Friday, April 29, 2011

Vintage Fairy

Yesterday I wanted to make a card, but just did not feel like coloring. Has that ever happened to you? Looking through my gazillion digital images, I found this one from Far Far Hill. You can find loads of wonderful vintage images and beautiful paper for free on the website. This one is from a set called Flower Fairy Cards.

Isn't she pretty. I used my Sakura glitter pen to bling up the image, otherwise it is kept as is.

I have been watching the prices of the pretty pearl and gem flourishes I see everywhere. They are just to expensive for my budget. I did find a great sale a couple of weeks ago and got a set of 4 pearl swirls and 4 gem swirls at a super price. I added one set to my basket, then tried updating it to 2, but there was not enough in stock! So I guess I got the last set...yeah for me, lol

After finally getting the lovely flourish, I ended up cutting it up into parts anyway.  Partly because the full flourish would not fit on this card (and I just HAD to use them right away!) and partly because I do not seem to be able to leaves things just as they are. All of the swirls and pearls on this card came from one flourish, nice.

For some reason the swirls look like they are a pale purple, but they are acutally a soft pink color. Not sure why the camera picked up the wrong color.

I used a Fiskar border punch that I keep forgetting I have. Strange, since it is such a pretty punch. I went over the embossed part with a colored glitter gel pen and added a single tiny pearl in the center of the the swirls.
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge: pearls and swirls
Wee Memories: anything girly (they have a maximum of only combining their challenge with 3 others)

Hugs,

10 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hey sweetie!! WOWZER!! This image is just gorgeous!! I love your coloring and stunning layout with it too!! Hope all is well friend!! HUGS

Besthobbyeva said...

Such a beautiful card, so elegant. That seems to be a theme with your cards, elegant and beautiful!!

I am loving the image and the pearls!! So gorgeous!!!

I will let you know how the tomorrow goes, I can't wait!!

Take care,
Laurie

Hlora said...

It is very beautiful) Love the Fairies a lot)))

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - lovely image and those pearl flourishes are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

karen said...

So much beautiful detail! The border punch and flourish is fab and the image is so pretty, hugs, Karenxx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful vintage card!

scrapn_momof2 said...

So lovely!!

~Vittory~ said...

Really cute vintage card!
Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again.
With best wishes,
Viktoria

...just Peggy said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.