Victorian Hearts, Japanese Style & Brownies

I am so happy with these absolutely amazing  Victorian Hearts created by Mevlida Malkoc working with my "Children in The Victorian Age Collections" ....It is a must.have for any crafter.You can`t miss these incredible collections to create your own customized gift.


Incredible Victorian Hearts by Mevida Malkoc

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Mimi from Crafty Animals was working with my "Dolls from Japan Save Pack" and she did these incredible Asian Cards,,,so elegant and at time so colorful,,,,,,,I am falling in lovwe with this personal style.

For this card I cut the card shape with my die cutter on plain blue card then sprayed with my Promarkers (a mixture of blues and mauves). I did modify the cut file as the digi was hidden behind the front bar, so that was cut away. Next I squirted on some Shimmer Mist in blue and purple. I only wanted a textured background, nothing to fussy as this would distract from the card shape and digi but just adding the sprayed colour was not quite enough, it looked flat. Light bulb moment - skeleton leaves. I sprayed the skeleton leaves with the same ProMarker colours I used for the background (and the Japanese Lady) and stuck them along the top of the card. Next I printed the digi twice so I could separate the lady from her parasol allowing me to create two layers, which once coloured, were reassembled with foam tape for dimension. The two layer digi was then attached to the card with a double thickness of foam tape to give a further 3D effect to this card. Out with my compressor again and the ProMarker air brush attachment to colour the flowers, again using the same colours as the background. I cut the sentiment out of vinyl and stuck on the card - the sentiment is the Kanji symbol for Love. My every trusted gold paint pen was used for the gold accents.

But that is not all............She was also working in this another one:

A very simple monochromatic CAS card, For this card I very simple coloured the digi in a light aqua colour, leaving the black of the digi to do the talking so so speak. The digi was mounted on a background using the same colour and this in turn was mounted on the backing paper which is a gradient for the same colour to white. Thank you text was added and again the same aqua blue was used. For contrast black lace was added to the digi mount and, my favourite, a few pearls - I just love pearls

As You know I am sponsoring  ATSM challenge and Monika Skinner did this amazing creations :It’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #60 – Photo Inspiration.The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their online store. Pop over tothe shop and have a look what fabulous images $20 can buy you …
… and the photo to take your inspiration from is …

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But Monika did also these stunning cards according to the Photo- Inspiration and using red colors,,,,,,and all over working with my "Fascinating Bessie Gutmann Set"

The first one is from the Fascinating Bessie Gutmann Set …

As you can see the image has lots of detail on it, hence I went for a grey CAS background. I pasted the image file into a Word document re-sized it and lightened the grey scale a bit before printing. I ten coloured the girls dress in red using Sepctrum Noir Markers and added some light grey touches to other bits of the image using a cool grey1 Promarker Pen before blending the edges with red and assembling the card as shown.

This image is printed in the original colour. I then added some soft colour touches to the girl’s dress and hair, the daisies, the butterfly, the grasses and the water using pale hues of Spectrum Noir Markers. I then stamped the swirl and sentiment on so saffron designer paper (SU) and blended the edges with soft suede ink (SU) before matting and layering as shown.

And here you can watch the complete collection



Florence also was participating on this challenge working with my "Brownies in Fairyland" Sheet.

Here is my DT piece for this weeks.

For my main image I have used Nicecrane Designs Digi Stamps -The Brownie. Please see the full set of digi stamps below.

Below is the product sheet for the digi stamp I have used

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Please click here for full details of Nicecrane Designs “The Brownies”.

I used the little character in the bottom right hand corner for my card. These are such good fun to use.

Funny enough, I wanted some quirky style characters just to use now and again and when I looked at some rubber stamps, the one that I wanted was always out of stock and I couldn’t find any others that I liked. These are perfect for what I wanted. As for the cost of digi stamps compared to rubber stamps….no brainer really.

One thing I do want to share. If you print a draft copy of these onto copier paper, attach them to masking tape and cut them out OR indeed spray the back of the copy with the special non-permanent glue (you know the one – is it stick away or something like that) these can be so versatile for journalling, cards or scrapbooking.

I know the Brownies are really popular. Nicecrane Designs have just released some more Brownie images. Ignacio, if you are calling in, I want these ones!! he he!

Now you hardened Brownie fans will probably colour these in the traditional colours but you really do not have to. If you are new to these images they suit any style or colour that you wish. That is what I love about them.

The Brownies at School DSL - Click Image to Close

Thanks a million to my DT for these stuning creations and special ones to mimi.


Anonymous August 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM  

Ooooh those beautiful children are my absolute favourite, they are so adorable and the hearts so pretty.

Stamps and Paper August 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM  

Fabulous images Astrid just love the vintage children's images,
..I love Brenda's work and I know she will be a great assets to your team


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