Sunday 25 October 2009

Baby its cold outside!

Firstly I'd like to say Thank You to Nikki at Dewdrop craftz for asking me to be on her new design team which I have accepted as I luuuurve her stamps! If you've not heard of them before pop on over. They're a bit different, they have been doing manga type stamps for a good 18 months, they also do some cuties & floral too!

Onto my challenge card! Oh have I had a ball with this digiz from Dewdrop, she's called Snow Fairy and my first thought is obviously blues but I wanted to see how she looked in christmas colours instead and quite pleased with the result.

I'm entering this into the following challenges.

Passion for Promarkers - Poppy red & Forest Green.

Crafty Catz - Buttons or brads (I used brads and a button brad!) I really like this blog, I should come play more often!
Digital Tuesday - Things with wings

Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly or fairy

Sweet Sunday - Sketch
OK I started with the image and resized to 4" and removed the circles leaving just the snow fairy. I've coloured her in promarkers using the following:
Skin: Ivory, blush, vanilla
Hair & dress: Red, Poppy, blender
Dress, shoes & hairband: Meadow green, Emerald, Forest Green, copic spica clear
Wings: Meadow green, Forest green, blender, copic spica clear
The spica pen really gives it some sparkle, love it!
I distressed the edge of the image using versamagic in aloe vera, oasis green and hint of pesto then overstamped a swirl design (HOTP) in brilliance pearlescent ivy.
For the background I used a small stamp you get in the plate set of butterfly beauties by Tracey Coates for The Stampman and just repeated it to make a panel (pearlescent Ivy)
I then swiped around the card to distress using the same colours as the image panel and went over the card using moonglow pigment powders in Spanish Moss. The word panel is made with a circle stamp and I painted the inside with starburst stains in maidenhair fern green and cathedral pines green.
Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments x


Kimmi said...

Beautiful christmas colours Vix. I love the image - she is so sweet! I must have missed her when I bought the Butterfly Swirl image when I saw it on your blog! Lovely arrangement too!


Kimmi xx

Jana M. said...

Love it, Vix! Glad to be part of the Dew Drop DT with you.

Danni said...

What a great fairy! Love her and love your card!!
Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!


Hi Vix
A gorgeous card,love the image,thankyou for joinng us at CraftyCatz this week,
hugs Dianne xx

carol said...

hiya...what a fabulous card, the colours look great, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz, x carol

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vix, what a gorgeous card. The fairy is stunning and your colouring is perfect. The background is beautiful and the layout is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
ps congrats on your DT position :)

Suzie said...

Gorgeous card, great colours and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card and colouring Vix, and well done on your DT news :o) Lisa x

Wiccababe said...

fabulous card
thanks for joining in at PfP this week and good luck

Kirsty said...

this is lovley, and she does look smashing in Christmas colours thanks for joining us at crafty catz good luck! Kirsty xx