12 August 2013

Jessie Wilcox at Nicecrane Designs

Hi everyone and thanks for joining me. Once again I've had some really lovely comments - they are so encouraging and I appreciate each and every one of them. Well, much like buses, I have not one but two cards to show you this week featuring images from a gorgeous set offered by Nicecrane Designs.


The set in question features ATC backgrounds based on the work of the famous illustrator Jessie Wilcox. They have such a nostalgic feel and provide an instant focal point for a project. You can see the set by clicking HERE;


A suggestion for you that has worked well for me - if you print two copies you can use the second to create a decoupage effect by cutting around the focal point and layering it over the first.


I kept the background relatively simple, stencilling DP Picket Fence through the Wendy Vecchi Yikes Stripes stencil before applying DI Weathered Wood/Stormy Sky using the wrinkle free distress method. Just love the blotches and watermarks.


You will notice more of that stamped/embossed vellum in the background. I may end up making whole batches of this as it adds such a delicate touch to a card.


'Don't throw anything out' has been a something of a mantra for so long I now that I have a little bucket full of the smallest offcuts. Time to get some of them used up, and with a bit of stitching you could be forgiven for thinking they'd been cut out on purpose! As ever with a crafter, this young lady looked so deep in thought that the sentiment almost screamed at me to be used here.


My next card using these designs will be here on Wednesday, and in the meantime do take a look at the vast array of affordable images on offer at Nicecrane Designs.
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

23 comments:

  1. Your foray into 3D is really great Jenny. Your piece is contemplative and gentle!

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  2. They certainly do have some great images - I'm often tempted! Love this girl quietly stitching - not something you'd see these days I imagine. Great to be using up some of your 'saved' bits and pieces.

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  3. Absolutely delightful Jenny. The image is so stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Such a lovely card Jenny!! Love the sewing embellies surrounding that sweet JW girl, just lovely!

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  5. Gorgeous card, and the perfect embellishments .
    Avril xx

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  6. Gorgeous card, Jenny and the embellishments work so well
    Rosie x

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  7. Great idea to raise up part of the image--it looks stunning

    Chrissie x

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  8. Hi Jenny, it is lovely to see how versatile that vellum background is, it looks wonderful on this piece, I love that image and the decoupaging was such a good idea. Loving the scissors and buttons too - the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Wowwwwww Jenny your 3D effect looks great,, what a creative idea wiht my Jessie Willcox pìcture..and those dies are absolutely so elegant,,,,,,, .I adore this card,,,,,,wowww.

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  10. Lovely card! Those embellishments are fabulous!

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  11. That's a really lovely image Jenny (in fact the whole sheet looks fab) and I really like it set against that vellum background. It reminds me that I have a whole pack of vellum sheets somewhere - if I could only remember where, sigh ..... Love, Margie x

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  12. Such a sweet image.
    A card brimming with nostalgia.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. The little scissors are too cute. Super adorable card.

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  14. I do love this so much!
    sandy

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  15. very nice - 17 more sleeps - whoo hoo :)

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  16. Gorgeous layers and embellishments, they all go together perfectly. I love it when I'm able to use up some of those little bits we hang onto.
    Home on Friday will catch up with you over the weekend or early next week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  17. Morning Jenny, Stunning !! loving everything on this card, especially the image and decoupage.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. This has such a lovely restful mood Jenny. Absolutely beautiful - love the blue background and the vellum, but especially love how you have layered up the little girl and embellies. Precision perfect placement as always!

    I'm sorry to have been absent - I'm afraid there was a disaster that took up all my attention for recent weeks. Hope you are well. Nicola x

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  19. It's a lovely serene card that makes me feel very peaceful :) I'm impressed at how little mess that crafter has made while engrossed in her work!

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  20. Such a sweet image, and you've framed her so beautifully. The vellum looks wonderful...
    Alison x

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  21. A fabulous creation, great details.

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  22. This is just fabulous Jenny. Such a beautiful image and lovely embellishments
    x catherine

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  23. A beautiful image Jenny and I love the way you have placed it among those gorgeous embellished papers.

    TFS and crafty hugs

    Annie x

    Not long now until we meet for real................So looking forward to it x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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