Hi everyone! Hope you're having a good weekend so far...it's been lovely here in SE PA for a change!! Sandy is our hostess at the Paper Players today and she's got a challenge that was really a challenge for me:
To my chagrin, I have NO stamps that fit this category!!! Oh no! So I searched the internet and found this sweet little fairy image from Needlecrafter.com, printed it out on some watercolor paper and went to work:
In my quest to find the right image, and my pleasure in watercoloring it in, I totally MISSED the "Clean and Simple" part of Sandy's challenge, but I didn't have the heart to start over with something else, so hopefully the she will be forgiving! It is only a couple of layers and a ribbon, but I usually strive to do something more simple when I do CAS cards! Oh well! Anyway, this little charmer was a delight to color in, even if I did color her thighs green, thinking it was part of her fairy outfit! I guess I was trying to make her more modest, LOL! Check her out:
I also have to say this is the worst watercolor paper in the world, I don't know why I just don't throw it out, it's so bad. Once I learned how much it would bleed, I stayed within the lines a little more carefully! I used an aquapainter and various shades of ink, then fussy cut the image out and layered it on top of a piece of DSP on which I had printed some music, I believe this one came from the Graphics Fairy:
I also stamped some Impression Obsession words along the edges; they seemed to fit in with the dreamy theme!! My final touches were some Wink of Stella on her wings, a shabby seam binding ribbon that I dyed in Marina Mist,f and some pretty little sequins!
Just as an aside, this artwork reminds me of some of my favorites from childhood, the work of Joe and Beth Krush; they illustrated the Borrowers books as well as Gone-Away Lake series, another one of my favorites! When reading up on them, I realized they lived not more than 30 miles from me, just outside of Philadelphia! Of course, we didn't have Google back then, or would I have even thought to see where they were from! But it was nice to know they were from my area. I loved looking at the details they had in their illustrations!
Anyway, I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week....the DT has come up with some really fun creations and I am sure you will too! Be sure to share them at the Players!
This is what an Easter egg hunt looks like when your hosts have ten acres of yard on top of a windy hill; you dispense with baskets and go right to grocery bags!
As I remember, it was cold as well as windy, but they didn't seem to mind! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Imagine Words (Impression Obsession), Computer-Generated Images|
|Card stock & Papers||Rustic White (Papertrey), Watercolor Paper (Loew Cornell), Silver Bells DSP (Kaisercraft)|
|Ink||Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake|
|Accessories||Seam Binding, Sequins, Wink of Stella pen|
|Tools||Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Computer|