Sunday, May 11, 2014

Iris Dreams birthday card

I had so much fun making this card - I just love colouring these Sweet Pea fairy images. I've combined 3 challenges for this card - the Little Red Wagon Seeing Spots challenge,  the Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge to use ribbon,  and the Seize the Birthday - May Flowers challenge.


Supplies: Sweet Pea digi stamp "Iris Dreams;" Spectrum Noir and Bic markers; Martha Stewart crystal glitter; Cuttlebug tag die; Annabelle Stamps sentiment; May Arts ribbon; Distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass; Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Chalkboard Lilac & Blue Skies; Versamark; Sapphire EP; Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen; Sharpie white paint pen


I printed out two copies of the image so that I could pop up the flowers (and one arm). Once I'd coloured everything but her hair I asked Connor what colour her hair should be, and he chose blue. After colouring I added glitter to the flower centres & her hair. A smidge of glitter pen on her eyes, and ta-da! The background was made with the faux-faux patina technique. The ribbon was heated with my heat gun to melt & warp it a little, which also stiffens it & helps it hold its shape. (As a side note, isn't it funny how we tend to use the same techniques over & over in little bursts? I think 90% of my ribbon has been melted lately!)

xoxo,
Jessi

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Lovely coloring and a lovely card. Really like the shimmer on that embossed background.
Lynn

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous! Jo x

lostinpaper said...

Awesome card with such a fab background!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card....love that background! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Barbara Godden said...

Another winner Jessi, love the blue hair. Fab. job.

Andrea W said...

Awesome card and just in time for my birthday! I love the faux patina background and the colors you used. Very pretty!

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE your decoupaged flowers!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.

Julie Reed said...

Fab card, love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded crafting Fun. Julie DT :)

Lindsey said...

Seems like ages since you've posted a fairy card! This one is gorgeous! The blue hair was a good pick. ;)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a neat card! I love the soothing colors you used (with help from the peanut gallery I see).

I do think it is funny how we reuse the same technique or embellishment over and over and over until we switch to something new.

Dana said...

Sweet image!! The background is to die for!! So gorgeous!!!

Denise Goeldner said...

Awesome card love the glitter & technique for the background. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Joanne said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Greta said...

Really gorgeous work, Jessi! Love the colors!

Jodene said...

This is beautiful and I love your coloured image against such a pretty background. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize The Birthday :)

Asha said...

WOW! This is just fabulous! LOVE the background.... and the image is so sparkly. The flowers in her hair... what a clever touch.
hugs, Asha

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I just adore the colors for this fabulous card! Looooove the sparkle to this as well. The image is just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Macarena said...

Love the background and the coloring.
Thank you for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday!
Hugs, Marzena, DT