Last January I made a little hanging of Grandad Billy (time flies as I thought it was only about 6 months ago!)
I always wanted to make one of my Grandma Emma but….oh..you know….!
When I found that this months theme at Stamps and Stencils was 'Remember, Remember' I immediately thought of her.
She was a very old fashioned lady, and I don't have many photos of her. This one was taken on a trip to the seaside, not sure where, but probably Skegness or Mablethorpe,that's me hanging onto Grandad Billy's hand and my younger brother holding Grandma Emma's. We would have got there by bus or train.
I edited a copy of the photo so that it was the right size.
I started off with a little pile of things I might use,(I changed my mind about some!!)
I covered the hanging with some torn encyclopaedia paper,
added PA Fresco paint - Glassblue -through Tim's doily stencil,
painted over with PAF paint-Sky - I wanted the deeper blue to show through,
and then dry brushed with PA Fresco pain- Vintage Lace.
The next step was to decorate the hanging,
I stamped a film strip onto it to reflect Grandad Billy's hanging
I used one of my my new finds - the Works have some stamps for £1 a set and they really are quite detailed and stamp well - I stamped flowers onto a piece of gel printed paper.
I also inked some Tim tape
These were then added to the hanging
I stamped some of the Works stamps around the top and bottom edges
Grandma's photo was mounted onto some card with edges distressed and the edge of the film strip stamped onto the photo.I prepared some embellishments by painting with DecoArts paint and then rubbed some of it off with a baby wipe
and assembled some bits and pieces
I stuck them on to reflect Grandas's hanging as near as I could!
She did take her spectacles off though, I think the first photo caught her unawares!
Can you see the Punch and Judy tent in the background?
I can remember the coat was a light blue and her hat was navy. This was her 'best' outfit, she wore a brown coat when we went to the
Co-Op (or 'stores' as she used to call it) and when we went for the day when we got older we would go with her via the park.
Once again, Thank You to the Stamps and Stencils team for inviting me.
I am entering in
Thank You for looking, Chris