Friday, April 15, 2011

Garden Fairies

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FRIDAY, April 15, 2011: Garden Fairies

Emily-

Karen-- ME!

Patty-

Roxie-

Vicki-

Liz:

Claudine-

Dawn-

Nicole -

Marilynn-

Peggysue-

Connie –

Emily N.-

Neva

Silvia

Patricia

Chrissy

Guest Designer, Lillian

Mark’s Finest Papers

Who knew I would love this fairy image so much? I was surprised that I had such a great time coloring it. I stamped the image onto white cs using Rich Cocoa Distress Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. I then cut/embossed it using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die, and airbrushed the edges before removing from the die. I then added AtYou sparkle pen to the outside embossed edge. I added stickles to the fairy wings (they have to sparkle, don't they?) and to the grass as well. I decided the butterfly wing needed a little oomph, so I stamped it again onto vellum cardstock and colored it with the purple Copic. I left a tiny little tab on it, slit the main image and tucked that tab in to attach to the image. Here is a close up of that detail:

The sentiment is stamped onto the vellum cs. The bow is Toffee Satin Edge Ribbon and I used a button from my stash for the middle of the bow. I then heated the ribbon with my heat tool. I cut/embossed four of the center pieces from the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant dies from white cs then sponged them with the Vintage Photo ink and attached them to the back of the main image. The card is a 6" square of Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper backed with Copper sparkle finish cardstock.

22 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Loving the sparkle and shine on the fairy. She looks very pretty. The background paper works perfectly with the colours you used and the pretty sheer bow is such a nice accent.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Connie said...

Love all the layering Karen!
Connie

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

very much a fairy kingdom. lovely

jdmommy said...

WOW! What gorgeous coloring and wonderful bg dp!! You're ROCKIN' GF!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Sweet layout, lovely coloring - Thanks for sharing all the details on how you made this.

Lynn McAuley said...

WOW!! What a beauty!! I love the stunning framing and gorgeous papers you have used with this wonderful fairy! Sensational, Karen!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love it!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great looking dairy!!! Nice dp.....

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors. Great work.

Lindsay Lee said...

Very lovely card! Love the dp!!

MariLynn said...

That dp is perfect with this set. I am going to have to case you on this one!!! Great job!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful design and coloring!!

What a fun week this has been. All of your projects have been so delightful. It was such a pleasure being a Guest Designer amongst all of you talented ladies.

JD said...

Very pretty. Your Dp is perfect with the fairy image.

Stampinsilvia said...

So pretty! Lovin the sparkly wings!

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

I'm not sure if i left a comment on this post or not. Got interupted! =( In case I didn't, I really like the way the die cuts frame the stamped image. 9If this is a repeat, SORRY!)

Winnie and Patty said...

Karen what a beautiful fairy card! I love your BG paper also! TFS

meemee48 said...

I love the dp you used on this card. It really sets the card off.

Janeen said...

great idea to use the softer cocoa ink. thx.

beejay said...

How pretty, great job! TFS

Sharon Peele said...

Karen, I love the DP you used, it goes wonderful with this stamp!! and the dies you used adds to it elegant's too!!

Jill Ison said...

holy gorgeous batman!i love fairies.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh gorgeous papers. The gold edging on this really sets off the beautiful fairy!