Sunday, 8 August 2010

Flowers and Wings and more sparkly things!

Hello!  Not blogged properly for months now due to the house move and struggling to find which safe place I had put certain items of craft paraphernalia in.  Have you any idea how much I searched for my DST? lol

Anyway, I'm back, and slowly but surely getting my crafting area back into some sort of order.  I'm at that time of year when I don't have any birthdays for a month or so, so had to go in search of challenges for inspiration.

The stamp I chose for this card is called The Lilac Fairy, part of the Flower Fairies from Inca Stamps.  It was one I picked up in Hobbycraft and as purple is one of my favourite colours, I couldn't wait to get colouring it in.  Using two of my favourite promarkers, orchid and bluebell,  I coloured the fairy's dress, wings and the flower heads.  For the leaves I used soft green and leaf green and then trimmed the coloured image following the lines. I embossed the wings then stamped and coloured and embossed another set of wings to give a 3D effect.   For the backing I ironed some fusible fibres to create a mat and trimmed it with silver edging.  Some paper and ribbon from stock finished the card off and then I added a bit of bling with the gems.  The green ones came from the states, given to me by my friend who had been out to California and bought me loads of goodies for a fraction of the price for which you can get them over here.  The flowers were plain white paper to start with so I coloured them with matching promarkers and added the gems for the centre.

The Crafts and Me challenge at the moment is purple and green and I would say this card fits the bill :-)  Flutterby Wednesdays as ever ask for something with wings, but this time they want to see your favourite colour too, and as mine is purple (bet you thought it was red, no red is just my obsession!) I have entered it there too.  Creatalicious Challenges wanted to see some 3D, and I think these wings really stand out. Sir Stampalot's challenge for this month is Bring on the Bling and this one certainly has a bit of that! Finally, as this card is cute and girlie I am entering it over at Creative Card Crew  :-)