Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Into the Garden

Hi everyone,

I really enjoyed working with the Peter Rabbit images from Nicecrane Designs last month so I thought I would do another creation  - a slightly different grungy antique style this time, which is quite a contrast to the simple nursery hanging I did before...

This time I used a image from this set...

Please note - Peter Rabbit designs are not available on the UK due to Copyright Restrictions

I chose one of the images and decided to use a quote from the book as well....the warning not to go into Mr McGregors garden...

So, I began with my usual frame making fun....

Four pieces of balsa wood, stuck to embossed card to form the frame size I wanted. When dry the inside of the embossed card was cut away and the frame was painted with a mix of Sage and Toad Hall Fresco Paints. When dry it was coated with Raw Umber Antiquing Cream and this was wiped away with a damp cloth when dry leaving a tarnished effect.

I wanted to use a metal ornate corner as a decoration on the frame and it has a tarnished gold effect - so to match this I brushed some Classic Gold Treasure Gold all over the frame.

I made a background for the picture frame....using Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap DI's and Picket Fence DP I applied them all to the craft mat, spritzed with water and then swirled the card in the inky paint puddle. Several swirls later and the card was a lovely antique effect.

I splashed it with some Picket Fence DP and added a spritz of White Linen Dylusions spray. Then I stamped using text and script stamps in Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap DI's and Potting Soil Archival ink.

I made several of the paint/ink cards and so I used one of the 'rejects' as a mat for the image.

A frame die cut was painted with French Roast Fresco Paint and brushed with Classic Gold Treasure Gold. It had the quote attached and was attached to the frame with tiny metal screws.

I dabbed some die cut foliage with forest Moss and Peeled Paint DI's

A rose was dabbed with Forest Moss and Frayed Burlap DI and then spritzed with water. The rose was then spritzed with White Linen Dylusions spray.

The frame was finished with the ornate corner decoration which can possibly be used to hang up the frame

 Why not pop over to Nicecrane Designs and check out the images there...there are so many - Whatever your style of creating there will be something there you will LOVE! 

Happy Crafting!

Love from Laura xxx

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  1. WOW, Laura!!! Fantastic frame and images....Love it all! Ignacio's work is so beautiful - and you make it come to life with all the gorgeous details throughout! xx Lynn

  2. Stunning project Laura, did i miss how your got texture on your frame, i will go back and check again lol...

    Glorious colours and images, liking the id3a of balso wood for the frame.

    Lovely inspiration, thank you:-) xxx

  3. I loved that story when I was a kid! And your beautiful frame brings back sweet memories, Laura! Utterly adorable! LOVE love love this!

    Claudia x

  4. Gorgeous Laura! Love the aged metallic look of the frame and that is such a wonderful image! I love your treatment of the bookplate too, just stunning! hugs :)

  5. Soooo unique and amazing frame,,,,lovce every detil on it,,,you did this frame with really a delicated pacience,,,,,I have ust fix the bug in my blog and now it redirect here ,,,,,,wowww,,,,Laura You are Rock.

  6. Magnifique ! I love the embossed frame and the so many shades of colours you put in every detail...

  7. OMGosh! I love this as much as your last Peter Rabbit piece- how adorable!! So well done Laura!! xo


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