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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),