Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nicecrane Designs Sponsor Spotlight No.3

Welcome back to the final Sponsor 'Spotlight' for this month. 

 Nicecrane Designs has been our sponsor this month and for the winner of the prize draw this month there will be a $20 voucher to spend on some gorgeous digi images at the Nicecrane store!

     For my creation I chose to work with the Bessie Gutmann images - They are so gorgeous!

     In this collection you get two sets of the images - coloured and line drawing images. I chose to work with the line drawing.

      I was inspired by our Guest Designer last month. Trace from inkypinkycraft who had used some burlap panels. I was very keen to do something similar. I didn't have any of the actual panels so I made my own with mount board, painted with Frayed Burlap DP and covered with burlap sheets.

     After the burlap was stuck down I began to decorate the panel.

     The picture of the little girl on the swing was painted with Picket Fence DP to act as a resist for the ink. The Distress paint isn't very opaque, so it is great to use for this...just a light brush of paint and you can still the detail underneath.

 When dry I blended Frayed Burlap DI over the image and then cut it out and stuck it onto ivory card.

       I stuck it to the panel and began to decorate it with some tissue tape

   I added an ivory rose that had been dabbed with Frayed Burlap DI. I stuck some delicate crochet lace and a rustic button alongside the rose.

I added a twine bow

     I used some Tim Holtz Alpha parts for the words....I decided to use the words 'Live, Love and Laugh'. I stuck the letters down onto card and painted them (and the card surrounding them) with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap DP. I loved how the paint didn't cover very well, leaving a rustic tarnished look to the letters.

     When dry I peeled the letters away from the card and inked the card with Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap DI.

    I tore around the edge of the words. I would normally have inked the torn edge, but I decided to leave it un-inked to add some contrast.

     So where did the other words go?.....well, this one is part of a set of three.....

 I mixed up the words so none matched and used a different image and tissue tape on each. They all have roses dabbed with frayed Burlap DI, twine string tied into bows and some natural coloured buttons.

I loved making these panels - I do hope that you have enjoyed visiting our Sponsor Spotlights this month. It has been lots of fun showing you just a few of the many ways these gorgeous images from Nicecrane Designs can be used in your own creations!

     There are only three more days of Jenny's 'Three colour challenge (without the use of black)'- why not get over there and join in the fun? You could be the lucky winner picked by Random.org who receives $20 to spend in the Nicecrane store! - and of course there is always the 'Top Talent' spot to be won and you could also be picked as one of our Top 3!!! - You have to be in it to win it!

     Hope you will all come back to see the wonderful challenge Linda has planned for you on 1st March! I know you will love it!

   See you then!

Laura xxx


  1. These are gorgeous Laura and I love that idea of using the alpha lettering to create a reverse stencilled effect. Jenny x

  2. LOVE your panel, Laura,

    the combination of natural browns with the white is wonderful!
    Claudia x

  3. I love these Laura, the neutral colours work so well together and I really like string bows especially if there is some lace so these have it all for me. Xx

  4. These really are beautiful! The contrast of the lovely images and the background and then the embellishments show those images off a treat! Chrisx

  5. gorgeous colours - love this to bits xx

  6. Stunning Laura, love what you did with with the images and the three panels look so gorgeous together!

  7. Hello Miss Laura, WOW these are GORGEOUSSSS, I love you have done 3 of them together, the burlap is fanatic behind and the images are so sweet, thre little masterpieces, thanks for sharing...Hope you have a wonderful week.. ((( BIG HUGS ))).

  8. Very pretty, rustic and just charming!

  9. Your panels are absolutely delightful Laura, I love how you picked out certain elements to highlight and the burlap is a wonderful background for the beautiful images. xx

  10. Sweet... you can't beat white on kraft.
    Alison x

  11. Wonderful Laura - his images are really sweet - you did a smashing job!
    Sandy xx

  12. Wow , wow, wow, this is gorgeous , I love the three panels together, these children stamps are so gorgeous and fit in the total of your ART!!!


  13. Beautiful panels, love the images and the neutral colours.

  14. Such gorgeous panels, love the use of the burlap and the white highlights, fabulous.

    Sylv xx

  15. Wowww Laura, I hadn`t watched this creation,,,,,,OMG sorry my friend, it is supberb,,, what a creativity you have working with burlaps,,,,,love it, love it.


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