Saturday 19 March 2011

LOTV - A Fairy Thank You

Hello again, its the weekend at last and the sun is shining.
Although I am in the midst of a nasty cold, I have some time and energy to make a card. I do have the usual house chores to do but they can wait a little longer!
I have made a thank you card using a beautiful little fairy from Lily of the Valley, her name is Freedom (ref code S225). This is the first time of inking her up since my other half kindly bought her for me at the Farnborough show in February.
I have used the excellent sketch created by Bev over at the LOTV Thursday Challenge Blog because I would like to enter this card into this weeks challenge.
LOTV are also looking for a Guest Designer chosen by the DT to join them for 4 weeks, so be sure to get your entries in for a chance of being on the DT. Good luck.
I stamped the fairy's wings a second time so that I could decoupage them to add dimension. They were coloured with Copics and then glittered using a Quickie Glue Pen and Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter.
You kind of get the idea from this photo.
Items used:
Base card - Bazzill (not sure of the exact name but it is a darkish dusty pink)
Paper - Prima Marketing - Fairy Flora
Image - LOTV Freedom Fairy (code S225)
Sentiment - Rachael Miller stamps
Flowers - Prima Marketing & Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & edging - Organza Dots from craft show, Martha Stewart Doily punch
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch - coloured with Copics and glittered for bling. The bodies are tiny pearl gems.
Faux stitching - White pen (being lazy, couldn't be bothered to get the sewing machine out!)
Dry Embossing - Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls
Finishing touches - Stickles and glitter for lots of sparkle and pearls, gems & brads
Finally the Copics used:
Wings - E00, E93, RV13, RV34 & V12, B00, B05
Skin - E00, E02, E21
Hair - E53, E57
Dress - RV10, RV13
Leaves - YG03, YG63
Butterflies - E00, E93 & RV10, RV13 & G00, G02
I have carried the sketch over to the inside of the card.
I am also entering my design into the following challenges for this week, they are:

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.