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Sunday 8 May 2011

OSAAT #61 - Fancy Folds

Over at OSAAT we have a new challenge for you today hosted by Marjo. You are to make a fancy folded card and this can include an easel card (good job too as that is what I made LOL)

For this Challenge The Stamping Boutique are offering the lucky winner
5 Digis of their choice from the Boutique's store!!

If you don't already subscribe to the Stitchy Bear Newsletter I would suggest that you sign up as there are some fabulous images given away as freebies and you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

In the spotlight this week is the one and only Stitchy who has so many fabulous images in the store.

Father's Day / Sports Collaboration

While you are there don't forget that for the Month of May we have a store collab with the theme of Father's Day & Sports which is free with a $10 purchase.

For my card I had the great pleasure to use 2 of Stitchy's designs. I have used Mushroom Delight which is a lovely image in itself but I really wanted to experiment with the fairies in the Rainbow Magic Silhouette Pack as I wanted to try and get a fairy sitting on the larger mushroom. I have never combined images on top of one another like this but it was so easy once I got started. I use a fabulous graphics program called Xara and laid the mushroom image down first as a JPEG. The fairies are in the PNG format so you had complete visibility of the background and could place them where you wanted with great precision. Once I had the 1st Fairy down I couldn't stop and added another baby one and then one flittering about in the air as fairies do.

For the bottom section of the easel I used a freebie sentiment from Marlene but it had some frame corners around it so I removed them in Photoshop to leave just the sentiment. I added another 2 of the fairies to this section to continue with the theme.

The image was coloured in with Promarkers and I added spots to the big mushroom and Sakura glitter to the fairies wings. It looks very subtle in the photos but is a lot more twinkly in real life. I added a lace and ribbon trim, a hatpin I made, some punched leaves, a couple of flower sequins and a tiny spotty brad I have had in my stash for a long time. The base panel on the easel is mounted on 3D foam to provide the lip to stand it up and to this I just added some paper flowers and one of the new patterned Candi dots from Craftwork Cards.

I am really proud of how this card turned out. It is great to have an idea and for it to come out even better than you imagined :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order) :-


Josephine said...

So lovely, Mandy! Those little Pixies of Stitchy's are gorgeous, and you've used them so cleverly.

stampingmarianne said...

Love this card a lot!
I always think it is so difficult how to use silhouette-images but you did a perfect job!
Great card!
Havea a good sunday!

Julye said...

Another fab card Mandy love the inventiveness of the fairies.

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious Mandy! Love the design and colors.

bunches of hugs, Marjo

Nikki Byrne said...

Awesome. Love the whole thingand the colours are great. Nikki

Wenda said...

Fabulous card you made, love the way you use the silhouette-images.

Hugs Wenda

Deb said...

Gorgeous colors and image, so cheerful it made me smile

Renee said...

WOW Mandy!! This is stunning. Love the way you overlayed the fairies. So cool..

Mel said...

Oh another stunning card!
I love the images and those lil fairys are fab!
Thanks for playing along with Sarah Hurley Challenges!
Hugs Melly xxx

WencheP said...

It's really cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

andrea said...

Beautiful card,gorgeous image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

what a fun card ! Those little fairys are adorable. Thanks for joining us as Polka Doodles.

Anna said...

Adorable! Love the shadow fairies! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed!

Sheri said...

Very nice easel fold! So colorful! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

Kimba-Slydog said...

Wow, so wonderful!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.


Miranda said...

fantastic card Mandy, love the silhouette fairies, so adorable
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Amanda said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's.

Teri said...

What a pretty creation hun!
Thank you for playing our Fantasy/Mythical challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck in the draw!
Teri x

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely! Elaine-xxx-

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Unknown said...

Hi there - a lovely cardf & a beautiful bright & cheerful blog. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!