Soooo, I seem to have beaten the insomnia (finally), but now I think I have gone the other way and all I want to do is sleep now. However, once I managed to drag my backside out of my very comfy bed this morning, I set about getting to work in my craft room, and this is my first completed make - I have others in progress (ink drying, colouring drying etc.) so more will be shared throughout the day (I may need a nap first though).
Anyway, this is my first make using the new LOTV Magical Fairies art pad. I tried to get this image as the stamp, but it had sold out, and I can see why - it is a gorgeous image. Anyway, fingers crossed it is there next time I go to the shop after payday. In the meantime, I will just have to make do with the art pad (which, of course is no great hardship) and play with the stamp I got instead, which I have stamped and coloured up and will be making into a card next.
Anyway, back to this card. I wanted to go with a night-time feel, and found this gorgeous embossed metallic paper in a load of stash that my grandmother-in-law, Shirley, sent for me (I married into a family full of crafters it seems). I'm sorry to say that the photos really don't do this paper justice at all. It fit perfectly with my card, as it has a feel of midnight and it has purple tones (along with the blue, which means that I can enter this card into this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge), which fit with the colours I was going for, as I really wanted to use the starry paper, which I eventually used to layer up the image. I then layered it onto some purple card. from the scarps of purple left, I diecut a corner and the flourish, to which I added lots of stickles. The background paper made me want to go as glittery as possible. I also added stickles to the fairy's wings, the stars and the moon on the image.
The scalloped card blank also came from the stash sent by Grandma Shirley. The layout is a sketch from Sketch n Stash, which I turned on its side.
The sentiment is stamped in Dusty Concord distress ink, cut out and layered onto some purple card. The sentiment stamp is from the LOTV Everyday Grungy Messages set, which I love and had been waiting to have a card with enough room to put one of these on (I usually end up using tags), and I thought the sentiment here was perfect for this card.
To finish the card, I added some metallic foil stars in the the top left-hand corner to correspond with the sketch, and then some smaller stars in each corner of the card. These stars have been in my stash since forever and I couldn't tell you where I got them from in the first place - I have long forgotten. They do come in handy though.
And that is my card. I may add a 'Grandma' sentiment on it and give it to my gran for her birthday tomorrow, but I think I have another card in mind - with a fairy, as she is as mad about fairies as me. This is the grandma that I am most like - I get my sewing talents from her (seems to have skipped a generation, but talents seems to do that in my family), so her card has to be special, but I know that if I like it, she will like it.
Anyway, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Right, on to my next card - I have a few to make today and there are loads of birthdays coming up and I just haven't been as prepared as usual, as I have been sewing lots (I will show you what, eventually).
|Cupcake Inspirations photo challenge |
I want one of these cupcakes now!