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Monday, 24 May 2010

Diamonds & Flowers for a Fairy in Aqua & Green

front of card

close-up of image panel

close-up of larger flower showing glittering

close-up of  "diamonds" on daisy ribbon

inside of card

Lili of the Valley Challenge #53 is a sketch by Bev Rochester. I have tweaked a couple of items: replacing the sentiment with a row of gems & lowering  the 3 elements represented by black spots in the sketch onto the band below - in  my case 3 small gems placed onto the daisy ribbon. Colour Create's Challenge #45 is Soft Green & Light Aqua (see photo inspiration) with an optional element of butterflies.

The Stamp Something Challenge is celebrating its second anniversary so requires 2 of something for their challenge this week - I have: 2 rows of gems; 2 shades of aqua for my handmade flowers; used 2 colours of Distress Inks; cut my stamped image into 2, 2 butterflies (one on each of the patterned papers - click on photos to view more closely); & 2 pearlescent papers. My "Out of the Box" elements for Pile It On Challenge #20 are my tweakings of the sketch - in particular that I do not use a sentiment, & that I have used one half of my image for the front & the other half inside the card.

Stamp Lili of the Valley Fairy on Tiptoe.
Inks etc...Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks (Broken China, Peeled Paint) for inking cardstock & paper edges excepting the floral elements & card base.
Colouring ProMarkers, Stickles Glitter Glue (Turquoise).
Cardstock White from "stash".
Papers Pearlescent aqua & pearlescent lime from "stash", patterned - Laura Ashley Traditional.
Punches Woodware (flowers, oval & scalloped ovals), Fiskars (border).
Embellishments Daisy ribbon (coloured with ProMarker) & gems from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Charisma Cardz #20 - 3D (I have shaped the flowers to make them dimensional, the image panel is raised on 1mm foam pads)
Colour Create #45 - Soft Green & Light Aqua (see above)
Crafty Cardmakers #21 - Inside Out (decorated inside & half of image is on the inside)
I Love ProMarkers #15 - Make Your Own Flowers
One Stop Card Craft Challenge #81 - Birthstones (my gems represent diamonds - the birthstones for April)
Passion for ProMarkers Wk 52 - Fantasy/Mythology (fairy image)
Pile It On #20 - Out of the Box (see above)
Stamp Something - 2 of something (see above)
Totally Gorjuss #31 - Bling It On! (gems & glitter)
Lili of the Valley #53 - Sketch (ETA 25/5 - so busy posting the sketch above I omitted it here)


Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Paula, adorable image and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Lorraine said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh Paula! I love this stamp, but havent used it yet :) Im gonna now! lol
This card is so tranquil, its really soft and elegant. I love the paper, and your colouring is fab! Good luck and well done (((hugs))) alison x

TG said...

Beautiful card Paula.
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Karen said...

Really lovely Paula, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty, love the colours,Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
Ruth x

My name is Wynneth said...

Very pretty card, I love this LOTV stamp :o) Love the bling on the flowers :o) Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers.

Erin... said...

so pretty! adorable image and wonderful colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, don't forget to join our blog hop for more prizes!!

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card, lovely image & colours, good luck. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Janet

Faye said...

I think your card is just beautiful. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

LISA said...

such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Danni said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Leanne xx

Annie said...

a gorgeous card, and my favourite fairy! love the blues and how you carried the image through to the inside too!
hugs, annie x

Bev said...

So sweet! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x

Kathryn said...

Your Laura Ashley paper is so gorgeous! I am a sucker for these kinds of designs. What a fantastic card. :)

Thanks so much for playing with us at OSCC!

Have a great day,

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous i love the cutie image and the papers are great too, thank you for joining us this time at LOTV chalenge, big hugs pops x x x

BethieJ said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE that sweet image!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Lisa said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week~

scrappyjan said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such m=nice commets and THANK YOU for entry into the Colour Create Challenge..
hugs, Janiel

Marion said...

Gorgeous card. Pretty colours and love how you used just the flower section on the inside,

She said...

Oh she is beautiful. Gorgeous card. S x

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judie said...

gorjuss card, brill to have close ups so we can see your lovely work, thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Katie said...

Gorgeous card, absolutely my favorite color combo!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Di said...

Lovely adorable card!
Love your image and colours!
Thanks for joining Colour Create
Hugs Di xxx

Nana said...

Beautiful card and colors!
Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
hugs Nana

Dena said...

Beautiful card! I love all your pretty details!
Thanks for joining Colour Create this week!
Hugs, Dena