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Saturday, 30 March 2013

An Easter Giveaway




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

41 comments:

catherine said...

This is such a fantastic tag Alison and the image is beautiful.
x catherine

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, how very kind and generous of you and Ignatio to give away these beautiful images. Your tag is gorgeous too, love the beautiful background you created to showcase the lovely little girl. Big hugs, Anne x

toni said...

A very pretty tag Alison, sweet without being too cutesy, love the background and the colours you've used, thankyou for the images as well! I hope you have a lovely Easter stay warm and keep crafting xx

Dorthe said...

You created a wonderful background for the cute girl, Alison- all the green colours creates a feast , and a lovely feeling of spring!
Thankyou to Ignacio`s lovely freebie!
xo,Dorthe

Debi said...

happy Easter Alison! another lovely tag :) Debi x

craftimamma said...

What a sweet tag Alison and I love the pretty blues and greens and the use of the cheesecloth. That's definitely an image to take me back to my childhood too, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely tag, such an adorable image and embellishments.
Great giveaway, thanks for the link, have been meaning to pop over to this site for ages - now you've given me the incentive!
Have a lovely Easter.
Avril xx

Abbeybufo said...

Thanks Alison - have saved them to the computer, but not sure what, if anything, will emerge! And thanks for your encouragement! - Ruth

Fliss said...

What a gorgeous tag Alison. Such a sweet beautifully coloured image and your tag sure doesn't look as if it was thrown together quickly.
Happy Easter to you too.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Lovely giveaway too, so generous of Ignacio.

House of Bears said...

Another gorgeous tag from you, and those images are fab. Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely tag Alison, and I have to say, I like the slightly messy water colouring technique a lot better than all the other marker techniques out there, It really suits the image too!

Kasia said...

Happy Easter Alison! :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a creacute tag, Alison!!

Happy Easter, Alie :-)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Awww, Alison, this is a perfect Easter tag! The image is just adorable and I love your colouring with the Stains. And the background - hmmm, delightful! Hope you have a lovely Easter! Hugs xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous tag Alison, she is so adorable with her little chubby cheeks,and huge bow in her hair..love the soft colouring and love the background of the tag.
Thank you so much for the fairy freebies, love the two on the fish..cant wait to have a play..
Thankyou to Nicecrane as well..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Such an adorable tag and I love the background so much! Thanks for the Easter gift, too. How thoughtful! The one with the fish is calling my name. Hugs, Yvonne

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww,wowww Alison,,,,,,Incredible Tag my friend,,,,,,I am falling in love with your water coloring,,,,what a special and unique effect you aply to my funny little girl,,,,,love it, love it,,,and your filigree corners are gorgeus,,,,,You are rock Alison,,,,Happy Easter my friend,,, I hope anyone enjoy the freebie....

Hettie said...

This is super gorgeous Alison. And so generous with the image too!
Happy Easter to you and yours Alison
Hugs
xx

Terry said...

Adorable tag, Alison! You made her so pretty with that stunning background! Happy Easter to you and thank you for the lovely Easter present! Hugs!

Nan G said...

Happy Easter, butterfly! Lovely tag! She's adorable alright. Thanks to you and Ignacio for the Easter gift! I don't have any images/stamps of people including adorable wee little ones. :)

chrissies said...

Terrific tag Alison and thank you to you and to Nicecrane for he gift.

Enjoy the rest of Easter

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed Alison and I love all the echoes you have created, such great art.
Thanks for the giveaway, these are fabulous images.
Happy Easter Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

brenda said...

Don't know about "throwing" it together Alison, but it looks very sweet and delicate to me. And such a lovely giveaway.

B x

Crafteezee said...

Hi sweetie, what a gorgeous tag, love, love that image and your colouring is fab. I have my DT hat on so thanks for joining us at LLC and BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x

Francesca said...

Hi Alison, very cute tag. I do love the images. I was lucky enough to receive a freebie from Ignacio. just lovely. Happy Easter.

Andrea Small said...

What a treat - thank you! Lovely colours on the tag. Is it just me, or is that little girl slightly guilty? Lol
A xx

Louise said...

Hello Alison!
Oh wow! Such an adorable tag! Stunning colors and details :)

Thanks for joining us at LLC this month :) Welcome back!
Hugs, Louise

Dianne said...

Dear Alison what a gorgeous tag, I love how you colored her it goes perfectly with the old looking image, she is soooo sweet, the background is stunning, love the colors and those beautiful corner pieces. Your a doll for sharing hope you and your Mom and family are having a lovely Easter weekend, big hugs....

Buttons said...

I agree wholeheartedly Alison, the b&w images are wonderful to paint, and resize if needed:) As ever you have executed this beautifully and really emphasised the 'cuteness' of the little girl.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

windycindy said...

"Happy Easter!" Your tag is just the style that I love...The vintage, shabby chic creations is fabulous!
The seam binding/crinkled ribbon, lace edging and the image are all wonderful together. Thanks for your fun Easter giveaway!!!!!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Evil Edna said...

thank you for the faires. EE

siljanskreativeck said...

I´m not so a cute stamper, but this imgage is really nice. The background is so cool. A lovely vintage tag.
I wish you a happy easter. In Germany we have white easter. :(

LG siljan

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh the sweetness of your tag and the delicate manner in which you coloured the image - adorable.
Wishes
Lynne

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Happy Easter to you, too. Thanks for the precious images and I love those adorable children images. I have to go by and take a peek at them.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is the sweetest tag. Love the image and the soft colouration you have done. The cheesecloth behind the image is a great detail, as are the pretty flowers and filigree corners. Thanks to you and to Nicecrane for the lovely images. Happy Easter to you.

Anita Houston said...

Cute tag! Happy Easter, and very generous of you!

Chris Warner said...

Wow, I can't remember you doing 'cute' before, lol. Very pretty and very appealing. Chris xxx

Karen McAlpine said...

Really sweet project!! Happy Easter and thanks for the digi sheet!!

florenceandfreddie said...

So adorable!
Florence x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely tag, looks really beautiful.

gayle said...

Adorable images :) happy Easter!