Sunday, June 21, 2015

Orchid Fairy

     I was looking through my images from Morgan Fitzsimons (now Morgan's ArtWorld instead of Fitztown) and found this one which I've never used before.   I remember falling madly in love with it but then it just languished in the file.  Today it got colored and now it graces a card which will probably end up being a birthday card.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers and the wings have sparkle gel ink added to them.  Here's a close up so you can see the sparkle better.  This is my very first attempt at coloring black hair.  That will no doubt improve with more practice but I'm satisfied with it as a first effort.


     I don't know if the flowers were supposed to be orchids but they just called for pale orchid color so they became orchids no matter what they were originally.  :-D  Besides, that allowed me to use what is fast becoming a favorite color combo - yellow and lavender/purple.

     I wanted to keep this one CAS so the only embellishment is from the die cut butterflies (Cheery Lynn).  Those were cut from scrap CS.  The image itself was cut with a framing die from Spellbinders.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Addicted to Stamps (middle row down)
Cheery Lynn
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
Corrosive Challenge
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Inky Chicks
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet
Melonheadz Friends
Papertake Weekly
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Scrapy Land
Simply Papercraft

     Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  If you still have your dad, I hope you are treating him to a day beyond his highest hopes.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie 

15 comments:

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet..Hugs Lozzy xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the shine on her wings and those lovely butterflies. I have so many images I've never used too! I think I'd have to live to be about 400 to do it though. Beautiful image and card!
Lynn

Teresa Arsenault said...

I think you did a fantastic job of coloring her hair and I love the pearlesent sheen on her wings.
Hugs,
Teresa

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautifully coloured card and your image suits the accents of your CL Butterflies so elegantly. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful card and beautiful image!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet little card! Pretty image & I love the colours you've used! The sparkle on her wings is the perfect finishing touch!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Ema Martinez said...

This is one of my many favorites from Morgan Fitzsimons. I love the cheerful yellow! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Sassy Raggedy said...

Lovely design NC. Those wings are fabulous. Hugs, joann

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful! This is one of the images I have and I love how you've colored it. I have to say it's much better than when I did! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

Hugs,
Em AKA Creative Em
613 Avenue Create DT

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card with a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

Karen said...

She is an adorable image and I love how the butterflies surround her! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge, and good luck!

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful creation...So bright and cheery design and colors. Love the sparkling shine too. Thank up for linking up your project this week at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely card, Connie, that is a wonderful image and I love the CAS look. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation! Such a lovely image and great contrast with your colours Nana Connie. Love it.

Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member