I have been missing in action for a few weeks. I needed to make some drastic changes to my bedroom, where I craft, as I was feeling so claustrophobic in there. I used to have a filing cabinet for A4 papers, but it was tall, bulky, grey and ugly, and so it had to go, along with a huge computer cupboard which stuck out in the room far too far and ate up too much space.
I suddenly had a fit once I started pulling things apart and decided to decorate! Madness. It has killed my hand and really aggravated my osteoarthritis, so much so that colouring is now painful as is typing …… ‘so why are you wittering on so then’ I hear you mutter!
Anyhow the upshot was no blog posts for a few weeks, but I am back now with our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, which is to use one or more flourishes in your design.
I have used an image, Fairy Daisy. from our sponsor for this challenge, The Stamping Boutique and coloured her with promarkers and copics. As soon as I saw her I remember a gorgeous freebie embossing folder I got from Card Making and Papercraft and knew it would be perfect for her as it has the same style of daisies on it.
I embossed it and then coloured each of the daisies in with a combo of copics and pros. I added gems to the centre of the daisies, and to the daisies on the image, along with a wink of stella pen in clear to her eye makeup and wings.
The flourishes are from Tattered Lace, the large one, and Joy, the small ones. I cut them from the same shimmery lemon card that I used as a mat behind the image and embossed background, and then coloured them in with the same colours I used in the image.
You can’t see it too well, but I decorated her hair with little white dots using a sharpie pen. Have to say the sharpie pen is the best one I have ever found for adding white over your image!
I am entering her into the following:-
A Creative Romance – Girly Creations
Charisma Cardz – #11 May Flowers
Craftitude – #65 That’s Die-Licious
Crafting For All Seasons – #77 Things With Wings
Crafty Catz – #232 Embossing
Crafty Little Fairies – May: In the Garden
OSAAT – #214 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles – #20 Things With Wings
Stampin’ For The Weekend – For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers – Things With Wings
The Crafter’s Cafe – #64 Girly