Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Anyway I decided to give this set an airing and began by stamping the fairy onto white card with Memento Tuxedo black ink.I then stamped the lavender around her using first,second and third impressions without re-inking to give the illusion of depth. I coloured with Colour Soft pencils using Sansodor to blend. For the wings I used a little pencil colour and Sakura sparkle pens and just blended with a water brush. I stamped the butterfly from the set twice and coloured them first with a cream pencil and the blended in a little colour and sparkle with the sakura pens. I don't think the sparkle shows in the photo, it is quite subtle but pretty in the right light. Next I trimmed close to the image and then using duster brushes and Distress Inks I shaded in the background with bundled sage and milled lavender at the bottom and broken china at the top. I used some purple pearl card for a mat cutting it a bit longer than the picture and trimming the bottom edge with a Memory Box scalloped die. This was then stuck to an A5 card, and the birthday greeting stamped below with dusty concord Distress ink, and a Chocolate Baroque clear stamp from the Amazing Birthday set. I have added two pieces of toning ribbon attached at the top of the card with a staple and left them hanging free. I looked for a button to hide the staple but couldn't find one the right colour so I used this one which was a pale blueish lilac and coloured it with a promarker to match. In fact all the elements tone with each other much better IRL than it looks here, I think it probably it's the purple card that hasn't photographed very well. Anyway I tied some purple metallic cord through the button and stuck it on with a glue dot.
I am entering this at Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Fashionable Stampers Challenge - Anything Goes
and Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - 3 B's where she has asked for butterflies, buttons and bows, at least one of each.
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments which are greatly appreciated.