Summer Days

Hi Everybody,

You might remember that I recently started using digi stamps, to be precise some lovely vintage ones from Nicecrane Designs.

Well today I got another tasty vintage card for you using my Nicerane digi stamps, this time with a summery theme.

Summer Days

Luckily the sun came out just in time to take the picture outdoors. We had some very heavy rainfall earlier in the day.

I coloured the girl in using Promarker and Spectrum Noir Pens. The rest of the picture is coloured in using some brushmarkers and blender pen. for this I tend to scribble some brushmarker on an acrylic block and then I pick the ink up with my blender pen to colour in. I find that I get a similar effect to using water colour with this technique. As I am new to using digi stamps, I so far haven’t dared using a waterbrush for colouring given that I only have an inkjet printer and I am a bit afraid that the ink might start running …

I am entering this pretty girl into the anything goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Ohhh, I’ve just seen they are doing a blog hop with some prices up for grabs, so make sure you pop over and join in!!!

The sentiment I used is from Lily of the Valley. Here is what else I used: Nellies Multiframes and Lace Border dies, Memory box Tessatina Border die, Spellbinders Nesties Scalloped Circle dies, Cheery Lynn Fern dies, and from Stampin’UP! I used Sizzix Wood grain embossing folder, Boho Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (small flower). The pretty paper is from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady collection.

Have Fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Summer Days

    • Hi Tracy. Thanks, glad you like the card. It will go in the post tomorrow to be entered into a competition with the theme ‘Vintage Summer’. One of the crafting magazines is running it. Have a great day. xxx

  1. Hi Monika. Fabulous card … love your coloring of the image … and all the special details you’ve added. The framing is amazing with all the layers and the fern dies and flowers really compliment the image. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M. Loll 🙂

    PS: I pick up ink on my blender pen directly from the stamp pads – just saves one step of having to clean up my acrylic blocks – just though I’d share. L.

  2. Gorgeous card Monika. Your coloring is beautiful and I love all the layers and framing. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M

  3. OMG, OMG I haven`t watche this card before,,,,,, love it , love it,, your coloring is so adorable,,,,and all over these die cuts are stunning my friend,,,,,, Thanks for your comments at Florence Blog working with my Darling Picts,, so feel free to ask me your favorite product from all my stuff for free,email me to

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