Good Morning Friends,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and the sun shone for you! We had a super weekend, but I do admit to spending time in the craft room when I should have been out enjoying the sun! However, it was a very fruitful weekend - I finished off my large order, managed to finish the plaque I was struggling with in Sunday's post... and ..we booked our flights to California for September, so I also spent a lot of time on line, excitedly emailing relatives to confirm we are coming and booking hotels for our drive down from San Francisco to San Diego..I am really looking forward to it now, but I won't wish the summer away!
More excellent news! I have been asked to join the design team for Nicecrane Designs, which is owned by a lovely guy called Ignacio. I was thrilled to be asked and am in the best company as my lovely blog friend Anne, Redanne has also just joined the team...
You can view the Nicecrane site here, but he specialises in vintage ephemera collage sheets for card-making and paper craft and also digital stamps. I will mostly be creating projects colouring the stamps and here are my first two projects:
These are digital stamps of images by the British artist/illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964). She is most well known for her quirky, nostalgic drawings of babies and children, based on her own daughter Peggy. Her style is very much that of the 'British Postcard' and indeed many of her illustrations were used on postcards and advertisements.
For my first project I decided to make an easel card with a drawer and as the little girl is off to do some painting, I thought it would make a good pencil or crayon box for a child. I coloured this with Inktense pencils that I got at Ally Pally, they are superb and yes, very intense! I also stuck to the colours in the original artwork as much as possible. Mabel Lucie Attwell's work was used for illustration and posters so it was very much block coloured, with no shading, so quite easy in a way but very different to what I'm used to when colouring LOTV stamps, for example.
The box was made from a template (also an Ally Pally purchase) and the papers are vintage papers by Pink Petticoat.
My second project is a card with Cinderella themed artwork and this time I used a different colouring medium again - drawing inks! I was given some for my birthday and hadn't had a chance to use them, so I decided to give them ago..wow they were lovely to use!Again I used a very similar colour theme as the original artwork. The papers are by Graphic 45 and the stamp, Sam Poole.
Here is the coloured artwork, which can be purchased from Nicecrane, or the digital stamps as shown below: view these and many other designs - and purchase them by clicking this link
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