Today we are welcoming Mo of Almo Craft as our Guest Designer. Mo was chosen by the DT as the winner of the New Year Resolution challenge. So, now it's time to hear from Mo!
I started crafting when I was a young girl. I loved making pretty things from stuff that would otherwise end up in the bin and was
usually found altering and decorating egg boxes, jam jars, old tins etc. to store my bits and pieces in in my bedroom.I took up dancing in my teenage years which was my main hobby for a long time. I picked up on my
crafting again to fill a void when I retired from dancing about 10 years ago. I don't think I have a particular style, I am quite eclectic and I love using different layers and textures. I was brought up in the country
so a botanical theme tends to show up in my work quite a lot. I love birds especially owls, trees flowers and all animals. I dont really plan my projects beforehand, I just tend to go with how I am feeling or thinking at the time.
The project was done with my DH in mind as we were never
blessed with children so there is just the two of us. We both love birds
and celebrate our Pearl 30th anniversary this year. I wanted to use a variety of textures so I started by stamping onto inked and painted backgrounds and used texture paste through stencils one of which was coloured.
I used die cuts coloured with distress paint and embossing powders to use as a frame, and die cut 2 little birds onto which I used Ranger crackle paste to add interest.
The flowers started as die-cut spirals from inked copy paper which have been rolled up and
the petals rolled back to make little roses. The roses were brought to life with a few little dots of glossy accents for raindrops. Die-cut leaves and pearl embellishments were added with the title die-cut sentiment. The 'You and I' are chit chat stickers onto a small pearl flat bead from my stash.
I'm sure you will agree that Mo's project is absolutely gorgeous! If you would like a chance of being a Guest Designer all you need to do is join in with the current challenge.