Saturday, January 6, 2018

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Mythical Creatures

It's January and the first Saturday of the New Year.  That means it's time for our January challenge at Crafty Calendar.   The theme this month is all about Mythical Creatures; fairies and dragons and unicorns, oh my!  Our sponsors this month are A Day for Daisies and Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Fairy Swing digital image I used is from A Day for Daisies.  Isn't it just adorable!  It was printed on a piece of Shimmer White cardstock using my inkjet printer.  Before coloring the image, I let it dry overnight so the ink wouldn't bleed.  Once dry, I watercolored the image using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and added flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!  Those were stamped in Marina Mist and cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from the Garden Fairies stamps set by Flourishes.  It's retired but still one of my favorites.  What isn't showing up well are the shimmery wings of the fairy.  They were done using the Clear Wink of Stella Brush.  It is very hard to get that to photograph well.

For all the challenge details and to share your project at the Crafty Calendar Challenge, just click on our name.

Stamp Sets:  Fairy Swing Digital Image (A Day for Daisies), Garden Fairies - sentiment (Flourishes), Jar of Love - flowers; Inks:  Marina Mist, Tuxedo Black Memento; Watercolor Pencils:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive; Stampin' Write Marker:  Blush Blossom; Cardstock:  Shimmer White, Sugar Cube; Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)

Our sponsors for the month of January are A Day for Daisies and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Lovely card, Marsha, great design and I love the sentiment. xx

    1. Thanks, Liz! I really enjoyed using this digital image.

  2. Gorgeous card Marsha, the CAS style really suits this image.
    Katrina xx

    1. Thanks, Katrina! I agree. It is a cute image.