Monday, February 14, 2011

Fairy Wings

Hello hello! I hope you had a great weekend and have a lovely Monday. It's February 14th, and a TV ad says Valentine's Day is a "day to celebrate us". I'd like to take a minute to celebrate *you*, our readers and challenge participants and Beary Scrap store customers. Thanks so much for visiting us everyday to have a peek at our newest challenge inspiration. Thank you for playing in our challenges and shopping in "our" store. Kimm, Gini, Patricia, Jamie and I dearly love being on this team and creating for you. We appreciate every comment here and the lively discussions at our Facebook page. Really, you are very much a part of us. Let's celebrate! ::happy dance::
{big virtual hugs}

Speaking of us, have you seen our Guest Designer call? It's going on through March 5; we are looking for 4 Guest Designers - come check it out!

On to my sketch sample. Today is the last day to enter the sketch challenge. Yes, I am the caboose!


This is made almost entirely from Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime. I edged the layers with Distress Walnut Stain ink using the Ranger Blending Tool. I added Stickles to edges, the center image and the flower centers. Kaisercraft pearls are up in the corner and finish off the flower centers. I cut the pink flowers from a sheet found in the 8x8 paper pad (the leftovers from the layer between the solid card stock and the green flower design).


I used the same edge rounding technique found in a tutorial here; this time the rounding is done mostly on the front of the image instead of  the back. 

Here you can see the Stickles on the fairy and butterfly wings, as well as the flowers and egg. For the wings, I just swept the Stickles applicator out to create delicate lines. It's OK if you put too much on - just wipe of *quickly* and try again. 


I really like the versatility of this paper - there are pages with postcard designs like I've used above as well as a 12x12 sheet chock full of card stock embellishments. The papers, both in full-size and an 8x8 pad are stunning. I'm sure I'll be cutting and layering fairies and butterflies (and even a frog prince!) on another card soon.

Card Recipe
Thanks for visiting today! There's still a wee bit of time to get crafty with our sketch challenge. Gini will be here tomorrow with a sample for our new challenge which will also be announced tomorrow.  Come check out our Guest Designer call - we are looking for all talent levels!

Cheers,
Susan

3 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all too & what a gorgeous card!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all too & what a gorgeous card!

Kimm said...

Susan, this card is stunning. I love how you used all the papers.

Hugs,
Kimm

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