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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.