Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Faery Wishes


I have decided from now on I'm going to leave the photography to my husband! lol :) 

I struggle sometimes to take a good picture, and blame it on the fact that I only have a wee digi camera, and my OH has big digital SLR's and really fancy lenses....... However, this was taken with my little digital camera and was edited by my husband on his pc using 'Lightroom' software.  What a difference!  I am going to have to play around with that and learn for myself. ;)

Anyway, I made this card today for the Lili of the Valley challenge using Dawny's sketch which was brilliant!  I am a good day early with this (which is unusual for me) but I couldnt wait to use this new image.

I used HOTP papers, and distressed and hand stitched the back panel.  I used green brads in the corner, and layered pink die cut nesties and the fleur-de-lys die.  I stamped extra wings using a pink Brilliance ink pad on Vellum and then threaded and stitched the beaded trim along the bottom.  The leaves I have had in my stash for yonks, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Oh, and what doesnt show up at all on the picture is the Sakura glisten pen I used to give highlights and faerie sparkle on the dress and in her hair.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Sketch by Dawny
The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Green
Passion for Promarkers - Let it shine - use bling/glitter
Stampin For the Weekend - Warm - I think this looks warm and summery.
CES Challenge - Angels/Faeries
The Stampman Challenge - Distressing - 2nd entry, I think its allowed :)
Crafty Cardmakers - Florals - floral paper and flowers
Magical Monday - Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday - Flowers
City Crafter - Sew Fun
Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing
Cooking it up with Katie - Cute green brads.  I took this literally! lol :) even tho the challenge was something cute, something green and some brads.
Flutterby Wednesdays - Something with wings

Thanks so much for looking, all comments are really appreciated,  :)  and internet speed permitting I love to visit back.  Good luck to everyone in these challenges too.



43 comments:

Louise said...

So gorgeous!!! I love everything about your lovely card.

Fleur said...

WOW, stunning card. Love the distressed edges & her wings look fantastic.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Paula said...

Lovely echoing of shapes with those Fleur de Lys & the leaves. Glorious image isn't she? The way you have layered her wings is so effective & I love the colours. Your little beaded creation is a lovely touch as are the jewelled raindrops.
Just lovely. Photo editing - oh help more to learn, I'm just using Apple's iphoto.
Paula (PEP)

Suzilou said...

Oh Alison how lovelly is this card!! So very girlie, beautifull image and the layout is just fab and all your little added pearls and flowers, just gorgeous :) xx

bridget said...

Wowzers! Beautiful card! I love the way you did the wings!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful work Alison - just love your style of cards.
Congrats on your Stamp Man win - hope you've seen it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tammy said...

Wow this is stunning!! Gorgeous image, colors and embellishments! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Michelle VP said...

What a pretty card! I adore the 3-D effect of her wings and all the bling surrounding her. Thanks for getting inky with us at Flutterby Wednesday! :)

Marion said...

Fabulous card. I just love this fairy. Love all the bling and superb matting. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday.
Marion

Janna said...

hey alison! such a sweet fairy card! thanks so much for sharing your lovely project with us at DYSU! janna

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Love what you have done with the wings. The colors is gorgeous and I love your coloring.

Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Ginny said...

Beautiful card. The fairy is so cute. She looks like she will just fly right off the card.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. Love the soft colours and layout. The image is beautifully coloured and I love the extra wings and little details. Good luck with your challenges. Donna

CraftyC said...

Your card is so very pretty. Thanks for joining in this weeks LOTV & CES Challenges!
Clairexx

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - love this little fairy. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi alison, your card looks fantastic and the wings are great.
beautiful colors you have used.

greetings karin

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Alison, love all the details it's really very nice
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

hugs
Miranda

Josephine said...

Beautiful flowers and such a pretty fairy - a gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Heidi said...

It's gorgeous! Love everything:) And the wings are so pretty.
Hugs, Heidi:)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. I love how you've added extra dimension with the wings. Thanks for joining in our 'let it shine' challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

Hi ya wow a beautiful card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, i struggle getttin me head round lightroom, dont have time to play with it! lol, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

princesskitten said...

love the wings and your colouring is juat amazing

kitten - DYSU team

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, love sweet colors and great image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Andrea said...

This is a beautiful card, thanks for joining in with the colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog

Lorraine said...

Your cards never, ever disappoint and this is another stunner. I love it. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Barbara said...

Wow, what a beautiful,elegant card. It is so delicate. Love the colors and the image too. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

Gro said...

Hi Alison
Wow, this is realy beautiful. I love all of it.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week with this gorgeous card.
Hugs :o)

Iulia said...

Hi! Lovely cards you have here! It was a pleasure to browse your blog a bit!
I love your profile presentation:)
Hugs, iulia

Ida / Little said...

Very elegant and lovely card, I really liked the volumed wings!! Thanks so much for joining us at PfP this week :)

Hugs Ida

Jack said...

Stunning card, I especially love the beads. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Mau xx said...

hi Alison, just popped over from LOTV, What a worthy winner of top 3 your card is Gorgeous, I love what you have done to the image. The Whole card is Beautiful.
Hugs Mau xx

coops said...

fantastic card alison.i love the stunning image and your distressed edges and colours are gorgeous.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Carrie said...

What a stunning card. Love the colours and image. Thanks for playing with us at CES xx

Debbie said...

Alison - this is so beautiful and magical. I love the subtle colours you have used and it has so much depth and texture whilst maintaining a classic feel.

Happileigh Scrappin' Badges said...

Wow! I just found your blog and your work is absolutely gorgeous!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card, I love the image and the colours,
Kevin xx

Ros said...

Oh my this is just beautiful ... love her wings! ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Rebekah said...

Fabulous work! Thanks for joining us at SFTW for our warmed up challenge, hugs Rebekah xx

Shaz said...

Really stunning card. There is a little something on my blog for you. xx

Lavinia said...

Hi Alison! Love your cards, very pretty & very professional too! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
Lavinia
x

Linda R. said...

WOW.. Your card is soooo Beautiful. Love everything about it.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Lin said...

WOW Alison what a stunning Faerie card.

Thanks for joining our floral challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

Cheryl Nelson said...

Pure gorgeousness!! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!

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