Thursday, May 29, 2014

Notebook Design: Flowers Bring Smiles from Nicecrane Designs

Happy Thursday all!  My throat is feeling much better although my chest is still affected and I still don't have any voice.  But all in all, I am making progress and that is a good sign.  The tree outside my window has started to flower as well, so it looks like spring has finally started to bloom.  

I don't know about you, but looking at beautiful flowers always seems to bring a smile to my face.  It is no different with the gorgeous floral images from Nicecrane Designs.  I recently worked with an image from the Flowers Bring Smiles II collage sheet to create a little notebook cover for a birthday gift for a friend of mine.

Check it out...

Digital Image Details: 
  • Flowers Bring Smiles II:  For this project I used the image you see on the top left hand side of the preview below.  All of these floral images are gorgeous and I have immediate plans for at least two more of the images from this collection.  Flowers are great because they are so versatile.  Whether creating birthday, Mother's Day, thinking of you, get well, or even sympathy cards, flowers fit the bill.  Click on the name or the watermark below to take you to their location in the store.
  • The sheer white and gold edged ribbon is Crafts brand and was purchased at Dollarama.
  • I created a monogram in Photoshop Elements using a letter from a floral alphabet and recoloured it to match colours from the floral image.
  • I found a flower within the image that would work and printed it four times.  I then fussy cut out the different layers and built it up and attached it to the lower left hand side of the monogram.  Here is a side view to show the depth a little bit better...

Paper Products: 
  • Image was printed out on Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Shimmery green cardstock used as matting in behind the image on front and back is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
 Challenges I am hoping to enter...
Before I go...
There are always so many wonderful images available at Nicecrane's Designs that I can't leave without sharing some of the others with you.  If you love flowers then the Colorful Flowers collection may be perfect for you.  This collage sheet contains eight beautiful images perfect for card and ATC design.  Be sure to go and check them out while you are at the store (c
lick on image below to head to its location).

Also, perfect for spring, Ignacio has this beautiful Distressed Spring collection of flowers.  These images would be beautiful as backdrops for some of your cards (click on image below to head to its location.)

Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

I hope you all have a fantastic evening!

Until next time,


Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I am home now. I got home today. I am loving this altered notebook. It is so gorgeous! I love flowers and these roses are perfect for a lovely journal. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Crafting Vicky said...

Really stunning! So funny that we both used the same set and image this week :) I'm sure that the person that will get this will totally adore it!

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh and so sorry to read that you are sick!!! Man I really wish the bugs would leave you alone!!!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work.

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful work here Lisa as usual, I can almost say, cause you always do such wonderful work.
I sure hope, you´ll feel really fine again very soon now. I know how devastating it is to feel sick and down, so hope, it´ll be all goe very soon. Take good care of YOU.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful altered notebook. Love the images you have used. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Jeannie said...

Really beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Steph said...

Beautiful journal cover, thanks for sharing with us at LOC.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is just BEAUTIFUL, Lisa. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us, and may God bless your week.
Word Art Wednesday

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is such a beautiful transformation of a little notebook. Love the vintage feel.
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Mrs A. said...

Such a pretty gift. Those nice crane images are perfect for the front page of your note book. Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft My Life challenge hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

Rocky said...

This is so pretty, I'm sure your friend will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.

Jo Ann said...

What an elegant project. Love the paper flower design and the sheer ribbon. We are blessed that you joined us at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 145:18, "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." Have an awesome day!


Alyx said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Kay Dalton said...

beautiful , thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x