Sunday, April 15, 2018

Paper Players 389 Magical

Hi everyone!  Hope you're having a good weekend so'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, 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


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your post made me chuckle this morning LeAnne - and after CAS all week too! I think your card is fine and the addition of the ribbon finishes off your fairy a treat, so I’m sure Sandy will forgive you. I actually quite like the loose water colouring, I think it adds to the dreamy effect and goes perfectly with your background paper, which works so well for this theme. Love the fairy bloomers too - I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out, but I’m with you on the modesty front! The Easter egg hunt looks like a lot of fun - I sometimes wish I had a bigger garden, but after a few hours f gardening yesterday my back definitely didn’t agree - I’m not complaining though, it’s so lovely just to be able to get outside. Let’s hope these warmer, drier spring days are a sign of more to come. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Kampin' Karen said...

I didn't have time to read your whole post this morning. I just saw the card and fell in love. What a wonderful watercoloring of a digital. I love the green leggings too! I'll come back after infusion to read more!

Bonnie said...

This little fairy is adorable, LeAnne! And so beautifully painted! I cringe at coloring body parts! I think she has leggings on under that short skirt: a must when you are flitting or tumbling about! Love that yellow flower she is perched on too! Glad you are having some nice weather. Finally!

Nance Leedy said...

Green legs and all, she's adorable! Perfect watercoloring and I agree with Joanne, the loose watercolor look is perfect for the dreamy feel of the card and all it's elements. Your colored image really pops on the background paper too. Fabulous card--funny that many of us didn't have a stamp to fit this challenge! Must remedy that!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I think this card is lovely! The loose watercoloring is perfect for your pretty fairy! She looks very dreamy! The ribbon is a fabulous addition! I think your card is fabulous! Now, that looks like a big egg hunt! With bags that large, I hope they found a lot! Have a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

Jan Clothier said...

Yet another stunning card from you, LeAnne! Marginal CAS or not, it's wonderful. The wee fairy does indeed look as though she's just stepped out of the pages of a children's book. I'd have not noticed her green thighs were anything but her costume either, until you said. Now she's just a modern miss wearing leggings under her dress. What I really love is the background paper with just the right words placed on it. I hope the week ahead is good for you.

Lisa Elton said...

You are too funny!! This is adorable, what a great find this little fairy was. I like the way you've watercolored her. I'm not thrilled with my watercolor paper either, must have come fromm the same batch...or it's my watercoloring skills LOL! Looks like a fun egg hunt for the littles!

laurie said...

Such a CUTE image...colored beautifully!Your bow is awesome too, just the right touch to finish the card!!!

Annie A. said...

This is such a beautiful, dreamy thighs and all! Your post made me smile! I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

stampwithsandy said...

Oh LeAnne, I didn't mean for this challenge to be so challenging! Apologies! You nailed it with your sweet little fairy, though. What a great find. I'm curious how you were able to watercolor something you printed on PC without the black ink running, I've never been able to do that. And btw, I think your little fairy is wearing pantaloons!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow your watercolor ink is wonderful here......such a magical card!

Anonymous said...

LeAnne, I know what you mean about having the right paper for watercoloring - it can make huge difference. I am OBSESSED with that fairy and have to go find it. You colored her beautifully and I love her paired with the background paper, too. Gorgeous