Friday 5 March 2010

There be fairies in da house!

Crafts and Me got a delivery this week of the long awaited Sweet Pea stamps and Teresa bless her emailled me to let me know as soon as they went live. Fortunately I have a blackberry and had them on alert so knew within minutes and got in before the stampede started lol! Once again very quick delievery and my postie actually arrived before 10am so I was off with a couple of them today ((((SMILES))))

I Love Promarkers want to see a shaped card this week and I just kept seeing the fairy wings so I cut this stamp out which is called Love is Gone as out of the 11 *ahem* sweet pea stamps I have I felt this one had the best edge to follow what I had in my head! I simply traced around it onto folded card and drew bigger until I had the size I wanted to use as a template. I also know there are a couple of monochromatic challenges around this week so I wanted to stay with that.

The only thing for this background I could imagine is the most fabulous starburst stains. I used bachelor buttons blue from the prairie wildflowers set and splashed on some Frosted forget me nots from the Icicle creek set. As they are a dark and a light blue this gives the illusion of a sky (seen in last pic)

The image was coloured with a range of promarkers including...

Pastel blue, cool aqua, sky blue, agean (Hair, inner wings etc)
Cornflower, China blue & Midnight blue (Dress, rose, outter wing)

I've also been a big glamour dust happy today! Have added it to the inner wing, rose tips & flowers.

I've matted the fairy on black cardstock then some holographic silver. I also paper pieced the armband with the holographic silver too (Again can be seen in pic 3)

Entering this for

I Love Promarkers - Shaped Card
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Crafty Creations - Monochromatic


Teresa said...

Vix another fascinating card I love the shape that immitates the wings and the colours are georgous.
Luv Teresa xx

Kate's Makes said...

What an absolutely stunning card Vix! It's fabulous!! Thanks for joining in with the SFTW challenge and good luck! Love it! Kate

Juls said...

love the shape of the card! such a gorgeous colour and I love all the glittery detail! Hugs Juls

Saskia said...

This card is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Karen said...

Great card Vix and what a great idea to follow the shape of the wings. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Vix. Beautiful shaping just adds to the lovely image.

Julie said...

A great shape, so original, and lovely colouring. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
Julie x

LISA said...

Stunning, love how you have followed the shape of the card.
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

WeirdCat said...

Stunning card, gorgeous colours,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
Ruth x

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the colours you've chosen. Great monochromatic card!!

Thanks for joining us for the SFTW challenge :)

Mummylade said...

Love the shape of the card. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Tracey said...

Stunning card, very clever :)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.