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Friday, June 10, 2011

Blue Fairy

Hey all, hope you're all having a great weekend. Weather is overcast and yucky here...for the 5th day in a row. I am so hoping to be able to see some sun again soon. Today's card is done for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, MMSC over on the CDAC. The card I did is for a friend's birthday and the image is from A Day for Daisies. She is the cutest little fairy you ever did see. So the sketch challenge this time was your choice. You could make it fancy, CAS or somewhere in between. These are the sketches that were offered.

I chose to do the make it fancy sketch. I just thought that it looked so, well, fancy! lol

So I've done a couple of things that I've never done before with this card. First off, for the background paper I used a really nice thick origami paper. I just loved the look and texture of it. And then I "colored" the image with metallic watercolor paints that my wonderful friend Kelly gave me. I've never tried doing an entire image in metallic water paints. O.K...so it's not entirely in watercolor...her skin is done with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms, but the rest of it is watercolors. I used 2 different colors of blue for her and added "layers" of it to give the look of shading. It didn't go exactly as planned, but I'm pleased with the effect anyways. Her hair is done with the metallic gold.



For my embellishments I used presticky rhinestones and little flower "cups" that I added liquid pearl into.

The sentiment that I used is from Create with TLC.

Supplies:

Uncolored image by A Day for Daisies
Sentiment by Create with TLC
Base DP - DCWV
Origami Paper - Aitoh Origami paper
Metallic water paints
Gold pen for outlining the scalloped oval
Recollections Rhinestone stickers
Small metal "flower cups" found at the local bead place
Liquid Pearl

Challenges entered:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - #107 - Your choice

7 comments:

LindaS said...

Beautiful. I really like the bling and the PP looks wonderful with the image. LindaS/"priscillastyles"DT

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

Your blue fairy is very pretty! Love all the bling!

Thanks for joining our challenge - I hope to see you play with us agian real soon!
Hugs
Gunn
Midnight Madness Design Team

Priscilla said...

Well well well ..lookie here...I am so excited ou came to play Charlene!! A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I'm so glad that you found us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Your card is beautiful. I love the shimmery blue that you used on the fairy. Your paper and rhinestone flourish are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along this week and I hope we see you back again soon!
~Renee
MMSC DT

marsha said...

Charlene, waving a big HELLO to you! So glad you're playing here at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Your card is just lovely, the blue is gorgeous as well as the rhinestones and that beautiful sentiment. Good to see one of your creations here, please come back and play again!
Hugs and blessings,
Marsha
MMSC-DT

Starla B. said...

Oh, Char! This is so gorgeous!! I love that image, too, but you colored it amazingly!! I'm just stunned...I can't even THINK of what to say. I love it all!

Marlene said...

How beautiful! So much detail...so dimensional. Me lovey!

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