My friend Kathy recently asked me what a MOO was and I didn't really have an answer for her because I knew about them but had never made one. So of course I had to go look at the site Make a Moo or Two and found out what they are all about. Much like inchies and ATC's they have a required size which is ......
"A Moo is a little card sized 2.8 x 7 centimeters, or approximately 1.1 x 2.8 inches. Beside this fixed size it is what you make of it! Choose whatever materials and techniques you like and show us how you worked within the theme". Well I am not about to embark on making them for trade, but.....I thought what a nice little thing to put in with trades I was going to send out with my artist info on the back. Moo's are great for using up those little pieces of paper you hate to throw out or small images or pieces you know you will eventually need. So....here are a few that I made using bits and bobs out of my paper stash. Of course no task goes by without an Asian theme to it. The Asian one I made using a used teabag, emptied it, dried it then stamped some bamboo leaves on it. The others I have used transparencies, stamps and images.
Next photo below are some flowers I made using Tim Holt's Tattered Floral die. I have a Cuttlebug and just love cutting and embossing things for my art.
I was given some handmade papers a while back, I believe Kathy, and, never used it til now. Even the black flowers look stunning.Nothing like a little paper, brad, some water spritz and scrunching to make these lovely florals.
And this is the matchbox for my trade partner over at The Vintage Dragonfly matchbox swap for US/Canada FlickR group.
This first swap was Things with Wings. I just love this woman image so I added some transparency wings I printed off and coloured with Alcohol inks and some Stickles. I love the greeny blue that I got from the 2 colours I used.
I had not blue or green beads so I just added a couple drops of alcohol ink using Stream to the clear bead and it just make the beads pop.
And I also filled it with mostly things with wing related items and a few other bits and bobs.
I stamped the back with an image and the inside bottom of the box also has a message.
Sure hope my partner likes it. I love making these transparency butterflies. So much fun and you can custom make them to your own art.
Well that's it for now.
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