I found this old photo of my nana, Elsie with her sisters. I don't know their names or when this was taken, I'll be checking with my Mum later to see if she can shed any light on this.
I started with a white piece of 12 x 12 card stock, then applied pink and cream paint, in my usual random messy style. It was a bit too 'fresh' for the photograph, so I slapped on some bronze, but that made the paper too dark for my liking, so out came the gesso and sponges/swiped that over the background till I was happy. I'm very impatient so all the layers of paint were still wet while I was playing around with colour.
Its all about the stamping and I think I went a bit stamp mad!! Using bronze ink, I stamped the lace border for the base of the photo and then I went mad with some gold ink and my old favourite a crackle stamp, its so well used its split in places. I've no idea where I got it from. Back to the bronze ink and a swirly stamp for the rest of the border around the photo and the edges of the card stock. I've used a kind of scribble stamp to further edge the card stock border.
For the final touch of stamping, I cut out some stamped and heat embossed butterflies onto old music paper, then smooched them over with a distress ink before stamping the butterflies onto the layout and overlaying with the cut outs. I think the butterfly at the top should be a bit higher but its stuck down now!!
TFL Lou x