how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #58 – Addicted to Colours. The colours to work with are grey, yellow and black, the names below are based on Stampin’Up!’s colours.
…. not sure if you fancy working with these??? … there is a twist for you this week … you can still enter the challenge making anything you want as long as you use a Nicecrane Diesigns image …
… which conveniently brings me to this week’s sponsor …. Nicecrane Designs,
who will be sponsoring the next two weeks too. The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their online store. Pop over to the shop and have a look what fabulous images $20 can buy you …
… here is what I made for this week’s colour challenge …
… as you can see I am still in my ‘I Love Cats’ mode. Again, I hear you say … but if you look closely, the card is more about the mouse who gets away … and I promise, I shall use something different next week. 🙂
The digi stamp I used is part of a Louis Wain Kitten set from Nicecrane Designs, and it is perfect for the proposed colour scheme.
I coloured my image using Promarker Pens. Wanting to do something different by giving it a sort of textured look, I allowed the image to dry and then went over the cat again using the cool grey1 marker. The sentiment is hand written using a black fineliner pen.
More inspiration using Nicecrane Designs images can be found in my following posts:
Merry Vintage Christmas uses the pre-coloured Merry Vintage Christmas set
Live Laugh Play uses another one of the Louis Wain Kittens’ images
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.