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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Fairy Magic

Hi everyone, today I have a card for Mrs A's  Butterfly challenge only this time, as all the butterflies are apparently in chrysalis form at present this is a special month long challenge and instead of a butterfly we have to include a fairy. Both of the stamps used here are from Lavinnia Stamps. First I stamped the fairy with Archival Watering Can ink and then masked the image while I stamped the text using Memento London Fog ink. I coloured the moon with a very pale yellow Promarker, Lemonade, I think. I used pink and blue sparkle gel pens for the wings and blended the colours together with a clear Wink of Stellar pen. I also used a silver gel pen to highlight the stars and then winked over the wings again and the moon. I trimmed the panel down using a deckle blade in the paper cutter, and the inked around the edge with distress ink, Tumbled Glass, and then the very edge of the paper with a distress marker, Chipped Sapphire. I also added an edge of Stickles stardust glitter. The completed panel is mounted onto a card base of bright blue pearlised card. This is a birthday card but because of the text I put the birthday greeting inside, it says Have a Magical Birthday.

I am now going to link this up with
The Butterfly Challenge - All Kinds Of Fairies, Elves, Gnomes and Pixies

Thank you for visiting here today and for your comments which are really appreciated.


  1. Your fairy is beautiful Jean and I love the blue edging with the stickles added to the deckle edged topper. It is so bright and pretty. x

  2. This is so pretty with those deckled edges and a touch of glitter! I love the light stamping of the text with the darker stamped image. Such a lovely card for the challenge!

  3. This is so beautiful.
    Love the sentiment stamps and that gorgeous image!

  4. Hi Jean,
    what a very gorgeous stamped card and such a beautiful design.
    I love everything about this wonderful creation.
    Love the very sbtle glitz too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. This looks beautiful Jean, love the text as a background to the lovely fairy image.
    Yvonne xx

  6. What a lovely idea you have created here for your card. I love the Lavinia fairy and the wording is perfect. Love those colours . They blend together so well. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Hi Jean

    What a gorgeous card .. .. I love Lavinia Stamps .. .. there is something really magical about them .. .. and your card too.

    Loving the masking.

    I hope all is well with you. Have a good weekend

    Love Jules xx

  8. I'm doing a late catch-up as usual. As you know I always like a fairy, and this is a very pretty one too. I like the way you have done her wings. Kate x

  9. Love the fairy that is decorating the text on this pretty card. ALso like the extra details of the glitter around the deckle edge, and the fairy looks so magical with the stained glass coloring in the wings & perched in the hanging moon. Perfect for Mrs A's challenge. TFS & Merry Christmas