Good Morning Friends,
I'm hoping you've been able to enjoy some sunshine so far this weekend - long may it continue!
Today's card is the first of two for Nicecrane Designs, a fabulous source for Vintage images and digital stamps of all types. Visit the shop from this link to have a look for yourselves http://nicecranedesigns.com
This lovely bird image is from the Vintage Spring time set, which includes both pre-coloured images and digital stamps.
I coloured the bird, keeping as faithful to the original coloured image as possible and using drawing inks. If you enjoy colouring, these images are beautiful and if you are new to colouring they are perfect, because all the shading is there for you, making it very easy, whether you used your markers (such as my preferred pens, Promarkers), watercolours, pencils etc.
The card is 8x8 and the base layer paper is from Graphic 45 (Secret Garden). I die cut the image using Spellbinders Labels 17 and inked the edges with bundled sage distress ink. I then mounted the die cut on to kraft card and inked it with age mahogany distress ink. Then I added a strip of paper (again Graphic 45) across the centre and added lace and vintage silk crushed ribbon tied in a double bow.
The roses were made using cream paper die cut using the largest of Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, inked using aged mahogany.
I have to say that this image was a joy to colour, I love to colour animals and birds, so this was a great project for me. Check back in a few days and I will have a completely different project, with a little freebie for you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love and Hugs,