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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Another gorgeous fairy from Flights of Fantasy - meet Darcy

Good morning all

I'm back with my next fairy from Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy collection
Yet another birthday card - this time for a special friend 
(it feels like all my friends and relations were born in March!!)

This lovely fairy is called Darcy

I wanted to create a mono type image with just a burst of colour in the flowers, which I think are morning glory, they are usually blue or shades in that spectrum, I decided to colour her with my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.  Whenever I see images coloured in this way with a pop of colour it's nearly always with red, so I thought the blue would make a good contrast and that I'd be able to blend it in with the greys that I coloured the image with.  I did this by transferring the blue directly onto the grey pen tip to keep it subtly blended on the image. I then added some sparkle - because a fairy simply has to have some! - with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
The background was created by embossing  navy textured cored'nations card then sanding back and embellishing with gilding wax.  The black frames were also embellished with the silver gilding wax
 - I just love this stuff!!

This is what I did....

Image - Darcy from Flights of Fantasy by Morgan Fitzsimons from Crafter's Companion
Coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens -colours IG1, IG2,IG4, TB4, TB9
Sparkle pens - colours silver, starry sky and clear
Flower and leaf die - Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Country Cottage Plain Honesty
Embossing folder - Embossalicious flutterby butterfly folder
Silver pebeo gilding wax
Sue wilson pierced noble dies and frames
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbons from my stash
Matt black card - Crafter's Companion
Navy Core'dnations card - Crafters Companion
Silver detail embossing powder(on sentiment) creative expressions

Hope you like her as much as I do - I'm not sure that the full effect comes across in the photograph, but i really loved it when I finished - one of those cards for someone els - that you really want to keep for your self!!

Challenges i am entering with this challenge

Chocolate baroque - colour challenge 20/04
glitter and sparkle challenge - use a die/punch  10/04
Stamping sensations - one for the girls 27/04
the ribbon girl - anything goes - with ribbon

have a great day
Judith x


Sarah said...

Now this is gorgeous Judith, such a unusual colour palette and absolutely stunning!! xx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Chris said...

Absolutely stunning Judith, I love everything about it! Wish I'd made it myself :)

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, i'm loving the touch of blue too.

I'm sorry for covering up Mickey's face on his passport, i bought the dies, as they were £3.99 for lots of travel images, including a camera !!, which i thought was a bargain.

Luv Sam x

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing background and beautiful design x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and amazing creation with fabulous colour combo this...xx

Pat said...

Fabulous card Judith, beautiful image with a gorgeous background card.

Pat xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Judith, such an elegant design.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Love what you have done with this image Judith. The blue certainly does pop. Stunning card.
Crafty hugs

Mrs.B said...

This is absolutely stunning, love your subtle colouring on the image with the pop of blue flowers. Background looks fabulous too, no wonder you'd like to keep it.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

This is absolutely stunning, love your subtle colouring on the image with the pop of blue flowers. Background looks fabulous too, no wonder you'd like to keep it.
Avril xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith....Beautiful the image and soft colours....Joolsx

everything with said...

Beautiful card, so different love it x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Dora said...

wow..this is beautiful! Great design.
thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Viv's Visuals said...

The mono theme perfectly fits with the burst of colour on the flowers. A great card and thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.
Viv (DT)

judith@poppy cottage said...

A super monochrome card, and a beautiful pop of blue on the flowers. Love the butterfly embossed background. Thanks for another lovely entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Julie said...

Another stunning card. Your background really enhances the main image, thanks for joining in with the Chocolate Baroque challenge and good luck x

Anne said...

A lovely card Judith, thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge and best of luck.

Anne x