Sunday 5 July 2015

I Just Wanna Make Nice Things

Hi Everyone, Today it's the turn of the mixed media team hosting the New Challenge at That Craft Place - Anything Goes - Mixed Media.

This time I decided to use one of the fab Printers Style frames that are Laser Cut at That Craft Place, along with others which are listed at the end of my post. There is an amazing selection of laser die cuts and a bespoke service so please check them out at the online Facebook shop which you will get the links for on my sidebar.

The frame comes with 4 corners and 2 aperture mounts and 1 back in a super MDF quality. For my frame I decided to use only 1 of the apertures and 2 corners so I have another one for a future project.

I started by heat embossing Stampendous Frantage powders onto my aperture frame. Love how this has given a mottled effect.

My back piece of MDF I used DecoArt crackle paint and I rubbed some Distress Ink to highlight the cracks.

Adding stitching to my papers and arranging my sections.

My parasol was made using a bead finding and hat pin. My boot is an altered button. My key was covered in a mix of embossing powders and distress powders to give a rusty aged look.

My corners are also heat embossed with Bronze powder. I inserted the cream scrolls which had also been heat embossed with Frantage powders, adding a few pearls and gilding wax to the edges.

My Cheery Lynn butterflies were die cut out and heat embossed with Pastel shaded embossing powders and I layered them up twice for extra dimension. The ornate frames I added Crackle paint and gilding wax and little pearls. 

My mannequin I added more crackle paint and gilding wax to and my lace was gathered with a few stitches and glued in place, adding some more pearls and a ribbon flower to form a pretty dress. I also added pearls around the edge of this part of the frame.

My MDF candelabra was made from Ferrous paste, beeswax dripped on the candles with glossy accents added on the flames. I mounted my paper with a little cheesecloth behind.

My photo is one of Tim Holtz found relatives which I scratched with my scratchy tool to age. I love my little sparkly crown on her.

Here is a close up of the other corner.

Hope you get a chance to join in the mixed media challenge at That Craft Place. Thanks so much for stopping by today, your visits and comments always make my day.

Julie xx

Items available from That Craft Place:
  • 8x8 Printer Tray Frame
  • MDF Flourish inserts in corners
  • MDF Mannequin
  • MDF Ornate Frames
  • DL 112AB -  DL113AB Cheery Lynn Butterflies
  • DecoArt Products
  • Lace
  • Cheesecloth
  • MDF key
  • Embossing Powders
  • Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Photo Booth Relatives
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  1. Oh you certainly make lovely things Julie...this is beautiful. I love all the different elements you have created especially your gorgeous candelabra. Have a crafty Sunday xx

  2. Hi Julie, I know I've said this already but just thought I'd pop-over and say hello and tell you how much I like your project. Great tutorial too. Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Gorgeous, really lovely and beautiful!!

  4. Wow Julie, I am just blown away right now! I could stare at this for hours and still not see everything! You have put so many wonderful details into each and every cubby, and there are so many wonderful textures and finishes, WOWSERS!! Truly stunning! hugs :)

  5. Julie this is stunning - a beautiful romantic and vintage piece of art! I really love what you did with the mannequin and the chandelier is a wonderful touch. I spy some lovely hints of Maja Design papers too - they are gorgeous and so is your wonderful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. WOW - this is amazing - love how you used the butterfly wings with the mannequin! Fabulous. TFS

  7. Julie, you really do make some jaw dropping stuff but this one is beyond that! WOW....simply WOW...and another WOW
    Biggest stunned hugs
    Donna xxx

  8. Wow Julie, the details are fabulous!!! I love the parasol and the candelabra!!! Great MDF Printers frame, you did an amazing work! :) Coco xx

  9. I could become quite lost in this. It is the joy of diving into each compartment to view the tiniest of precious details. I know I couldn't possibly pick a favourite as each is so exquisite and I can imagine the time and pure love that went into creating this.
    Julie, there is nothing wrong with just wanna make nice things .... I for one am so glad you do because you bring such joy.

  10. Wow !! Absolutely gorgeous project ..You always add such amazing details in your work ..Love every bit of it !!!

  11. Just super pretty, I love the collage and each element that you used! xx

  12. This is a STUNNER hard to pick a fav here! Your hard work and attention to details is clearly seen. I love the bees wax dripping candles, the crown and the lovely dress on the mannequin. A show stopper! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck. Rupa(DT)

  13. What a stunner much to look at and so inspiring!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  14. Julie this is so how you have decorated each section, each one different,but it all ties the lady with her crown,lol....
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...xx

  15. Wow! What a gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  16. I am in love with this shadowbox! I am hooked on them at the moment and this one blows me away! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  17. Wow Julie, I absolutely love what you have created, so many gorgeous elements. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    Tracy x

  18. Oh Julie--This is not only Nice, it's Beautiful!! You always make nice things!! :) :) I just love looking into each nook and see the wonderful little goodies you've adorned each window with! Soooo pretty!! XOXO-Shari

  19. Wow Julie, this is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics,
    Lisa Altered Eclectics DT

  20. Julie, your creation is simply breathtaking!!! My favorite detail is that fancy umbrella!!! Oh my, this is so fun and so gorgeous!!! You make most gorgeous vintage things!!!

  21. And you do make nice things! Beautiful vintage tray...the butterfly mannequin is inspired and delightful. Gorgeous work Juile. Hope you're feeling better. Hugs Ruth xx

  22. Oh Julie! This is so beautiful - going back for another gaze! Chrisx

  23. Dear me... this is INCREDIBLE Julie. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE..... all of it. Wow. It's just so dainty and precious. The boot and the parasol are my fav things but I must also say that your mannequin is BEAUTIFUL. Your entire project is WONDERFUL. So glad I got to see this today. j.

  24. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful creation! I love all the die cuts and painting and little details everywhere. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie challenge!

  25. Ooh Julie, such a gorgeous printer's tray you have created here!! I have really enjoyed looking at your close-ups - would be hard to pick a favourite section! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o)

  26. WOW Julie! Just been soaking up every delicious detail and can I say you've succeeded - you do make beautiful things! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  27. Just dropped back in to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  28. Congratulations Julie for your win 'Sparkles Monthly challenges !

  29. Oh my gosh Julie, I don't know where to start, that is absolutely spectacular! From the beautiful frame treatment, to the embossing, to the beautiful and thoughtful details you've added to each and every little niche ... you have indeed made a very nice thing here, it is exquisite. Deb xo

  30. What a gorgeous elegant piece. Beautifully embellished. I adore the texture you added and the touches of lace. Your attention to detail is fantastic. Every niche is a feast for the eyes. Thanks so much for joining in the We Love To Create Mixed Media Challenge. Tracy x

  31. BEYOND stunning. I absolutely love love love this. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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