I couldn't wait to show you this sample I made using my new Fairy image, 'Fae'.
She was such a pleasure to doodle. I hope you have as much fun colouring her as I did designing her in the first place. It's funny how some images are just so pleasurable, while others just don't quite 'do it' for you, don't you think?
Anyhow, a quick warning, this post is a bit heavy on the photos, so grab a coffee and some biccies!!
I'll start off with the front of the card that I made, following a lovely simple sketch.
I just had to make this into a twisted easel card, I just love doing this style, don't know why but I just do!
I used plain white cardstock for the base, and smudged green and blue ink round it, and cut a few corners with my MS Loopy corner punch. I printed out some gorgeous pink dotty paper that I have on the compy. The file is actually in greyscale, so that means I can colour it any way I want to in my page layout programme.
I used a frameabilities die to cut the frame and attach the image to. This I also smudged with ink, and added some yummy pink gems. (Think I must be ill, far too much pink going on just lately! LOL)
I also used a Marianne flower die to make my flowers on the base, with a Tim Holtz die for their middle petals. Their edges were also inked, and I added some stickles and metallic brads for some bling.
I coloured my image quite subtly with my usual watercolour pencils before scanning in and printing several times to layer up with. I also fussy cut and curled the wee butterflies wings, and added stickles to them as well.
Then I tied a huge bow with the gorgeous pink ribbon I bought the other day, and added some pink pearls to the front, not forgetting the computer generated sentiment. Oh, and the larger butterfly on the base was just an extra print out made bigger, on which I also curled the wings and added stickles.
Another angle of the card:
And finally a close-up view of the image itself, all layered, curled and stickled, with some more stickles added round the frame inside.
Phew, after all that I just realised I forgot to get myself a coffee!! Ooopsies!
Right, so I had better get on and sort out the washing. Hopefully the sun will stay out long enough to get two loads washed, fingers crossed. A bit flipping chilly today though in that wind. Brrr.
Some challenges I am entering:
Bunny Zoe (May) - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Decoupage
Hooked On Craft - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - For a Lady
Divas by Design - Pink (hope there's enough of it here)
Opus Gluei - Beyond the Garden Gate (hope fairies are allowed)
Paper Sundaes - Things with Wings
2 Sisters - Make it Girly
Catch the Bug - Things with Wings
Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Just Some Lines - Colour Combo
Sketchbook Saturday - Sketch
So Artful - Butterflies/Fairies
Fairy Tale - Things with Wings