Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Laura's guest piece

Laura of 'Laurart' is the second 'Top 3' merit badge winner from March. We are delighted that she said "Yes" when we asked her to do a guest piece for us and here it is...


"The title of this challenge led me to the nursery rhyme and I really wanted to incorporate elements from it - silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids. A paper maché hanging of three circle frames provided the perfect way to place the pretty maids all in a row....Pastel music paper was chosen as a background, and I selected some vintage style images of ladies. Antique Linen Distress Paint covered the frames  - sadly the stamped Bundled Sage Distress paint doesn't show up well here in the photos taken in bright sunlight. The silver bells - made with cut out card covered in pewter crackle paint, and 'cockleshells' were an essential element. Keeping the colour scheme delicate, a pale peach rose and die cut flowers covered with Tattered Rose Distress stain were added. And that is how my garden grew!!!"
 Another fabulous make to get your creative juices flowing, thank you Laura, this is beautiful!

We will be featuring another new piece in a few days so do pop back and see all the other delights we have in store for you. xxx

8 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A really really beautiful and elegant make hugs trace x

Redanne said...

A gorgeous hanging Laura, love the silver bells and the very pretty lady pictures. Perfect for the theme. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Laura - this looks wonderful and so apt for theme. Nicola x

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderful vintage piece and beautifully made.
Thanks for sharing this with us Laura.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your use of the vintage 'maids' - what an original and beautiful take on the theme. Thank you for sharing it. Julie Ann.

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous piece Laura! An original and creative idea beautifully done. Thank you for being part of our team. Chris xxx

butterfly said...

A really delicious make... such pretty maids all in a row, and lovely, delicate embellishing. Looks beautiful in the sunshine too!
Alison x

Buttons said...

For goodness sake, I'm losing it! How could I have missed this gem? What a clever spin on the theme and executed so beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x