Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Marsha's Garden Fairy

It's another Timeless Tuesday Challenge and this one was so much fun!  One of the requirements was to do some paper piecing, not to be confused with paper piercing, two very different techniques.  What's more, those who enter have a chance to become a Guest Designer for Flourishes.  Now that would be beyond exciting!  All you have to do is follow the challenge specifics to be considered.

For my card, I used one of the images from the Garden Fairies stamp set.  The main image was stamped on Classic White card stock using Tuxedo Black ink.  I used colored pencils for the grass and flower stem.  Each segment I paper pieced used a different patterned paper for the flower, the dress, the wings and the butterfly.  The image didn't stamp well on the silver glitter paper, so I used a black colored pencil to show the detail in her wings as well as on the butterfly.

I added the sentiment to the inside of the card because I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card.

Stamp Set:  Garden Fairies;  Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Card Stock:  Classic White (Flourishes), Silver & Gold Collection (Bo Bunny), Vintage Christmas (My Mind's Eye), Silver Glitzy Glitter (DCWV); Accessories & Tools:  White Organdy Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones, Standard Circles Dies (Spellbinder), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

If you want to more details about the challenge and special contest, click the image below.  There is still time for you to join in the challenge.

This stamp set is one of my favorites.  I loved reading about fairies and fairy tales when I was a girl.  And, yes, I still believe in fairy tales!

Until next time...happy creating!


  1. Awww... this is gorgeous Marsha! Your fairy is so wonderfully pieced together too! Great job on the challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes and good luck in the contest!

  2. Such a pretty card, Marsha. Love it.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. This is SUPER sweet, Marsha!! Thanks for playing along in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  4. Great card, Marsha. I liked that you put the words inside instead of on the front.