Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Little Fairy Dust

I have wanted to combine one of the C.C. Designs Sweet November fairies with this patterned paper ever since I picked up the paper at my LSS. I love the cool colors combined with a pop of black. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Bazzill Simply Smooth cardstock and then colored with Copic markers. I made my fairy into a bit of a drama queen with her silver hair. The Prima lace was a light grey which actually matched but I wanted a touch more green in the card so I sprayed it with some Tattered Angels (Olive Vine) Glimmer Mist. Did you notice that I matched up the diamond shapes on the background with the stamped piece?

I think this is my second time ever to combine challenges so it is definitely a rare occurrence for me. I know it's considered ok to do so but I always feel kinda funny about it, especially when there are prizes involved. This card follows this week's Mojo Monday Sketch as well as All That Scraps Wednesday challenge to use lace.  Of course, after all that effort to change the lace color, I covered most of it up with the stamped piece!  The MM sketch was suppose to be a square or a circle but I made it into a rectangle.  I haven't given up on the square shape but I donate some of my cards and the rectangular size is easier to mail and therefore the most requested. Instead of adding the corner piece as indicated on the sketch I just allowed the ladybug in the design to represent it. 

Products: C.C. Designs Sweet November stamp, Creative Imaginations pp, May Arts ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, Prima lace trim, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin' Up punch, Copic Markers

Copics: Skin-E0000, E00, E02, R20; Hair-N1, N7; Clothing/Wings/Shoes-G40, G82, YG95, B0000, B000, R32, R35, R37; Eyes-G40, G82

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend. For my readers outside of the U.S readers, that is an American holiday. Don will be playing golf on Monday so we plan on putting the baby back ribs on the smoker today.        


  1. Great card Nancy!! You did a wonderful job on coloring your image topped off with a perfect bow...Have a great weekend :)

  2. Very cute card, Nancy! I love the Sweet November stamps!

    Have a great long weekend! We celebrate Labor Day in Canada too, just spell it different :D

  3. I love your li'l drama queen fairy, she's perfect with the paper! And even though a lot of it got covered up that little bit of green lace adds just the right pop of color down there! Beautiful card, Nancy and thanks for joining the ATS challenge this week!