Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sentimental Sundays #144 - Fairies with Wings

With 3 girls, I have the opportunity to make shimmery, blingy, glitter induced goodness pretty often! This week at The Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog I have the perfect opportunity to indulge my girly side - we're making cards using

Our challenge is sponsored by:

donating: 3 digis, winner's choice

We received a couple of cute digis, perfect for our theme. I had originally planned on using both for my card, but there was a mishap...I'll show you why she didn't make the cut later...for now here's my card:

This little card barely fits into an A2 envelope. It's a fun size! It's an easel card made using a couple of Spellbinders dies. It's just big enough for an image or two, but is small enough to layer up quickly. The card base, all the way up thru the pink patterned paper was made...hmmm...about 2 years ago! Originally, it was meant as a sample for a card class I was teaching, but I decided to go with a different color scheme at that time. I'll all about reuse, recycle, remake!

The green doily was sprayed with a shimmer spray. I'm going to guess that it was a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Key Lime...still one of my favorite green sprays!

Even the pink circle panel is edged in clear glitter!

Seriously, can you have a fairy without sparkle? I didn't have bling in the right color, so Copics to the rescue! Bling on the top and the bottom!

Unless I really love a color, I tend to buy embellishments in white and creams these days; there are so many ways to color up an item to match your project. For me, (someone with a bunch of paint, ink, sprays, etc.) it seems almost silly to have an embellishment in a rainbow of colors...unless it's buttons! (I have a bit of a thing for old buttons...I'm in the process of reorganizing my'll see what I mean soon!...)  The large center flower was colored with a shimmer spray and the center flower with a copic and colorless blending solution. The side flowers are old (really in I think 8 years, maybe 9...) Prima flowers.

Okay...the mishap fairy...I had colored up the girls using Copics. Decided to add Glossy Accents to their eyes for a little 'realism' and as soon as I was finished with the first fairy, I realized I had added the shine, not only to her iris and pupil, but to the entire eye! It made her look like she had frog eyes! Here's the after...

...I tried to fix it. I used an exacto to scrap off the bulge (performing eye surgery! ha!) on the first eye, but the second was too dry and peeled off the paper. Ugh. I tried to fix it, but then she just started looking a little too crazy-eyed.  You know, like those taxidermy animals with the one eye that follows you all around the room?!


I may just cut off her head and layer her up with a new image...feeling a bit 'Mary Shelley' today!

Wow. A lot of chatter this morning. Thanks for listening. You're the best!

Don't forget to stop by the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's projects. I'm sure you'll be inspired to create your very own 'fairy' lovely paper project!

Inky hugs,

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  1. Gorgeous card...Love your coloring and the patterned paper works so well together. Now, I'm not laughing at you but, with you...I think we have all done a mishap like that before. I will be the first to confess here on your blog!!! LOL

  2. Really cute easel card and darling image. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

  3. So sweet and adorable.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. This is very cute! Love the glittery wings! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  5. such a lovely card and the image is so cute
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  6. What a pretty and bright Easel Card. Love it Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

  7. Super awesome card creation! So glad you joined us in this week's Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your work again!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT

  8. fabulous card! thanks for joining us at catch the bug!


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