Friday, August 19, 2011

Inventory Challenge #45 - Fairies

Good morning, everyone!!
Today is week #45 of the ongoing Inventory Reduction Challenge that I am privileged to be a part of now and I am loving it!  The idea is to use what we have on hand and not buy anything new for our cards.

This week's theme is Fairies.  I'm not a fairy person, so I had no stamps that would work and had to borrow from two wonderful friends - Rene and Kim. Then I couldn't decide which card to use.  I also don't know if a Maggie image had to be used.  So today you get two for the price of one.

This is the card I made using Kim's stamp set.  The fairy is in silhouette and really doesn't show very well.  Tilda is very absorbed in watching little miss fairy do her thing.  She may be dreaming of flying away to a far mystical land and maybe taking Edwin with her. 

I used my Stampin' Up! markers and colored the stamp, then stamped the paper.  I wanted more than one flower as the original stamp had, so I stamped all the flowers first, then did one with the fairy and mushroom colored.   Then I did the fairy and mushroom again, cut them out and added to the card.  I found a bunch of thin round plastic pieces I had been saving and glued one over the fairy to give her a little bubble.  It shows a bit in the picture.
I colored Dreamy Tilda with my Copics and cut out and popped her up on dimensionals.  The cloud with the sentiment is also popped up.
I didn't keep track of the colors I used though.

On the left inside the sentiment reads "All you need is faith, trust and pixie dust".  The gray areas around the words and the wand and stars is Shimmerz Pixie Dust.
The right hand side has "go ahead WISH" stamped several times.  I inked the stamp and then hit the dp three times and inked again and stamped a couple more times.  I glued three more of the round things on some of the bubbles on the dp.  The word "wish" is coated with Pixie Dust.  The flower is popped up on dimensionals. 

My friend Rene sent me this digi stamp to help me out with this week's theme.  Isn't this little fairy gal just the cutest?  Now you can see why I couldn't choose between the two!
I used my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color this card.  I put Star Dust Stickles on her wings and the bee's wings.  The flower centers are yellow Stickles.
The cardstock is DCWV Shimmer and Cryogen White.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Craft.  The ribbon is from the stash.  The sentiment is from the set Kim loaned me.
 The inside paper is from Magnolia's Fairytale Paper Pack.  The stars were cut using my Star Nesties.  The sentiment is from Kim's set.  The stars were sponged and popped up on dimensionals.  The star flowers are from Hooked on Craft.  I really like how this card turned out!

Hope you have had an enjoyable jaunt down Fairytale Lane with my cards.  Please leave a little love so I'll know you were here.


Please be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see their fabulous creations!


Christina C. said...

Kathy, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous....the Maggie card is sooooo creative and, of course, the image Rene sent you is adorable. Beautiful floral cluster! Spectacular work on both cards.

Danielle said...

Hello Kathy, both card are adorable. I love the idea of Tilda watching the fairy in the grass, she makes me dream. Beautiful layout. Your second card has such a happy note to it, beautiful coloring, andgorgeous flower cluster. Very magical!

Francy said...

These cards are both lovely.

cathylynn said...

Good late morning Kathy. WOW two cards and both are great!! You did a fabulous job on both!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are magical Kathy. Great use of the dp on both cards. Great sentiments and I love Tilda on the first card intently watching that silhouette fairy. Very magical challenge this week...hugs...Barb

Sandy said...

Hey Kathy - both cards are grand. I love the flowers in the first card and then the second card has one of those lol fairies that make me grin so big. Pretty flower arrangement going up the side too.

Rene said...

While both are super fantastic (love the little fairy in the first one!) you know I have to go with the second one because she's my favorite fairy!!!! Super cute and I love the inside too!
Rene ;D

Paper Tails said...

Cute cards.

Linda said...

Both cards are fabulous!!!! Great job!!!!

Kim said...

Adorable cards!! Thank

y are all terrifix!! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Very sweet cards
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

These are beautiful cards Kathy :o)

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Kathy, just catching up, these cards are beautiful, love the decorated insides, gorgeous weddings cards and very pretty Shadow Box, you have been busy, have a great weekend, take careX:)