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Monday, 7 January 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 82

This time at Crafty Cardmakers, we want you to create a fairytale scene.



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When I want a fairy scene, I immediately think a) get out the brayer and inks or b) head for the laptop and Photoshop Elements. Since my efforts with a) rarely meet my expectations, and getting out inks and the brayer was always going to be hard over the Christmas period, I went for the second option! (Yes, I'm quite cowardly too.)

I put the background scene together in Photoshop Elements using hand-drawn lasso shapes for the hills. The sunset sky uses a gradient, I added layers of hills in a variety of toning shades. The various trees are 'cookie cutter' shapes from the software, and the setting sun was added using the circle shape provided.

To bring life to the scene, I used a couple of Stitchy Bear fairies from her Rainbow Magic set. I do love these fairy images - they're so versatile, and in the set you've got a variety of poses so it's easy to combine a few to tell your pictorial story! 

I matted the printed image onto black card, and used a couple of papers from my scraps box in the background - a textured, pearlescent paper and a heavily embossed matte paper - both in lovely golden yellows.

The scene takes a lot of the five by seven card in itself, and I didn't want to cover anything up, so I finished with a couple of Sizzix swirls to help frame the image.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

ATCs and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Crafty Creations where anything goes,
Divas by Design where anything goes,
Fresh Brewed where anything goes,
Digi Galore where anything goes (with a digi stamp),




10 comments:

Rebekah said...

Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

craftyb said...

Welcome to our first challenge of 2013 at Crafty Creations! WOW - I am really impressed - you did this on your computer...? I loved it when i saw the scene, the colours - beautiful, but didnt know you could create like this without getting inky - well done you!! bx

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

I really like this and week done on going digi,

Rebecca x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous scene, love the colours and those beautiful silhouette fairies.
Yvonne x

Kim x said...

Well done my dear. It would take me forever to sort out a scene on my computer, I'm rubbish with anything that even remotely resembles a digi lol.
hugs Kimx

Suze Bain said...

Wow, I wouldn't know where to start with Photoshop, your card is gorgeous. Xx

Mynnette said...

Josephine, this is just fabulous! LOVE the sentiment and the scene you created is amazing! LOVE the warm tones! :)

Soma Das said...

I love all the bright colors, beautiful, makes me happy : ) We're glad you share with us at Fat Pages With Attitude!!!

With Love
SOMA
( Fat Pages With Attitude DT)

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, love the background!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore
Hugs,
♥ Sandra ♥

Desire Fourie said...

Josephine this is soooo beautiful. Love the silhouette scene.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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