Friday, March 25, 2016

A Day for Daisies Challenge #144 - Glitter

I'm using another of Tammy's Forest Friends images from 201, called Peace and Quiet for our newest A Day for Daisies challenge - which is all about the sparkle!  My sparkle is there, just not captured well by my camera.   took my cue from the image and because she is so peaceful, rather than glitter, I used Wink of Stella on the little fairy and her wings.

This is one of those cards that turned out even better than I imagined in my head as I was creating.  The card back started its life as another card with a horizontal orientation.  I ended up trashing that card - it was becoming overworked.  Originally, I pictured an oval frame for the fairy but my oval dies were too wide, so I decided on a fishtail.  Google came to the rescue when I started coloring the cone flower!  I noticed the center of many cone flowers had quite a variety of colors, so I captures the color dimension using stippling rather than strict shading.

The cone flower's center uses a variety of Copic E markers - it's based in 33, and stippled with 29, 35, 41, 44, 47, 49, 77, R 24, YG01, and even BG72 .  I based the petals in RV000 and shaded with R20, 21, 24 and a touch of E29.  I'm getting better at using dark colors to bring in contrast as I color.  The deepest shading around the fairy and flower is BG72, which truly made her pop. Her dress is BG11, 34, and 57!  I don't want to give her away yet - but she is going in the mail to my SIL for her birthday.

Take a peek at the rest of the DT's work here and play along with our new ADFD Blog challenge.  Tammy's images are so inspiring - you will be happy you did!!

Challenges Entered:
Digi Chooseday #12 - Flower Frenzy
Addicted to Stamps & More #186 - AG
Crafting By Designs for 3/23/16 - 3 or more Layers
Creative Inspirations #247 - Nature
Little Red Wagon #334 - Easter/Spring
Always Playing with Paper #65 - photo inspiration
 Crafty Girls Challenge #17 - AG
 Craft Rocket #11 - AG


  1. Wow! Stunning creation! I just love how you colored her up. Looks great. :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted To Stamps & More challenge blog! :)

  2. This is sweet The fairy looks like she is thinking it over very carefully TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

  3. Very pretty card! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at the Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  4. Lovely image and you have colored it really well, its a gorgeous make, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  5. This image is gorgeous and colored so sweetly! Thanks for joining us this week at The Challenge!

  6. How pretty! She's such a charming little image! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  7. Absolutely fabulous coloring on this awesome image, Cathy!! So glad you joined us at The Challenge this week! Come back often!

  8. Very pretty card, this image is darling. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

  9. So very pretty, Cathy ... great background texture ... and such awesome colouring on that sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge! Anita :)

  10. Gorgeous! Love the embossed background and the corrugated card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  11. Super card, gorgeous colouring and lots of texture going on. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations challenge.


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