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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 11 June 2012

A Little Bit Of Make-Believe

I do like a bit of make-believe now and again especially when it involves fairies, so when I saw that the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges was Magical and Very Mystical I couldn't resist getting out my fairy stamps.                
 My design is inspired by the talented Tracey Dutton and all the stamps I've used are from her Lavinia Stamps range. I began by cutting a square of  ivory card and brayering it with squeezed lemonade Distress Ink.I then added more DIs around the edges in bundled sage, forest moss and gathered twigs. The stamping was done with Versafine inks in onyx black, olympia green and spanish moss. I stamped the tree trunk first and then the fairy door and the stone pathway. Next I added the leaves and foliage to soften the edges and some tiny toadstools at the front. I stamped the fairy positioning her so that she is sitting on the rather bumpy looking tree roots. I stamped her with black ink and embossed with black sparkle EP. I coloured her wings with Sakura sparkle gel pens and a water brush. Lastly I stamped the cluster of fairy dust with versamark and embossed with gold glitter EP. I added a little dusty concord DI to further define the edges and mounted it onto some gold mirri card leaving a very narrow border.The background paper is from a 6x6 Paper Cellar pad, Victorian Classics, trimmed to fit my square base card. I stamped the fairy script stamp down one edge and inked the edges with the dusty concord ink, and then  mounted the fairy image on top.I hope this will be magical enough for the challenge, and I am also entering at Stamptacular Sunday where the challenge is Fairy Fever.
 Thank you for coming to take a look, I love to read your comments and appreciate every one.


  1. Hi Jean, a wonderful magical fairy card. Love the way you have bulilt up the little scene, that fairy looks as if she has sprinkled fairy dust to try and open the door to ...???
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.
    Avril xx

  2. Beautiful one Jean! I love Lavinia's faries too. Kate x

  3. This is such a delightful composition & I love all the detail. Her wings echo the colour of the paper beautifully & I love the foliage surrounding the steps & those knobbly tree roots. If this isn't sufficiently magical I think the definition will require redefining.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. A gorgeous card, it does look magical and it fits our theme beautifully.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

  5. A wonderful and very magical card, looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  6. WOW this absolutely gorgeous and just perfect for our Magical and Very Mystical challenge, I love the beautiful scene you have created and that fairy is a real beauty, thanks so much for sharing it with us. xx

  7. What a beautiful scene you've created Jean - fabulous stamping x

  8. Your card is so beautiful.Love the color combination, it looks magical and cute. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays challenges this week.
    Hugs, Frances

  9. Great job. You've taken the Lavinia Stamps idea but you've made it your own.

  10. What a gorgeous card, I love the beautiful scene you've created. A really stunning project, thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  11. What a gorgeous card. Love the design and the silhouette fairy. THanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays! xxx Ann Marie

  12. Really gorgeous card Jean. Your little scene looks absolutely stunning.
    Thanks so much for taking part in our magical and mystical challenge at FSC.
    Hugs, Fliss x