Wednesday, August 3, 2011

christmas fairy

This is today's card.


Jellypark Challenges has a photo inspiration challenge:

When I saw this photo, it reminded me of a fairy stamp I have. Her gown is made up of leaves and ribbon trailing down just like that. It's from a christmas set, so I made a christmas card. The fairy is stamped in clear ink, and embossed in copper. I've added a tinge of colour just for some highlights.

Simon Says Stamp wants shaped cards, so I made a round card, using an SB die. I used two shapes and tied them together with ribbon. Flutter By Wednesdays asked for stripes, and instead of printed paper, I decided to use corrugated board. There are more stripes inside, made with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The sentiment is also embossed in copper on a scrap printed chipboard.
Most of the large surfaces have been misted, and the edges inked with antique linen and vintage photo DIs.

 It is simply embellished with a ribbon bow, butterfly, button and gold twine. The handmade "pins" are stamens, with added pearl beads.

This card is also playing along with :
Make my Monday - butterflies/dragonflies
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (optional metal - copper embossed)
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July

supplies: spellbinders die, sizzix dies (leaves & label), cheery lynn die (butterfly), quickutz die (circle), free stamps from Cardmaking & Papercraft, sizzix embossing folder, ranger copper embossing powder, tattered angels glimmer mists, distress inks


Lorraine A said...

Oh wow Hilda !! :-) This is absolutely gorgeous ! The fairy is beautiful and the shapes and embossing and all the details are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful little elements you have added. so glad you were inspired by the photo in our challenge at Jellypark Friends! thank you for playing along. :)

Jacqueline said...

Lovely creation, great to see you again at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

Cazro said...

Absolutley gorgeous. Clever creation , love all the elements. Thanks again for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz

Tracey said...

Wow this is beautiful :)
Thanks for sharing it with the Jellypark Friends challenge.

Maribel said...

That Nice I love it.!.! Beautiful girl.

Suzi B said...

Lots of delicate elements on this delightful card. Thank you for joing the Make My Monday Challenge.
Suzi B

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is adorable, I love the soft muted colours and the shape is pretty cool too,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 93 Christmas in July.

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

carol said...

super creation, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week, x carol

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hilda....WOW....Another beautiful piece of art from you. Love seeing what you come up with. Thank you for playing along again with Make My Monday

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a pretty little card - I love all your little details esp' that little butterfly x So pleased you were inspired by our challenge x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends friday challenges x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Fliss said...

Wow Hilda! This is absolutely stunning. Love the textured background and the pretty image and embellies.
Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and good luck.
Fliss x

MarikaVaan said...

Hello lovely.
OMG..Your project is gorgeous. Lovely colors and wonderful details. Thank you for your participation in the PTWC in the week.
Hugs August GDT Marika

Tip Top said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges