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Monday, 28 January 2013

Children in the Victorian Age

Hello Blog Friends

Welcome to my newest followers, it is so lovely to have you along on this journey of mine and I really do appreciate your company.

I have been happily confined to my craft room for the last few days, mainly making a children's quilt for Jo of Jozart (a fellow WOYWWer) who has set up a Project to make comfort quilts for very poorly children.  If you sew, have some spare time and would like to make a quilt you can find details here.

On the paper-crafting front, Mr Mojo has gone on his holidays so I have been busy just making a few background sheets and a couple of ATCs.

I did do a canvas last week, not for any particular challenge, but just because I wanted to use one of my new Nicecrane Digital pictures. The image is from a Children in the Victorian Age sheet and I think she is absolutely beautiful.  Nicecrane do a fabulous range of digital images and it is well worth taking a look at the range, I think you will be impressed.


 Click on the image for a better view.

I started with an 8" square canvas which I covered with some manuscript paper.  I covered the paper lightly with Gesso, then a coating of Snow Cap Distress Stain mixed with a little Dusty Concorde DS.  The little frame was a purchase in the sales and was one of three hanging frames in molded plastic and coloured a hideous yellow.  I Gessoed the frame and then gave it a coat of watered down white acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with a touch of Dusty Concorde DI.  I took the backing off the frame and inserted the picture.  

A piece of frayed fine cheesecloth was attached to the canvas and I glued the completed frame on top.  I coloured four white roses with Dusty Concorde DI, watered down with water in a spritzer bottle.  Once dry, I glued these along with two plain cream coloured roses.  To finish off I added two Spellbinder die butterflies with pearl bodies. 

Thank you for visiting, I hope you will leave me a comment, I will always return the compliment, if I can find you (a couple of people have commented / joined me but the links do not work so I have been unable to visit you in return).  Take care.  Hugs, Anne xx

44 comments:

  1. Oh Anne this is delightful! I love how you've altered the frame and matched all the colours to those in that beautiful digital image. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. This is stunning Anne. I love the image and the details you have added are gorgeous and work so well together. The frame looks wonderful and that's such a great idea to colour the roses with Distress inks, I may give that a try.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue

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  3. Wow Anne this is simply stunning,love all your details and the image is beautiful.xxx

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  4. Gorgeous vintage canvas Anne. I love the frames and image. Your flowers and butterflies just finish it off so beautifully.

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  5. Love the canvas Anne. Such a lovely composition,
    Love Jo x

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  6. A stunning canvas, Annie! She really is beautiful. One can imagine the incredibly lovely woman she grew to be. (Why, thank you. Stop it.) I'm sorry, are the voices in my head bothering you?

    I heard your snow is melting and rain is coming? I hope there is no flooding! xxoo, Darnell

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  7. Fabulous project Anne, I absolutely adore cheesecloth and this has gone so well on this. I read a fair bit about gesso, I'm assuming it's different to Mod Podge? Well it would be wouldn't it - 'cause it's named different!but was wondering what it is usually used for?
    Cheers and stay dry
    Elaine

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  8. Hi Anne, I don't think you could have presented this little girl more beautifully. Your whole design has terrific impact. The carefully coloured embellishments, gorgeously vintaged frame and clean pretty background are the perfect accompaniment to this little beauty.

    Nicola x

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  9. Hi Anne this is really beautiful the design is just gorgeous. hugs hun xxx

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  10. She's lovely, Anne. The ornate frame really sets the mood for this piece. Love the subtle colours in the background and the texture the cheesecloth provides. Your flowers are beautiful and really draw the eye into her sweet face.

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  11. Anne, this is a beautiful canvas. I love the frame and delightful portrait. Your roses and butterflies certainly go well with the era portrayed. The whole piece gives a feeling of serenity. Have a great week, cheers, Di

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  12. This is just beautiful - I love it Anne. Such a subtle mix and blend of colours. So clever. Jacky x

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  13. Gorgeous Anne! I love the elegant vintage look and the layers of paper and fabric under the frame and who'd have guessed about that! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt and the background pieces you've been making. Chris x

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  14. Anne thisis eautiful, love the way youbhave mirrored the colours in the embellishments! A really beautiful and elegant make! Hugs trace x

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  15. What an adorable image and a wonderful shabby vintage canvas. I love how you used the frame and the soft palette.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  16. Absolutely beautiful frame, the image of the Victorian girl is perfect. Those butterflies are the perfect finishing touch... :) xx

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  17. A lovely image and you've framed it beautifully with the whites and purpley flowers. Well done on your Studio 490 win too!!

