Tag Archives: Graphics Fairy

With Sympathy

4 Mar

Using the colors from Color Throwdown (#131)

I created a simple and elegant sympathy card. I always try to keep a few on-hand.

I love going over to the Graphics Fairy to look for images. My faves are the vintage black-and-whites (so I can color them.)

To create this card, I printed the image and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I cut out the image and then die cut a vellum sentiment. I added it, with the aid of a brad and a couple of mini Glue Dots. I highlighted the pink roses with Stickles, let the image dry and added it to the card. I capped it all off with a lovely silk ribbon bow.

Important Stuff
Paper Neenah Natural Cardstock (CutCardStock.com)
Image Digital frame graphic (The Graphics Fairy)
Accessories Fruit Punch Stickles (Ranger), Vellum card sentiment (JoAnn’s)
Colorants Sketch B16 Cyanine Blue, B41 Powder Blue, G40 Dim Green, RV19 Pale Pink (Copic)

Other Stuff Ivory satin Ribbon, white brad

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Beauty butterfly card

6 Feb

Here is another installment in my application for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. Check out the call here. And you can see my first project, an altered CD case, here. Both of the projects were inspired by a beautiful pink/black polka dot tea set.

This card was a much more artistic interpretation while the first project was more literal for me. Here is today’s installation!

When I create a “collage” look, I like to keep layering elements, moving them around, adding things, letting others go…until I’m happy with it and then I glue it all down. I know that may sound like “Duh!” but most of the time, when I’m creating, I start gluing things down so they don’t slide around and then get locked into a simpler design. So it takes some restraint on my part to create this kind of design. It is a good exercise for me.

Here’s one more look, a close-up, that shows some of the shimmer from the dusting of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ooh, la, la!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Important Stuff
Paper Pink patterned (K&Co.)
Colorants B41 Powder Blue, C0 Cool Gray 0, C10 Cool Gray 10, G21 Lime Green, R85 Rose Red, RV10 Pale Pink (Copic), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Tools Airbrush System (Copic), Wizard, Butterfly die template (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Perfume Atomizer image (Graphics Fairy blog), Heart topped pin (Jo-Ann’s), Embossing Template (Heritage Handcrafts), Postage stamps (SkyBluePink.com), Letter stickers (Making Memories)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Black and pink cardstocks, beads, silk flowers

Inspired by the Shabby Tea Room

31 Dec

Happy New Year to all my creative friends and visitors!!

This week The Shabby Tea Room offered a darling inspiration of a shabby chic, pink baby room:

The parts that drew my attention were the polka dotted and striped accent pieces and the chair.

Here is what I created:

I want to crawl into this special place for a little nap. Ahhh.

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkley goodness on the card.

Important Stuff: Chair image (The Graphics Fairy), Polka Dot frame die template (Spellbinders), Chandelier stamp (Inkadinkado), Cathedral window embossing template (Paula Hallinan), Sketch Markers and Airbrush System (Copic)

Other Stuff: Natural Carstock, Clear glitter glue, Grey chalk ink