Nicecrane Designs Funny Summer Series

30 July 11
Nicecrane Designs
Funny Summer Series

As soon as I saw this series of digi's, I knew that I wanted too use them.  But I'm getting kind of sick of making cards, so I wanted to go in a totally different direction.

I printed and colored them first.  I sponge painted the sky's, grounds, and trees.  On the winter piece, I added some stickles in "Frosted Lace" to give the ground an icy feel.  Then I racked my brains on what to do next?  I found some old wood signs, from when I use to do woodworking.  I drilled some very small holes at the top and bottom of all the signs (except the last one-that only needed top holes).   I painted them in a blueish grey acrylic paint.  When they were dry, I added the crackle gel.  As soon as it was ready, I put the Antique White over the crackle gel and let the get work it's magic.  Next I glued the papers to the wood, making sure to cover all of the papers, so they wouldn't buckle. 

This next step was a big pain in my butt.  I used some old jump rings, from when my daughter did jewelry making.  I must've put 100 holes in my fingers trying to get them in the holes in the wood and then hooked together.  Each piece is held together with one ring in each hole and then an extra one holding the two of them together.  The final step is seal the entire thing with an acrylic sealer.  I used a matte finish.

This was alot of work, but I really enjoyed making it and the way it came out (except for the jump rings)...

Below is a closeup of each of the pieces, so that you can see the work that went into them.

You can find these digi's here-

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity #30 Anything but a card
Fairy tale-challenge Blog #20 Summer, sun & sunshine
Mami Doodles #31 Flowers
Polka Doodle #30 English Country Garden
Stamp Something Challenges Summer Fun Something
CCEE Stampers #1130 Winter or Summer
Digi Doodle Shops Best #69 Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges #30 In the garden
Try it onTuesday Alter a Present
iCopic Challenge #40 Anything but a card


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC idea and creation Renee!! Your coloring and design are perfect ... a creation that fits every season! Great thinking!!

Thanks so much for joining in on our 'Simply Homemade' Challenge at The Sisterhood. We hope you come back again real soon.

One of the 'Sistahs'

Debs M said...

wow these are fabulous! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. We hope to see you again next week!
Debbie Dt x

pinky said...

Wow...absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Shirl said...

Stunning picture frames they are totally awesome and well worth the hard work also well worth the 100 holes in your Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Hugs Shirley x x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, you have added so many beautiful details. Thankyou for sharing it with us at TioT's this week Yvonne

Colette said...

Hi Renee, lovely wall-hanging, but you have entered it into the Christmas in July challenge on the Polkadoodle blog, you need to go and re-enter it into the correct challenge.
Colette xx

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Very creative idea. Love the images and great job coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood.

Julie said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges

thescrapmaster said...

What a wonderful project! Love your book! Thanks so much for playing with iCopic!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutelu this is your best work Renee,so amazing, so different, so unique,,,and waht vintage effect,,,,but I must say the best is your colorization. wowwwwwww

PatR said...

Such a beautiful creation. Love those fabulous images that you have used perfectly to create this stunning work of art. Thank you for including it in the Try it on Tuesday challenge. xx

Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful, thank you for joining in with our challenge this time at Polkadoodles,

TannyP said...

Wow! All that coloring is spectacular and the final product is amazing. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters for this challenge!!

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Diane Davies said...

Wow what a great project!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

lis-m said...

This is a real labour of love..
Thanks for joining us over @ Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck !
Hugs xx

Ren-Yi said...

Great idea on making a wall decoration. I love how it is one for every season. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.