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Monday, 13 December 2010

Setting the Stars


Now this is another unusual one for me. Normally I don't 'do' fairies. I've got nothing against them it's just I'm not normally into the whole fantasy thing. I suppose it's because I'm not exactly known for being subtle with my colour choices so don't tend to go for these softer images. I was printing off some digital images last week and always like to fill up an A4 sheet so added a couple of random Christmas images and could see this pretty little girl in a floaty lilac dress.

The image is from Phindy's Place and I have coloured it in with Promarkers. I really concentrated on getting my shading right with this image and spent ages blending the colours together but I think it looks so much better than the majority of images I have coloured. Still nowhere near Vixykin's standard though LOL.

The paper is by DCWV and the sentiment was already printed on it. I used the sketch at Card Patterns #94 for the layout and flipped it on it's side as it matched the image better. I added a double mat to the picture using different shadesof purple. A strip of card was punched with a Fiskars border punch and the snowflake brads are by Papermania. I have added a Sakura glitter pen to the wings and stars to provide a bit of subtle glimmer. Well it wouldn't be me without a bit of glitter would it?

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

58 comments:

Courtney said...

Another beautiful card Mandy!! Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!

Courtney~

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is more angel than fairy and she's absolutely gorgeous! stunning card! thank you sooooooooo much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge!

hugs :)

Berenice R. said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

Casper said...

Hiya Mandy, How are you?

I am Casper, Pleased to meet you!

What a great card,great tones & shading, you have put a lot of work into your card!

My my you have been busy,what a lot of challenges you have found to enter into, I struggle to get 10 challenges! Good luck in them all!

Thank you so much for choosing to enter our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT!

Have a great Christmas & a Fantastic New year!

All the best for 2011!

Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Sue C said...

Really pretty card, the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

StephC said...

Wow, beautiful! Great job combining challenges. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Benzi said...

This is just the sweetest girl with the basket of stars. Colored beautifully and I love that lilac color. So glad you brought this pretty card to the Stampin B's for the 'star' challenge.

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Phindy said...

This is beautiful, Mandy! Such a lovely color scheme.
Thanks so much for playing along at Phindy's Place!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, another gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Mandy...love the angel with the star so much....nice colouring....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday....hope to see you next time again!
xxx Margreet

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Love your image and colors!! Thanks for playing with us this week at AIF:)

Liza said...

Fabulous work, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

tampatha said...

another great card Mandy. I love the CAS style and the colors! thanks for playing at AIF
-Tammy

Harriet Skelly said...

What a sweet card and your coloring is so beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at WoodwareUSA with another card!!

Hands On said...

Pretty card. Purple is my favourite colour. I really like the snowflake paper. Thanks for playing with Paper Players.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vixykins said...

Such a sweet card hunny, lovely to see you blogging again! This is just beautiful! I love the bright happy colors!
Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x

Crafty Chris said...

A beautiful card cant believe all those challenges it must have took some time linking to all them, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris x

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. I love the non-traditional colours you chose. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Hugs!
Cec

Robin Parker said...

Love the snowflake paper and embellishments. Great color, never would have thought to use purple. Thanks for the idea, looks great. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Lin said...

Wowsers Mandy, that's a lot of challenges, must have taken you ages.

Love your first card, certainly one I would have been proud of, and your most recent is gorgeous, lovely and bright.

If I don't get back before have a great Christmas teamie!!

Hugs

Lin

Mummylade said...

this was wonderfully cute. Thank you so much for playing along with DCD this time and good luck.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a fantastic card. I love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Way to go on all those challenges :)

Sandie said...

Great card. I love the soft pastel colours and the image is just too cute. Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions challenges again this week.

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at DCD with this lovely fairy card, hugs Liz xx

Nancy said...

Cute image!! Thanks for joining us at both Flutter By Wednesday and Woodware USA challenges!

Jackie Thomas said...

Hi Mandy, this card is simply adorable. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Bizzy Becs. Hugs Jackie

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

Lawren - DT

Gro said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining PFP's mega Christmas challenge :o)

joey said...

Hiya Mandy

gorgeous card that paper is one of my faves, thanks forjoining us at inky impressions

Joey.xx

Dana said...

Well I would never have known that you don't go for the angelic/fantasy images because you've done a gorgeous job on this card!! Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at One Crazy Stamper : )
Hugs~
Dana

Julye said...

Fab card love the colours, thanks for joining us at Penny's and merry christmas.

Tammylee said...

This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!
http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-now.html

Tammylee

Tammylee said...

This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!
http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-now.html

Tammylee

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card and in such beautiful colours.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
Hugs Linda

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Would not have guess you were not into fairies looking at your card. You did a phemonmenal job! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Would not have guess you were not into fairies looking at your card. You did a phemonmenal job! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

Sara said...

Very cute, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Mandy. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas Challenge over at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Anne-Marije said...

This one is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Anne said...

Mandy what lovely colours you used, beautiful card!
Thanks for taking the Phindy's Palce Challenge
Hugs
Anne

Julie said...

Delightful card and fab colours!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

ABC Toys and Crafts said...

Great Card!!! Thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge at ABC Toys and Crafts.

~Julie

Ann English said...

Love this beautiful Christmas Angel. Thanks for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge.

Juls said...

beautiful!!! Loving the lilac! Hugs Juls

Creative Inspirations said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Karita said...

Beautiful card with cute angel :)

Thank you for joining at SSC this week :)

Hugs,
Karita

coops said...

gorgeous card, a fab image and i love the lilac colours.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Jacilynn said...

pretty purple card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Toys & Crafts!
Jacilynn

ona_i_ja said...

Mandy, your card is Amazing!!!
Thanks for joining us at CCC and OSAAT this time, and good luck!
Hugs
Agnieszka

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirtaion Paints!!

Kendra

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Winter Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling angel and such pretty colors!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

A.J. said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our “Punch it Out” challenge at Craft Your Days Away and our Anything Goes at OSAAT.

Happy New Year!

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Chocolate Orange said...

Soooo cute !!!
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our anything goes challenge.
Happy New Year.

Choccy x