Monday, September 14, 2015

Fairy Hats

     I love fairy images and when I find a new one, I just have to grab it.  This one I bought at Sweet Pea Stamps so that I could begin entering their Progressive Challenge on their FB page.  I missed out on playing last month so I'm starting this month.  The image is called "How Do I Look?" and I love that she's trying on various flowers as hats.  Obviously, her tiny bunny friend is offering an opinion.  What do you think?

I was influenced by the simple sketch at Die Cut Divas, turned on end.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and a couple of chalk markers and then cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  These are my favorite kinds of dies -- the ones which make a fancy, delicate frame around the image allowing a CAS design which doesn't look at all CAS.   Usually, I separate the inside and outside pieces, and use a colored piece for the outside frame.  This time, I kept both pieces together and mounted them on top of forest green CS, cut to size.

     For embellishments, I kept it minimal by adding only three small pearls on the left side and one bow, handmade and 'dyed' with marker to get the shade of green I wanted.

Artistic Stampers
As You Like It
Cheery Lynn
Crafting with Friends
Digitally Sweet
Inspiration Destination
Little Red Wagon
Lunagirl Moonbeam
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Petal Lu
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Simply Papercraft
Time Out
WordArt Wednesday

     I hope your weekend went well.  Yesterday, we finally got a break from the 100+ degree temps and it looks like we'll be out of the high 90s in a day or two.  I'm so ready for fall with that chill snap in the air, saying summer is really gone and the weather will be livable once again.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

These are some very pretty hats, I must say. Great card and that die is gorgeous and gave you that look you were going for. Love the pearls. Glad it is cooling down for you. I'll prayer for even cooler temps for you.

Jackie Scott said...

Love the colors you chose for the image! That border is gorgeous. Cool here this morning as well, quite a change!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a gorgeous card, love that image.

Our temperature at the moment is 16C and rain. It hasn't been a good summer for us here in Wales.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! Darling card, and such a sweet image. That framed die has been in my stash for years, and I've yet to use it! Thank you for showing me how it will look, and how pretty and dainty it is. It looks lovely with that w/w theme. Thanks so much for the inspiration this morning! Hope your week is wonderful in every way! hugs, de

Arlene said...

Just darling. I love the darling image and how you've colored everything in soft colors.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the challenge this month.

Dawn said...

Such a sweet little image I love the die cut you've used too!
Such a prety card!
Dawn xx

jimlynn said...

Connie, that die is just wonderful and suits the image to a tee! So pretty! Love the pretty image too and your coloring is outstanding.
So glad y'all are starting to cool down a bit. It's been a long hot summer!

Unknown said...

Connie, This die cut frame is just a perfect accent for our sweet wee fairy. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

JanR said...

Great card! I love that tiny bow. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Spectacular image, coloring and design.

Glittertastic said...

A lovely card, beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercrafts

DT Member

Jo Ann said...

What a beautiful card! Love the border dies/frame dies you used. So glad you joined our 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We have a new Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-8 which says, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Have a blessed day!


nnalorac said...

Lovely die you have chosen for your beautiful card, love the fairy too. Thanks for sharing with us over on AYLI. Carol xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the way your die cut panel resembles eyelet lace. Great coloring and a really pretty card! Thanks for joining us at the Things With Wings Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Juliz Design Post said...

Your right this is a beautiful fairy and so well coloured and mounting her into This Cheery Lynn frame finishes it off in such a lovely way. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

*Vicki* said...

Hello friend! Wow! This is really amazing with your coloring and your die cut frame!! So pretty!! HUGS :)

Amber Milone said...

I love that die cut lace frame wow!! The image is so sweet and you did a lovely job of coloring. Thanks for joking us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Corina said...

Love how you used the Cheery Lynn frame die by keeping the center! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

lulucker said...

such a beautiful image, well coloured and complimented beautifully by the die cut. thank you so much for joining us at Petal Lu x

Karen Lunagirl said...

Beautiful work on the coloring, and I love that delicate cut-out frame. Just perfect! Thanks for joining in my Fairies & Mermaids challenge at ~ Karen

Jenny Alia said...

Gorgeous coloring and beautiful frame for it. Thanks for sharing your project this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in the draw!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card! That's a very beautiful image and die you've used. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I've already said this card is gorgeous, but don't mind adding the comment again. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Lori Turner said...

Oh, wow, Connie - this card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this die you used! Love the border it pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at AYLI!

The Craft Princess said...

OMG that is just gorgeous!!! I love everything about it...the die, the image, the coloring...EVERYTHING!!! :) Hugs...Janie

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

Helen x

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful card!

Cathie Borowski said...

I love the image and how you have used the die for edging, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the Diecut Divas Sketch Challenge. Cathie DT

Arlene said...

So very lovely
So glad to see you join the Die Cut Divas.