As I said in a previous post, I have 3 Mums who I make cards for each year, and this is the second one! I made this one for OH's Mum and as her favourite colour is lilac, I chose that as it is also a lovely springtime colour. The challenge over at Dream Valley this fortnight is Things With Wings and this beautiful butterfly fairy fits the bill perfectly.
The image I have chosen is a wonderful one from Michelle Perkett which I was lucky enough to win in a challenge last week :-) She is called Lilly The Fairy of Enchantment and isn't she just stunning? I love the simple posy of flowers she is holding and those beautiful wings. I have coloured her with promarkers on some fantastic paper I have found. It's really good for promarkers as it doesn't bleed at all so you can really work at blending without worrying about fuzzy lines or putting a hole in the paper! You can also print digi stanps on it with great clarity and printable design papers come out fab too. I printed the design papers on it and you really cannot fault it. These papers were just free to download ones and came out of the printer looking really professional so I was really pleased. I edged round the whole stamp with a grey promarker and then trimmed the image. I used a scalloped circle nestie to create the 'frame' round the sun, trimmed the design papers to size and then edged with some silver butterfly peel-off borders. There I said it. Peel-offs. I used peel-offs. I now expect to be drummed out of the DT lol Well, they were needed to add a bit of bling so :-p
The sentiment is another peel-off (mwahahaha) on a deckled rectangle of the same lilac card I used round the main image and 'secured' in place (well I actually stuck it down with DST) with a single butterfly.
I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash - Sketch
Michelle Perkett Challenges - Flowers
Wee Memories - Favourite Colours