Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fairy Fever

It's Fairy fever over at the Stamptacular Sunday blog! Your challenge this week is to create a card or project with a fairy on it! Easy, right?

Our sponsors this week are A Day for Daisies, offering up a $12 Gift Certificate, and Delicious Doodles offering four digi images!

I chose to use "Spring Bringer" by Sylvia Zet. I have had her colored up for some time with the intention of using the "Once Upon a Springtime" papers from Graphic 45. I had looked everywhere for them months ago, but since I had just recently found the world of cardmaking long after the papers came out, I fell in love with these papers after seeing projects that had been made several years earlier :( Long story short, I was able to hunt down a pad being sold in a kit for an outrageous price, but I had to have them. It's been over four months, but I finally got up the courage to cut into them and make this card!
The pink silk ribbon was one of the five ribbons that came with the kit. The postcard stamp was stamped  with Vintage Photo and a fairy postage stamp from the paper pad was glued on. I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I lightly colored the pearls with R20 Copic to give it a pinkish hue. On the Martha Stewart punch trim I added some Liquid Pearls, although I am not happy with the dots. How am I supposed to do it to get nice round pearls? I have heard of a pearl pen, are those better and where do I buy them?

Now I just need to make sure I save enough papers to make my daughter's first year scrapbook as was my original intention and rationalization for the price I paid!

So now it's your turn to show us your fairy project! If you need more inspiration, the other DT ladies have all done a fantastic job of sharing their lovely fairies at the Stamptacular blog!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CLP Challenge (Sketch)
Live and Love (Something Old-paper and sentiment)
Divas by Design (Make it Girly)
Bunny Zoe (Anything  Goes)


  1. so precious card danielle
    love it

  2. Too sweet! Your coloring is fab and I love the colors of paper You used - own some myself! :) Great card!

  3. This is gorgeous Danielle. The image is so pretty and beautifully coloured. Love the papers and layout also.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Sweet and cute card, love those papers too! hugs, Frances

  5. Danielle, this is stunning. You have done that image proud. Just sooo pretty. Hugs Nina

  6. What a great card! I am a sucker for distressing, pink and green! This is awesome!

  7. Love your gorgeous card.

  8. VERY PRETTY muted tones... I just adore your color choices!

    Thanks so much for joining the Diva's this week with your creation!

    Rina~~ DT Member

  9. Hi Danielle, ohhh such a pretty image and an adorable card! Love the colours and the ribbon is gorgeous.

    I use a Viva Decor pearl pen for the pearls I add to my cards.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week,


  10. Good Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous, thank you for joining us at Crafting Lifes Pieces this time hugs Pops x x x

  11. Stunning card! Image is adorable and your colouring is beautiful. And these papers from Graphic 45 are just gorgeous!

    Thank you for joinign at LLC´s January challenge :)


  12. Danielle, your fairy is so beautiful! Just love her! Love the design, fab papers & great embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. it was worth cutting them beautiful card, how do you tie such a good bow, please email me Suzanne fellow DT

  14. Gorgeous card, love the image and your colouration is fabulous. Glad you found the papers, they are fab.

    Thanks for joining us at Live and Love Crafts.
    Hugs Tracy x

  15. Stunning Card Sweetie. Fabolous take on the sketch. Your colorcombo is great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge, hope to see you again next time.

    Hugs, Dunja