Frank Havkiland Women, Vintage Flowers, And Calligraphy Paperpack

Frank Haviland`s Women & Cardmaking

I love Vintage Women I was inspired by Frank Haviland ones and I decided to create a new sheet, so I asked to Ginny to used this new vintage women collection and here is her work:I'm at my standing desk for this project, right now I feel like my whole craft room is a disaster. It really isn't but I've acquired a few new pieces of equipment in the last two months and I am still trying to find a good place to keep them and work with them. My major storage area is wall space and there isn't an inch left unused on the walls our counter surfaces. Steve is working on a solution with me, but right now, I'm feeling like a sardine.

See the M+M's!! They came in today as a swap gift goodie!!
I'm am making a Birthday card here and also a DT card for Nicecrane designs. The image you see me working on is an image from the Frank Haviland series of portraits. These are really beautiful! I blush at the décolletage on some of these, but that is what graphic software (or Word) is for! Keeping a more portrait view and no décolletage. 

One of my new items is a cricut expressions - I LOVE it!!

I had an Ecraft machine which is supposed to do everything a Cricut can and more with out a mat. Well It cut labels and simple shapes and that was it. The Ecraft worked great for a month, it went back to the factory for repair and never worked right after that . I will still use it for labels and boxes as I don't have Cricut software for that right now. The Cricut was so easy, about a 5 minute learning curve and No frustrations, no wasted papers! and the blades are cheap!!

I cut the beautiful portrait frame for this card with it. The cut came out perfect first time! 

Stunning Frame and Vintage Birthday Card by Ginny

I think it took me longer for Blogger to up load this card than for me to make it!! It's on a x7 base and I used gold cardstock for the first layer, and a sheet of K and Company paper for the back ground , flower and frame. One thing about two sided papers, they usually work perfectly together. This paper had a tortoise shell pattern on one side and a beautiful vintage green with pink rose calligraphy print on the other. I cut a 12x12 sheet into quarters, on for the frame, one for the flower and one for the second background layer. The flower was made from a Tim Holtz die I especially like as the flower are a little flatter and mail better.
Take a look to single images on the sheet:

You can`t miss these true beautiful women to create vintage cards

Showing you another amazing Workdesk,,,,,take a look to the one by my friend Sharon,,,,I love my collage printed out on the her stunning workdesk,,,,OMG:

Yes! hard to believe but here we are again.. checking out desks of the world over at Julia's blog - because, believe it or not, another Wednesday is here! So it is time to link up for What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

So here is my desk! As usual a number of things on the go! firstly getting ready to make a card on the left from wonderful Nicecrane images top set was very kindly sent to me for free by Ignacio after I made a comment on Ginny's post on how much I loved the images (- see here her cards with these Birds and Blossoms are just wonderful).

And here my new ATC Card

It is Spring Time ATC Card by Nicecrane Designs


Have a Good Day..

Vicky was working with my "Flowers from vintage Books II". to create the following adorable and all over pretty pink card. Hello everyone! I'm here today to share with you a little card that I did in my attempt to bring forth spring lol Yesterday it was -15celcius without the wind... sooooo cold!. For this card I used a fabulous image from Nicecrane Designs and it's part of this fabulous called

I think you will agree with me that it's just perfect for a vintage spring feeling. Again I made a smaller size card! I really want to have a good little pack of those, they are so very convenient for all sorts of occations

So colorful and all over creative card by Vicky

Since this card is small I was able to use some scrap pieces of papers. I distressed the edge of them all with some seedless preserve distress ink. I used my scallop and large circle from spellbinder.

Here's a closer look at the digi that was precolored! So very fast! And I paired it with a sentiment from Create with TLC



Based on the famous book "Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta", I have designed some Vintage A2 Papers to use as background in your old and antique cards..........Now I am showing my sample:

Mira Calligraphiae Monumeta (Bookcover)

In the 1500s, as printing became the most common method of producing books, intellectuals increasingly valued the inventiveness of scribes and the aesthetic qualities of writing. From 1561 to 1562, Georg Bocskay, the Croatian-born court secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created this Model Book of Calligraphy in Vienna to demonstrate his technical mastery of the immense range of writing styles known to him. 

About thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, composing them so as to enhance the unity and balance of the page's design. It was one of the most unusual collaborations between scribe and painter in the history of manuscript illumination


Original illustration on the book.

And here my own version adding my favorite Bible Verse.

Quote Reads: 

"In the beginning Good created the heaven and the earth.
And God said. Let there be Light
and there was Light"



KarinsArtScrap March 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM  

beautiful ladies and cards Ignacio.

gr karin

misteejay March 27, 2014 at 9:52 PM  

Beautiful cards and what a fabulous ATC.

Toni xx

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