Thursday, February 17, 2011

An enchanting fairy

     For a long time I have been just crazy about Michelle Perkett's images.  They looked like they would be so much fun to color.  However, I didn't know if I was quite up to tackling one of those gorgeous images.  I just couldn't pass them up again when they went on sale the earlier part of this week, so I bought a couple and decided to give it a whirl.  Now I have no illusions about my coloring on this card.  LOL  I'll keep practicing.  I promise {grin}.  And by the way, it was WAY fun to color! 
     Michelle has a weekly challenge blog for cards made with her stamps called Michelle Perkett Studio Design Challenge Blog, and this week just happened to be an open challenge so I'm going to enter my little experiment.  I also used one of the sketches from Midnight Madness this week, so I'd like to enter it there also.
     I probably should have made the card a little bigger.  It's a standard A2, which I very seldom make.  I like to have lots of room for embellishments, but, there it is.  I know the card base and mat for the image looks like it's black or brown but it's actually a dark olive green.
     Hope you're having a good week.  Got to go finish making my daughters birthday dinner.


Papers:  Bazzill, Provocraft, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Stamp:  Michelle Perkett "Lily the Fairy of Enchantment"
            skin E000, E00, E11, E04
            hair  E50, E53, E57
            clothingBG10, BG11
            wings G12, G40, G82
            flowersY00, YR61, G85, G94
            sun Y00, YG00
Tools:  Martha Stewart Deco Fan edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Hug Snug Seam Binding, Garden Fairy Glimmer Mist, acrylic rhinestones


Nancy said...

Such a lovely card! I really like your coloring Tracy! The colors are so soft and pretty! :o)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card.....Very pretty colouring...Happy Birthday to your daughter

Michelle said...

Tracy this is so gorgeous and so beautifully colored, I love it! So pretty and feminine! I'm so glad you could take advantage of the sale this week! Thanks for joining us at MPS this week, Tracy!



Jerri Jimenez said...

Tracy your fairy is so adorable, beautifully colored!

Larisa said...

Tracy, she is cute really! Love your gentle colouring!!! It looks fantastic!

~* steph :) *~ said...

pretty card, tracy! happy birthday to your daughter :)!! hope she has a wonderful one! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Tracy - what a gorgeous card from you this week - but no surprises there! This is such a fabulous image and you have coloured it so beautifully! I love your colour combo and that divine bow! You ROCK with MP images! Love it! We love having you play along on this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate you support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Unknown said...

It's nice to have a different size card, especially with such a pretty fairy on it! Have a lovely dinner together! Hugs, Ira

Audrey Pettit said...

Great card, Tracy! Love your design. The scrunched ribbon is fabulous, and I like the fancy edging and the gems, too. Great coloring job, I'd say.

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, a beautiful stunning card Tracy, love the soft colors, and the punch goes perfectly, gorgeous bow too! Thanks for joining us ths week at MPS.
hugs Marilyn

Renee Matarese said...

This is very pretty. I love the soft colors, especially the green. Great job with the ribbon treatment, bow and stick pin. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, your coloring looks fabulous! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful image and lovely shades of green. So pretty!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at MPS!
Tammy x

Unknown said...

I have peeked at those stamps a couple of times.. And they are gorgeous.. Maybe one day I will attempt to color one of them.. Your card is Beautiful. Including your wonderful coloring.. Well done my friend. I hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Liz said...

Absolutely beautiful! The fairy is so pretty.

Pauline said...

Hi Tracy... I bet colouring this image is the beginning of a long passion for MPS images! I am totally addicted! LOL this is just beautiful. I love that the image is so delicate, and the surrounding colours are so bold. The ribbon and deco pin details are just divine! Thanks for playing at MPS this week!
hugs and blessings,

Valerie said...

This is just such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Valerie PSDT
PriscillaStyles Design Team

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card! I love the image and your coloring is great. Such a dramatic card