Friday, October 1, 2010

Fairy Wishes

Good morning, and happy Friday to everybody! It's time for another new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers. Our hostess for this week's Vintage/Shabby Chic challenge is the lovely Michele!

I love vintage style cards...I have so many papers in my collection that fit this style. I pulled out some pretty turquoise and brown papers from both KaiserCraft and TPC to go along with "Lacey", one of Wags 'n Whiskers gorgeous fairies. All paper edges were "aged" with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (applied with an Inkssentials Blending Tool...a must have!). The crocheted trim and brown pearls are dollar store treasures and the flowers are Prima Hydrangeas. Have you ever finished a card and realized you completely forgot to add something you had planned out? Well, I had intended to add some machine stitching, as I feel it really adds to the vintage style. I also meant to distress the paper edges. However, I was distracted by something on TV (I'm thinking it may have been Dancing With The Stars) and happily went about assembling my card. It wasn't until after everything was adhered that I realized I had not pulled out my machine, nor roughed up the paper edges. This is what you call a major "DUH" moment. Oh time, lol. So unfortunately, this didn't end up looking quite as "vintage" as I had planned.

Lacey was stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. Her wings were adorned with some Stardust Stickles, and she was adhered to the layered ovals cut with Spellbinders. (For the brown matting oval, I cut around the outside edge of the die with a craft knife....this gives a "tighter" mat than just cutting out the next size in the Spellbinders set. If you try this out, make sure to sand your paper edges down when you are done as it is near impossible to achieve the perfectly clean cut you get when putting the die through your machine.)

Copics: Here's where I dropped the ball this week! I have been trying to record my colours to include them in my blog posts, but I forgot to do that..."DUH" moment number two for this week. :) I will give you a list of the colours I remember using, but I know that it is not a complete list. Sorry folks.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Dress: E41, E42, E43, E47, E50, BG75, BG72, BG10, BG11, BG000, B99 Wings: E50, BG000 Hair: E50, E33, E31, Y21, Y23, Y17

We'd love to have you join in our challenge this week...if you make sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp on your project, then you will be eligible to win our weekly prize! You can link up your project at the WnW Blog. If you are in need of some Wags 'n Whiskers stamps, you can find them HERE.
We've also got some new guests joining us for the next term, so please make sure to extend Barbara, Mariska and Carolina a warm welcome!

Thanks for stopping by today friends!


Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Lacey"
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, KaiserCraft, TPC
Ink: Memento, Distress Inks, Copic markers
Embellishments: Crocheted trim, pearls, Prima Hydrangeas


♥Rach♥ said...

Beautiful as always, you've made her come alive with your coloring :0)

Mercy said...

WOW, melanie...she is gorgeous! love those deep and rich colors, and your coloring is astounding! awesome job!

Michele said...

Beautiful card Melanie. Gorgeous colouring of the image and the design also. Hugs Michele x

Jenn Joncas said...

Your card is gorgeous!! with or without the stitching and distressing!! I love the colour combo you used and your colouring is beautiful.

Stampvanwinkle said...

So very pretty Melanie, Love your coloring.

CraftyC said...

Wow this is gorgeous Melanie. The colours are stunning!

Annika said...

Oh my, your shading is just amazing - as always! Love the image, such a magical and joyful feel to it!

Tasha said...

Wow this is fabulous!Such gorgeous colours and a fabulous depth to your colour work! Awesome image and layout
love tasha xx