how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #57 – Make your Mark.
This week ATSM’s Team are giving the prize for the challenge winner: Two fabulous sets of Digi Stamps
… by Nicecrane Designs, who will be sponsoring the last three weeks of this month. More about Nicecrane Designs later.
I know you’ll love the ‘Make your Mark’ challenge and everybody is sooo much better at colouring than I am, but nevertheless I had a go at it this week … trying to give Street Art a go …. Banksy, watch out!!! … The Tinkers are here …
… as you can see I am still in my ‘I Love Cats’ mode. These cheeky kittens are part of a Louis Wain Kitten set from Nicecrane Designs.
They seem to have so much fun throwing balls. Initially I toyed with the idea of turning them into fur balls (cats are known for depositing them in the most unlikely places), but then I remembered the fun I had when Boris and I were playing pawball (cat speak for football) using a brightly coloured table tennis ball.
The background is sponged directly onto my base card using a couple of stencils by Fancy Pants Designs and real red, gumball green & summer starfruit inks by Stampin’Up!
I coloured my image using Promarker Pens. The sentiment is hand written and it’s background coloured using Promarker Pens, the panel itself is edged using a black stamp’n’write marker (SU). For an extra twist I decided to cut my image out using my deckle scissors. I also gave the sentiment panel two edges using the same scissors. Adding a clip. flower brad and twine finishes the card off just fine …
More inspiration using Nicecrane Designs images can be found in my following posts:
Storytelling Bears uses one of the Roosevelt Bears sets
Victor and Vanquished uses more Louis Wain Kittens
Adorable Kittens uses Louis Wain Kittens
The Great British Seaside uses Summer Time by Agnes Richardson
Summer Time by Agnes Richardson
Summer Days uses New and True DSL
Vintage Scene uses New and True DSL
Just to fill you in a bit but keeping it short, Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs sources his images (as far as I am aware through the proper chanels with licences etc) and then works on them to a standard that people can buy them and craft with them. Hours of work go into the images before they are released for sale. They are not just taken from a website and then resold. The print out quality of the images is fantastic. I am just blown away by them. These are Florence’s words, but they’re also true for me.
Nicecrane Designs are based in Cadiz in Southern Spain.