Thursday, June 4, 2009

Charming Blossom Fairy Charlotte

I did it again - four challenges met with one card! This card is for this week's Cupcake Craft, Spoon Full of Sugar, Whiff of Joy and Cute Card Thursday challenges. I try to do the Cupcake Craft and Cute Card Thursday challenges most weeks. This is my first time to submit a card for the Spoon Full of Sugar and Whiff of Joy challenges.

The theme for this week's Cupcake Craft challenge is Fairies. I chose to use one of my favorite stamps from Whiff of Joy - Blossom Fairy Charlotte. She is colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits. I added some stickles to her wings.

The Spoon Full of Sugar challenge this week is a sketch, which is shown below. I followed it pretty closely. I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle and also the image and mat. I ran the green circle through my Big Kick with my Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder, then inked the edges and raised areas with Lime Pastel Chalk Ink. I used flowers with gem centers for the embellishments where buttons are shown on the sketch. Since my DP is swirly, I didn't use the swirl stamp/embellishment shown. Instead of a stamped or printed sentiment, I chose chipboard word, which was coated with a shiny silver metal. I used my Alcohol Ink to color that because I didn't like the shine.

For the Whiff of Joy challenge you are required to use a Whiff of Joy image - which of course I did. :) This week's them is charms. I used a siver heart charm tied with a ribbon.

Finally, this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is called "nip and a punch". The objective was to use punches and/or die cuts. I used lots - Nestabilities dies, a border punch and daisy punches in two different sizes. I rarely make a card anymore without using some sort of punch or die, so it was pretty easy to meet that challenge.

Stamp: Blossom Fairy Charlotte (Whiff of Joy)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Lime Pastel and Lavendar Chalk Inks (Colorbox); Adirondak Alcohol Inks - Lettuce, Wild Plum, Eggplant (Ranger)
Paper: Lavender cardstock (unknown); pink cardstock (unknown); green cardstock (Archiver's); DP (Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby)
Embellishments: Circle, Scalloped Circle, Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities (Spellbinder); border punch (Fiskars); metal word (ColorBok); Floral Fantasy embossing folder (Cuttlebug); daisy punches (Marvy); heart charm (unknown); gems (unknown); ribbon (unknown); Stickles
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished Card Size: 6" square


Susan said...

Pretty the charm and colors.

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Judy, love the WOJ image. Louise x

Ivi said...

Wow, great card, the flowers are great and everything fits so great!!!

Thanks for taking part.

Hugs Ivi

POPPET said...

This is a really striking card, the colours go so well toghether, tand the charm is perfect, thanks for joining us this time at ccc hugs pops x x x

Donna said...

Beautiful card, love the fairy image you have used, everything on your card works so well together. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

such a sweet card, lovely details. hugs rachxx

flati said...

sweet card with lovely flowers and a cute WoJ image.
Thanks so much for playing with my sketch..
Hugs, Sonja xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. I love the image and the colours you've used are so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC. Hugs, Denise x

ros said...

really pretty card, great layout and beautiful colouring

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colours you've used :)

Carol x