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