Friday, April 29, 2011

Nicecrane Design Creations

This evening  I'd like to share with you a couple creations using the 'A Child's Garden of Verses' digi images from Nicecrane Designs.  Ignacio has a fantastic sale going on right now ... be sure to check it out!  Here is a slideshow to give you a glimpse of the amazing images available and please take note that the images I am using on today's creations are now available at 50% off!

This first creation was made for a friend of mine who requested a Mother's Day card.  Her mother was a teacher ... in fact, one of MY teachers ... and was always reading to the children.  This image was just perfect for the occasion!

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I used Prismacolor markers for the main coloring then Tim Holtz distress inks for the shadowing.  The flowers are homemade using vellum and the background paper is from the Prima Madeline pack.

This second card was a very easily created card.  There is so much gorgeous designer paper out there today I took advantage of that fact for this creation.  
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The butterfly across the lower portion of her skirt is actually a part of the designer paper which I have cut around and positioned my focus image underneath.  Coloring was again done with Prismacolor markers.  Spellbinder classic & scallop ovals  were used to showcase this lovely pair and my only embellishments are the sheer peach colored ribbon and Kaiser half pearls.  
Ooops ... I was going on about this beautiful paper and didn't tell you who makes it!  This is from the Pinkpaislee 'Butterfly Garden' 6x6 pack No. 24 which was purchased at Joan's Gardens.

Ignacio is also in the process of putting together his very own CHALLENGE BLOG.  I will keep you informed on when that all comes together . . . it won't be long!! 

Well it's back to the crafting table for me.  I am FINALLY starting to feel much better ... with the exception of the infection in my ear ... it's still blocked & ringing ... but I hope that will be cleared up soon too!  At least I have my energy back and ready to create up a storm!!  
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Such beautiful cards, my always!

    I sure hope you're feeling better soon! Nothing much worse than when your ears aren't quite right!

    Hope your day is wonderful!


  2. These are both just lovely! Glad you are on the mend.

  3. Beautiful job your colors and those digi's are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  4. Awesome Darlene,,,,,,,these orange tones are really beautiful,,,,and your colorization so adorable......

  5. Dar, I am so in love with both of your cards and I too am in love with the butterfly garden paper. So excited to hear about the challenge blog, will keep an ear out for that. Gorgeous job!!!


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