The Water Babies Pack, A Child Garden,... Bookmarks & F.Brundage Cards

Wowww,wowww,wowww,,Lisa Minkler was working with my two new releases: "A Child Garden of Verses Bookmarks" and my "The Water Babies Summer Pack":

Okay, okay, so I'm taking liberties with a quote from Hawaii Five-O, but doesn't it sound perfect when you're talking about bookmarks?

I tried my hand at two different techniques.
The first is from the Water Babies Summer Pack 

I want to give credit to Karen at KRC Masterpiece for her incredibly understandable tutorial on how to approach mixed media. Please see her post here to see how I followed her steps to make this tag.

The Waterbaby Tag by Lisa Minckler

The Water Babies Summer Pack - Click Image to Close

Now for the second type of tag, the clean and simple approach. The bookmark comes in black and white only and simply by coloring it and adhering it to another tag base and adding some lettering, I've created a quick and easy way to save a place in the book!

Each of these incredible sets comes with multiple images to make so many fabulous projects.
Seeing as how the school year is just around the corner, these would be perfect to start the school year off right. So hop on over to Nicecrane Designs, tell Ignacio hello and be sure to check out these fabulous images for yourself!

Vintage Bookmark by Nicecrane Designs
A Child Garden of Verses Bookmarks - Click Image to Close


Florence use her incredible and stunning dies and these sheets,to create some adorable and sweet cards:
A slight delay but as promised a few weeks ago, these are two of the cards I have made using Nicecrane Designs Digital images and Collage sheets ….. The Brundage Babies. I adore these.

These print out beautifully. The images are exquisite.

Image printed onto white pearlescent card stock

I printed off the image and what struck me were the colours of this image, especially the grey, so I decided that I wanted the embellishments to have a metalic feel to them but still remaining feminine.

I cut the flowers out of a greyish pearlescent card stock using a die and then coloured them with DIs and then embossed them. I gave the flowers a quick spray of fixative to set the ink.

The faint grainy effect on the image is from the pealescent card stock. Just to share the colours of the image are very slightly lighter on this card than those when you print out onto mat white as you will be able to see from the next card. I do like to use both types of card stock.

Printed out on mat white card stock.

Again on this one I have used dies to make the frames and to cut out the embellishments. My choice of colours, for the the card/paper and the embellishments, again, was taken from the main image.

As you know I love using Nicecrane Designs’ products. I am member of the DT but also I am a Customer. There is a reason for that. These Brundage Babies print out to the highest quality. In fact I would say some of the best I have used so far. This is really down to Ignacio and the work that he puts into the images to prepare them ready for use in crafting. The photographs really do not do them justice.

F. Brundage Babies CS - Click Image to Close

,Jenny was working with my New & True DSL,,,,and she get a really vintage look in this so unnusal card,,,I am fallin in love with this style,,,,,,thanks a million Jenny.
Vintage Childhood
Hi everyone. Lovely to have your company today. The card I'm sharing today has been a while in the making. Do you ever have times where you start/stop something as inspiration hits and then fades? Well so it was for this, and the thing that rescued it was the fabulous image from Nicecrane Designs (from a set called New and True).

I'd started by stencilling the birds/birdcage image onto a piece of patterned paper with a mustard/aged gold colour pattern, adding some Tarnished Brass Distress Stain over the top, but it didn't feel right and got put to one side.

By chance I'd been using some Aged Mahogany Distress Ink on another card and dabbed a little onto this background. It looked a whole heap better, so the whole thing got covered. Then another pause - well what can you do with what seems like a rather busy background?

It was the image that saved it from being buried at the bottom of a pile forever. As well as the adorable Edwardian children, it contained a beautiful birdcage. I printed it on watercolour card and die cut it ready for altering.

Having spritzed/flicked water over a background wash of Antique Linen, I painted in the shadows with extra layers of the same and used Victorian Velvet/Aged Mahogany for the dresses. Always remember to dry each layer of colour as it is applied if you want to stop the paper from starting to breakdown in places.

Finishing the card was a balance of embellishing without going over the top: Antique Linen Paint was used to colour some texture paste ready for stencilling; one of my new Penny Black lace stamps was used on tissue to add detail over the top; another new Laura Kriste designed Penny Black applique stamp set was used onto vellum for the lacy trim; and some filigree metal corners and handmade flowers completed it.

My message for today - never give up, inspiration can hit at any time.
And here's another link to that inspirational set of images (click on them);

Special thanks to Jenny, Lisa and Florence for these stunning


Redanne July 27, 2013 at 8:34 AM  

Stunning work by Lisa, Florence and of course, Jenny! Hugs, Anne x

Buttons July 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM  

Love Lisa's dip into mixed media and her bookmarks are beautiful. Well done too to Florence for some fantastic vintage cards. Hugs, Jenny x

downrightcrafty July 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM  

awwwwwwww hun thank you for your lovely comment, beautiful images and inspiration as always, on my four weeks off and your images are on my worktop, cannot wait to colour some up and play, will let you know when I post on my blog :)

Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous July 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM  

A beautiful collection of cards (and tags).

Ira Huberts July 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM  

Amazingly beautiful work, so many different fabulous creations. Really love those stunningly gorgeous images Ignacio! Hugs, Ira x

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