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!