Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Fairy Sparkles

Hello all!  I have a fairy card today - I love fairies and haven't made anything with them for a while so decided it was time!


I used one of my absolute favourite techniques for the background.  I applied Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distess Inks lightly to an acrylic block.  Spritzed with a little bit of water then pressed the block onto a piece of watercolour card, gently rocked it a bit, then removed block and dried with a heat gun. The gorgeous fairy stamp, which was free with a magazine, was stamped in black Versafine using my Misti as it needed repeated stamping to get a perfect impression as its watercolour card which is textured.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I chose it because it had a similar swirl to the main image.  The turquoise mat is a piece of fabulous glitter paper then I popped it onto base card and added some star sequins for even more sparkle!

Here is another card I made which is virtually the same.  Its the same colours but I added more water so it gives a rougher edge where the ink bled more and the colours were used the other way up.  Also the main panel is smaller so the glitter mat is a little wider.



I would like to enter the following challenges:

That's Crafty - All of a Sparkle
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes


These are fabulous blogs!  Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Take care. Christine xxx

11 comments:

Barb said...

Evening Chris, They're two lovely card. The colours are really pretty and you're fairy is a lovely freebie - I missed that one! That is a super technique. Barbxx

SARN said...

My favourite colours and a pretty fairy . . . what's not to like? Nice glitzy matting too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anita in France said...

So pretty and magical, Chris, both of them ... fabulous smooshing ... and such a lovely silhouette! Hugs, Anita :)

chrissie said...

A very pretty card with wonderful stamping

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

Can you believe it, I have never tried that technique - I need to rectify that because you make it look so beautiful! I love the stamped fairy and your colour choices are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the beautiful background and the gorgeous fairy...such a fabulous card
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's awesome how those flourish swirls match so well. I like your favorite technique. I'm not so good at it. I like to add either too much ink or too much water. Excessive, that's me!

LesleyG said...

Love your fairies, your technique has worked a treat, and the sentiment is a perfect match xxx

Jackie said...

They are magical, Chris! The silhouettes look so good against your lovely backgrounds and I like the glittery frames. Jx

Karen said...

Great background technique and choice of distress colours to compliment your fairy stamp. Lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us for our Anything Goes Challenge at Bizzy Becs.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card...love the colours you used...