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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Grace Drayton images...

...from Nicecrane Designs.

Part of Ignacio's May release of images is a set of characters created by Grace Drayton - the artist who created the Campbell's Soup advertising using jolly little round faced children. This is the sheet of images...
...and you can grab a set for yourselves - here.

I didn't want to use these images to make cards so I had a rummage around in my re-cycling cupboard (I find it very hard to throw certain types of things away as they "might come in useful")...
 ...this container seemed perfect for the job...
 ...and this is what it looked like after a quick bit of covering with CS and Washi tape. For some reason I had the Campbell Soup cans in my mind, hence the red/white/black colour scheme.
I printed the images quite small (wallet size which allows 9 to a sheet of A4)...
 ...and started colouring them with my Spectrum Noir pens...
...and as you can see, this is what they looked like whilst in progress.
The fully coloured images were cut out using a die from the X-cut plain circle set...
...and mounted onto a slightly larger piece of black CS that had been cut with the X-cut scalloped circle set. I then curved the images by rubbing them over the edge of my desk so that they would sit more comfortably round the container...
 ...I picked this image for the front - but as you can see...
 ...it is not so easy showing how the other images are placed...
...when you are looking at something that is tube shaped.
With the recent chilly spell of weather we have been having lately, I've been knitting scarves again and this container is just the right size...
 ...to hold the scarf snug and safe.
This is the finished container with an added piece of ribbon tied around the bottom...
 
((OOPS!!! published instead of saved - will be back later to add links and finish post. I was in such a rush this morning that I hit 'publish' instead of save, so I'm now back to fill in the links and finish off the post.))
 
These images were real cuties to colour and had me thinking of lots of the artwork that has been used in advertising - many of which have been revived in recent years...remember the Bisto Kids? I thought this set of images were just right for the gift packaging that I wanted to create.
 
There are some absolutely fabulous images available in the May release at Nicecrane and you really must hop over to the blog to take a look at all the lovely ideas that the DT have been coming up with..............................................................
 
 


9 comments:

Virginia said...

Ah Toni this is a fabulous post, I love what you did with the images, the tube and the scarf - an great way to package a pressie! love it

Sandra said...

Never has a can looked so good

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Toni,,,,,,soo cutee, so cute coloring,,,,I love these cute kiddies and the way you cover the recipent,,,,,,wowwwwwww,

Allison said...

lovely transformation
Allisonx

Stef H said...

now how cool is this? i don't recycle anything. o sure, i've got ideas but by the time i get to it i've already cleaned out the closets - LOL.

hope the nice weather stays for you.

hugs :)

Claireliz said...

This is really lovely, what a great way to give a gift.
C xx

debby4000 said...

What a clever way of recycling to make a gift box which is fabulous by the way.
luv
Debby

Lori said...

Love the cute kids cavorting around your project! Always great to upcycle and you did a fabulous job!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

The images are so sweet. I´m specially drawn to the girl with the big bow and the plate of soup. You make the images come to life with your colouring! Loved the recycling part as well. It´s getting cold here so the scarf looks ideal for today. :D