Monday, 18 June 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hello folks, hoping you all had a lovely weekend and as it's Monday again we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. Continuing with June and Associated Events our theme for this week is A Midsummer Night's Dream so we would like to see your creations featuring dreams or fairies or both.
In my case I seem to have fairies at the bottom of my garden and have made a little scene with my Graphic 45 fairy set of stamps which I bought because I love the toadstools (and have gone a little ott with them here lol)


I made a background paper by stamping repeatedly with a large floral foam stamp and Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and a little Crushed Olive ink. I then stamped the toadstools across the bottom with Archival coffee ink and coloured them with Promarkers. I stamped the dragonfly in the top left corner with the same ink and coloured the image with Aquamarkers.
I stamped the fairy on thick cartridge paper with the coffee ink and watercoloured her with Aquamarkers.  I die cut the image into a circle and then inked the edges with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress inks.
I stamped a couple of butterflies with the coffee ink and coloured them with Aquamarkers then cut them out and assembled all the elements as you see.

Here's hoping that we get a lot of entries this time as I think our theme last week had a record number of entries which will make it rather hard to pick the top entries.

Challenges for my card:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - In The Garden
Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Summertime
Stampavie and More - Something With Wings

Thanks for looking and have a great day. I'm off to Brighton with my daughter and will pop over to see you all later.
Hugs, Fliss xx

19 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful Fliss, I just love fairies and toadstools! And the colours are just right! Thanks for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad, too! Hugs, Valerie

Suzi B said...

fabulous as alway Fliss.. i love all the images all coloured beautifully. enjoy the time with your daughter
suzi b xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is brilliant oh just love that,stamp and the colours are just stunning,love it,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous creation Fliss, I haven't seen those stamps before but you have used them to perfection. Just love the layout and colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

GinaA said...

What a gorgeous card, love the detail.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss this is such a pretty card, love all those fabulous stamps and the way you have used them to make this super background. The colours are so so pretty , love this.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous Midsummer Dream, wonderful card.

Buttons said...

Love those toadstools Fliss. Hugs, Buttons x

Mynnette said...

Hi, Fliss! I just adore all the mushrooms on this card!!! They are a fabulous element for this week's theme and I think I may need to go and buy some now! ;) LOVE the gorgeous coloring, too! This is fantastic! :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful Fliss,i love the colours you have used xxx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful - love fairy image, the colours are stunning. lovely

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such beautiful scene you have created, the mushrooms, fairy and dragonfly are all stunning and the colours are beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Jacqueline said...

Love the toadstools they are fab - love the gorgeous colours on your card too - Jacqueline xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss,,,long time no comment lol:) Love how you placed your focal image in the circle against the subtle background and the the toadstools in the foreground...wonderful! Take care! Suzanne :)

PeaMommy said...

So whimsical and beautiful! Now I MUST have these stamps. TFS!

Daniele said...

what a stunner of a card Fliss, hope you had a fabbie time in Brighton, haven't been since I was a child
hugs and best wishes
Daniele

SHARY said...

Love this Fliss I have a "thing" for mushrooms. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Just fabulous Fliss - your fairy looks as if she's suspended in a magical bubble! Perhaps she's been locked up in it by an evil enchantress as she doesn't look very happy... I'll shut up now! Hope you had a great time in Brighton. Vicky x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really pretty design thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader