though I think perhaps a little small. Here are my two.

I made matching backgrounds for these two girls. They are two of my favourite printable images. I got mine from Vintage Resources. I made the background by covering each moo in a piece of paper from an old book & covering them with 2 thin coats of gesso. Once dry I built up some colour using my distress inks Peeled Paint & Faded Jeans. I stamped a portion of this Crafty Individuals background stamp on either side. To select the best bit I inked it & laid it down on my table. I then pressed my prepared moo over the top, it works reasonably well for small areas but I have never managed anything larger! I stamped the word believe on one as it appeared to have too much space. Then I added my girls.
I'm working on some Inchies for a swap over on my forum friend, Joanne's blog. Anyone can play along go have a look. I will be able to share sometime this weekend. I also have recieved more Make My Day awards from Rosie & Pearl. Anyone who reads this blog makes my day & all the people in my sidebar both on this blog & on my gallery make my day.

32 comments:

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous, love the colours.

Lesley said...

Beautiful Moos! I am so enjoying making these - and you are right - you need ALL the distress inks!! xxx

Barbara Hagerty said...
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Barbara Hagerty said...

These are wonderful moos, Paula! Thanks for sharing how you did the backgrounds! I love the ink on the book paper! They are both beautiful!!

Femmy said...

they both are beautiful, great colors and backgrounds, the one on the right is my favorite!!

Stempelchaotin said...

How lovely. So wonderful moo´s.

dutchstamptramp said...

Fab backgrounds! Gorgeous moos again Paula!

Glitter Monkey said...

This are really beautiful Paula - it's so hard to believe they are so small - you manage to fit so much on them! Lol x

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Love the distressed look of the swirls!

Audrey said...

Love them both!

Yitte said...

Wow these are stunning!!!!!!

Rein said...

These are both beautiful!

Leonie said...

Wonderful background with lovely pictures.

Lesli said...

Beautiful work - I love them both!

Kaz said...

beautiful images and gorgeous moos Paula, lovely work.

Andrea, said...

Great Moos Paula, I love the backgrounds and fab images

Anonymous said...

They are Great!
gr. Hella Mellema

Linda Elbourne said...

Love them X

scrapnnMO said...

They are absolutely the sweetest cards! Beautifully done Paula! :)

barnie said...

Wonderful Moos, love the images and the backgrounds.

Simple Journeys said...

Paula, love the beautiful colors of your moos.

KardKrazy said...

While I love the images I think your backgrounds on these are stunning...wonderfulw work!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh the backgrounds are divine! So glad you shared how you created them. They suit these lovely collage images so beautifully.

Anneke said...

these are so lovely

joanne wardle said...

ooo where do you get your background papers? hee hee just kidding!!! I did read it really! the backgrounds you made are absolutely gorgeous. I really love them. beautiful images too.

Sija said...

Both are wonderful!

michelle said...

wow! This is such a great technique. Definitely trying this!

hermaf said...

Beautiful work!

Bianca Kalksma said...

Very beautiful and the images are perfect! Very beautiful moo's!

Pearl said...

the proportions of the images seem perfect to me ! very beautiful indeed !

deb said...

Excellent Moos Paula, and brilliant backgrounds.

Julia said...

Really beautiful ! Love the swirls and the whole compositions !