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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Peace Fairie

Hello everybody, hope you are having a good day :)  Time for me to share my Sweet Pea Stamps creation with you.  This card is for my youngest daughter, Nicole so fingers crossed she likes it :) I have used the image Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton which is available as a digi. Isn't she just beautiful and so very peaceful.

This is a pretty straight forward card, I wanted something more classy than funky this year for Nicole.  To begin with I cut and folded my card and then backed it with some Papermania paper from one of their Christmas packs.  The image was coloured with a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers.  Once the image was coloured I then shaded the background with several shades of green chalks and mounted the image on plain dark green paper.  Next I mounted this on the holly paper which I have also used for the writing area inside the card and a bit more on the front. Finally I distressed the edges of the image mount.

Embellishing this card was hard, it seemed no matter what I did nothing was working so in the end I went down a simple path allowing the beauty of the image and some rather gorgeous trim I have to shine through.  

I have so old brads in my Christmas box and know I am never going to use them as I don't like the pictures on them so thought I would try something - can I recycle them hahaha.  A sharp pair of scissors quickly removed the image and plastic covering and miraculously the smallest of my Spellbinder circle dies was just the right size to use to make a new insert.  Using the same paper as I backed my card I then added my daughters name with peel off letter stickers along with a wee star as I often use the term 'you are a super star' :)  Next I glued this to the brad and added some dimensional Glossy Accents to re-create the plastic covering. Once died I had exactly what I wanted and this is something I think I will be doing a lot more as it is rather cool to have the large brads totally match the creation. 

 The inside of the card was finished off with an off-set writing area using the holly paper I also used on the front. The shape was cut using Spellbinders Labels 20. Finially I added a small spray of crystals and pearls plus a Christmas themed bow.


Ingredients:-
  • Image - Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton
  • Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers
  • Papers - Papermania
  • Dies - Spellbinders Labels 20 and Circles
  • From my Stash - ribbon, brad, peel off stickers, gold pen, pearls, crystals sprays, ribbon.
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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful coloring and design Mimi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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  2. Stunning coloring ... I love all of the texture ... so glad you created with your *holiday leftovers* at jingle belles.

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  3. Beautifully colored image! I love your design and all of the extra elements you have added. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Whoa! Beautiful card - your use of the colors is fabulous. I really like the twisted ribbon too - goes perfectly with your pretty woman! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  5. So beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  6. Beautiful card, and what a clever way to recycle those braids! Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Ribbons and Pearls”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, HJ DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  7. what a fabulous use of scraps... i love that brilliant personalized charm as well! what a great addition to our buffet of "holiday leftovers" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  8. Wow! Your coloring of that image is amazing, and your card is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  9. Lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers this week. Shona xx

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  10. What gorgeous coloring! The draping of her dress looks so dimensional!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  11. Beautiful coloring and such a clever re-use of the brads to create something beautiful and personalized!

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  12. gorgeous card and wonderfully embellished!
    Thanks so much for entering our challenge at the Graph'it Marker Blog!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

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  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 256 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  14. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas colours challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love all the textures.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi