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Monday, 7 June 2010

A Fairy with a Difference!



Now there's a fairy I'd definitely want on my side! She's full of character and seems to me to have a 'don't mess with me' attitude! Her name is Sparkles and she's from Stitchy Bear Stamps and she's really interesting to colour. I went to town with those flower petal/wings, mixing four colours - salmon pink, carmine, honeycomb and burnt orange - to get a gradation I liked. I've framed her with a nestibility frame cut from some Coredinations Whitewash card. I embossed it with one of the Spellbinders Impressabilities and then sanded it to reveal the stronger green. The background pink is also Coredinations, but the standard variety this time, embossed with the same pattern and, again, sanded. I cut the shape with a Craft Tonic punch and border system. The papers are from a My Mind's Eye pad that I love. I've finished it off with a tissue paper flower. I cut layers with my peony nestibility die and coloured them with the shades from the wings, then assembled them with a brad and scrunched. It does give a nicely mulit-tonal flower.

I gave serious thought as to whether or not to embellish further but decided that I love that sanded Coredinations so much, I really didn't want to hide any more of it!

5 comments:

stitchy said...

Josephine, this is absolutely breathe taking, what a masterpiece if I must say so myself... I read how you came up with all this blending of colors (which I happen to love your choice of) and wow, you really worked her over to perfection didn't you lol..she really is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your talent with me..I will be in touch..

stitchy xoxox

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine, what a fabulous image and your card is gorgeous, love the colouring and the design. Just wanted to let you know that Ive left you something on my blog, I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous card Josephine, love the colouring and frame x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Josephine this is awesome I am loving those papers and flower so much and of course that image is just so beautiful you have coloured her perfectly I am loving this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Josephine! Love the colours and you're right to show off that lovely embossing!!
(Lyn)

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