Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fairy Happy Birthday

Well, as "promised" here is the card I made for my Sister-in-law's birthday....bit of a long post 'coz I love this card and really want to share :-)
This beautiful fairy is "Ariana", she is a digi from Anita Be Stampin' who's challenge this fortnight is Show Us Your Layers.....loads of layers here!!  edited to add: Missed the cut off time!! Ariana is cut out and popped up on foam dots in front of the great background image "Whimsical Mushroom" from Make It Crafty, which is, in turn, foam-dotted over the horizontal panel.  I changed the colour of the sentiment, which is part of the ABS Fairies Sentiment set,  to purple then cut and embossed it with an oval Nestie in turn mounted on a Scalloped Oval Nestie.  Stamp Something has Something punched as it's challenge this time, so I'm in there.Digi Stamps 4 Joy has "On the Wings of..." as it's challenge theme and Ariana with her gorgeous sparkly wings is definitely in there!
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, at first I thought the diamond shape would be too hard - turns out it wasn't!  
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Magic Happens 6½" pad, don't you just love all those flourishes?!  Conveniently, Creatalicious Challenges has "Flourishes" as its challenge theme...until tonight!! Craft Your Passion has "It's Magical" as its theme; with my fairy and paper by that name...you guessed it!!
Flutterby Wednesday has Polka Dots as its challenge theme so the combo of my fairy and my dotty paper means....I'm in!!  
I used watermelon colour pearl card for all the matting, mainly because the pale pink stockings my fairy started with just looked like skin so I had to brighten them up a bit leaving the pink hanging out on its own!! 

Copic Oz has this colour inspiration for its challenge, I've used BV00, RV13 and RV17, and G21 and G28 along with some other "Gs" and "YGs" hopefully it's close enough!   
The purple ribbon threaded through the lace is what my perfume and skin care supplies come wrapped in when I buy them online....as I buy all my family gifts from there as well, I have a LOT of purple ribbon (my three bottles of perfume a year probably wouldn't keep me in ribbon!!)  Bizzy Becs has Its All About Lace as its challenge this time, this card has lace inside and out (which is, for me, a lot of lace!) so I'm entering there.  
The Pink Gem Challenge this time around is "Bloomin' Charmin" Flowers and Charms, I don't know if the little flowers on Ariana are enough, but I do know that the little heart charm (which I glued metal numbers on, can you tell how old my SIL is? lol) is Charmin', so I'll enter there but be totally understanding if it doesn't qualify :-)  Whoopsi Daisy Challenge is Free and Easy and Papertake Weekly is Anything Goes, so no issues there! 
Totally Papercrafts has Summer and By the Cute and Girly has In the Garden/Outdoors, my lovely little fairy sitting out in "her" garden get her into those challenges.  I'm kicking myself that I missed another couple of "garden" challenges with this card, not a theme I use a lot!
The inside of the card is finished in the simplest way....or would have been had I not cut the paper short!  I used more of that great Kaisercraft paper - it doesn't show but the flourishes are shiny - and covered the join with some of the lace/ribbon from the front and glued a few tiny watermelon colour rhinestones on to bring the pink from the front.
Well I don't know how many of you survived the journey to the end of this post, if you did you get points for stamina, I made the most of my hubby going to work for the first time in a couple of weeks.  I really will make a "short" post one day (I am only 5'2" in old money, so I can DO short, ha ha). Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee


Kathie said...

Hi Donna, wow this is a lovely card, awesome image and wonderful colours I love your lace embellishment and your lovely 60th charm I wanted one last year for my sisters card and couldn't find one anywhere. Great job thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous card, great design and details. Thanks for playing along at Whoopsi Daisy this week, hope to see you next week.. Hugs Christine x

Brenda said...

Dang it! I can't believe you missed the cut off!! It is a fabulous card. I love the background stamp. Love that charm. I would have came by to say, thanks for playing! Hugs~Bren

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Jeannie said...

This is just stunning! Such gorgeous coloring and I love the touches of sparkle with the sentiment to match! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Genevieve said...

Wow! Such a stunning card. I love the little charm & I'm sure ur sis in law will treasure this. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve SSW DT

Carole of Brum said...

wow,Donna, this is wonderful, a real delight! Love how you used the layout, and your colouring is really great. I hardly ever use RVs and BVs but seeing your fairy I realise I need some! What BV did you use as well as the BV00? CoB

mulberry station said...

Gorgoeous, gorgeous card. You have colored it up to perfection!! Thanks for sharing!

Arlana said...

Wow gorgeous card. Love your Arianna image. Sweet job coloring her in . Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Gorgeous card! Such a beautiful image and lovely colours.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty image and beautifully coloured . LOve the lace too
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Jennifer said...

This is so sweet. Thanks so much for playing at AGOAC xx Jenny xx

Mona E said...

OMG!!! This is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous papers and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Donna, this is AMAZING! I LOVE this image and your coloring is perfect. Love the lace too. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week!!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card, Donna! Very magical! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft your Passion in our "It's Magical" challenge!