Remember your Childhood, The Brownies & New and True

Do you like Vintage Children Illustrations?
Florence was working in  a special technique with my new adorable "Remember your Childhood" Digi i am showing her work and the how-to tutorial,,,,,,to get this amazing result.

For a long time now I have seen crafters and artists using book pages in their work. I have even rubber stamped onto book pages but the other day I wondered if I could actually print my Nicecrane Designs digi stamp onto book pages……and yey it worked. I was so excited!!!!!

This is quite a large card because, really, I was experimenting to see if this technique would work.
Firstly I altered my image in “paint” on the computer using the eraser tool and deleted all of the background so that I was only left with the little girl. I had never done this before but it was easy to do.

I *printed my image onto the book page and coloured it in using some basic water colour pencils and then just softened the colour with a very lightly damp paint brush. The brush only has to be slightly damp otherwise it will break up the fibres of the paper.

As this was quite a large image that I was using, and glues and double sided tape show though the pages, when attaching them to the base card, I stiched around the image to attach it to card.

Take a look to the some single picts on the sheet:

And here the complete sheet

Remember your Childhood - Click Image to Close


But that is not all,,,,,Florence also was working with my new funny and unique sheet called "The Brownies in "Fairyland", based on a vintage famous children illustration book by Palmer Cox . I am falling in love with these adorable ones.This is my second card using the same technique, again just experimenting, but I really liked the effect. Again I used water colour pencils to colour.
Created by Canadian artist Palmer Cox around the 1880's, the Brownies were a comical group of little elfin characters, all male, that depicted ethnic types such as a Chinese fellow or an Indian; various occupations such as a policeman, sailor, or jockey; and other little characters such as band-members and their instruments

Meet Palmer Cox and His Brownies


Brownie Doll ( The Policeman)

Vintage Brownies products

Create,cards, magnests, cups and anything you can imagine

Enjoy watching the work by Florence

 Printing on Book Pages Tutorial
Read all information HERE

I tore my book page to the size I wanted for my card and sewed it to the backing card.

I wanted to make an embellishment for this in the form of a medal although looking at it on here it is a little bit big but hey ho….not going to loose any sleep over that.

The Brownies…. these are such good fun to use. They probably would not have been my first choice but again, after working with them I love them.

The Brownies DSL - Click Image to Close

By the other hand you can`t miss the gorgeus work by Danielle working with my "New & True DSL" to create this exquisite Mother the color combo and how creative is Danielle-

To allow the image to have the main focus, I decided not to use any embellishments. Printed the image with black ink and colored in the grey and daffodil delight. Isn't this sweet? I remember that wonderful feeling of rocking my babies. Will really enjoy having grandkids and being able to experience that again (although that better be a bit down the road yet).

Hope you will decide to join us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! for our Color Challenge #58 With a Twist. There is a link to Nicecrane Designs blog and store on the challenge site. The other lovely ladies on the ATS&M DT have also made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration - click here to visit them and enter our challenge.
New And True DSL - Click Image to Close


Finally Mimí also is participating at ATSM Challenge , and she was working with my "Wild Swan" Digi Stamp, enjoy watching her stunning work:

I decided to use the canary colour to create a sunset appearance. I coloured the background in shades of grey digitally and printed. I then used Promarker Canary and the spray gun system to add shades of yellow over the grey. The photo is showing a bit of pink going on in the grey coloured areas - sorry about that, must be the way the light is reflecting. Bit of masking going on too as I did not want the swans to be coloured yellow <g>. Next step was to colour the swans, I used ProMarker Ice Grey 1 and 3 along with the blender pen. 

 The front swan was fussy cut and adhered with double sided foam tape for extra dimension. Gold was added to the beaks of the swans as I could not colour over the black with the Canary Promarker with any success. I created the background paper to co-ordinate colour wise as I did not seem to have anything that matched. The card was matted with a layer of black, a layer of grey, pattern yellow layer. The digi was matted onto black as were the two sentiments. I added three black vinyl cut strips and white lace to the backgound then assembled the card. To finish the sentiments off I added a used the gold pen around the edge of the black layer, added black ribbon, metal charm and yellow button and mounted with foam tape. The birthday sentiment was also matted in black, 2 metallic yellow brads were added and again this was mounted with foam tape.

The Wild Swan - Click Image to Close

Special Thanks to all DT Members


downrightcrafty August 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM  

stunning inspiration and love the swans what a great image
Hugs Kate xx

Buttons August 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM  

Great samples by the team and I love the idea of printing onto book pages. What a fantastic result. Hugs, Jenny x

Anonymous August 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM  

I am always using book pages, where would I be without them!
Beautiful collection of cards from your team.

Florence August 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM  

Thank you Ignacio. These images are an absolute dream to work with.
Regards Florence :)

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