Monday, February 14, 2011

TBS DT: 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". As the DT Coordinator for The Beary Scrap, 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 you leave on our blog 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.

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Thanks for visiting today! There's still a wee bit of time to get crafty with our sketch challenge. Come check out our Guest Designer call - we are looking for all talent levels!



Anne said...

Oh, this is georgeus!
Beutiful bow and lovely image. :)

Have a nice day.
Hugs, Anne.

sandra said...

My jaw hit the floor!lol.
I loooove every detail on this card!

jjcreations said...

Gorgeous card - love the flowers along the bottom. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Vee said...

A really gorgeous creation. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Allison Rankin said...

Wow...what a stunner. From the images to the paper to the embellies, an all-around special creation. I added it here:

debby4000 said...

On this is so gorgeous Susan.

Sassy Scrapper said...

Sue your card is so beautiful. I love this super sweet image and what a great job with the flowers!
Hugs Bonnie

Glenda J said...

Wow - great work! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Very sweet card! You have so many fantastic layers, and the ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner!

Diane Gilbert said...

Wow this is GORGEOUS! Love the layout, design and the colors! Beautiful creation! Great job on this week's 'Cut it Out' challenge! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How beautiful, Susan. This is just chocked full of vintage loveliness. The colors and patterns are wonderful and that image is magical! Your cut out flowers are the perfect finishing touch! Terrific work on the Cut it Out Challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner! Congratulations too on your Top 3 over at Simon Says Stamp and Show - a very well deserved win!

Jean McKenzie said...

Pretty card! I just love that paper and you have used it beautifully! The little cut out flowers finish it all off nicely!

Leah l'Orange said...

oh how LOVELY! the perfect little scene for our Mythical/Fantasy challenge at Charisma, and you're SO right about those gorgeous papers! thanks for joining us!

Sharon Wheet said...

Susan, where do I begin! I totally love your card! Everything about it! You have got some great eye, to select those wonderful Graphics 45 papers, and use them sooo wonderfully! I really like how you added the stickles to give certain areas some sparkle. WOW! Its gorgeous!
What a fantastic job at cutting out all those little flowers and putting a half pearl in the centers. Talent! Thank you for playing along with our challenge @ OCC. And, I hope that we see more of your work in our future challenges!