Hello everyone and welcome! Thank you so much for joining me today. As some of you know I was invited to join Nicecrane Design Team a while back and I thought it was high time to share a project using one of their wonderful images. This particular image comes from the Children Paintings 2 collection of gorgeous Vernon paintings.
As you can see I made a tag, it's a Ranger size 10 one. The background was created with some Distress Paints, Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, and Bundled Sage. I don't have many colours yet, so I played around further with some Distress Stains, - Picket Fence and Vintage Photo and then to match the colours of the image I was going to use, I also added some Distress Inks, in various green tones. To add some more interest to the background I decoupaged part of a paper serviette (just the very thin top layer) over the background with Ranger Glue and Seal. Here is some detail:
Then I added my image, cut with a Spellbinder die and matted onto some black card.
And finally the whole thing was embellished with some lace, a Dusty Attic chipboard piece (treated with two colours of treasure gold), some flowers and a ribbon etc. I also added some crackle (hard to see from the photos).
Here are a few close ups still:
Hope you like it. But just before I leave you, as some of you know I have just returned from Australia where I met my new grand daughter for the first time, so as some of you asked, - here are a couple of photos
With daddy on the beach
smiling at granny
Well, that's it, thank you for visiting and indulging me with some personal picks:o)Finally,here is a thumbnail to the Nicecrane image
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