Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Flower Fairy Card

I received the image for this lovely flower fairy when I joined The Outlawz monthly progressive challenge earlier this month. It was made by Nicecrane and is just gorgeous, don't you think?
For some reason, I couldn't get the digi to import to my Silhouette Design Studio software, so I had to skip some of the playing around with her that I would have enjoyed. It was all for the best, though, as this way I wound up printing out multiple copies of her and water coloring some of them. I wasn't completely happy with how they turned out after experimenting a bit, but I kept the water colored versions and went back to the drawing board, so to speak! I kept thinking about how to really make her pop. She's just so lovely I didn't want her to get overshadowed by the rest of the card.
Today I had an inspiration. I could picture this sweet fairy on a card with a vintage feel. I decided to print her out on some lovely card stock I've had in my stash waiting for a project like this one. I went ahead and printed her out at the same size as my watercolored fairies, and die cut her using Spellbinders Elegant Ovals. Then I began the painstaking process of cutting out bits and pieces from the various watercolored fairies with my craft knife to use on my die cut fairy. I popped the pieces up with tiny foam squares and colored the rest of her in with markers. (Another time when I should have thought things through a bit better and colored her before she had all her extra pieces adhered!)
The die cut I used is a large one, and I didn't want to cover too much of what was left of the matching card stock I had used to print the fairy on, so I decided to make a bigger card than usual. I made another "easel" type card where I adhered two card stock rectangles together by cutting one a bit larger and scoring a small flap on it to adhere the second piece to (if that explanation confuses you, look at my Lemonade Card post where I have some pictures of the process).
Then I made a tag with the "Have a fairy lovely birthday" sentiment on it because I just love puns. I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to write up the sentiment, then I printed it out and die cut it with A Spellbinders die. I tied the tag with twine and adhered it to the card with foam tape after I was sure where I wanted it to go in relation to my fairy. (For once I thought ahead!) I popped the fairy on with foam tape, as well and then added a small butterfly I had made out of shrink plastic. I wanted a little more texture and interest in the bottom right corner, so I added some seed beads using Bead and Glitter glue.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #200 - Anything Goes
City Crafter: In Pieces  http://citycrafter.blogspot.ca/
 As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Favoutire Die (& Why I love Spellbinders dies in general, but the Elegant Ovals set has this lovely large oval that makes such an elegant frame for images.


 Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W1 of 2) #140 Anything Goes (+ a sentiment


Inky Impressions - 2W, SIO - #274 Fancy Corners (Week 1 of 2) Each corner has something "fancy" in it 
Crafty Ribbons - 2W, Include Ribbon (W2 of 2)  #126 Happy Birthday (I'm hoping twine counts as a form of ribbon)
  • Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
  • Little Red Wagon - W - #306 Digi Do 

  • Scrap & Craft Challenge M 1st Thurs, 3E,  #13 Butterflies (until 27/9)
  • Seize The Birthday - 2W - Must be Birthday Card (W1 of 2) - Birthday +  Topping - Anything Goes

  • TIME OUT Challenges - 2W (W2 of 2) #39 Make Your Mark (any marker, chalk, pencils etc)
    Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.40 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
    Digitally Sweet - M, Digital images/projects - (Does not have to be 100% digital.) - No. 142 - September - Anything with Wings
    Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 126 - (W1 of 2) - Photo inspiration (colorful peace symbol)
    Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, Cards only (W1) something magical (no Halloween/witches) 
    Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - something beginning with B (butterflies)
    Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 13 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
    Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
     613 Avenue Create - W - #141 Anything Goes with optional "Love Me Do"
    Glitter n Sparkle - W - #154 Use something that begins with G (Girl)
    Pile It On - W #86 Birthday
    Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Magic 
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
    Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
    Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Use a Tag
     Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - No Rubber Stamps
    Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week
    1) Try Something New (decoupage)
    Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
    Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Feminine
    Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes + Option: Hat
    Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Favorite Technique (die cutting)
    The Outlawz Greetings Challenge W, Must have sentiment or greeting, 1E, must sign in to participate
     Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft M, P1, 3E, Must Stamp, does not have to be vintage - (September) Tic Tac Toe*(twine, vintage tone, people)
    Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO - (September) Add Embellishments
    Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
    Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #233 Fun with Puns
    Paper Minutes #400 Anything Goes
    Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
    Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects September - Mythical & Magical
    Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
    The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes


