Time for another new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This weeks challenge is a colour challenge. Please see the colour chart below for your colours. This weeks challenge theme has been extended and is also open to anyone using Nicecrane Designs Digi stamps or images. To see full details of the challenge, the wonderful inspirational pieces by the DT and to join in the fun please click on the link above.
For my cards this week I have taken inspiration from the works by Loui Jover which you can see at Saatchi Online
For a long time now I have seen crafters and artists using book pages in their work. I have even rubber stamped onto book pages but the other day I wondered if I could actually print my Nicecrane Designs digi stamp onto book pages……and yey it worked. I was so excited!!!!!
This is quite a large card because, really, I was experimenting to see if this technique would work.
Firstly I altered my image in “paint” on the computer using the eraser tool and deleted all of the background so that I was only left with the little girl. I had never done this before but it was easy to do.
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I have used the little girl on the centre image. These images are part of Nicecrane’s new releases for August.
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I *printed my image onto the book page and coloured it in using some basic water colour pencils and then just softened the colour with a very lightly damp paint brush. The brush only has to be slightly damp otherwise it will break up the fibres of the paper.
As this was quite a large image that I was using, and glues and double sided tape show though the pages, when attaching them to the base card, I stiched around the image to attach it to card.
This is my second card using the same technique, again just experimenting, but I really liked the effect. Again I used water colour pencils to colour.
I tore my book page to the size I wanted for my card and sewed it to the backing card.
I wanted to make an embellishment for this in the form of a medal although looking at it on here it is a little bit big but hey ho….not going to loose any sleep over that.
The Brownies…. these are such good fun to use. They probably would not have been my first choice but again, after working with them I love them.
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* Printing on Book Pages – Just to share.
1. Attach your book page to a piece of copier paper by gluing, ever so lightly around the edge of your book page and then fixing to the piece of copier paper. Wait until it is dry so save getting glue in your printer. Also just make sure that the edges are flat to stop paper jams in the printer.
2. Size your image to suit and so it will print in the centre of the page.
3. This is a bit of trial and error but mainly, set your printer to print on “draft”. This then stops the ink on image lines bleeding onto the book page.
4. Put your paper with the book page attached into the printer and there you go.
These are the colours for this weeks challenge
This one and the next two challenges are very generously being sponsered by Nicecrane Designs.
Just a little introduction to Ignacio and Nicecrane Designs.
A few words from Ignacio:
I have been a Photoshop Instructor for more than 6 years and I love graphic Design…..it is my passion….I love everything about Graphic Design….new techniques, the soffware and tips and tricks. I am also a FAN of Japanese culture, especially about Ukiyo-e and washi craft….and I love japanese Origami……Nice to meet people from different countries to share hobbies and practice English.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last weeks Make your Mark challenge. We had a fantastic response to the challenge. We hope you will be able to join in this weeks colour challenge. Please remember it is also open to anyone using Nicecrane Designs Digi images.
Take care and happy crafting.