New and True Digis , Alice in Wonderland & Spring Cards

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Wowww,wwwwowww, Astric Maclean was working wiyh my adorable " New & True" Digital Sheet, and she did this amazing and unique vintage card,,,,,with these gorgeus flowers , heart and lace,,,,,I am really fallin in love with this creation,,,, You can`t miss this sheet,,,,Thanks again Astrid.

I chose to work with this amazing collection of digital stamps and had so much fun colouring my chosen image!Digi stamps don't only save lots of space of course, but the great thing is that you can re-size them to fit your project.

Here is a close up of the stamp I chose. I coloured it with some Faber Castell Big Brush markers, which I had scribbled on my craft mat and then picked up with a refillable water brush

I created a large 9 by 7" card, which eventually will become the cover of a journal. I used a wonderful vintage paper collection from Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings" collection and over-stamped in various areas with some background stamps, also from Kaisercraft.


I heavily distressed all the edges of my paper, then stitched around it and adhered it to a cream coloured card base.It was embellished with various die cuts, flowers and a rusty heart.I also added some lace for a vintage feel to match the lovely vintage stamp.

A sentiment from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set and some pearl brads finishes it all off.Well, hope you liked my sponsor spotlight. Laura will show you another amazing project on the 25th. Don't forget to come back for that....
Previous inspirational works:

Enjoy this adorable sheet:


Coloring Alice in Wonderland

I am an Alice in Wonderland Fan,,,,so I asked to Anne to work with some of my vintage Alice sheets,,,to color in her own style,,,,so directly from her blog: :I loved reading Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, when I was a child. My favourite bit is where the White Rabbit, dressed in a lovely waistcoat, runs along at the side of Alice. He pulls out a pocket watch, exclaims that he is late and then pops down a rabbit hole.......

I have had these images of Alice for a little while now, from Nicecrane and recently had the opportunity to get them out, colour one of them and make a journal page for a friend. I have two friends called Mo and this is the friend who does not have a blog, she is better known as TwinkleToes. Last year Mo did a year long challenge with the Craft Barn which used letters, words and definitions. She put all the pages into a journal. Mo sent me her journal to have a look at, it was beautiful and I made her a journal page using the letter T for time for her to add to the journal if she wished.

I did not see the need to explain what the word time means, I think White Rabbit says it all. I added a Prima pocket watch with the word time inside and added a Prima glass bead which magnifies the word nicely. The watch has been coloured gold with alcohol ink and finished off with Treasure Gold, White Fire. I did a little stenciling in the background and the pattered tea party paper is from the Alice collection by Graphic 45.
I gave the White Rabbit a different colour of jacket, I really love this image and it was so easy to colour with Promarkers, Copics and Prismacolour pencils. I coloured him twice and then layered up one of the images to give him some dimension.If you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland, Ignacio at Nicecrane has lots of wonderful images in this series.


Audubon Bookmarks (a new style)

Ginny at my DT did these really so different Audubon Bookmarks working with my Collection,,,,,and all over she is explaining the compete process,,, so here is tutorial:Today on my desk, a batch of bookmarks that will be going out in get well and thinking of you cards. I read a lot ( real books), recently someone sent me a card with a book mark and I thought it was such a brilliant idea I've been making and doing the same!

I like to put something on the back, a bible verse or great quote.....
I used Nicecrane book mark images for these:

Creating Unique audubon Bookmarks with Ginny....

These images print up nicely, these are done on 100# smooth cardstock

I did one very simply in balck and white with out a backing

I am going to do a ink comparison soon, the ink I used on the backs and the front of this stamp is really printer ink I buy in bulk, for 7.99 I buy a large 16oz bottle black HP printer ink refill. I put a few drops on my ink pad and I have the best black ink I have found. Normal reinkers run around 4.99 per 1/2 oz. if you do a lot of stamping and go through a lot of ink, those prices are downright gouging! I'd been looking for am economical replace and found one!!! But more on that later!

Thanks for stopping buy and I hope you have a great day and time to check out a few more crafty desks!!
Ginny M
Are you looking for some inspiration?


Audubon Bookmarks - Click Image to Close


Spring is coming..........

Really Spring is near, so I asked to some DT members to work with Spring Sheets,,,,: Flowers, birds and so,,,,, to inspirate you,,,,,,,,and here is The  stunning work by Brenda

You can`t miss Brenda `s Creations

This card has a base created with the clever cut and weld facility on the Cricut Mini which allows you to make custom borders such as this one and your imagination is the only restriction. It's still available at lots of places for £99 so a great deal. I kept the card fairly simple, punching the corners of the image with a butterfly punch and matting onto coordinating cardstock. The border butterflies and dragonflies are shaded with Pan Pastels plus a couple of die cut ones.

I printed one of the Nicecrane Vintage Flowers images twice, cut out and decoupaged, cut a fancy oval with a die, placed some cord inside the oval and layered over a stamped sentiment, the backing DP is BoBunny..
Previous works with these sheets:

Flowers From Vitage Books CS II - Click Image to Close

Vintage Flowers & Butterflies CS - Click Image to Close

Enjoy my Spring Releases and all over enjoy playing,,,special thanks to my Team..


Redanne February 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM  

What an excellent post Ignacio, I adore Astrid's beautiful card and the Audubon bookmarks are very special. Thanks for showing my work too, very much appreciated! Anne xx

KarinsArtScrap February 25, 2014 at 8:42 AM  

these are gorgeous cards Ignacio.

gr karin

misteejay February 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM  

What amazing creations from everyone Ignacio.

Toni xx

brenda February 25, 2014 at 9:26 AM  

A post packed with loads of inspiration Ignacio, love Astrid's lovely Vintage piece.

B x

MaryH February 26, 2014 at 3:30 AM  

Wow! Double WOW! Loved seeing all the wonderful works with these lovely vintage items. I am especially thrilled with the idea of being able to create a fast & beautiful card with these images, or yet 'dress them up' if you want. These images are wonderful and the designers used each one in such inspirational ways. Makes me want more, more, more!! TFS

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