Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Fairy card

Running a little behind today with my post. I have a very full plate at the moment and am trying to find balance. It will come but it would help to prioritize my events and decide what needs to get done first. It's funny how I will have nothing going on for like a month and then the next month I'm going every which way. So I made this card for a DT commitment but the theme and sponsor has changed so I'm posting it today. I have quite a few photos to show you. The first one is the card opens up and down instead of side to side and also the Hero Arts background stamp that I heat embossed onto the pink cardstock.

This second one shows the image by Beary Dust Designs, which I colored in with distressing inks sprayed with Perfect Pearls and water. The skin is not ideal but I figured it's a fairy and can be an off skin tone.

This one shows that using the Perfect Pearls with the water really makes the fairy sparkle.

For this photo I wanted to show you how I took the light pink lace and weaved purple floss by Karen Foster into it on the top and bottom edges. I just thought it made the lace stand out against the pink paper. The little flowers are brads that anchor the lace to the pink cardstock and I placed purple pearls by Recollections in the centers.

This last picture shows the inside of the card. I'm not usually one to do anything fancy on the inside but the kraft colored tag on the same color cardstock/card base just didn't work for me. The die I used is by Spellbinders and the scallop off white punch is by EK Success. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my fairy card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes challenge(TU#51)-Diecuts or punches
Ribbon Carousel(TU#24)-Sparkle and bling
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#70)-Think Pink
Use it Tuesday(TU#17)-Use metal (brads and I have had them for years)
Crafty cardmakers (MO#53)-Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal(MO)-To Die cut for
Simon Says Stamp and Show(MO)-Things with wings
Woodware(MO#47)-Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays (SU#75)-Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU#110)-Anything Goes
Marks Finest papers (SA#76)-No Designer papers


  1. This is beautiful Cindy. Your coloring is just wonderful and I LOVE the lavendar!

  2. Lovely muted colours, and I really like that you've used a textured paper. Thank you for sharing this card with us at Crafty Cardmakers - good luck!


  3. Cindy--What a wonderful card! Great no designer paper challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  4. Sweet card! Your coloring is lovely.

    Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.


  5. How sweet and adorable your card is. Love the lace border and your pretty flower. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends "No Designer Paper" challenge. It is a delight to visit you and see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can join us again in the next challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  6. Your fairy card is very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  7. Adorable image...beautiful card! Please join Link Up for Pink we have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes)

  8. I love all the thoughtful attention you gave to your card and the ribbon/floss weave is very creative. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  9. The colored image is fabulous and kudos for finishing the inside of the card too!! So very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  10. That is the image I chose too. I will have to put mine on the blog soon too. I love how it turned out.


  11. Love that glad you joined our Metal Challenge this week at UIT!!

  12. I think your coloring, skin and all, turned out wonderfully! Pretty image and a sweet card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

  13. Glad you pulled thoose brads out of your stash and played along with us at Use it Tuesday- Haven UIT

  14. Hello Cindy - this is gorgeous! I love the colours you have used and that image is adorable! The Perfect Pearls look fabulous!Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters for Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  15. Oh how Sweet and Sassy. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week. Check out our new design team at SpeedyTV

  16. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  17. oh this is just so beautiful love the image and great layout and detail bless you for playing at anything goes this week too hugs cherylxxxx

  18. such a lovely image and fabulous colouring
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and we hope to see you again soon.

  19. I really love what you have created! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  20. Amazing coloring skills! I love the way she looks like she has been sketched. And the purple is so soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at The Kraft Journal! Well done!

  21. Such stunning coloring on your image!!! I just love the pinks and purples!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  22. Cute, I love the pink and purple together!


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