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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Mabel Lucie Attwell

Hello Blog Friends

Thank you for joining me and welcome to my latest followers, it is a pleasure to have your company on my crafty journey.

I have some more exciting news to share with you!  The lovely Ignacio who owns Nicecrane Designs has asked me to be a member of his Design Team.  Those of you who know my lovely friend Jenny (Buttons) will know that she is a member of the DT along with many other talented crafters, so I was delighted to say yes.  My work for Ignacio will mainly be using and colouring digi stamps.  If you have not looked at his designs before, please look HERE, he has the most extensive selection of Ephemera and Digi sheets imaginable.

My first Design Team creation is a wonderful image from the prolific British Illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell.  who based her designs on her daughter Peggy.


This lovely image is of Peggy (in my mind), as she is off to the beach with her paints and I wanted her to look quite vintage and in Mabel Lucie Attwell's style so I have kept the colours quite true to the original which you can see here and which is new to the Nicecrane range:


But if you prefer to colour your own, as I do, this digi set is also available uncoloured - best of both worlds!



I printed the image onto white card and coloured it with my Derwent Inktense (watersoluble) Ink Pencils.  I coloured the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to give a really vintage look and then distressed it further with my distressing tool and then curled the edges slightly.

I cut a tag shape from some corrugated card and I added some torn Kraft card to the top (a technique inspired by the work of my talented blog friend Trace).  I painted the layers very lightly with Fresco Finish paint in Mocha Mousse and Vintage Lace and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I mounted my finished image on top. To add even more to the ageing I took some Vintage Photo Distress Stain on a paint brush and lightly flicked some onto the picture.

To finish off I added some parcel string with a shell charm, to follow the beach theme, which was coloured with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint.   To the top I added some vintage seam binding which was coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and tied this into a double bow.  Finally, I added Tim Holtz chit chat words 'create art'.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Big hugs, Anne xx


45 comments:

  1. Fantastic news Anne, Nicecrane images are Beautiful.. Love your tag I saw this tutorial on Trace's blog.. you have done a fantastic job! Love that wonderful image... Great distressing too. Hugs May x x x

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  2. Beautiful project Anne. I remember my grandmother having several of MLA pictures on her wall and I loved them. Don't know what happened to them but hopefully they are loved. Congrats on another DT spot............it is so deserved as your makes are stunning. Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  3. YIPPEE, YAHOO,I', soo excited, told ya:):). you deserve it sweety. I see Buttons all over commenting, have to take a look see.
    Your tag, perfect, really you achieved exactly what you wanted. Love your background and it's colored perfectly, thanks for sharing your wonderful news and I can't wait to see what you create with all the new goodies... Have fun.

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  4. absolutely brilliant nne - I just love your colouring and this tag is wonderful - great news about another design team - wonderful for you - and for us - more chance to see your work!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  5. So pleased you've joined us Anne, and what a way to start! I love how you have used Trace's technique with this adorable image and then added that fabulous bow. Perfect. Excited hugs, Jenny x

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  6. Cute cute cute...love the corrugated paper!

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  7. Cute image so beautifully coloured, great layout

    Patricia xx

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  8. Congratulations Anne - I'm very happy both for you and us as we will get to see more of your beautiful artwork. I LOVE how you have coloured and presented this image - she is beautiful! All your projects are always finished to perfection and just the right amount of detail - you have really wonderful artistic skills and taste. Nicecrane are so lucky to get you!

    Hoping you are enjoying the weekend.
    Nicola x

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  9. Congratulations Anne. Love your tag. The colouring is so perfect and as Annie said my mother had quite a few. Carolyn has one and I did a cross-stitch of one as well. Have a restful week-end. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. Very well deserved Anne! Really like your tag - your colouring is fantastic and this is such a sweet image. I didn't know that about MLA's daughter so I've learned something today. Love, Margie x

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  11. Congratulations, Anne. That's wonderful news and a well deserved honour. I love Nicecrane Desings and Ignacio is such a sweetie. Your tag is lovely. The image looks sweet next to the corrugated cardboard and kraft. Love the little shell charm and the story of her going to the beach to paint. I agree with Nicola...it's great for us because we will see more of your lovely art.

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  12. Yay, Anne - congratulations, that's wonderful news! Now we're double-teamies! Beautiful work with the Mabel Lucie Atwell image, deliciously tinted - and I love the corrugated background - yum!
    Alison x

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  13. ...Anne I'm so pleased for you, this is wonderful news, what a super BH weekend it's turning out to be...gorgeous looking Digi's from Ignacio and great choice from you in choosing a bit of nostalgia, beautiful work, well chuffed for you...Melxx :)

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  14. Congratulations again Anne, well deserved - it's getting very busy in your craft room.
    Love your DT piece, the little girl is such a sweetie. Love your attention to detail, and the little shell charm is the perfect finishing touch.
    Well done you! I'm so pleased for you xx

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  15. Big congrats on your new DT place Anne. Your will be a great asset to the team.
    Your tag is wonderful. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  16. Fandabbidozie Anne! Congratulations, and what beautiful colouring you have given her. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work :0)) Mo xx

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  17. Wowwwww Redanne, love yur coloring,,,,,,,,,it is so bright one,,,,and all over what a great idea place over corrguated cardboard,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you did a great work,,,,,,,,,,welcome on board my friend......I wqas sure you did an excellent work with my Digis.

