Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Feelin' Blue

For this card I followed the lovely sketch set by Sweet Pea Stampers, and as I used my witch for my last beermat, I decided to use my fairy (ching-chou kuik) this time.

I swear they won't always appear as blue-eyed brunettes(can't think why I do that lol), in fact I have stamped out a few of each image ready to be coloured - making each one different.

Anyway, back to the card. Over at the Crafter's Companion blog the challenge for this fortnight is monotone, hence all the blue; and I think this stamp looks even more gorgeous in mixed shades of blue.

Again, I coloured her with watercolour pencils, masked her off and covered the background in Weathered Wood DI and edged it with Faded Jeans DI.

The paper in the very background is from the Kate Knight stack; the bright cyan paper is from some candy I won from Tuesday Taggers a fortnight ago; and as always there is a bit of book page (think I'm getting slightly obsessed with using it!), coloured with Weathered Wood.

The blue heart is ready for a greeting, when I find a use for this card; and it was a bit of a personal challenge to myself to make a girlie blue card.

As a finishing touch, as the challenge that started over at Crafty Creations today is 'magical' I added silver glitter glue over her wings for a bit of fairy magic.


Teri said...

This is gorgeous hun. Love the monotone theme and the floral backing.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers AND IACCCB this week.
Teri x

craftyb said...

fabulous card....your image is've coloured her beautifully and I love all the "fairy dust" on her wings!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

Pascale said...

This is so gorgeous Love the watercolour and the monotone blues. Great take on the sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and It's a Crafters Companion hugs Pascale

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love the fairy dust on the wings for a magical touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at CCC!!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Charli, loving your fabulous water colouring, pretty papers and super take of our sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Nicola -x-

LINDA said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Daniele said...

stunning card thanks for joining us at IACCC hugs x

Anne said...

Your "blue eyed brownettes" comment made me splutter because everytime I paint one of my images I always think "Why do I always give them brown eyes and brunette hair??" LOL!!! I always prefer painting this image in blues too - you're a woman after my own heart!! LOVE your card! Hope to see you back at SPS soon! :o) x

crafty amy said...

his is beautiful I love the way you have used the water colours then masked it off to do the back ground :D
Thank you for joining us at sweet pea stampers and good luck.

Amy xx

Ildiko said...

Just gorgeous, and the colouring is perfect. Thx playing along with IACCCB

Ildiko said...

Just gorgeous, and the colouring is perfect. Thx playing along with IACCCB