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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A couple of...

...crafty makes.

Ignacio over at Nicecrane Designs has continued to add new designs to his web-shop and one of the latest is the "Vintage Penmanship" collection. A lovely selection of illustrated swirls that you can add sentiments or quotes to and...
...which you can get here.
I decided to cover another diary as a gift for a friend...
...the basic black diary was covered with PP from Creative Impressions and the spine and corners were decorated with the new washi tape from Scotch.
I used the Penmanship swirl that contains a quill and a dove...
...the quill was coloured using Copic alcohol pens - I picked out colours from the washi tape - and the dove was just given a bit of shading. I inked the die-cut image with Distress inks in Antique linen & Frayed burlap. The "2014" was created using some silver peel-offs that were coloured using the same Copic shades as the quill. No fuss or flounces but an attractive, usable desk diary.

Ignacio sent this adorable set to the DT. Aren't the illustrations beautiful - such lovely artwork - and if you would like to obtain the "Sweet Birthday cards" set...
...just hop over to the Nicecrane site - you can get it from here.
I used the cute little miss with the rose to create this birthday card...
...with a mind to the high postal costs here in the UK, I kept it fairly flat and simple.
The base card blank was a pre-printed one that came free with a craft magazine...
...and the 3D butterflies do lay flat when in the envelope.
I rough cut the image and sentiment and attached them to the card using 3D foam...
...but only used a thin layer so not to make the card too bulky.
A quick and easy idea for a pretty birthday card...
...and if you would like to see more ideas for using the fabulous images from Nicecrane, hop over to the Nicecrane blog and see what the DT have been up to...........................................................


8 comments:

Nicecrane Designs said...

Woww, woww,woww Tony,,,,,love this penmanship creation,,,,and all over I am a fan of washi tape,, waht a creative idea,,,,, your rock,

And you Birthday card is really so stunning,,,,love these pink tones,and how you aply somew foam to get a 3D effect on my little girl,,Really so cute card,,,so unique,,,,,Horayyyy for Tony-.

Sandra said...

Oh what lovely projects. These will be be so well received by your friend

sue jones said...

Gorgeous!! love the penmanship Swirl book.

Stef H said...

very nice! very vintage! you are VERY crafty!

we should be getting rain starting today with temps above freezing - is that good? who knows. the snow will melt, possible flooding and then it'll turn to ice. i think mother nature is on drugs... bad drugs!

stay warm, stay dry, stay happy.

hugs :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Adorable images Tony, Makes for a darling card.
Hugs Lynn

Redanne said...

Hi Toni, the work you do with Ignacio's designs are really beautiful, I love the little book you made for your friend and the birthday card is gorgeous. Thank you so much for visiting me too! Anne xx

Virginia said...

Oh gorgeous projects hun as always!

Claireliz said...

These are gorgeous Toni.
C xx