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Monday, August 19, 2013

Fairy & Summer Flowers...

The challenge is Summer Flowers at Craft Your Passion this week.   
My personal bias is that I want to be able to mail my cards in a regular A2 envelope, 
so I tend to make hand made flowers that will flatten and can still be plumped.

I started with a scrap piece of floral DP covering the base card. All my color choices for the image came from that base layer.  Layer two was the darker pink - I used a lace punch along one edge.  Layer three is white that is punched to look like a trellis - and finally, the focal image panel.  
Flowers with pearls

Flowers were punched from scrap pieces of the first two layers and the green vine is punched from scrap vellum.  Pearls were added to the center of the flowers and a shear ribbon added on the left. The image is Lillyskite Fairy #4 from Digital Paper Crafts which can be found on Etsy.  As our prize sponsor, Digital Paper Crafts is providing ___  and has generously provided this fairy image for me to use as a sample card.  

Three dimensional image
I printed out three copies of the fairy and colored her with Copics.  She was then cut into layers. sculpted and mounted on foam tape for elevation.  
You can see that in the photo on the left.


The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Digital Paper Crafts which can be found HERE at Etsy.  I hope you will also go over to Craft Your Passion to see what the Design Team has done with her images - and to get the scoop on this latest challenge!

This card should be eligible for the following
One Sweet Challenge - (August) Favorite Technique ((Sculpting /3-D my focal image)
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Fun
Fussy and Fancy - Bingo (Green/free/ribbon also flowers/pearls/blue)
Paper Take Weekly - Occasion-ally
Crafty Sentiment - Dies and Punches

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #124 - Use Ribbon
Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Scrap (all papers used were off my desk scrap!)
Crafty Ribbon #57 - Use THREE of Something (3 flowers each with 3 pearls; 3 layers to create the sculpted focal image.)
Totally Papercrafts #180 - Favorite Colors (pink and green for wings)
Sweet Stampin' - Bold and Beautiful 
613 Ave C #33 - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The focal image is Lilyskite Fairy #4 from Digital Paper Crafts
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; all the DP is from scrap stash; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers, vine, trellis and lace edge are all Martha punches; pearls & ribbon are from stash. 
INKS:  the image was printed three times on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Wonderful creation Ginny, love the work on the image and those fun die cut flowers!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  2. Gorgeous card Ginny, such a sweet image and pretty colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  3. Very cute and lovely colours. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons and PTW

  4. This is soo sweet and fabulous soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. such a sweet card and image fab papers, thanks for sharing with s at Crafty Sentiments this week

  6. Wonderful project! Well thought out and executed. Fabulous coloring on the image! Thanks so much for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  7. This is so sweet. Great to have you with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. Love your card and how much detail you put into it, the colours chosen are so pretty and bright. Your image coloured beautifully and you 3D it, wonderful. Thanks of being an awesome Teamie, I'm sure us newbies will keep you as well as you keep us on our toes big hugs xx

  9. Lovely colors and design - both inside and out. The flowers are sweet and pretty. I like mine to flatten out for mailing also. Thanks for Shari g with 613 Avenue Create.

  10. Ginny, I ♥ this card! I love this color combo and the 3D effect with the image. Very sweet!

  11. Love this card it does make sense to use flowers that fit into a regular envelope, postage is so expensive these days. thanks for joining us over at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge xxx Annie

  12. Darling card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  13. Oh so pretty Ginny ... inside & out! Love that you punched flowers from the same background paper ... perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘OH SCRAP’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  14. what a sweet creation, thanks for joining in this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge, Kate x

    p.s. why not pop over to my blog and join in my blog candy !

  15. So pretty, thanks for your crafty ribbons entry
    P x

  16. Super sweet! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  17. Fabulous little card, so sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  18. Ginny this is a real beauty :) The colours on the papers just so Summery.Your colouring gives the fairy a really soft,delicate feel.
    Lisa x

  19. Beautiful and adorable. I love your card. Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.

    Susan S
    Sweet Pea Stamps

  20. Fantastic use of your scraps. This is such a great card with that adorable fairy! Thanks so much for playing along with our 'Oh Scrap!' Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters :)

  21. Such a cute card, you've done a remarkable job with the layout and colours. love it! :0)

  22. Adorable. I love the sweetness in this card. Beautiful colors . Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge this month.
    susan s


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