Thursday, October 4, 2012

Snow fairies

     Gasp!  A winter card!  I guess it could be used for Christmas although it doesn't technically have a Christmas theme.  It will work for winter though and it was super fun to color.  This week at Mo's Digital Pencil is "Anything Goes".  I couldn't decide between the fairies so I used both.  You can find Winter Fairy Talva and Winter Fairy Halla in Mo's store.
     I did a lot of embossing on this card.  I love to emboss but don't do it very often.  The darker blue mat was edged with a Bridal tinsel ep.  It adds a little color but mostly sparkle.  The snowflakes at the bottom were embossed twice with white ep.  For the image panel I colored the fairies with Copics.  I bought this random splotchy dotty style wooden stamp somewhere and thought it would be perfect for falling snow.  I used white ep there also and then used Tumbled Glass Distress ink to create the background.  There's a little Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint on the larger fairy's wings and snowball and some Diamond Dust on the foreground.
     Not a lot of embellishment but I wanted the image to be the focal point.
     Anything Goes is pretty easy.  Just find one of your Mo images in your stash and play along for your chance at a $5.00 gift voucher to the Mo's Digital Pencil Store.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges--winter holiday
Paper Crafting Journey--mythical creatures
PaperPlay--shine on
Flutterby Wednesday--sparkle
Simon Says Stamp--glimmer and sparkle
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stamp and Create--winter wonderland
Robyn's Fetish--sewing, real or faux
Polka Doodles--fave holiday plus teal

     Have a great Thursday!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Winter Fairy Talva" and "Winter Fairy Halla", All Night Media woodmount stamp
  • Ink:  Copics, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Versamark
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Four, Martha Stewart Deep Edge Snowflake punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Stampendous White embossing powder, Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, Diamond Dust, Creative Inspirations paint--Fairy Dust, button from my stash, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Celebrate It ribbon


Ros Crawford said...

My goodness Tracy ... this is STUNNING!!!! I can only sigh and drool over this ... so beautiful!

Denise said...

This is fantastic Tracy - love how you have used the two images which are so cute.
Denise xx

Anneke said...

Ooh wow Tracy, this card is amazing girl!! I love these little fairy's :) They are so cute .... Hugs Anneke

Anja said...

Hi Tracy,
I love how you've combined and colored those heavenly winter fairies. The background and the embossed falling snow are stunning, too.
Hugs, Anja

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love the images and such beautiful icy colours. The layout is perfect!

hugs Sue

Lynne Armstrong said...

You must be feeling on fire again Tracy lol Definitely no missing mojo on this project (not that I thought you'd lost it to start with!!) This is simply stunning. Gorgeous colouring and I love all the embossing. Your snow is amazing :)
Hugs xx

Heidi said...

Wow, this is stunning!
Those winter fairy's are gorgeous:)
Beautiful colours and design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh my word, I can only dream of making a card this beautiful! It is stunning! xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is delightful. I just want to stare at it and grin :D i hope how you have combined the two images to create this sweet scene of the fairies playing. The colouring is outstanding and made even more so with the amazing texture of the snow and the added glittery and embossed touches. Love the tag behind the image and your stitching adds a beautiful detail. Awesome!

Unknown said...

GASP! Oh Tracy, this is breathtakinly beautiful... Those icy blue shades, your stunning colouring and snowflake edging, awesome!! Hugs, Ira

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh wow!! Can I just repeat all the well deserved compliments from everyone else??? This is so, so beautiful - you should frame it, definitely!!! Absolutely stunning :)

Geri said...

Oh, gee sweet are the pudgy toes and tummies on those little fairies?!? And the way you've colored them? perfect! It could not be any sweeter!!!

Laura Bradley said...

This is seriously gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! Those images are so cute aren't they, I have one and I need to get the other!! hehe Laura x

Corrinne said...

Gorgeous creation! Such lovely colors & details :) Btw, I saw you on MIM. My entries are #136, 140 & 177 if you'd like to check 'em out.

Also, I welcome you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here:


KimCreate said...

oh Tracy, this card is so precious!! The image and color are great but the layout and border die is so nice. Love it!!
Hugs, GF

Dorcas said...

Oh Tracy! How pretty! I just love the atmosphere in this card, the wintery green sky with snowflakes and the ground. Your coloring is to die for, just 100% Awesomeness!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Awwww! These snow fairies are cute as cute can be! And I love that glittery, snowflake strip!

heidy said...

Oh Tracy this is stunning,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

Tracy this is gorgeous, love those sweet image and all the detail on your card xx

Unknown said...

This has to be one of the prettiest winter cards I've seen. Fantastic job, love the images, I had to go get them!

Laurence said...

