Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Fairy Bubbles

And I don't mean liquid Fairy (washing up liquid here in the UK).

I saw the challenge on the Arty Girlz blog was Circles and I thought I know exactly what stamp or rather what collection of stamps I was going to use. This is a most adorable collection of Fairies that I got from Ibrakeforstamps , and it’s the first time I have had a chance to play with them.

While I was looking at some fabulous blogs yesterday I came across a new Challenge blog called My Time to Craft Challenge and their challenge this week is Things with my little fairy qualifies for that as well....take a look at this blog as there are some great challenges.

In fact I have been very good on this challenge, as I have used lots of nice things that I would normally just stroke and put away again wink aren’t you proud of me!

The base card is the most beautiful soft baby pink textured card that I got from Craftworks, which I custom cut in to a square card (14cm X 14cm or 5 ½ X 5 ½ inch). I stamped the images on plain white standard cardstock, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, blended with white spirit. To add a little bit of glitz I outlined the fairies wings with the grey glitter Sakura pen, and finally outlined the whole main image and the bubbles with 10% warm grey Prismacolor marker. Using my Cuttlebug and circle Nestabilites (Standard Circle Large) I cut the image into a circle. While I still had my Cuttlebug all set up I again used my Nestabilites but this time my Petite Scallop Large to cut out two more circles but this time scalloped ones, the first which is just slightly larger then the stamped image I used paper from Hot off The Press Floral cardmakers Ultimate Pack (100 sheets of patterned paper + loads of other stuff had it for ages and this is the first time I have used it!). I used the largest die cut in this scallop Nestabilites collection on some glitter card (it cut through it like butter!) which is in the most beautiful girlie pink that I picked up at a craft fair at the NEC in Birmingham about oh I don't know 2 years ago! I have been using this glitter stack though honest…just not this lovely colour wink

I then used shock horror one of my blooms it’s actually an outsized 5inch bloomer in lilac to be precise! You can see the fantastic range of blooms at Sarah’s Cards Ltd again I have had these for well over a year (along with a whole garden of other blooms) but I just look at them…. but I actually used one!

All the components were then simply layered together, the bloom lifting the image off the page as I left its petals rest gently on its tips. For a final flourish of circles on the front I added 3 large cabochons from Fred Aldous

Inside the card I have cut a insert out of parchment paper as I do with most of the my cards and will stamp a sentiment later today.


Pink Cardstock Craftworks

Bloom Sarah’s Cards Ltd
Cabochons Fred Aldous
Prismacolor pencils and markers
Glitter cardstock
Designer Paper – Hot of the Press Floral
Parchment paper – any stationery shop
Nestabilites – Standard large circles and Petite Scallop Circle large
Sakura pens in grey glitter

Stamps Ibrakeforstamps


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh Jukie - this is just fabulous. Perfect for the challenges! I am seriously going to have to look at these Ibrakeforstamps, the image you have used is adorable! Thanks for joining us this week!

crissi said...

aw how sweet i love the stamps there fantactic. love how you have mounted everything on the flower thats such a brilliant idea will have to try that.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Debbie said...

very cute and adorable - i love the colours you have used.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is so adorable. Really cute card. Love it.

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, thats a great stamp

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Oh I love that stamp!

Great card, and fits the challenges perfectly :-)

Monika said...

Sweet nice card and very nice stamp,but the link didn´t work

Lesley said...

Lovely card Jukie - thank you for taking part in our challenge! xxx

Mee said...

Adorable, such a cute image :o)

ladybug-spots said...

What an adorable card! I love the layering idea!

andrea said...

Fab card and such a cute stamp,love it

made by fifi said...

what a really lovely card - i love that stamp xx

Silvia said...

How lovely, such a little sweetie.

Paula said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp, fantastic!!

traciejane said...

beautiful card, very cute :-)x

Anonymous said...

oh this is just the cutest card I absolutely love it :D

Sian said...

Love the card and the stamp is really cute