Saturday, March 3, 2012

romance of the fairies

Hi! I have a card to share today. It's spring and the fairies are sharing a playful romantic moment. I shall call it "Romance of the Fairies"
~ Ü ~

The image is part of a collage by magic moonlight. It has been stitched onto red paper and white cs. The red paper is cut from a used ang pow (red envelope) from Chinese New Year. This has also been used as backing for the embossed panel, and the red butterfly. The embossed panel and the stamped background are recycled backing waste from misting. The darker panel is from the sweet melodies set from stitchy bear, which has been stitched on. Most items have been distressed and inked with antique linen, vintage photo, fired brick and my new BFF, walnut stain (I love the very dark, but not quite black edging) DIs.

Top Tips for today - before sewing layers together, use some adhesive at the centre so the layers will not run while running through the sewing ,machine. Make sure the adhesive does not reach the area to be stitched as the needle will collect the stickiness and be rendered completely useless (experience showing here! ~ Ü ~). Also, embossed papers will stretch and be distorted when run through the sewing machine.

Another recycle item - bookplate cut from cereal box. Painted, inked & crackled, to frame the sentiment of the piece. It is backed onto a border strip of corrugated board (painted white and inked), burlap twine and a piece of furry yarn.

Pretty pink roses from papermania. They were too "pink", so I sprayed them with some homemade mist. I can't recall the colour or mix I used but it's something yellowish/golden. These are framed with leaves, inked flourishes, and finished with gems, gel dots and pearly dots.

Final embellies - butterflies with bling!

 Top Tip Tuesday challenge #71 Stitches . . . Real or Faux (tips above)
Stampin' for the Weekend #4 Bingo (pink, butterflies, die cuts)
Make My Monday 38 Romance - Flourishes & Diamonds
Cute Card Thursday challenge 206 Signs of Spring
Paper Crafting Journey challenge 4 Anything Goes
stamps & fun = creativity challenge  #88 non-cute
Fussy and Fancy challenge 57 More than Words
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #18 Romance
The Crafty Pad challenge #159 Recycle It!
 The Stamp Man Colours of Spring/Easter
Raise the Bar challenge #94 use Twine
Deep Ocean challenge #20 Spring
Allsorts 143 It's Your Choice

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Ü ~

other supplies: sentiment stamp (Tim Holtz), background stamps, gloss gel & paper pen (Viva Decor), butterfly dies (Cheery Lynn), bookplate & leaves dies (Sizzix), flourish dies (spellbinders), distress inks, crackle accent (Ranger), chalk ink (colorbox)


Dawn said...

Great card & great tips too!!
Thanks for playing at The crafty Pad this week in our Recycle it challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love all your sewing and the tips and also love your cereal box bookplate great idea!
Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

ScrappyAndrea said...

Oh this is really lovely!
Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
Hugs, Andrea

Diane said...

Fab card and fab job on all the reclying !! Thanks for playing this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Brenda Brown said...

A great card Hilda, I love all the layers an elements you have used. Thanks for linking this to The Stamp Man challenge.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sazzle said...

Great card Hilda with loads of different techniques. I especially love your sentiment, if only eh?

Thanks for entering our "more than words" challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck :-)

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Mynnette said...

This is just fabulous, Hilda!!! LOVE all the accents and the flowers, etc. Such a perfect card! :)

Mynnette said...

Forgot to say THANK YOU for joining us at MMM! :)

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Oh how beautiful,I love that image thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Papercrafting Journey hun,
luv n hugz
Kenzie xx
Dont miss my birthday candy now open, lots of prizes to win xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Hilda. An amazing amount of detail and gorgeous image and embellishing.
Thanks for you tip too, will be trying that out.
Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at MMM.
Fliss x

Deneen said...

Lovely card, the fairies are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Stitching Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

jackid said...

simply stunning card love it so much detail and love that sentiment
Thanks for playing along at PCJ
Jacki xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Hilda, so many pretty details to look at and so feminine, love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Mummylade said...

this is just lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin for the Weekend this time and good luck!

~*Joni said...

Oh how pretty! I love this vintage shabby design of your card, absolutely beautiful! Your layers and embellishments are perfect. Thank you so much for joining in on our twine challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Gaynor said...

So pretty..............thank you for joining Little Claire in our current blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us over at Little Claire this month, Heidi (DT) x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Ohh La La! Really chic and colorful, love when butterflies are big and bold in the design too! Beautiful job! This is perfect for the Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I sure hope you join us again tomorrow! Best of Luck

Tammy Louise