Flower Fairies, Reading Kids & FREEBIE


I love Vintage Fairies Illustrations,,, so when I was watching these ones,,,,,I was sure to design a new collage sheet for you called "Colorful Flower Fairies", I asked to my friend Brenda at my DT ,,,,,,to work on it,,,,,,,so here is her incredible work:
For my card.................which has been beautifully enhanced by Ignacio, thank you...............I have gone with the girly element and used one of the pretty new Colourful Flower Fairiesfrom Nicecrane, Graphic 45 DP's, lace and ribbons. I really like the floral dress on this fairy and made three Peruvian Lilies to match using Ruth's Tonic Punch and Stamp set, shading the flowers with a little Pan Pastel and some ribbon which I curled to echo those in the fairies hands.

So amazing and fascinating Fairy Card by Brenda

Stunning Accordion Card by Brenda

Detalied Views (So amazing ones)

But you can enojy a new exciting card........

You can`t miss this True Door Card by Brenda

What about this absolutely Fantastic Door Card by Brenda? (Closed View)
I am falling in love with this design,,,,, OMG

Open View (Door Card)


Colorful Flower Fairies CS - Click Image to Close


Back to School (Coloring Tuorial?

I asked to Toni Johnson in my DT to woork with my cute sheet called "Reading Kids",,,,so directly from her blog: For some kids it takes them a while to get back into the swing of school and homework after the six week Summer break. So why not give them a hand with a journal that they can note down their homework assignments or their reading lists.

Over at Nicecrane Designs, Ignacio has some fabulous new images and amongst them are these...

...aren't they adorable. You can find "Reading Kids" here.

So with 'back to school' in mind, I had a play with some of these images to see what they looked like.
Colouring onto smooth white CS with alcohol pens gives quite a vibrant effect...

...the colours just pop off the page. However, just look at the difference on kraft card...

Here you can watch my Library Card with thic unique illustration

Vintage Library Card by Nicecrane Designs

...I used exactly the same range of colours but see how different the image looks. Much softer and the colours seem more muted. Here again, change of image but this little chap is coloured on kraft card...

...quite a soft, worn look. Whereas, this next little chap...

...looks so much brighter on a white CS background. Both images were coloured with exactly the same pen shades but you would be forgiven if you thought otherwise.

This is something that you should keep in mind when colouring. The colour of your background will have a big effect on how your colouring turns out and this is one of the reasons that I print a blank colour chart onto the CS that I normally use so that it gives me a good idea how a shade will look.

I am falling in lovw with this colored illustration by Toni Johnson,,,,so here is a new Library Card but this time with a colorful finished result,,,,,,,

Colored Vintage Library Card by Nicecrane Designs

For the journal, I used an A5 hardback note book and covered it with a sheet of PP from the DoCrafts Sew Lovely paper stack...

...I thought the paper covered with ruler images was just right. Rather than cut into two sheets of 12x12, I cut one sheet down the middle and covered from the open edge of each cover.
This left the spine of the book bare so I used some abstract washi tape (made by Scotch)...

...the washi tape gives a more flexible spine than paper. The image was die-cut using the largest of my Spellbinder scalloped ovals and I 'scruffy' inked around the edge - don't be afraid of lines and patches when inking, sometimes they can be just the effect that works.

Reading Kids DSL - Click Image to Close

Vintage Shaped Library Card - Click Image to Close


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KarinsArtScrap September 15, 2014 at 7:17 PM  

gorgeous cards.
Gr Karin

KT Fit Kitty September 16, 2014 at 1:17 AM  

Brenda's cards are beautiful! Love the flower fairies! Thank you for the freebie library card!

brenda September 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM  

You know I always enjoy working with your images Ignacio, but I think this one has to be my very favourite fairy.

B x

misteejay September 18, 2014 at 8:41 AM  

Wow, Brenda your flower fairy creations are fabulous.

Thank you Ignacio for the magic you worked on my photos.

Toni xx

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