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Sunday, 8 May 2011

A Fairy in Copper Colours

It seems like ages since I've posted a card that hasn't been for a design team - and it's not as if I'm on loads of teams - between them I have a routine of three cards a fortnight!

This card has been a while in the making. I watercoloured the image (with Twinkling H2Os) a week ago, and unusually was really pleased with how that went. (I'm not at all confident of my watercolouring!) And then, I had the tough job of finding a layout and colourscheme that would work.
The stamp is from Crafts and Me, and I stamped it with Versacolor Black and embossed it with clear embossing powder. It seems like a rather strange mix of colours, but it seemed to me to work! I've matted it on bronze and gold card, using a Martha Stewart border punch, and then layered it with some paper from MME and finally some Coredinations Gemstones card.

I was not impressed that the first time I put it together, the gold mirri-card seemed to stretch somehow, leaving the top layer slightly wrinkled. I tried to continue the wrinkling around the image to make it look like it was intended, but that really didn't work. Fortunately, Colall Photoglue is incredibly forgiving and while it seemed 'stuck' the layers pulled apart quite easily and I was able to replace the gold layer!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Creations where they want embossing (heat embossed image)
Crafty Emma where they want our favourite colour combinations. Well, I knew I love combining pastels, but the addition of the browns and copper is a revelation to me, and one I suspect I'll use again!
Mark's Finest Papers where they want papers, stamps and inks but no embellishments.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge where they want us to dust off our stash. (My Twinkling H2Os were buried under a pile of other colouring media before I dragged them out this week, and that Gemstone card is hoarded because I love it so much!
Delicious Doodles where they have a fantasy/mythical theme,
Phindy's Place where they want embossing (heat embossed image),
Flutterby Wednesdays where they have an open challenge this week,
Craft Your Passion where anything goes.

11 comments:

Dora said...

Hi Josephine this is gorgeous, what a fabulous stamp you have there, so elegant, love it. Hey sorry not been around lately, been so busy and trying to catch up. Hugs xxx

Dorcas said...

Hi Josephine! What a dreamy card! Really pretty. I’m so glad you could join us this week at Phindy's!
Hugs,
Dorcas
Ps) there’s still time to join in my “no strings attached” blog candy if you haven’t already done so. It closes May 13th and you can find it located at the top of my sidebar.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Josephine this is gorgeous those colours really appeal to me you have done a wonderful job with the watercoloring this looks superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Tine said...

Hi Josephine. Lovely card using a very pretty, stylish fairy. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Josephine--this card is so lovely!!! The fairy is so pretty! You did a great job on this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely card

Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Ruthie said...

This is beautiful

Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Delicious Doodles

Rx

Teri said...

Beautiful creation hun!
Thank you for playing our Fantasy/Mythical challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x

redwasher1 said...

Wow!! This is totally awesome!! Love your gallery too!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

a beauty...love your borders....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

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