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Friday, 26 April 2013

A different angle...

Hello and welcome, with an especially big welcome to the newest followers - thank you so much for taking the plunge!

I'm here with another double-DT project, combining the wonderful goodies on offer at eclectic Paperie with a delicious vintage image from Nicecrane Designs.  As usual, you'll find links to all the ingredients either within or at the end of the post.

There's a slightly different slant on things here today... you'll see that all the photos are capturing the piece from unusual angles.  For a more straightforward view of this project, and some simple step-by-step details, hop over to my post at the eclectic Paperie blog.  Here at Words and Pictures we're all about the obliques today!


I knew I would love playing with Tim Holtz's burlap panels the minute I saw them in the new releases earlier this year... and they are very yummy!  You get great texture, great dimension and a great shabby chic look before you've even done anything...



The little boy is from Nicecrane's Child's Garden of Verses V (the set in the image), beautiful vintage book illustrations all ready to be coloured, cut out, or whatever else takes your fancy.

But you could also go for the Child's Garden of Verses Save Pack (click to go straight there) which gets you lots of extra images into the bargain.










I printed him out in a couple of different sizes, so that I could see what worked best, and then used Distress Stains to watercolour him in a neutral palette.  A bit of simple fussy cutting, and he was ready to take his place on the layout. 








There's such an innocence about him, and such a delicious nostalgic feel to these illustrations.  

He's mounted on padded tape to give him some foregrounding dimension, and for the rest of the sticking down I used Glossy Accents... generally great for gluing metal and other stubborn surfaces.












The papers come from the new 8x8 Tim Holtz Collage mini-stash... such a cool new sizing if you're someone (like me) who doesn't work in 12x12 that often.  




As I laid them out, I made sure there were lots of places where they extended over the sides, to continue the dimensional look...



The sentiment stamp is by Tim Holtz, and it's a firm favourite.  I think it's so important to try to carve out space for yourself in our busy, busy society with all its demands.


Whether you lose yourself in a good book, or go for a walk and get in touch with nature, or just sit and listen to music or - if you can find it - in silence... so important. 





(I shared one of my all-time favourite quotes, by Pythagoras, on the last post, and it's all about silence:
Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.
As you can see, I'm quite a fan of learning too!)









A couple of Idea-ology metal embellishments take their place: one of my favourite clocks... 












...and some moulded corners,  all shabbied up (down?) with some gesso and Treasure Gold gilding wax.




And, of course, there's that delicious burlap texture I was talking about... I decided to highlight it in a couple of ways.  I added some streaks of gesso for a shabby chic look.






Then I had a play with the yummy Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.

I applied the powder very lightly, even dusting some off, so that there would just be flecks and bubbles caught in the weave of the burlap and on the papers.  I love the effect!
 
Remember, if you'd like to see a nice, simple, straight on photo of this panel, or any more of the 'making-of' details, then have a look here.  

If there's something that's tempted you, you'll find it at eclectic Paperie by clicking on the links below.



And do take a few minutes to visit Nicecrane Designs... there is such a variety of great images on offer for downloading - well worth taking a look!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today... I do so appreciate your visits. 

I'd like to enter this in the following:
They're being So Sentimental at the Craft-room Challenge
And this week, Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
Havelock Ellis

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.
Henry Ford


45 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you have layered the pieces over the panel in a collaged way and added that gorgeous image.
Hugs Brenda xox

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic with the burlup underneath! a fantastic canvas!


GREAT!

Have a nice weekend dear Alison!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the neutral colours and layers against the burlap, the strips of designs and that embossing powder all add to this lovely make! Fab image too! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

I love the oblique angles!! What a gorgeous project,and I love the stamp of that little chap reading away... bliss!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great little panel, not seen these before. Love the way you've used the little reading chappy, he looks great just coloured in neutral tones and the way you have placed him among these other elements looks super. Would make a great book cover too I think...

chrissies said...

Very beautiful canvas Alison and the image you used is adorable.

Chrissie x

Carol Q said...

DO like that burlap texture Alison. Lovely image and a gorgeous canvas.

PetraB said...

this has such a wonderful sentimental feel to it, love the burlap panel

Nan G said...

A wonderful piece, butterfly! Love the pics taken at an angle gives a fresh perspective.

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Alison. So lovely and shabby looking with fabulous detail and colour.
Glad to see that like me (guess who else has been playing with a burlap canvas?!) you haven't covered up that gorgeous canvas either!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Kezzy said...

Wow another gorgeous vintage creation. Love the burlap canvas and the image is delightful. The statement is so true, I have to admit I love reading. :-) hugs Kezzy xxx

Neet said...

Never seen those panels before - but then I am totally unaware of so much! Love what you have done with it. What a lovely image and just the right amount of colour too.
Hugs, Neet xx

florenceandfreddie said...

