Hi everyone! It's Friday and am I ever glad! Yesterday after work I went home and went into my craft room trying to work on the card I had partially finished. I moved things around, got on the computer a bit, went back to my card and nothing was coming to me. Finally after about 45 minutes an idea came to me. I jumped up to grab the right piece of cardstock and that's when my husband asked me if I was ready to go take Riley out. It just never seems to fail that as soon as I actually get excited and motivated to make something is when something comes up! Does that ever happen to you?
Anyway, we did take Riley out and I was able to finish up my card after we got back home. Before I show you the card I made though, I wanted to show you my inspiration. My daughter Chesney is the artist who drew the Fairy Pool image for Squigglefly. She doesn't make cards, but she does do some beautiful digital coloring and she shared a colored version of this image with me and I wanted to share it with ya'll.
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Isn't that just beautiful? I cannot color like this, but I did use her colored picture as inspiration for my card.
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There are lots of details on this card. First of all I colored the image with copic markers, and then I painted some iridescent blue twinkling h2o's over the wings. I embossed the card base with another Impressabilities from Spellbinders. This particular impressabilities is called Butterfly.
Then I ran a versamark pad over the embossed area and brushed on some blue green duo pearl ex to give it even more shimmer.
I used some crystal lacquer on the dew drops on the leaves and then some liquid pearls on the pearls in her hair. Here are some close up pictures to show you the shimmer, and all the other details.
The words are computer generated in a font called Windsong which you can get free here. I pierced around the half circle piece of designer paper and then did some faux stitching with a white gel pen. I stamped a speckle background stamp over my ground to give it the look that Chesney had on her ground. A little silver flower charm finishes it off.
Squigglefly has a freebie available compliments of Lynne Stansbery! It's a great one for Halloween. Go grab it at their blog here!
And last, but not least I made a really short video that shows you how easy it is to make your own rub ons. It's something I learned a long time ago, but haven't used in a while. Anyway, I thought I'd share it with ya'll in case it's something you didn't know you could do.
Well, tomorrow is the day we go to Cabot to give our first ever digital stamping class! I'm really excited about it, and I know that after the class is over there will be a lot of digi converts! Once these ladies see how easy it is and learn how versatile digis are they will be hooked. Maybe I can get pictures to share.
Well, have a fabulous day and thanks for looking!