Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Clean and Simple Fairy Cards


I have gone 'clean and simple' for this one.  The stencil is the smallest of two Ginkgo leaves on the fabulous Clarity stencil - I love the shape - they are supposed to be green but I did mine in shades of purple.  Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink sponged through the stencil to be precise with Peeled Paint for the stem.  I sprayed some Glimmer Mist through the stencil too for a touch of shimmer. The fairy and sentiment are also both Clarity and are stamped in black Versafine.  I mounted the piece on shimmery card which just shows at the edges and the fairy dust is white opal Liquid Pearls sprinkled with Glamour Dust.  There was a lot of ink and Glimmer Mist left on the stencil that I didn't want to waste, so I took another piece of card and pressed it on the top of the stencil - painted in a couple of lines for definition and added two fairies and the sentiment.  I quite like how it turned out.


I mounted this one on darker purple card as it looked better than the shimmery card.

I would like to enter the following challenges;

Clarity Stamp  - Anything Goes
The Craft Barn - Clean and Simple (I won last weeks challege, Yay!  Thank you Craft Barn!)
That's Crafty - Stencils and Masks
CASology - Wings

These are all wonderful Challenge Blogs, well worth a visit!

Thank you for visiting me - I appreciate it so very much!
Take care - Christine xxx



23 comments:

crafty said...

Very nice simple but effective love the colours good luck clarity challenge x

janice stone said...

Love these cards and the new ideas for me . Thanks so much Jan

Jacee said...

Lovely, love the fairy
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful..Hugs Lozzy x

chrissie said...

Lovely colours and images

Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

I love Ginkgo leaves and think it looks amazing in the colours you chose and the second one has a lovely ethereal quality to it. The fairies look great too! Hugs, Anne xx

Marina said...

Beautiful cards - I love the fairy dust.

Joyce said...

These are both adorable. Love the silhouettes of the fairies over your stenciled images. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Naomi said...

Such a pretty card, love the design and the execution. Good luck

Shelagh Metselaar said...

Adore the simplicity of your card! Wishing you success in this month's Clarity Challenge. ;~}

Melissa said...

Those fairy silhouettes are so sweet and I just love the Liquid Pearls idea on this! Very pretty!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology this week! :)

carols handmade cards said...

A very pretty card and colours. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

Anita in France said...

Magical, Chris ... what a pretty duo ... the cascading fairy dust is just fabulous! Anita :)

Emma Burns said...

A very pretty card. I am partial to the clean look in cards and you have made a lovely job of this one. Wishing you all the best in the challenge. Xx

Lesley Walden said...

Very pretty card. I like your second version too. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

Jackie said...

I love how you can create two very different effects from using the same stencil, Chris, and both cards are so pretty. The glimmer and liquid pearls just add that touch of magic. Beautiful! Jx

Angela Simpson said...

A lovely CAS card Chris, beautifully executed. Thank you for entering this month's Clarity challenge. Good luck! x

Jane said...

So beautiful, perfect CAS! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

maggie said...

Two lovely cards and I especially like the soft effect you achieved on the second one.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty stamps and such soft, pretty colours! Wonderful cards.

SARN said...

Both are GORGEOUS xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What lovely cards! I love all the dots (fairy dust) that you have added on. Very, very nice. I just decided to purge all my brass stencils... most of mine were lined images, not bold like your flower.

Sandy said...

Fantastic Chris!!!!
Sandy xx