Monday, 15 August 2011

Fairies and Angels

Good morning everyone from a currently sunny South Coast. It's the start of another week and time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with Suzanne's August theme of Things With Wings and this week the challenge is to include Fairies or Angels on your creation - this will be popular I think.
Before I show you my creation, I'd like to say hello and thanks to Gayle and Babs for joining my blog. Big thanks also go to Top Tip Tuesday who picked my embossed butterfly card from the Friday before last for their Top 3 - ladies, I'm thrilled to bits! Also, huge thanks go to Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals as she's included my little triple bird wall hanging on the Crafty Individuals blog as inspiration for the current challenge, Bright and Beautiful - yippee!
My inspiration for you for this week's challenge is a collage style card for which I made my own background paper with a difference which I'm hoping you'll like as much as I liked making it.

The image I've used is a really sweet little fairy stamp by Faerie Poppets which was generously given to me by a crafty friend after I admired it on a card she made - how lovely is that! I stamped her with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink which I like as it's softer than black. I then coloured her using my Aqua Markers (I wanted a soft effect so scribbled on a plate and picked up colour with a wet brush). I then inked around the edges a little.
The background paper started off with Sir Tim's wrinkle free distress technique (if you haven't yet got his Compendium of Curiosities it's a must have!) with Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. I then stamped on the flowers (Stampendous) and coloured these with Promarkers.
I finished the paper off by stamping on a very old Hero Arts manuscript stamp and a large corner flourish design by Viva Decor My Paper World. I added this to my card blank and glued on the image panel. The final finishing touch is a favourite Hero Arts sentiment stamped directly on the background paper.
As you can see, this technique gives the effect of lots of layers and plenty of texture all on one background paper.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Things With Wings
Moving Along With The Times - Fantasy
Paper Play - Make Your Own Designer Paper
Clearly Inspired - Things With Wings
The Crafty Pad - Cute 'n' Girly

Thanks for looking and have a good week,
Fliss xx


Aquarius said...

This is such a pretty card - love the techniques too

Jacqueline said...

So soft and pretty - lovely stamp too - Jacqueline xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Really pretty, I love the colours!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, love the roses! Hugs, Valerie

Cassie said...

Very lovely, soft coloring! So glad you joined us for CIC#33 ;D

Suzi B said...

i love this Fliss... it's so pretty and delicate.
Suzi B xx

Cath said...

Great card love the layering.


Carla said...

lovely card, great stamp!love the colouring.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs Shell xx

Dawn said...

So Pretty & perfect for the Cute & Girly Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Thanks for playing
Dawn xx

Vintage Milly said...

oooh so very pretty Fliss, I love this little fairy, beautiful colouring in too, love it,

Fiona said...

very pretty Fliss, love the flower stamp.

Cazro said...

A very pretty card, I too love the little fairy, she is so cute. Caz

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Fabulous projects Fliss. You never fail to inspire me. Sorry I've not been by for a while.
Dee x

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning card Fliss your background is outstanding!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge

Laurie x

Kathy D. said...

omg you made that bg paper!! Amazing.

Thanks for playing "things with wings" with us at
Hope to see you Friday when challenge #34 is released.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, congrats on getting the projects chosen. it doesnt surprise me. your cards are always gorgeous.
Hugs June x

Mandy said...

Fliss thank you so much for the huge candy parcel & congrats on your top 3 etc :)
Your card is so beautiful hun, so sweet, creative and pretty, I love everything.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Pami said...

What a beautiful card Fliss. I love the soft water colouring, really pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Sande said...

This is fabulous card Fliss! Just love the background!

Pop over to see a new vintage challenge blog It's all about the vintage. We have some yammy blog candy to offer on the whole August.

See you there!

Hugs, Sande xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Your card is lovely! Dreamlike! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving kind words. Yvonne