9 July 2013

A Vintage Bird

Hi everyone and a huge welcome to my newest followers. It's been amazing to see that number continue to grow past yet another milestone, and it always feels such a privilege to know there are so many people choosing to take an interest in my work.

Just a quick one from me today. I wanted to share a birthday card created for the very lovely Rita because it used a beautiful image from the Nicecrane Designs Vintage Spring Time Pack. Now her birthday has taken place I figured it was OK to share it with you in more detail.

I love it for the images and the fact that you can use the coloured or black and white images depending on the time you have available, your confidence with colouring, and the look you want to achieve.


I choose to use the black and white version, resized and printed on watercolour paper, and then coloured it with water/Distress Inks and Stains and a paintbrush. The beauty of this image is that you can recolour it to be several species of bird - in this case a finch. Distress Stains are great for creating a background 'wash' for your image, and fine detail can be added using Distress Markers. Isn't it great that images like this can turn you into an artist! There are plenty more black and white digital images available in sets at Nicecrane Designs too for a very reasonable price, so it's well worth a visit.


Then it was a case of layering up various coordinating CS, including a preprinted one and others created by moi. Die cuts, a doily, lace and various flowers completed the look and helped to balance the design.

As promised, that's it - short and sweet. Lots of creating going on here in between lots of other commitments, the results of which you will see over the coming weeks. Thank you again for stopping by and take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx

29 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful birthday card. Such a beautiful image and great elements.

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  2. Lovely card, great use of the image

    Sam xxx

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  3. Hi Jenny. Well, it is indeed a beautiful card and the stunning water colour looks fabulous. I will treasure this in my huge collection of hand made cards. Thank you so much. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Hi Jenny, I can just imagine how much Rita loved this beautiful card! Your colouring is wonderful on the finch, I love your use of lace and those very pretty fabric flowers. A truly gorgeous card! Hugs, Anne x

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  5. Gorgeous design Jenny, I love the way you have used your dies. xx Flora

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  6. Jenny, I so love birds and this is stunning! The watercoloring is beautiful! The doily and trims add such a delicate touch! Love it!

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  7. Beautiful Jenny, I love the layers and colours with that beautiful bird. I bet Rita loved it too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  8. A very beautiful card and your colouring of the image is fantastic

    Love Chrissie x

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  9. Morning Jenny, Wow !! this card is absolutely gorgeous, loving all the elements you have used, the lace and doily are lovely and girlie, and the focal image is stunning, beautifully coloured by you. Rita will have been 'over the moon' with this creation.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  10. Jenny with the stunners you are turning out no wonder your followers are increasing! This is an exceptional card - a huge wow to your 'colouring' - you are a very talented artiste! Then the layout/design is absolutely gorgeous - it all makes for a real beauty - I hope Rita frames it! Nicola x

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  11. Beautiful image and beautifully coloured too. The whole card is stunning.

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  12. Wowwwwww Jenny,,,,,,so stunning birthday Card,,,,,,love the way you used my bird,,,,and the vintage lok on yur die cut,,,,,,I am falling in lovw with your dies my friend. You coloring in my bird is amazing,,,and over those elegant lace,,,,,,You are Rock.

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  13. Lovely! only 49 more sleeps.... at least I think it is as I got a bit confused counting that high in this heat!

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  14. Hi Buttons, your card is stunning - love the bird and everything else about it - just gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

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  15. So beautiful, Jenny and the most gorgeous designs from Nicecrane again
    Rosie x

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  16. Gorgeous! There are so many things to love here...the bird image, the diamond patterns, the doily, the lace, the flowers...all layered so wonderfully!

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  17. Hi Jenny, what a beautiful card, those images are just lovely, love the colours you've used, and that lace is so pretty - ooh I do like a bit of lace! Hugs MMx

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  18. Hi Jenny, me again... just a quick question, when you print on to watercolour paper does your printer ink cope OK with the water you use to paint with your DIs/DSs and are you using inkjet or laser? MMx

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  19. Beautiful!! I love the layers with the birds! Everything just flows so perfectly and it is a gorgeous card for your friend!
    Hugs Kelly

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  20. Great layers Jenny and the images from Rita really are gorgeous

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  21. Good Morning Jenny,
    Another stunning "work of art" I love it. Wonderful combination of the birds and everything else which all goes together so well.
    Rita I know will love and treasure this.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

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  22. Another fab card Jenny and again, your layering is superb. Beautiful. Chris xxx

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  23. Gorgeous watercolouring on the image, and I love the delicate pastel palette - beautiful.
    Alison x

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  24. Hi Jenny thanks for popping over o my blog.
    I am not over there some members of my family are though that is why was reminiscing..:D

    ..and yes adore this card!!
    Wowsers!!

    and I have saved the link and thinking about buying it, do like digi images they are so versatile..

    .. and like that they have both coloured and plain too as you say love Shaz in oz.x

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  25. Simply beautiful. I love all your layering but the best bit is the colouring of the bird. Bet Rita was thrilled to receive it!!

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  26. A beautiful card jenny, love the way you have water coloured that lovely image, the addition of the lace and doily make for a very pretty and feminine card x

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  27. This is beautiful Jenny, I love your image and the way you've coloured it, and your die cuts are fabulous. No wonder Rita loved it! xx

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  28. Hi Jenny, What a very special card!The layers and the delightful feminine additions really make your image shine!

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  29. Jenny, this is such a wonderful card. Love all the color combination and the way you layer. Hugs, Sandra

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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