Thursday, 19 April 2012
Sunday Stamper - Week 201 - Man Of The World
I found this photo frame & inked it up with frayed burlap, scattered straw, walnut stain & peeled paint DI splashed with water to distress then spritzed with heirloom gold perfect pearls. Stamped the plane & postcard script from TH then the cogs & man from Paper Artsy. I cut out the TH rosette & added the '7 gypsies' hand & a broken part of a wooden leaf which I inked up. The car was cut out with my Silhouette from TH 'stamps' card then distressed further with walnut stain - I used two wooden buttons for the wheels. Once I had finished the frame I printed out the 'Great World' postcard which I had scanned from a card sent from my dad when he arrived in Singapore with the army, dated 16th July 1953. I 'googled' the postcard & found out that it was an amusement park! I liked the name of it & thought it worked well with the theme. I stamped a 'Creative Expressions' ticket & placed behind the rosette & added a very small photo of my dad taken just before he left the country behind a Paper Artsy negative frame. The title was printed & cut out from my computer. I covered the back of the frame & the new TH small easel die with paper & adhered to the back of the frame. Both my Grandad & my Dad were keen photographers & I must have thousands (no exaggeration) of photos/slides that I am trying to organise & copy or use in my craft. This is a full time job! Some of the photos are amazing - I can lose many hours when I start to look.