Japanese Koi Card (Vellum Technique) & Nature Notes

Printing on Vellum Technique

Ginny at my DT asked me for any Koi image,,,,(Japanese fish),,,so Idesigned a new sheet and here is her stunning work:I'm feeling a little bit better today and decided to make my cards for the March OSA Koi Swap. Last Week I asked my friend Ignacio the owner and graphic designer at Nicecrane if he had a Koi images, When he replied to me it was "I do now"! He had worked up a new set of Japanese Koi digital stamps! This gave me 5 images to choose from !


I did another vellum printing overlay - very simple but very beautiful! The key with this is having an excellent graphic to print out, these Koi are perfect for this technique!
I printed out on 29# vellum. You can see the detail on the vellum here, One thing to remember when printing on vellum: It takes a little longer for the paper to dry. The vellum surface is very dry and it takes a bit longer for the ink to set in the paper.

I then printed two "texture images" from Nicecranes' Beautiful Japanese Texture background set.
you can see where I was running out of ink on the print on the left - that's okay, it looked lovely!

I Used a little ATG tape to adhere the layers together and a coat of this shimmery nail polish to give the scale a wet look 
You can see how beautiful the background looks under the fish! I added a little distress inks to the edges for a little more depth. 
I die cut an oval in my card stock and added some embellishments

Here are the finished cards!

I also used several of the Koi images printed on regular paper to make into ATC for another time, they print up beautiful on regular paper!!

I hope you give this overlay technique a try sometime it is really beautiful and not time or supply intensive!!

Japanese Prints (Fishes) - Click Image to Close


Working with Famous Victorian Nature Images

My friend Sue was working with one of my sheets by "Edith Holden" the famous Nature illustrator: I want to share a pre-colored digi from NiceCrane images. Even though you use a pre-colored digi, you still have to "create" you card and add some color to the digi. They are wonderful to use though. NiceCrane has a beautiful selection of them. Pop over and check them out!.Here is what I came up with by a digi from NiceCrane Images. The image is called Rabbit in the Reeds.

It's a dreary and dismal day down here. Hoping you have lots of sunshine! Have a great day and I will talk to you again soon. Suz

Come on over and visit me at the Outlawz and enter a card if you would like for Twisted Thursday's. You can enter anything you would like for Thursday's. Meaning that you don't have to stick to any particular theme. You may use a digi or any stamped image!

Products used: Stampin up DSP paper, Spellbinder Circle Cutter, Big shot Circle cutter, fibers, Prima flower.
But you can watch more creations working wit these sheets:

Here I am showing you this adorable and elegant creation by Pia... is this week's twist over at theOutlawz Twisted Thursday. For March we've got Nicecrane Designsand Paper Temptress as our wonderful sponsors, and for a chance to win you need to enter a project. It's Anything Goes every week, but if you use the optional twist you'll earn a second entry in the draw.

To me spring equals Easter, so I used this sweet little rabbit from Nicecrane - you can find it here - and an Easter sentiment from LOTV. I distressed the edges of the image with Walnut DI. I layered it onto a piece of yellow DP, used cream ad green paper and mounted it all onto a card base of kraft. The flowers are from Storyteller and Nille, I've used cheesecloth, burlap and string from my stash.

And Thre are a new creation,,,,,,by Janet...

Janet McLaughlin did this vintage and elegant card: Can you believe it is already the middle of March? I hope spring is starting to arrive wherever you are! Its still rather wintry in Northern Maine! But, it is Thursday and the beginning of a new Twisted Thursday Challenge at the Outlawz! The challenge is "Anything Goes....with the twist being...First Day Of Spring"!

I chose to use this beautiful image from Nicecrane Designs! It is from the Country Diary Calendar. It is a Pre-colored image that I printed out on Neenah paper. It is matted on black and then on brown Kraft paper from our sponsor The Paper Temptress! I added some die cut branches to the scene and a sentiment that I distressed to match the antique look of the print.

The inside is simple with just a stamp of a bird on a branch, and Washi tape across the bottom.

Some previous works,,,, with this collection:

Enjoy The Video with Edith holden Creations.

You can watch all pages on this animation......woww,woww.

I have been playing with another  of the beautiful images of the set "Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady" you can find at Nicecrane Designs. If you like the artwork of Edith Holden you're in for a treat ! Here is the gift bag I have made...

And,,,,, Here are my Edith  Holden Sheets:

The Country Lady of an Edwuardian lady (Pack) - Click Image to Close

Nature Notes of an Edwuardian Lady CS - Click Image to Close

Nature Notes of an Edwuardian Lady II CS - Click Image to Close

Thanks a million to Ginny, Sue, Pia and Janet,,,,,for these creations,,,,,,
you are Rock,,,,,my friends,,,,,,


KarinsArtScrap March 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM  

this is gorgeous love this one, and on vellum must try that some time.

gr karin

downrightcrafty March 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM  

always lovely to hop by and see the gorgeous images and inspiration, thank you so much for spotting your lovely image on my card and for adding to pinterest, might have to purchase some of your Easter images as was blown away by those eggs, have a great weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Ira Huberts March 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM  

Awesome work! Printing on vellum works miracles, love the result! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

misteejay March 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM  

The printing on vellum gives such a lovely finish - great cards Ginny.

I love all the creations using the Edwardian Lady nature images - they are fabulous.

Toni xx

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