Friday, November 4, 2011

Fairy on a Flower

     It's a mixed bag of images for Tammy's new A Day For Daisies release this week.

     I've used "Fairy on a Flower for my card.  I don't make very many easel cards, but that's the way the creative inspiration went this time.  :-)
     I've been playing a lot lately with coloring with distress inks.  GASP!  Bet you all thought Copics were it for me with a little Prismacolor pencil thrown in there every once in a while.  LOL  Don't worry, I haven't lost my love for my Copics, but I just love the soft look you get with the distress inks.  It's always fun to play with a new technique too.
     So anyway, I used some papers from a gorgeous Prima pad that my friend Jan sent me.  They were absolutely perfect for the colors I used on the image.  Normally I pick papers first and match to paper, but this time I colored the image first and had my fingers crossed I could find something in my stash that would work.

     I tried a few new little things on this card.  I cut the flourish from watercolor paper and colored it with distress inks also so it would match color wise.  It's kind of hard to see it in the photo, but I added some tulle along the left side of the image and in a little fan shape under the purple flower.  Not really sure where that idea came from, but I like it.  :-)  I added a little Diamond Dust to the flowers to give them a sugared look and I created the stick pins.  I know that those second from the top beads look brown in the photo.  I don't know whay they came out like that, but they are actually a beautiful amethyst color.  The sketch photo I used had a decorative edge cut on the right and I almost left it off, but I remembered I had a TH On the Edge die that would work perfectly so I gave it a try.  Helped me break out of the everything has to match perfectly mold I'm usually stuck in.  LOL
     Hope you like the card.  Our "add some metal" challenge is still running for another week at the ADFD blog.  We'd love to have you join in.  There's a freebie to play with , but you can use any ADFD image you have.
     I'd like to enter my card in to the following challenges:

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days--digi plus friendship
Card Makin' Mamas--cut it out/die cuts (image, flourish, card edge, and tag)
Art Impression Stamps--fun and funky folds
Crafty Ribbons--BINGO (punch/dies, flowers, ribbon)
The Outlawz POM--fancy folds
Deep Ocean Challenge--sweet
Papertake Weekly--anything goes plus bling
Ribbon Carousel--anything goes plus spooled items (my ribbon, lace, tulle, and pearl trim all came off spools)
Addicted to Stamps--shabby, shabby chic, or vintage
Corrosive Challenge--with a flourish
The Crafty Pad--friendship
Bunny Zoe Crafts--lace it up
Sweet Stampin--anything goes

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Papers:  Prima Fairy Flora (from my buddy Jan), Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore 90 lb Watercolor paper
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Fairy on a Flower", Raindrop Echo "Dorcas's Sentiments"
  • Ink:  Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Fancy Tags (S4-235) and Labels Eighteen (S4-310), MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish, Tim Holtz Brackets On the Edge die, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Diamond Stickles, Wrights pearl trim, Martha Stewart seam binding, beads, findings, and lace from my stash, The Paper Studio pearls, Recollections and K and Company flowers, Glossy Accents, Twinklets Diamond Dust


NickelNook said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! I love the coloring! The design and all the detail is fantastic! I really love the addition of the tulle! I just finished a project and I used quite a bit of was fun! :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just such a beautiful card. I could sit and gaze at all of the details for days on end. :)

DQ said...

What a beautiful card,the colors right down to the layout.Again Beautiful

heidy said...

Oh this is beautiful Tracy!
Love the flowers!
Hugs Heidy

Abi said...

I've spent hours visiting cards this week & just when you think they can't get any better....they do! This is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Dorcas said...

Oh wow Tracy! This is fantastic! Just beautiful!! It makes me want to dig out my distress inks and play a bit....

Fiona said...

oh wow this is just stunning!! love the colour combo and those flowers are awesome!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Victoria said...

Tracy, your card is absolutely magical! The details are fantastical, filled with fantasy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad this week. Best of luck.
Victoria Lavender

P.S. What die cuts did you use? I'm interested in the tight fit for the back (darker cardstock) layer. Thanks.

Melissa said...

Simply gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination. Flowers and lace are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Tracey T said...

This is so lovely! I'm blown away by all the little details and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week and sharing your stunning card. Tracey x

Ira said...

I'm thrilled to pieces to behold this lovely piece of craft Tracy! Don't you just enjoy playing with distress inks? Those new spellbinders look gorgeous, too. No matter what type of card you do, easel or no easel, the result is always the same: GORGEOUS! Hugs, Ira

pinky said...

Very sweet card, love the sparkle and pearls. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, love the sparkle on the flowers

Marlies said...

A beautiful easel card and very elegant! I love the vintage look! Gorgeous details and I love the 'sugar' glitter on the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
hugs, Marlies

Diane said...

Tracy your card is so cute !! Love everything from the colours you have used to the way you have done your shading on the very cute image !!

thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card and stunning embellies! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You make the sweetest thing here Tracy, lovely colors and image, and oh my, look at all those embellishments. pretty!

Linda R. said...

Hi Tracy, Just popping in to see what you created today and it looks amazing.
I love every little detail of it..
I hope you have a nice weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card! Perfect bow! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

aqualeiga said...

Wow! So much detail, this is a stunning card, and will be so appreciated by the lucky recipient. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week in our friendship challenge. Good luck.

Hugs, Ali x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel

Gillian said...

This is beautiful Tracy. The colours and the flowers are fab and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy. Hugs Gillian x.

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so beautiful! Such amazing detail. And fabulous coloring with the distress inks!

Anne Fenton said...

Tracy this is adorable...thanks for joining us at Art Impressions, hope to see you again next time.

Angie said...

Fantastic card love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x

Merry said...

Beautiful card Tracy and love the description of your work. Wonderful image and I like the use of the tulle. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

Ciska said...

Oooh, what a beautiful card this is, I can't fault it in any way (not that I wanted to) :) Thanks for playing along with our Die Cut Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your colouring and the hint of tulle looks fab, thanks for sharing it with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the details and beautiful colors you used. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

Your card is awesome!! I love all the wonderful details.

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x