Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Murder of Crows: 13 high resolution labels

Happy Halloween weekend
to those who celebrate it!

And please don't faint on me, but it's
another blog post! (I'm so grateful to be getting better
and wanted to try to squeeze in a couple more Halloween
thingers to share with ya.)

This one's a crow card...

my crow photo turned label card

... made with on of these:

13 Crow Labels collage mel stampz

High Resolution Crow labels (300 dpi)

(The one with the sky) printed out & then
heat embossed:

heat embossing over crow label digital print - Copy clear embossing powder with that Funky I.O. background stamp
again, and tinted around the edges with Milled Lavender Distress
Ink and a Mauve Shadow Copic marker BV00.)

The purple paper on the top is a dictionary page that was also
tinted with Milled Lavender Distress Ink:

dictionary paper tinted with Milled Lavender distress ink

The faux window was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities die Labels 5
& edged with a fine White Sharpie poster paint pen (review by Margaret here).
I picked one up & am really starting to enjoy using it.
It's archival & non-toxic and water-based. Goes onto paper quite smoothly.)
Have you tried it out?

Anywho, the labels started out as this photo of a crow...

...that I took at our community garden this summer.

Tweaked to make this plain label frame:
...It's coupled with the crow from the photo
and a branch I doodled to get this:

Then I filled with miscellaneous stuff to make these...

Please Note: For the best quality,
use the links to download. (They are 300 D.P.I.)

Photos saved from Blogger will be
low quality
at 72 DPI

crow on branch Carina Gardner label:

crow on branch ApotheSCARY label:


crow on branch Ledger 5 label:

crow on branch Damask label:


crow on branch Sky label:


crow on branch Lined Rule label:

The matching ledger paper is available
for free here in this older post.


crow on branch Ledger 3 label:


crow on branch Poe Black Cat text label:

crow on branch Ledger 4 label:

crow on branch Spencerian Graphics Fairy label:

crow on branch Ledger label:

crow on branch Vine label:

crow on branch Poe Black Cat text (light) label:

Feel free to share any printables that you make with these,
as long as they are shared for free. Please link this post. :o)

You are also welcome to sell any crafts you make using these,
provided that they are handmade items.

Hope these tickle your fancy some,


Dotty Jo said...

Goodness, how clever! Jo x

lilscrappers said...

Oh Mel, I wish I could come over and watch you work, I would learn so much! My photoshop died with my last computer :( and I can't even upload pic's now and being tech illiterate, I can't fix it. AHHHH, less computer time = more crafting time, lol

Margaret McDonald said...

that's a post you can crow about!!!
silliest aunt ever!

alexandra s.m. said...

Incredibly beautiful!
Thank you so much Mel!!

Vee said...

Once again Mel you have inspired me - thanks so much. Glad to your feeling better.
Vee xxx

TT said...

You never cease to amaze me and thank you for generously sharing your talent.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so amazing- first- glad you are feeling on to thanking you- you are such an inspiration- I would be so thrilled to figure out HOW you accomplish all of the cool stuff you do on the computer!!! Thank You, Thank You!!!

Ruth S said...

Fun crow ideas - thanks for sharing ;)
I *love* your detail in this card with the embossing and adorable stitched hexagons!
So glad you're on the mend, Rx

ike said...

Fabulous - thank you very much Mel xxxxx

Gail said...

you amaze loves ya

Stephenie said...

thanks for sharing!!

Holly Young said...

you do know you're a genius, right? These are fabulous Melissa, and I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better. Happy Halloween to you!

Erum Tasneem said...

oh my goodness! You stitched along alllll the hex shapes!! you are mad woman! As always I love your work and it oozes with creativity. You do so much behind-the-scenes work that the end result is always crazy good! Brilliant job Mel!

Foxycrafts said...

Fantastic Mel! Thanks so much for sharing these with us.

Love Joan xx

Danielle said...

Thank you so much, Mel! The crows are great.

gaijinjoy said...

This is something to crow about! Thank you so much for the very cool images. Your effort is appreciated by so many!

Anonymous said...

Great images.


Anonymous said...

A million thanks... just the graphic I've been looking for to get my Halloween cards done!

Shelly said...

You are brilliant! I love, love , love what you have done with this crow. Your photo was awesome to begin with and you took it way over the top in making these incredible labels. Thanks so very much for sharing them with us.

Your card is gorgeous!!! I especially like how you stamped in the embossing powder. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful!
I can't believe you spent so much time making all the other variations for us to choose from also.
Thank you for everything!

Pauline said...

Your card is amazing, and your printables are amazing!1 It must take you hours creating this on the the computer. I do love stopping by your blog, there's always a jaw dropper here!

Embley Veronica said...

Thank you so much! These are beautiful!

Jane said...

Wow! Thank you for all the nice digis.Jane

Christine said...

Cool Crow and the carriage scene. Thank you.