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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Nicecrane DT Card - Sunday 2nd June

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

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,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole,
    Love the colours in this card, I am sorry to say, I haven't commented for a while, but I find it hard to read your blog because of the background, the words just blend into the green, however I try to scoll them up and down.
    Hope you do not mind me writing this.

    1. not really sure what you are seeing as the background is white???

  2. Hi Carole, what a stunning card, you have coloured the bird so beautifully, I have never used drawing inks before but the colours are gorgeous. The lace, flowers and backing papers are beautiful as so is your gorgeous (trademark) bow. Beautiful work Carole. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Stunning Carole, just love what you have made here, simply

  4. Beautiful card Carole and love how you've coloured your gorgeous image. Its got a lovely vintage feel about it


  5. Carole this bird is absolutely stunning and coloured beautifully!! Your design and layout are great.Must check out that site. Love from Christine xx

  6. Absolutely incredible your coloring,,,,,,,Carole,,,,,,,,,,,,,I love it, and these stunning flowers in your card,,,,,,very well done my friend,,,,,,,woww,woww

  7. Absolute stunning colouring that is just beautiful I love it.
    The whole creation is wonderful
    Have a Great day

    Patricia xx

  8. This is lovely Carole. The colouring is fantastic, really like this card!xx