I adore this Alison. Those corners are a must. Need some of those! he he! Love the burlap. Fantastic project.
Hugs, Florence xx
p.s. Have a great weekend.

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, I was not too sure about the panels when I first saw them but you have done wonders with yours. Love the layering, the wonderful sentiment and the gorgeous boy in his vintage colours. Love this piece. Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

What a fabulous panel Alison. I love all the textures and the pieces that you have used to create such a lovely piece of art. Hugs Rita xx

Paper Profusion said...

What a peaceful piece Alison. Love all the yummy hues and textures and that is one gorgeous nicecrane image. Great sentiment too and a lovely post to boot! Nicola x

Monique said...

Beautiful canvas, love everything about it!

Hettie said...

A beautiful piece from you again Alison. Love all the detail and those panels look great!
Hugs
xx

Tracy said...

I had to pop over and let you know how much I love this Alison...your work is inspirational!! Love what you did with the Gesso.
Big hugs
Tracy
Xxxx
Have a great weekend.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing use of the burlap, with the stamped and coloured papers on it.
A great creation Alison!

kind regards, Alie :-)

craftytrog said...

marvelous layers and the burlap makes a wonderful base! xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing creation with my litttle boy,,,Alison,,,,,, I love the burlap panel and all over the vintage effect you used on my digi,,,,,it works great. And your sentiment is perfect my friend,,,,,,love it, love it,,,,,horayyy for Alison

catherine said...

This is a fantastic panel you have made Alison and a great image. love all the embellishments too. have a good weekend
x catherine

sam21ski said...

Love how you've used that burlap panel Alison - gorgeous xxxx

May said...

Gorgeous Alison, Love the layers & that image is beautiful... Love the sentiment..Fabulous use of the burlap... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulus piece of art again Alison.
Love every detail.
Greetings Janny

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, A lovely piece with great layers, and that little boy - so cute! Love the sentiment.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, really a fabulous piece of art.

Chrissy said...

I love the image Alison, he is so adorable, my son used to sit like that when reading, gorgeous canvas..love the textures and colours..awesome.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Annie said...

absolutely gorgeous Alison. I love the burlap panel and the addition of the torn papers/metal embellies. Great quotes too.

Have a great weekend

CRafty Hugs

Annie x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! The burlap is perfect! I love your creative mind!

Wishes From A Broad
Debbie
^..^

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Awww... this is so gorgeous and adorable and cute an so deliciously vintage! Another beautiful make Alison! Have a fabulous weekend :) xxx

House of Bears said...

There's something about your fab creation that makes us want to climb right into it and enoy the book along with the boy in the image. You've made him come to life and we love it. The quote is just fab too, so true and so apt for the image.

Cinderella Moments Real Estate said...

I love the burlap. It's such a great background. It gives an instant vintage feel. Fantastic project!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Kate said...

Lovely! The image is adorable with the burlap and metal embellishments.

Kate said...

Lovely! The image is adorable with the burlap and metal embellishments.

sara j said...

Alison, here I was thinking you and I were kinda getting to be buddies and then you go and do this. That image is so bell! (short of course for a-door-bell or adorable) and I'm thinking ooooo that would be perfect for new mom's, grandmothers and the like so I click on your link only to find it's a digital image and I could be playing with it tonight! I don't have enough will power to say NO so now you've gone and dragged me into the Digital world. AHHHHH.
Seriously though, he is so sweet reading his little book, and I you've used on my favorite phrase. I have it sitting on my windowsill lately.
Now. Sadly. I have to go clean the kitchen! lol
Sara j x

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison another exciting work that touches the heart! Truly amazing and beautiful! BArbarayaya

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, dear Alison!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !! I love the image and the burlap.
Well done!!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous project Alison. I love the shabby look of it coupled with all the dimension and texture. I love the smaller sized paper pad as like you I rarely work with 12 x 12.

ugs
Lesley Xx

Dianne said...

Okay I'm looooven that burlap. The stamps are so sweet,I love how you just colored him in the one colorer and great fussy cutting, I not good at that..Love how you arranged the torn papers sticking out, and wrapped around very Kool. Love the clock and metal corner piece. Fabulous tutorial on Electric.. This was a wonderful post reading it was almost as good as seeing it come alive. Thanks for being you Butterfly..

Chris Warner said...

A great idea and a great piece! Love all of it! Chris xxx

Dorthe said...

So sweet and so beautiful-
1) the little boy....2) the creation!!
I love the burlap you gave a little shimmer- and the music panels together with the boy reading his goodnight story,-it is a wonderful creation Alison,- the metal looking pieces are great both!
Hugs,Dorthe

Sandy said...

I love the sound of silence. It really calms the spirit. Your art work as always is wonderful and this burlap panel is the perfect background for your creation. Beautiful image - I remember this book from when I was little.
Sandy

Buttons said...

Love how you've used this wonderful young man over so many fabulous layers. Hugs, Jenny x