September 21, 2011

Birthday Fairy

Well it was nice to have that one week break over at Crafty Creations, time to get a few things done and get caught up or just kick back.  I was still in my room everyday working on cards but it was nice to have that small break from a deadline.  Also at the Cricut Circle blog the challenge this month was create something about a window.  I think this is a window type card

Our hostess this week is our talented Deena and she has challenged us use images from our sponsor Lily of the Valley stamps.  She has some very very pretty images and you could win a voucher to use at her digi shop if you play along and win.  So your challenge is to use fairies on your cards or whatever you decide to make.  I chose this cute little girl fairy.
I am not a fairy person but I am so happy with how this card came out.  There are a couple special things going on here on this card.  I colored her using my Copic markers, I was going to use my Prisma Pencils because I think I am a bit better at shading with them but I went ahead and used the Copics and am please with how it came out.  The only think that is a bit messed up is the sentiment, I stamped it and heat embossed it with a Gina K stamp, but a little of it smeared, I guess I had too much ink on the stamp.
One of the kind of special things is I cut the frame using the Storybook cartridge and used the negative or what was left after the center was cut out.  I then cut it again out of chipboard so that it would be sturdy to pop up.  I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and without thinking I glued it to the chipboard, then I remembered I wanted to run it through my Cuttlebug, and I though "oh no it will be too thick" but I went ahead a tried it and with a lot of really pushing the handle it went through.  I am surprised I did not break my plates! Plus the card is 5 x 7 so I had to each end through to get the whole thing embossed.
 I added some pink and green pearls around the edge of the from to dress it up.  This card had a lot of sparkle on it.  I added some stickles to her wings to give them a glittery look and small shiny sticker spots to her headband and wand.  Also a pearl for her pony tail.
You can see that a bit better in this picture.  In the left corner I wadded up some holographic type paper that I had bought at Michaels on clearance a couple years ago.  I glued some ribbon flower onto that wadded up paper.  The pink background paper is the special part, as I was cleaning my room last week I found a few sheets of paper that I had MADE a long long time ago.  My hubby had made me a wooden frame that sat over a box.  He put screen inside the frame for me to put the paper pulp on and press out the moisture into the bottom box. I can remember grabbing what ever I could to add to my paper, I love the way the screen print shows through as a texture. This is a great way to recycle things also, the pulp is made mostly from wold paper that I shredded and add to the blender along with water, can't remember what I used to color it.   I also sprayed it with Glimmer Mist for some added sparkle.  I was a little worried about spraying it with moisture that it might fall apart, but it actually held up very well.
Well I am so glad you found your way over to my blog, I would love for you to leave a comment they are very inspiring to me.

Challenges for this card
Pixie Dust  Recycle (homemade paper)  ends -  9/27
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 9/25
All Sorts Challenge   Recycle (homemade paper)  ends - 9/23
Kaboodle Doodles Layers     ends - 9/25
Crafty Boots  Wings   ends - 10/2
Flutter by Wednesdays  anything with a fairy   ends  - 9/28
Stamp With Fun   Anything goes   ends  - 9/25
Cricut Circle Blog   window   ends  - 9/30


Monica said...

I am happy and impressed with this card as well. it is so gentle and fairy like. The halographic tyle paper looks PERFECT for a fairy card. The image is the cutest.
xxx Monica

Peggy T. said...

Donna, another great card. Your coloring is great.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Donna this is SO pretty!! I love how you cut the frame and embossed (so glad you didn't break your plates) the chipboard! That holographic paper is such a nice touch too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Donna this is SO pretty!! I love how you cut the frame and embossed (so glad you didn't break your plates) the chipboard! That holographic paper is such a nice touch too!

Cricut Couple said...

Good Grief! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I just don't know what else to say. Amazing!!!

Stephanie said...

Donna, this is so cute. Your coloring is beautiful and that's a darling fairy image.

cdm317 said...

Your card is just perfect!

marilynprestonn said...

Awww Donna, I love your little fairy! The flowers in the corner are soooo pretty also! Well done my dear. :)PEggy

Dee's Craft Room said...

I think I am in love with these LOTV fairies, they are sooo cute. I like the way you have made this an aperture card, it really works well and great handmade paper.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Chrissy said...

I like fairies, and I love this one, so very sweet, Lovely colouring, great card.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Margaret said...

I just love how you have framed that little cutie. Have the LOTV Stamps on my wish list.
Saw your card on Make it Monday
Margaret M

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Donna, love the homemade paper, it's gorgeous and very creative!
Thanks for entering my Alter/Recycle challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Mummylade said...

This is a lovely creation Donna. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck!

mforquer said...

OH Donna - this turned out fabulous!!! I love the embossing and all those fabulous cuts!!! Wow and I can't believe that fit through your bugg!!! Anyhow, I LOVE THIS!!
ps miss you! how's that grand baby?

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty . LOve that nestie frame
Thanks for linking up at make it Monday this week
Lisa x
ps -Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Amy Tidd said...

Great card - love the fairy! Thanks for taking part in Crafty Boots Challenge! Amyx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love it!! Thanks for sharing on Make It Monday!
Karen C

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a cute image and fab colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Danni said...

Simply adorable!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Mary J said...

Wow, just luuuuurve this honey! Thx for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

Mary J x

Jennifer Shults said...

Adorable and so pretty! Thanks for joining this week's Flutterby challenge!