Saturday, March 3, 2018

Forgotten Summer

Just a very quick post from me today while I am enjoying being snowed in and given extra crafting time hahahaha.

Aurora Wings has a fun challenge on the go this month and I just had to participate so here is my entry.  The challenge theme is Bingo and I have followed the left hand column - Purple, Green, Black and doubled that up with the themes of this column too - Lace or Doily, Flowers, Ribbon or Bow.

For my card I used the gorgeous image of a wee boy fairy sitting amongst the leaves and gazing into the distance - Forgotten Summer which I thought was rather appropriate as with all this snow Summer certainly feels forgotten.

I printed the image on black card and then used silver foil to foil it making the lines more visible for colouring.  The image was coloured with Polychromes and the berries (which don't show well here) are purple Stickles.  I then used Pan Pastels in 3 shades of purple to try and create moon (or black sun lol) rays and finished off with a quick blast of Crafter's Companion Silver glitter varnish.  The doily was is a section of a die cut to which I added sequin flowers, green pearls and silver stamped sentiment which seemed perfect to go with the digi.  I finished of with a purple bow then matted the top layers onto green then purple paper before attaching to a black card blank.  Such a fun card to do and a first for me to try colouring on black.  Hope you like it.

Challenges entered :-


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges this week.

  2. What a fabulous technique using the foiling for the lines on the black card Stock, Mimi! The effect is so dreamy and the whole night time scene is just perfect for the image and sentiment you chose. Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for playing Bingo with us at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. Such a stunning and different look Mimi! I love working on black card. Thank you so much for joining us for the Aurora Wings Bingo Challenge!
    Laine - DT

  4. What a stunning work, Mimi! I'm loving the approach you took for the color combo of purple, green, and black, by using the black card stock with silver foil for lines. It's so creative and the effect is breathtaking! The sentiment is perfect for the image, and I just LOVE the otherworldly atmosphere you created with this fantastic project! Thank you for joining our Bingo challenge at AWCB! Mitzi xx

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. What a fabulous card! I love the nighttime scene you created, and it is just so clever how you did it. Thanks so much for playing Bingo with Aurora Wings.


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