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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Fairy Talva

Hello fellow crafters and creative geniuses...

Well, hopefully as you can see, Santa bought my creative mojo back and I have made not one, or two... but THREE cards this morning, which I am really pleased with as they all turned out exactly as I pictured them in my head.

The first is using a new digi stamp from the ever talented Mo Manning over at Digital Pencil Too. Those of you who know me, know that apart from Vampires and all things super natural / paranormal, I absolutely love Fairies, hence my name. So here is a card I have made using one of Mo's winter fairies.

I decided to make the card an easel card and used my scalloped edged card bases from Craftwork Cards to produce it.  I used my large die cuts to create the topper cardstock and then cut out the image using one of the smaller ones. After cutting the image I kept it in the frame and then inked the edges using a make up sponge and some ink from one of my pads (Strawberry Fool from www.elzybells.co.uk)

I coloured the image using my promarker pens and added a little glitter to her wings.

I then added some gems to stand the easel up and a greeting and some ribbon. I  decided to make the greeting the same colour as her wings as I think there might have been a little too much red on it otherwise and I think the blue breaks it up just right.

I think I might get quite a bit of use out of this stamp as not only is it good for Christmas but I can also get away with using it for winter birthdays etc.

Anyway, I hope you like it and to finish the whole thing off, I have added a photograph of the whole card closed, so that you can see more detail rather than just the open card. If you click on the image it should bring it up even larger for you so that you can see how I have created the folds and pleats in her skirt, using not only my promarkers but also by using my Derwent pencils to create shadow and light. Hopefully I did it correctly, I found this brilliant tutorial on You Tube. If I can find it again, I will post it here so that you can see what I followed. Although I know most of you out there are already very capable of producing brilliant cards, some might find the video useful.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs and kisses.

4 comments:

Dorcas said...

Hi Fae! This is so pretty!! I’m so happy you could join us this week on our “looking back” challenge at Mo’s!
Hugs,
Dorcas
Ps) there’s still one more day left to join in my “no strings attached” blog candy if you haven’t already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar.

Pat said...

Hi Fae. This is absolutely adorable! I love this new Mo fairy...is she licking a snowball?? :-) Your coloring is stunning!! I can see why this is one of your favorites! It's fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's. Happy New Year! Hugs. Pat Frank

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card, Fae! I can see why it's a favorite! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful. Your mojo is DEFINITELY back!.

Happy New Year to you my friend. xxx