STUNNING !! Can't say anything else...Lol!!! Love Mo's stamps and what you've done with them is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT

Sarah said...

Oh,my,goodness! Those images are adorable and I love the blue, wintery color scheme (although I'm so not ready for winter; glad I'm at the beach, LOL!)Have a wonderful day! Hugs

Beckie said...

Simply amazing. I love it. The textures and the image...super.

Be blessed, Beckie

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the icy blues and all the embossing! Outstanding coloring of Mo's adorable winter fairies!

jan farnworth said...

what an amazing creation thanks for joining us at fbw.

Marlies said...

A fantastic card!! I love the colour and the image you made with the two digis is realy fab!! A beautiful icy card!! hugs, Marlies

Jane said...

Mind bogglingly awesome!

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Tracy, love the images and gorgeous colouring...beautiful.


Ashley Lydia Durand said...

super sweet card ! I love love love it!!! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at polka doodles.

Nancy said...

Oh, my sweet friend! I never know just what kind of treasure I will behold when I pop in for a visit! :o)
I REALLY like this one, as I am always excited about the snow's return!'s just plain old GORGEOUS! It's supposed to FREEZE tonight so your timing is perfect! :o)

CaroleAnn said...

Just beautiful - these little fairies are just adorable and I have them too and I love how you put them together! Colored to perfection and love all the little details of the embossing and the touch with the tag - perfect. Hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...beautiful!!!

Denice said...

This is just the prettiest both of the images you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Flutter By Wednesday this week, this is a wonderful entry.

Kjersti said...

Love it!! Amazing card with a gorgeous image, and the coloring...WOW!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable and so gorgeous too.

Shirley-Anne said...

BRRRR.Fabulous card gave me the chills . Awesome colouring and I love the falling snow .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Amanda said...

sooooo gorgeous!

hugs Amanda

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, this is jaw dropping, Tracy! You just blow me away with your coloring skills! This is sooooo amazingly colored, ad the embossed snowfall and glittered accents are the perfect touch. Love the border of snowflakes at the bottom and all the layers and stitching. Just fabulous!

angelwhispers said...

Divine and wow what awesome colouring really makes these beautiful fairies pop!!! Love Chanelle xx

Kim said...

wow Tracy - what a stunning card! just love it all!
Kim x

Anja said...

WOW Tracy ... how stunning is that! I really can feel the freezing and coldness! So wonderful papers and awesome color work ... Love it!

Hugs, Anja

Lisa Minckler said...

My tongue is flustered and my mind is twisted and words elude me. This is so animated H. I honestly was in a trance taking the two of them. Beautiful job here my friend. :)

Pauline said...

Tracy this is STUNNING! Love all the embossing, the colours, the layout - nothing else to say but STUNNING!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-) the images are beautiful and the colours and sparkle are perfect ,, awesome !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Ivonne said...

G O R G E O U S!!!! OMG, what a beautiful card Tracy!! Love the color combo, the papers and how you have combined the two images, which are so cute. LOVE it!! Hugs, Ivonne

Debbie said...

Tracy you just amaze me with your talent. This is just stunning. It can also be used for a winter birthday card. I can't think about Christmas cards yet.


grandmalee said...

My, oh my! I caught a glimpse of this card when I was checking out your card for ADFD, and I knew I'd also have to comment on this one! What a fabulous job! I love your usual, and I really love how you added the extra sparkle with the embossing powders. You picked a great stamp to simulate snow. I'll have to check & see if I have that one. I really love how you merged these adorable digis by Mo. I tend to forget about combining images, but after seeing this I'll have to work on doing this more often.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!!! Wowsers! I love this card! The focal point/images are absolutely beautiful! Love all of the embossing just makes the snowy aspects stand out. And the colors work beautifully together. Lovely card, GF! Love it!
Have a FABulous weekend!
Huggies ~

Iulia said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! These images really make me cold, but I admit you did a great job with them! Fantastic coloring! Love the sky and everything about this card!
I'm really happy we're having you at Mo's:)
Hugs, Iulia

Pat said...

I love, love, LOVE these little fairies! I have them both...and definitely need to color them up. They are so stinkin' precious! And your card is just fabulous!! Your coloring is brilliant, as always!! I love the falling snow too! Yep...time for winter cards already!! Cool, huh?! Hugs. Pat

Jo Nevill said...

Your card is so beautiful, I just love the colour and all the embossing. Stunning

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge.


Jo x

Kim Bell said...

Love your card! Just stunning,and beautiful! Amazing coloring, love the snowflakes.


Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous!!! This is beautiful and makes winter seem so sweet and fun. hee hee

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow! I love your beautiful card. The details are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digital Delight Challenges!