Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I Finished Mom's Present.

My sister, Molly, and I collaborated on Mom's birthday present this year.  I got the idea for it while perusing the awesome items at Pitter Patter Art.  Molly has a cricut, so she did all the lettering and figured out how to make it fit.  I took a canvas, glued a linen-looking fabric on it, layered paper on top of that and then the shape of Africa.  I got the Africa by printing out a template off the Internet and then used my printer to blow it up big and then taped the pages together and cut it out.  Then I mod podged scrapbook paper on top of that and followed the shape to cut it again.  Lastly, I mod podged all of Molly's letters on top.  Tedious!  In case you don't know why this art is meaningful to my Mom: my parents have (so far) adopted 8 children from Ethiopia.  So, yeah, she liked it.  :)

6 comments:

mun said...

What a meaningful present for your mother! Both of you are so creative - it looks much better than some of those sold in gift shops.

Amy said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!! This is so beautiful!!! I love it. You did a great job! She is going to adore this.

And how cute you use the word mum too?! I love calling my mom mum. :)

alissa4illustration said...

Handmade gifts are the best! You should take that into www.zazzle.com to make a t-shirt, or postage stamps for her. It's not too pricey.

Elizabeth said...

Wow...about the incredible present you have made and about your parents adopting 8 children. Amazing all the way around. Wow. Are you sealed in the Temple to them, too? Wow. Nice big family. I come from only 4. Thanks for sharing!

SummersDesigns said...

I love this! I will have to keep something like this in mind for mothers day. Thanks for sharing.

Redbabe said...

This is super beautiful WIDT! Well done to u and your sis! Love it so much :) I am sure your mom loves it awesome lot. Efforts never fails :)