    1. How our hearts love to create, this is so full of creativity. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
      Blessings and Hugs, Carole

    2. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

    3. Waste not, want not. A great use of the image and a sweet sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

    4. Great card! I really like that paper. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

    5. Very pretty! Thanks for joining our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


    6. This is so lovely and definitely has a vintage flare to it. Thanks for joining in our first challenge. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

    7. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with us over at Crafty Ribbons xx

    8. This is lovely!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

    9. Wow, it turned out in a lovely vintage card Carrie!!
      Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

      TTCRD DT
      Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

    10. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

    11. Congratulations you won a lovely prize in our 200th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings Carole

    12. Such a pretty card...Love the vintage look and how you colored with watercolors. So glad you joined our 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We have a new Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-8 which says, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Have a blessed day!

      JO ANN

      1. Thank you so much for the encouraging passage!

    13. I left a comment over on Outlawz, Carrie, but your other photos showing the process are wonderful. I love the dimension you achieved !

      1. You are such a great encourager! Thanks for taking the time to comment on so many cards and projects each week! It means a lot.

    14. Carrie, this is so beautiful!! It looks like you had a really good time making this and that is what it is all about!!! Everything you have done is just PERFECT!! I love it!!

    15. You put a lot of work and effort into this gorgeous piece and it shows off. Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB

    16. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your project is so delightful and delicate,
      and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

    17. Left you a comment on The Outlawz about this beautiful card! Just wanted to let you know I am a new follower! :^)

      1. I just finished peeking over at your blog. I'm following you now!

    18. So delicate. The colouring is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge Blog this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

    19. Carrie beautiful done and card

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    20. Wow, this is beautiful! Looks like you had fun with it, too! :) Thanks for joining us at MelonHeadz! :)

    21. This is such a pretty card. Thank you for taking Time Out to play along with us.

    22. Lovely colouring of your image. Thank you for joining in the Digi Images Only challege at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

    23. Beautiful Card and great technique! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

    24. Lovely card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
      Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

    25. Hi Carrie such a beautiful card.

      I have read your post but can't see any mention of stamping and as we are primarily a stamping challenge I am not sure that your entry qualifies.

      Can you let me know where the stamping is please.

      Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

      Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

    26. A lovely sweet vintage card! Great to see that style in more bright colours! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

    27. Wonderful tutorial, love how you put it all together, great card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

    28. A delightful card. Fabulous use of your watercoloured fairies to embellish the new one. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week and hope to see you again soon.
      Hugs, Sandy

    29. Beautiful card. Love the colours and your design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

    30. Thanks for showing your beautiful Card for paperminutes this week.

    31. A very beautiful card, Carrie. I love the image and your colouring. Also love that elegant oval die. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

    32. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft! Yup, it's me again!

    33. what a beautiful creation and love your ribbon choice, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
      Hugs Kate xx

    34. What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful and I adore the cute sentiment you paired with this image! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

    35. What a super pretty card! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
      Karen C

    36. A BEAUTIFUL card with wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

    37. Awesome card thanks for joining us at get creative challenges and good luck.

    38. Such a darling card and so delicate looking ~ really pretty with some wonderful details. Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

    39. Gorgeous card, love the papers and your chosen die, lovely. Thanks for sharing with us on AYLI. Carol xx

    40. This is so gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck
      Kevin xx

    41. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing your favorite die with us over at AYLI!! Good luck xoxoxo

    42. Thank you for joining us this month at
      Sister's of Craft
      Hugggs Lori X x X

    43. Such a beautiful card!

      Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

    44. Love your colouring and the vintage design. Thx for joining us at Scrappers Delights and good luck xx