Tuesday, March 6, 2012



Hi Lovelies,

How are you all going?  I hope that the weather around you has been kind to you all.  Between the snow storms in Europe, Tornadoes in America & of course the flooding happening in parts of Australia.  If I've forgotten a part of the world with a natural disaster occurring I apologise. Lets' hope Mother Nature is in a better mood soon.  Personally I can't wait to see some sunshine soon.  Hence this card.

I decided yesterday that enough was enough.  I made my self go downstairs to my craft room & made two cards.  I haven't been feeling creative lately, (in fact I haven't felt like doing anything lately) so have struggled making anything at all.  Not even my usual challenge blogs where inspiring me (through no fault of theirs).  I hate when this happens.

So yesterday I decided to try some tutorials that I wanted to do "someday".  Two of which I discovered on Anne's blog here.  The first is on making backgrounds, I used some of my "home-made" glimmer mist (a mixture of ink, water & perfect pearls) & the second on how to reverse  a stamp.   I tried the reversing on a flourish to create the fairy wings.  I used my mists first to colour the paper a golden shade then I followed Anne's instructions & was extremely pleased with the results.  This card has a lot of shimmer in real life, it's just a shame I can't show you.  I also decided to step out of my comfort zone & try different Copic combos.  I've been struggling with colouring black hair, skin tones & general shading.  So I decided to not worry too much & just go for it.

I like the results so much that I decided to use a sketch from TSOT.  Thanks for putting up with my long winded post today ;o).

Happy crafting xoxoxoxo

Paper: Watercolour, Ivory Board. Black c/s
Hair:100, B32, C7, C5
Skin: E11, E000, E0000
Flowers & Shoes: G20, V04, V01, V000, E15, YR04, YR68 
Dress & Headband: Y23, Y21, Y11, R05, R17, R29
Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Anya - Love (The Greeting Farm), S5154 Three Ferns (Hero Arts), CS728 Belle (Kaisercraft)
Ribbon - Unknown
Home-made Mists: Vivid Aqua (ink), Vivid Spring Green (ink), Vivid Cornflower Blue (ink), water & Pearl Ex.


sheila said...

oh she is so precious! You really color so beautifully! I like the backround paper too!

Alice Wertz said...

her blue hair is gorgeous and love love her wings! beautiful card, Paula! Thank you so much for the sweet card, too! =)

Dawn said...

LOVE it Paula. The blue hair really makes it sing. And your background and flourish look awesome together. Did you do the ferns as well on the blue background too.

Lin said...

Ahhh, she's so cute and I love how her hair looks! Sweet card, Dawn!

Judy1223 said...

Paula, this is such a sweet card! I know how yough it is to create when the mojo is lacking...glad you were able to try some new techniques! I also wanted to let you know that I appreciate all your visits to my blog.

I left you a little something on my blog today. No worries if you don't participate in blog awards. Just wanted to shout out that I love your blog. :)

Kristen Conant said...

Very cute little girl! I am so glad you found time to play along at TST

CherylAnn Robinson said...

I love your whimsical image. Such a happy looking card! Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Paula! This is such a gorgeous card! And I can't believe how lucky I am - because it is right here in my hands! It is amazing!

I love how you made the fairy wings! They are beautiful! And the coloring is fabulous! The hair especially - love the blue highlights in the black hair!

Thank you soooooo sooooo much! This was such a terrific surprise in the mail today! :-)