Monday, 20 October 2008

A Fairy Happy Birthday!

I'm sorry I haven't blogged this week but I seem to have been very busy. I've had my mum staying for a few days. We went to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton on Saturday - absolutely fantastic! I'm sure they've extended the tour as last time I went about 5 years ago, it only took about half an hour.
Talking of my mum, I've been making a card for her birthday and decided to play around with the fairy stamps from Elusive Images-there's going to be a C & C TV show with these on 16 November. I started by stamping the fairies in a row onto glossy white card: and then added a background using the Wild Meadow themeplate, masking off just the wings:Then I added colour using just three dye inkpads, red, yellow and blue. Usually I try to keep the colours fairly separate so as not to muddy them, but this time, I got a bit carried away and kept on adding more and more and discovered it produces really rich colours (a happy accident):I then added a little colour to the wings because they were too white:and finished the card off by layering onto a piece of Scrapperdashery paper - (I used 'If', part of the poetry range, lovely double-sided sheets of 12 x 12, with various colours, watermarks and quotes from poems, Shakespeareplays etc. the colours seem to coordinate with the Adirondack Earthtones range of inkpads.)Then I stamped round the edge of the panel with one of the Autumn Leaves 'On the Edge' stamps:Now I've just got to do the inside!

Cheers!

Helen

6 comments:

judithw said...

Helen, they look fantastic, you are so talented. Love the backgrounds.

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow, absolutely gorgeous. What I call very grown up faeries.

Lesley

Phree said...

Beautiful card, love how you made the background, as you say the effect is very rich.

Linda Elbourne said...

This is a great card Helen ... I love the background

Veronica said...

Helen these are beautiful as usual - I love the designs and the colours.
I have also given you an award - go take a peek at my blog lol.

Hugs

Vron xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely card, and fab fairy images
Anne :)