Hello there bloggers! Welcome to July & also a big welcome to my newest follower, thank you for following my crafty little ideas here in blogland.
My card today was inspired by all those out there that have been sitting exams recently & striving to reach their goals.
Fairies have been the recent theme for our workshops using the beautiful Lavinia stamps designed by Tracey Dutton which we are currently stocking in the shop.
I particularly wanted to use one the Sweet Poppy stencils also currently in stock & also designed by Tracey.
I wanted to try to do something a little different to the scene scapes that I've been playing around with lately.
I chose the 'Make A Wish' stencil which features a fairy sat on a crescent moon reaching for a star.
First of all I tried using black texture paste through the stencil but after a couple of tries I just couldn't get a good enough image that I was satisfied with.
So, I decided to just draw inside the stencil with a black fine liner pen.
I then coloured in the image with promarker pens for her body, hair & grey shadowing on the moon & then painted her wings & the white of the moon with cosmic Shimmer shimmering iridescent watercolour paints from the Garden Tones set.
I then inked around the edges of the piece of card with peacock feathers & faded jeans distress inks.
Next I drew through the stencil again onto some copy paper, cut the image out & placed it over my coloured fairy design to create a mask.
I then placed the 'Criss Cross' That Special Touch mask over the top & spread 'Aurora Sparkle' Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste through it to create a starry sky.
The outer background was inked with the same distress inks & then stamped all around the edges with the 'Miniature Stars' Lavinia stamp.
Both were mounted onto black card & the cut circle sentiment was computer generated, inked & added to the bottom left of the fairy with 3d foam.
I tied a double bow with black & blue organza ribbons & added a silver vintage button to the centre & stuck it bottom right of the fairy. I also added some Hobby House chocolate aurora sparklers in the top left corner.
To finish I applied glossy accents over the moon, stars & sentiment wording & then dots of star dust stickles to the miniature stars.
That's it for tonight, hope you like it & hope you pop back again soon.