Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Mardi Gras Fairy - For Fun DT Card
What started out as a very CAS card did not end up that way. I was really challenged by this week's choice of Green, Purple and Gold for our For Fun Challenge. I then decided to use my background stamp to emboss in gold. That meant I needed to pull out some green and purple inks to sponge - uh oh. I don't have purple TH ink, which seems be the only ink I can sponge without really aweful blotches. I'm still working on that! So I experimented with using Victorian Velvet layered with Faded Jeans to create a violet colour. Genius!
I was going to go simply stamp a butterfly, mounted in the middle with a vellum friendship sentiment. However, at the last second remembered my Masked Fairy in Green from Sweet Pea Stamps which I'm embarrassed to say I have had for months and have never gotten around to inking. She's embossed in gold and coloured with my limited selection of Copics. The wings and accessories are all covered with Star Dust Stickles to add some glitz and interest. This just seemed to fit the Mardi Gras theme better.
The jury is still out on the large posy I made since I think it results in a lack of focal point on the card. Is it the image or the flower? Anyways, the flower was made with my Tattered Flowers Die, sponged with Victorian Velvet, run through my Big Shot with my Victorian Lace embossing folder and then sponged again with Faded Jeans and Victorian Velvet a second time. A half pearl and rhinestones finish it off.
A large gold ribbon with green over top are used to ground both the flower and the image to the card.
Challenges this Card Meets:
7 Kids College Fund - Purple, Green and Gold
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Warmer Weather (It's snowing here, so spring will be warmer!)
Challenge Up Your Life - Fairy Tales (She reminds me of the movie, Ever After.)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
Creations by Gill M - Purple, Green and Gold
Incy Wincy - Spring is in the Air
Oldie but a Goodie - Spring is in the Air (BG stamp has been around for YEARS, the Sweet Pea stamp since at least September but probably more like summer so it should qualify too.)
One Stop Challenge - Spring Flowers
Pear Tree Designs - Ribbon
Stamp Something - With Flowers
Sweat Pea Stampers - Sweet Pea Favourites (How to choose!?!)