Monday 19 March 2012

A Julie Nutting Design

Having spent the weekend beavering away at some commisions I spent today at home pottering around whilst the back lawn was being returfed.  Soooooo..... managed to make something just for me :O)

As you know I have Collage Couture by Julie Nutting and I lurve the book and can quite happily sit and read through it every day.  Although I did art at school I'm not one of those lucky people who can draw from memory but I can copy :O) so this morning I sat with some A3 paper and carefully drew away at one of Julies ladies.  Then the fun bit came along - cutting her up and dressing her up!!!  I dressed her in vintage style paper which was edged in Vintage Photo distress ink, added some lovely lace as a hem to her dress, made a pearl necklace and then .... time for the background!!!!

This is wallpaper which I fell in love with whilst browsing round B&Q - I covered it in Gesso, then sponged Vintage Photo over it, then got some really coarse sanding paper and started rubbing furiously over it until it started to look vintagey.  The lady was added to the background and it was then inserted into an old picture frame that I got for £3 from a charity shop in Louth and Voila..........

There are a couple of challenges which I think this with fit which are :-

Zoe Bunny Crafts - Vintage
Love to create - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge -Anything Goes

Right  - off the play with some lovely diecuts that have only just graced the shelves in Grimsby Crafts lol

Thanks for looking Polly x


  1. Ooooh Polly this is gorgeous lurve lurve lurve it..... Jax xxx

  2. Oh Polly, this is so beautiful. You are so clever. Roll on Friday....can't wait. Getting a bit excited now!!!
    Hugs Debbie x

  3. Gorgeous Polly. You create some absolutely amazing ladies. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't wait till Friday either!!!!!!!!! x

  4. Polly this is just wonderful that a pretty design and super papers just lovely to have me craft time! Chanelle xxx

  5. Sweet picture!Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts!

  6. been trying to comment for days and would not play hoping this one does, as love your creativity and a lovely piece
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Beautiful!! I love this! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,

  8. Oh Polly, love your girl! It reminds me of the "She Art" class I took.
    Hugz, Z

  9. Absolutely beautiful Polly!! Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your wonderful creation with us at Love to Create challenge.

  10. Wow! I love the creativity of this!! Beautiful:)
    I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's this month. :)
    ps) I have a stamp set I'm giving away at the end of the month if you'd like to check it out, its located at teh top of my sidebar. :)

    1. Awesome job!! I love how you added all the extra!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!!

  11. Wow stunning, gorgeous pastel colours. Thank you for joining us a That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x