Hello everyone, and welcome to Words and Pictures, with an especially big welcome to the newest followers - so delighted to have you on board.
And today's a good day to be here, because I have a little Easter giveaway for you all. But since gifts should be hidden at Easter, you're going to have to hunt all the way to the end of the post to find your reward!
It comes courtesy of the lovely Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs, who offered me the chance to give you all a little gift to celebrate Easter, as well as to thank you for all your lovely comments on Box of Delights - one of my Nicecrane DT pieces.
It seemed only right to give you the gift with a little gift tag, so I used another Nicecrane image to create this (extremely rapidly, so that I could catch the light to take the photographs - even so, it's suffering a little from dusky lighting - so I may update with a nice sunny one soon!).
This cutie is from one of Ignacio's new releases, Absolutely Incredible Kids.
It comes in a pre-coloured version and in a black and white version (click on the links to go to the sheets in the store), and there are five adorable images.
I have the images in b&w, and I used the Distress Stains with a water brush to "colour" her in... Since printer inks aren't necessarily "fast", you have to be handy with the paper towel if you get the paper too wet.
Probably you'd be better off with Copics or other markers, but I haven't embarked on that yet, and I do love painting with the Stains, so I'm willing to put up with the odd fuzzy line.
I allowed her green spotty dress to dictate the tag background, layering dotty stencils and stamps over some Tim Holtz wrinkle-free distress technique.
The wrinkle-free was done with Distress Stains, but after that there're Distress Inks, Stains and Paints involved in the layering.
I grabbed various pretty bits and pieces - some mulberry paper roses, some filigree corners, some cheesecloth - and started to assemble the tag.
I used a Movers and Shapers die to cut around the little girl, and added the lettering using the tiny Hero Arts alphabet.
Rather than dyeing my crinkle ribbon, I simply wet and dried it, so that it would echo her bow.
Okay, okay... so where's this Giveaway, I hear you cry!
It's right here...
Special Easter Giveaway
If you would like this sheet of delightful fairy images for your very own, all you need to do is click here, save it to your computer, and it's all yours! And, of course, if you visit the store, you'll find lots more to play with.
I hope you have as much fun playing with them as I had throwing together this gift tag. Thank you so much for stopping by, and - however you celebrate it, and whatever you're up to - Happy Easter to you all!
I'd like to enter this tag in the following:
Simon Says Stamp are having an Anything Goes week
Live and Love Crafts are offering Easter as their theme for March
At Bunny Zoe's Crafts the March challenge is Girly
Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
Bertran de Born