Bessie Gutmann Baby Tags, Enchanted Spring & The Pipits

Bessie Gutmann Baby Tags
Do you love vintage baby images?

I asked to Karen Conner to create anything with my "Bessie Gutman Save Pack", and I am really surprise to watch these delicated and sooo adorable Baby Tags,,,,,,, by her, I am falling in love with each detail,,,, Wowww for Karen.
NiceCrane Designs has some beautiful vintage images.
With baby showers coming up, I thought I'd design some gift tags.

These first two tags started out with thin chipboard. I painted gesso on and let it dry. The did some splats on top with Tim Holtz Distress stains. Let them sit for a minute and then dab off with a paper towel.
The bronzed pewter give it a really pretty shimmer.

I used bits and pieces of Graphic 45 baby paper. The crocheted flower above is made by Melody.
The mulberry flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Enjoy some previous works:


Bessie Gutman Pack - Click Image to Close


 Now I am showing you the other creations by Karen with my new Spring Shee tcalled" Enchanted Spring." , and here is the gorgeus work by Karen: "Royal Inspiration by Retta .She designs and cuts the stencils herself. We are blessed to have her on our team!!This one is call Jungle Leaves.

I sponged Momento Pistachio ink -(found here) on Neutral colored Cardstock (foundhere)

I glued a couple of leaf die cuts and then using foam dimensionals added the vintage girl that I fussy cut.
The vintage girl is from Nice Crane Designs called Enchanted Spring. He has some wonderful vintage digital images.

Then I added some glitter glue (found here) on the flowers and vine.

I hope you'll be inspired to make some cards for yourself.

But Karen did more stunning spring Cards,,,,,OMG:

Enjoy Spring,,,and show me your creations.


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Enhoy wathcing the complete collection

Enjoy watching this creation by Brenda at my Dt,,,and her 
unique and adroble sentiment included. on the card

And here is my framed sampler, woww,wowww,,,

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Coloring Digital Images

Coloring Digital Images  Tutorial (by Toni) 

I must tell you that Toni at my DT did a really supber Tutorial about coloring with digital images,,,so I am sharing it directly from her blog,,,,,,,Thanks a million Toni:
 I love to sit and just colour stamped or digi images - it is so satisfying seeing them come to life.

My medium of choice is alcohol pens but I know a lot of folk shy away from these as they feel the colours are too intense - they don't have to be.

Earlier this week, Ignacio very kindly gave away a freebie over on the Nicecrane Design blog...

...which is perfect for trying out colouring techniques. One of the plus points of digi images is that you can print them onto most paper types and you can also chose a size to suit the technique you wish to try.

When using alcohol pens I tend to use a smooth white CS and depending on the detail of the image I will print at a size that will fit either 2 or 4 onto a sheet of A4.

If you have pens but are not confident in their use it is a good idea to take some time to colour a blank colour chart printed onto the CS of your choice...

...this gives you a good idea of how the colours will look. This is a Spectrum Noir colour chart that I completed and looking at it you would think that those are some very bold colours - not the sort of shades to give you more of a 'watercolour look'...don't be fooled.
Starting with the printed image...

...I usually start with any characters that are shown...

 ...I have some favourite 'go to' colours for hair - TN1, TN2 & EB3. Now as I said, I usually complete the character first but I thought I would show you that you don't have to do it in that order so...

...I started to fill in the background. As I was aiming for a softer look, I didn't reach for the browns to shade the tree with - I used the warm greys BG1 & BG2 and then added a touch of EB2 to give a touch of stronger colour. The blues were a mix of BT1, IB1 and some of the paler Blue Greys & Ice greys. The greens were limited to the first 3 shades of the Dull greens... this point I decided to go back to the character and colour the skin using TN1, TN2, FS1 & FS7.
This is the finished image...

...all the pinks in the Spectrum Noir range are quite strong but by blending in some flesh tones and ice grey then using the Blender pen to take out some of the colour it is still easy to achieve that softer hue. The HB1 used on the dress was also softened by using the blender pen.

So there you go, it is possible to use alcohol pens to create a slightly vintage watercolour effect. Why not give it a go.........................................................................................

Sure , sure and what about using Copic Markers?????

You can use the same technique,,,take a look to 
thes e stunning colored sheets by Mevlida Malkoc working with my

Such a gorgeus coloring by Mevlida


Your Magical Name DSL Vol II - Click Image to Close

Your Magical Name DSL Vol I - Click Image to Close

But if you are looking for some really sweet and adorble to color,,,,,,



Peter Rabbit �s Outline Picts - Click Image to Close

Creating with Peter Rabbit I - Click Image to Close

Creating with Peter Rabbit II - Click Image to Close

Creative Peter Rabbit DSL - Click Image to Close


Enchanted Spring Sheet, Butterfliy Twinchies & Nature notes

Spring is on the Air

Brenda at my DT was working  really hard on this week working with my new sheet,so I can`t miss the opportunity to showcase her amazing and stunning work: This one I was initially making with the three die cut shapes. Two images from the same design sheet called "Enchanted Spring" and a Penny Black sentiment in the centre. I stamped the base with a Penny Black background stamp, randomly added some grunge paste through a mask...........not terribly tidily as you can see, then matted the images, sentiment and finally a bow, flower, metal leaves and butterflies which come from Nicecrane's Butterfly Twinchie design sheet (also found below).

 Enjoy this stunning Spring Card  ( Absolutely a true treasure)by Brenda

Some Close Up Views.


I am falling in love with this Spring Tunnel Card by Brenda

Decoupage Effect
The one was made using the waste left from cutting a TH Cabinet frame for the card below, I had the offcuts laying on my desk for a day or so and knew there must be a way of using them and came up with the idea.................about 2am as you do if you dream cardmaking as I gather many of us do..........of making them into a type of tunnel card by scoring a piece of card for the base and adhering it to the back of the aperture section. I printed the design three times and decoupaged the little girl and added die cut vines and roses around the front and am actually quite pleased with the finished result. And the good thing is it flatens to go into an envelope.

And,,,,,,,That is not all,,,,she did a Thrid Spring Card:

And just the one more and again a photo beautifully enhanced by Ignacio using another of the images from the same design sheet along with Kaisercraft DP which picks out the image colours perfectly.

Now I am showing you some previous works with my Butterflies Sheet


Butterfly Twinchies CS - Click Image to Close


Birthday Wished on Spring Season
Pia from Pias Papir og Perler did this amazing creation with my "Nature Notes sheets" based on the famous book by Edit,wwwwow,,

Thursday means a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday. And a new month means new sponsors. For March we've gotNicecrane Designs and Paper Temptress, and for a chance to win you need to enter a project. It's Anything Goes every week, with an optional twist. Using the twist will earn you a second entry in the draw, and this week it's "your favorite color". You would think it's an easy one, but for me it was too hard to choose between purple, yellow and orange, so I added a bit of all!
The image is a topper from Nicecrane, you can find it here. The DPs are various scraps, the Whimsy Stamps sentiment is heat embossed with yellow EP and flowers are from Storyteller. Bling and metal frame from my stash, leaves made using a MB die. And the stitching is made using a metallic gold thread.

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

Thanks a million to Pia, and special ones to Brenda for her incredible and hard work...

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