Thursday, 21 June 2012

To The One I Love with Midnight Fairytale

Hi guys and gals :) I have a card to share that I made for the Make My Monday challenge. This is only the second time I have actively made something for a challenge lol. Usually I just work whatever I am making fit into challenges or go with anything goes . . .

I started with a circle cut with lifestyle craft dies and stamped a fairy from the Papermania Midnight Fairytale stamp set. I then used the metallic green, blue and purple gelatos to create a water colour wash for the background. I covered the whole background with purple then blended in the blue and green.

I then traced the lines of the fairy with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens and then used similar coloured gelatos to make a watercolour palette to fill her in. i then used a homemade mix of gloss Multi-Medium and iridescent Medium over her wings. I used Seedless Preserves and Evergreen Bough to edge the circle. The doily was inked with those colours as well as Tumbled Glass and then spritzed and blotted to lighten the colour. I just love the subtle dreamy colours so pretty in real life!

The I am Roses flowers were coloured with the same three ink pads again. I smooshed them on my craft mat and used a waterbrush to colour them. I then took the metallic gelatos and ran the flat Tim Holtz waterbrush over the colour corresponding to the flower and brushed along the edges of the petals to darken them and give them a hint of shimmer. All flowers and twizzles are stuck down with glossy accents.

The label is a Tim Holtz mover and shaper coloured with three metallic gelato colours. The sentiment is from the Craft Lounge Love notes set. I had trouble deciding on a sentiment for this one. I have a lot of birthday and thank you cards. I wanted to make an anniversary card or something like that anyways. I have no to my wife sentiments and nothing quite fitted. I thought this was pretty versatile as it could then be used as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or even wedding day card.

The doily was layered on a square scrap I couldn't bare to throw away because the paper was so pretty, it actually had a circle I used on another card cut out of the middle! I was going to use it as a frame but it looked so good behind the doily I used it lol. Both papers are from the Prima Fairy Belle 6" pad. The background piece has been distressed around the edges with seedless preserves on top, tumbled glass on the sides and evergreen bough on the bottom.

On a side note I am halfway through my studies yay and am now on a bit of a break so hopefully I can get some important things done as well as do some guilt free crafting! I have signed up to a new card class starting in a couple of weeks too called Stretch Your Stamps, I can't wait! Check it out, it starts on July 9th but you can sign up anytime. If you sign up before or during class you get a discount code for some awesome online stores :) Bonus!!! I will be away for the first few days though so I will have to play catch up lmao. . .
Happy Scrappin'
P.S I will have some more blogs up in the next couple of days about my crafty adventures with Tim Holtz :)

I am entering this card is the following challenges;

Make My Monday - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes


  1. A gorgeous card and your colouring looks absolutely beautiful. Love the gorgeous rose embellishments too, such lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining in over at MMM this week and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  2. Oh, this is so pretty! LOVE your gorgeous colors! And the image is just darling! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  3. A lovely dreamy card, just right for our challenge at MMM .
    suzi b xx
    enjoy your card class :)

  4. Gorgeous card, I like the Fairy image, the colours and the design.
    Kevin xx

  5. Fabulous card and perfect for our challenge over on MMM - thanks so much for playing along this week - Jacqueline xx

  6. A lovely card ...the colour and shading to your fairy is beautiful. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week. Suzanne :)

  7. Oh I love this! All the softness you've achieved and all my favourite colours together here too!

    Beautiful card, just beautiful.

    Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. Such a lof of work has gone into this creation and it is so worth it.. a tuly lovely card hun.
    Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
    Don't forget to check back next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  9. Beautiful card. I love this fairy image.