I LOVED today's site...wonderful mixed media pieces!! I chose https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V8OasjEon...0/IMG_7044.JPG as my inspiration. I applied distress oxide inks to a craft sheet, spritzed and dragged some paper on top. I kept doing this til I got a good coverage. I then stamped some word stamps on the piece and ran it through my cuttlebug using 2 different ef..one an all over flower and the other a swirly corner. I then rubbed regular distress inks on top of that. I sewed and distressed around the edge. The photo is one of my actual g-grandparents. I had used it on another project and had extra prints. They came over from Sweden with their children (6? At the time, my grandfather was the youngest and born here). I can't begin to imagine what an adventure it was...leaving all your family and the place you're familiar with to come to a huge new country. I chose to put a tree behind them to represent a family tree. I'm going to give this to my niece who has done a lot of family research and is very interested in our heritage. So this card honors Kristine and Hakan..."the Greats".
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 GMT Views: 452
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Sat, May 20, 2017 @ 7:47 AM
What a great (you should pardon the pun) tribute to your ancestors! I love the collage look you've achieved. I'm in the process (a very long one) of tracing my family tree. It's such a treat when you come upon an old photo to include.
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Sat, May 20, 2017 @ 9:12 AM
Your image is so perfect for your card and it is beautifully inspired too. I love the distress oxides. I just used mine for the first time today and really loved them. Your card BG turned out beautiful with the oxides. Fantastic vintage card Polly.