Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Silhouette Fairy

Hello there my crafty friends and passers by.

Before I start, I'd like to give a big welcome to my new follower, Di Howard.  It's really nice of you to join me, thank you :) 

I'm sat here today full of cold as I write this post today, so not much getting done here other than drinking Lemsip and a little card making, which is definitely making me feel better :)

If you're reading this Mac, I did dust my fairy stamps off and here's what I've made with one of them:


I started by using Ink Dusters to colour my white card.  I used some Adiroondack Butterscotch in the center and used my new Distress inks,  Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet around the edges.  I then stamped the fairy with Versafine Black Onyx and stamped the flowers and hanging vines around her. I sponged around the edges with the Violet and then with Memento Tuxedo Black to frame the image.  I stamped two extra pairs of wings with snippets of card and then embossed them with a Transparent Crystal emsossing powder to give them a bit of sparkle. I shaped them with a bone folder to give the wings dimension.
The fairy looks jet black in reality but unfortunately, the flash on the camera has bleached her out a little.  I finished the card by creating an outer frame by sponging with the Coral and Violet and then stamping around the edge with a Lavinia flower.

The stamps that I've used are by: Lindsay Mason, Inkylicious and Lavinia.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

36 comments:

  1. That's a lovely inked up fairy card. Fab!

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  2. Always love to see a fairy or two Sandra, this one is very pleasing on the eye and they way you have graduated the inking to draw the eye.

    A great entry for both the challenges, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    B x

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    1. Thank you Brenda. Ps I think Howard was very impressed with your cards :) X

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  3. Yes I am here...always so pleased when your blog post drops into my list for me to open x Loving that fairy stamp and what you've done on her wings, gorgeous. I always find it hard to get a deep black and maybe one day will find some pennies for a Misti...that might help me? You don't need one as your stamping is fabulous x Love the double framing and the gorgeous colours you've used. Such a pretty and delicate card...off now to use my fairy stamps xxx

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    1. I've remembered now and I think it was Pam who demonstrated it :)

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  4. Forgot to say...get well soon and keep warm x

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  5. Beautiful stamping and colours, gorgeous and girly card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    and Penny Black and more;-))m

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  6. Wonderful background inking, and the fairy is gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon. Lynn x

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  7. Gorgeous creation, love the colours and the outer border is brilliant, great images too.
    Thank you for joining our Girly and Sparkle challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  8. This is a beautiful card Sandma, such a pretty silhouette image and lovely colours.
    I hope you soon feel better.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Hope you feel better soon Sandma, love your beautiful card design! how you have framed this lovely image, gorgeous colours and stamping.
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. This is really gorgeous Sandma, I love the scene you created, I hope you feel better soon
    Kevin xx

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  11. Won't stay to long Sandra as I am just getting over a cold and I don't want to catch it again lol.

    Not into fairies myself but I can appreciate how gorgeous this card is and the work that went into it. Her wings are particularly gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. Love the layout that you made and those wings look great! A beuatiful one (I love silhouettestamps) Hope you have more sun overthere... Hugs, Gerrina

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  13. Wow Sandma, this is stunning! I love the colours you used here, and the way you have blended them together is so dreamy! Gorgeous image, and the stamped framing is brilliant! Love it! hugs :)

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  14. Gorgeous card! I adore fairies on cards and this one is so lovely. Get well soon!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. So gorgeous , I love the silhouette fairy and beautiful colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. This is fabulous, gorgeous inking and lovely fairy wings too

    Joan

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  17. Wowwww, this is very beautiful. Fantastic colours and design.
    Hugs Carola

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  18. Beautiful inking on this card and I love how you embossed the wings! Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  19. oooh, i love the edge stamping and those colours are just so pretty!! hope you feel better soon. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
    linda

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  20. Back with my VSC hat on Sandra and I still love this make.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  21. A fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

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  22. This is a gorgeous, striking card!! I love the colors against the fairy silhouette, and what you did with the wings is genius :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week!
    Susan DT

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  23. AMAZING! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

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  24. Lovely card Sandma. Thank you for taking part in TioT.

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  25. Gorgeous card Sandra, you've made an amazing background for the fairy.
    I do hope you are feeling better now.
    Hugs, Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing at TioT

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  26. thanks so much Sandra for popping over and joining, I will welcome you on my next post all being well :D

    Shaz in Oz.x

    PS more inky beauty on this card, do love your work, am so glad to have met you :D

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  27. A stunning card Sandma. I hope you're feeling better now. I'm your new follower. Barbxx

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  28. Your card is amazing ! Thank you for playing with us at the Artistic Stamper's January challenge

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  29. I love fairy cards and your is so pretty Sandra. I hope that you are now feeling a little better. Barbxx

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