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  18. ooh Anne this is so gorgeous! Its so stylish I just love it! xx

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  19. This is simply beautiful Anne. I love the image of the little girl, she's so pretty and you've showcased her so well, those frames are gorgeous. What a find they were! I just hope that next time my Mr Mojo takes off I can create something as stunning as this. xx

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  20. this is stunning Anne - absolutely beautiful and well done with the quilting - what a superstar! Wondering if you're going to the Manchester show next week - I'll be going on the Thursday - let me know! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Oh Anne this is stunning...absolutely! I love the deep purple of the flowers and the way you have framed the image. Simply beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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  22. Hello Anne

    Your little project is stunning and so beautiful.
    I love the framed image, the flowers look gorgeous - dark against light, just perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  23. A fabulous canvas, Anne. Love how you did it and also the very light touch of dusty concord. A gorgeous piece.
    Hugs, Suzanne xxx

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  24. It is a beautiful image and I can really appreciate how you changed the frame into such a beautiful piece of art! Lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog,waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  25. Anne, This is divine, I love it all... Beautiful framed image..Gorgeous flowers, Butterflies & colours... Adorable!! Hugs May x x x

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  26. Anne this is so beautiful and I love that image you've used - I need to go and have a closer look at NiceCrane! I just love this style of crafting.
    Well done for the quilts too - such a good cause and sorry I don't have the time to help out.
    Juliaxx

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  27. That's beautiful, Anne! Love the texture from the cheesecloth and how you've colored your flowers.

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  28. What a stunning piece Anne. You are so clever at putting things to-gether. Hugs Rita xx

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  29. Love how you framed my picture,,,,,and how sweet is the finished creation,,,,,,,Anne,,,,Really these Victorian Little Children are great on any project....and I love your vintage style......woww,wowwwwwww

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  30. Oh boy I love your canvas it is so cut and so pretty it would look wonderful hanging on any wall in anyones home. STUNNING
    Ria

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  31. Wow Anne, that is absolutely stunning!! Mo :0) x

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  32. What a beautiful setting for that lovely Nicecrane image! The frame looks wonderful mounted on the canvas, with the cheesecloth adding such a soft textural layer... the whole thing is just lovely.
    So strange - I rescued a number of small, uninteresting frames which were in a tip load last week, thinking they could go on canvases - thank you for proving my point (though it does make clearing out the house tricky when every other object has potential crafty uses!)...
    Alison xx

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  33. Oh wow - this is gorgeous --- I love the frame and the way you have embellished around it - very pretty Anne!!
    Sandy

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  34. What a pretty piece Anne, I love the frame set against the canvas, how lovely will this look hanging up! X

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  35. wow Anne this is stunning...I don't think Mr Mojo has ventured very far by the look of this...hugs kath xxx

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  36. So So pretty Anne, You have made the frame look like it was meant to be, a million miles away from its previous colour.
    Looking at your arty tags and backgrounds, this has shown the more delicate side to your talents. It is beautiful Anne as is all of what you create. I have to agree with Kath Stewart. Mr Mojo Is never too far away.
    I feel i was so lucky the day i found your blog Anne, You really are a talented crafter.Not forgetting all of the help you have given me.
    BIG HUGS,
    Nelle. xx

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  37. Your canvas is stunning...I love the subtlness of the colours of the canvas and cheescloth against the colour of he flowers. I also think repeating the flowers at the diagonal is just right!
    Looks fabulous!

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  38. That NC designs has the best images...gorgeous! Love love love your romantic feel here...the fibers and materials are wonderful! So elegant and posh!

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  39. Hello Anne, this is lovely. You've inspired me to have a go at some more canvases. Using the frame is such a nice idea too.
    Amy x

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  40. Hello there, I see you on a lot of Blogs I comment on and in the docraft community/gallery. So I thought I would nip along and actually follow your blog. Your work is beautiful. I don't do quilts myself but I know a woman who would love a reason to make some so I will pass on the link above. Sam

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  41. This is wonderful Anne. You have altered the frame beautifully. I love the romantic feel of this & the vintage photo of this wee girl, she is beautiful.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments.

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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