There Be Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

Hi everyone

A busy week ahead for posting.  This is the first of three posts  that I have scheduled.  I have been busy doing some DT work with some more of the wonderful images from Nicecrane Designs and have to say I have enjoyed every minute of it.  There is something very therapeutic about colouring images.

All of the cards have been made in the same way.  I just printed the black and white images off on to cardstock and then coloured them in.  I used inks from felt pens and DIs using a damp paint brush.  I then just mat and layered the cards and added embellishments.

To use the ink from the DIs, just pat the ink pad onto a plate or a piece of plastic and there is your ink.  You really do not need much. The same applies to using ink from felt tip pens.

For the first card I used one of my favourite image off this sheet.

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As this was such a wonderful image I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  The little bird with the glasses and the top hat reminds me of a sort of whimsical steampunk character so I thought I could get away with a few cogs and sprockets.  Can you see the little fairy just peeping through the leaves at the bottom of the image.  Soooo adorable.

DSC_0039You can see her a bit better in this photo above.

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These images are so beautifully detailed.   The little butterfly is a silicon stamp from my own stash.  There are some lovely butterfly images available at Nicecrane Design please click on the link to have a look.   An even better idea, click on the search box on Nicecrane Designs website and type butterflies.  I have just found some yummy images I hadn’t seen before!!

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This was the most fun image to colour in.  It isn’t until you start colouring these images in that you notice all the tiny detail.

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I left embellishments off this card because I am sending it to a friend in the post.  I don’t really think it needs anything.  I did score the white card at the top to balance out the image.  I thought it needed something there.

Ok, just one more.

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I love the little toadstool dressing table on this.  How cute is that!

If you like Nicecrane Designs as much as I do please keep an eye on the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog this week!!  I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Happy Crafting

Florence x

16 comments

  1. I absolutely love these, Florence – every single one of the images is delicious, and made more so by your delectable colouring, and the embellishing of each card is lovely!
    Alison xx

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  2. Wow, you will now been known as digi queen!! Love this collection of cards but my fav is the last one with the unique dressing table. And what fab colouring x

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    • Hi Sandie. Hope you are now rested up. I have just finished you know what!!!! yey!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for calling in and for your lovely comments. That dressing table is brilliant.
      Hugs, Florence x

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  3. I bow down to you and your diginess !!! What fab cards Florence who knew you would become an expert in this department ! Fancy coming to Greece to show me your expertise Rosy and Bailey would love to see you I can always rustle up some spam to make you feel at home. Seriously you did a fantastic job here the images are gorgeous and you have showcased them beautifully.

    Marie

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  4. OMG florence,,,,,You didn`t sent me one of your amazing creations,,,,,and I love it, love it,,,,it is the funny mouse ,,,,,,,with these incredible butterflies at left,,Woww,Wowww,,, at least I haven`t watch this card……….you can be sure I´ll post it,,,,,,,. I really love the way you color my friend. You are Rock

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    • Hi Ignacio, I was sure I sent you all the photos. Sorry!!!!! I am in desparate need of a doughnut my friend to keep the brain going!! lol! Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x

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  5. Hi Florence – oh my life I LOVE the steampunk one with the cogs its so perfect. I have spent ages looking at the one with the mouse and just cannot work out what he is supposed to be doing………
    (wink!) beautiful as always. Will certainly pay a visit to the website. Cx

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  6. oh my goodness Miss Florence! LOVE THESE! You did a fantastic job with him. Oh and congratulations! Sorry I have been absent. Jazz made me take him on vacation to Idaho. LOL

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