Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fairy Tale and Doily

Today I was thinking of my younger sister, Terri, who lives in Wisconsin.  It has been such a long time since I last saw her.  We keep in sporadic touch so I decided that I was going to start sending her a card a month to let her know I'm thinking of her.  She loves purple so I used a lot of purple tones on the card.

With the deadline for Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes looming, I added a doily which was the focus of the challenge.  To find out all the particulars, click HERE.  It will take you right to the Timeless Tuesday #234 - Dainty Doilies challenge.  You still have time to enter, too!

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used the Garden Fairy stamp set I won from Flourishes as part of the July release.  It is a beautiful set and the first time I've had a chance to use it..  I also used the Silhouette SD that I won at work for an employee contest.  I am having so much fun with it, too.  I discovered that all of the stamp sets I won from Flourishes have cut files so I just had to have them.  I cut the image, stamped and colored it.  So cool to not have to fussy cut it since I'm not so good at the intricate cutting these days.  When I was coloring the image, I realized I didn't have any flesh tone Copic markers nor anything that would work for the wings of the fairy.  So, out came the colored pencils and Smooch.  I used my peach pencil for the touch of skin tone.  For the wings I used a periwinkle and covered it with Smooch to add a little shimmer.  I think my sister is going to love it!

Stamp Set:  Garden Fairies (Flourishes); Ink:  Concord Crush (Stampin' Up!); Copic Sketch Markers:  YG11, YG13, YG17, V12, V15, V17, Y11,Y13, Y15, Y17, B00, B02, B05; Accessories & Tools:  Scallop Oval Punch and Oval Punch (Stampin' Up!), Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, Bo Bunny Doily, White Organdy Ribbon, Garden Fairies Silhouette Cut File, Silhouette SD Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals

The doily is actually white but I sponge some Concord Crush ink on it to take the brightness away.  It was a perfect back drop for this little fairy.

Until next time . . . happy creating!


  1. What a beautiful card with lovely color and sweet fairy image! And, truly a wonderful way of keeping in touch with your sister. I'm sure she'll appreciate it! I'm now your newest follower! Take care!:-)

  2. Wow Marsha! This is stunning! Your fairy is so beautifully coloured. Looks like she's going to simply fly off your card! Thanks for joining us for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes! We hope you'll join us again this week!

  3. She is so sweet, Marsha! I love the purple tones and your machine did some great cutting for you. :)