Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fairies and Angels

Happy Thursday dear Reader, hope it's a good day for you.  My heart goes out to all those poor souls who lost everything when Hurricane Sandy passed through their neighbourhood and especially to the families who have lost loved ones to the storm.  Watching the pictures on TV makes me realise just how fortunate I am to live in a part of the world which isn't in a hurricane belt.

As it's Thursday we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog and this week our theme is 'Fairies and Angels'.  Our prize this week is sponsored by Love to Stamp.

I selected this pretty fairy for my DT card, she's called 'Snow Queen' and is from Lili of the Valley.  She came to live with me just before I left for my recent vacation so hadn't been inked until now so I just had to use her for my design. 

Now in my book fairies can never have too much glitter, sparkle and bling and so there's lots and lots on my card !  Sadly the light was so bad when I took the picture that the lovely sparkle you see IRL looks dull and white on the image above.  I've added a close up shot as the sparkle shows up more clearly on it.

I coloured the image using my Copics and used some pretty papers in traditional Christmas colours from a magazine freebie paper pack, layered over SU! red cardstock.  Recently, I haven't been adding lots of layers to my designs and the layers I have used were cut with fancy shaped dies.  So, I've gone back to basics and used simple squares and rectangles, leaving the image and embellishments 'centre stage'.  The Christmas tree, poinsettias and mistletoe fronds were cut using Marianne's dies and the tub the tree sits in was cut using the basket from a Memory Box bicycle die.  IRL the Stickles on the flowers and tree are just sparkly with the colour of the cardstock showing through, not white as it appears in my pic.  The sentiment was created using a SU! stamp and matching punch.  The gold centre in the flowers was made using my Waco Pearl Pen.

Do pop over to the CCT blog and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT, who knows you may even be inspired to submit an entry yourself ! 

Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today.


Kathyk said...

But if you waited for good light you would certainly be waiting a while at the moment! FAB card Wynneth a lovely confection of festive green and red - YAY!


Jayne Hayward said...

So gorgeous and adorable image. Beautifully coloured and love the die cuts you have used.

Hope you are all well

Jayne x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card.

Debs M said...

Love the way you coloured her - her hair and dress look fabulous! - gorgeous card x

Annie said...

fabulous details on this card Wynneth, and lovin' the little angel .. .. I'll bring ink!
hugs, annie x

Brenda Brown said...

A really sweet image and displayed wonderfully among all the festive cheer. Great colours and design Wynneth. Thanks for joining me on my creative journey.
hugs {brenda] xox