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  18. 3 CHEERS for you, Miss Anne! I know you will do a fantastic job on this DT. (My, you are going to be one busy girl!) Love this image, and you did it to perfection. I really did like the vintage touches you added to the image; she is one cute little lady. How perfect was that corrugated tan paper! This is another new company to me (well, there's lot of stuff new to me!). I think I'd like these images, they are very cute without being 'cutesy'. Also appreciate that you can get in color or not. And again, Congratulations. TFS

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  19. You are just rocking the DT world! Congratulations and no wonder they asked you! This is adorable and so beautifully colored! I am so happy for you! Hugs!

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  20. One big congratulations sweet friend. Anne they are sooooo lucky to have you and an honor well deserved!!! Your image is so sweet and beautifully colored - love the corrugated card board tag too. Let's throw a party - are you ready????
    Sandy

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  21. A beautifully coloured image and displayed perfectly on this great tag. Congrats on your new DT position Anne.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  22. Well a Big Congrats Anne for making the DT. What a absolutely darling tag! Looking forward to seeing more!
    Hugs Lynn

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  23. Congrats on the DT position! Well done , so deserved....love thetag you have made and glad you liked the step by step! Hugs trace x a really great make xxx

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  24. wooohoo congrats on the DT...love how you coloured this gorgeous image...hugs kath xxx

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  25. Hi Anne, fab first creation, love the colours! I'm working on mine later today hopefully and guess what? Was planning on using the inktense pencils I got at Ally Pally..love them Carole Z X

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  26. Whoohoo Anne, welcome on board!! Love your gorgeous creation with LMA digi's, so sweet and beautifully coloured! Great to have you on the team with us!!

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  27. Congratulations! You are so in demand! Your tag is stunning! Love the vintage feel and your colouring is fabulous! The image is adorable xx

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  28. It's gorgeous Anne, the colours are just perfect! Elizabeth xxx

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  29. Hi Anne
    what fantastic news congratulations I am so pleased for you. This is a very pretty piece your colouring is wonderful and as you say in keeping with the true image, I love the layers of the tag this really adds depth and texture to your digi image
    Ria

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  30. Your techniques and processing style have made Peggy very stunningly vintage, Annie! You always achieve the most amazing balance of layering and texture without your art every being heavy-handed. And that charm is the quintessential icing on the cake!! Congratulations to you on being selected for the Design Team! They are truly blessed to have you on board!! You are HOT, which makes me HAPPY!! xxoo Darnell

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  31. Great news! Congratulations Anne...it will be a pleasure to see your designs...he has beautiful images available.

    This kind of looks like my Litte Miss C and she so would take her art supplies to the beach! Love the inking, and painting and staining...sll in all giving your tag a wonderfully vintage feel!

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  32. Was für ein entzückendes Tag.
    herzlichen Glückwunsch, liebe Anne.
    Das ist großartig, und ich freue mich mit dir.
    Außerdem freue ich mich auf deinen nächsten herrlichen Werke.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  33. Congratulations!!!
    And what an adorable tag.
    Such a sweet image :)

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  34. Wonderful news for you. You are joining a fabulous team and they will love having your style with them. Your tag is so pretty, perfect on the corrugated cardboard. Enjoy your new teams.
    Hugs Kelly

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  35. Congratulations Anne, your colouring is superb and I love that you have used corrugated cardboard in the background. Fab tag! Maddy x

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  36. Hi Anne, Lovely lovely tag. I so wish I could colour as good as that. Great start to your DT creations. Lovely rich colours from your inktense pencils, but beautifully toned down with the distress inks for that vintage look. Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday at Port Sunlight, Hugs Mo x

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  37. Hi Anne. I really like your tag. Your printed image of the girl is darling and you have certainly given her such a personality with the way you've colored her. The corrugated background adds nice texture. And I love the red color! I also wanted to thank you for your very nice comment you left on my blog. I will be sure to pass along to my friend, Jeanne that you think she is a very clever girl! :) # <3 Candy

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  38. Well done Anne!What a wonderful first post too. I love the images your chose and the way your put your tag together. Keep playing and enjoying!

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  39. Congratulations Anne, my word you are on a roll as they say! Gorgeous work as ever, lovely colours you have chosen. So pleased for you, with love and hugs, barb x

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  40. G'day Anne
    that came out gorgeous. Congrats on becoming a design team member too. I'm sure they will love what you make. Also thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment about my heart easel card tutorial :o)

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  41. Hi Anne,
    Congratulations, I love your first project,
    Rosie x

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  42. This is very beautiful... Love it!
    Have a nice day! :)

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  43. More great news.... congratulations, Anne! What a sweet image you chose. Love how you've colored it.

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  44. My! I only now discovered your lovely tag, Anne!

    What a wonderful mixture with the corrugated card and the perfect stamping of the tender image! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  45. Stunning Anne and congratulations on being part of the Nicecrane team. Love your colouring and design and I love Mabel Lucy Attwell designs too. Chris x

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

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