Tuesday, 15 March 2011

fairy in green and orange

More birthday cards to make for the girls. This one is using a stamp I recieved as part of a blog candy win. The stamp itself is part of the SweetPea range. I had not got round to inking this one up until this week. The challenge over at Pile It On challenges was for green and orange. This colour combo can look so fresh and spring like and dark and mysterious depending on the tones used. I went with the spring look. The weather here is so dreary, I needed something to lighten my mood and the intended recipient prefers the lighter side as well anyway. Anyway....
A fancy fold card using spring green CS as a base

The side portion has been diamond folded to add that bit more of an interest. The spine decorated with Irish green CS and orange dotty ribbon.

The image was coloured using promarkers with some stickles and glossy accents in a few places to highlight. The edges lightly treated to some rusty hinge DI. Backed with some orange textured CS that was donated by a friend last year when I started making cards. A little bow using the same ribbon as on the spine and one of three punched butterflies. All three were from pale orange CS and lightly ink distressed with rusty hinge DI before a body of green stickles added.
The main section is made up of some Irish green CS covered with orange paper that was spritzed with copper mica spray and scrunched up then flattened again. A MS border punched piece of CS with orange/green/gold striped ribbon added to the side. The flower was made from 3 prima type flowers with an old brad to secure and the remaining butterflies.
Sentiment from LOTV added to more of the textured orange CS and stuck on in the corner.

The sketch that was loosley followed here is from Sketch N Stash challenges. The old stash being brad and orange CS. New being the image. I am entering this into their challenge this week.
I don't know how other people keep track of challenges they enter.
I tend to just do a few per card - easier on the DT visiting as well.

Other challenges entered are
Delightful Challenges - Butterflies
CropStop Challenge #10 - Spring is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Stripes. The ribbon and the stripey "spine"
Pile It On - #11 Orange and Green
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenges - Make your own BP - The orange
Papertake Weekly - Triple tastic - three of something - 3 butterflies, 3 seperate flowers make one, 3 lengths of ribbon


  1. Oh, this is beautiful! Love your color choices! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

  2. Oh I just love how unique this one is! Thank you for joining us at Cropstop!

  3. This definitely reminds me of Spring. Love the colors and love the diamond fold...very creative! Thank you for participating in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosemary

  4. Gorgeous projects its so different and unique. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenge this week

  5. such a great colour combo, love it well done and thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight

    Judie xx

  6. Butterfly wings and fairy nights, ethereal! Thank you for sharing with us through the CropStop Challenge

  7. Hi there, your card is gorgeous, i love your image and the diamond fold looks fab however, it does not really follow our sketch at sketch n stash this fortnight.To be eligble for the prize you need to follow the sketch(sorry) Thanks for joining us though and i hope you will pop back again with sketch n stash:-)


  8. Gorgeous card! Love this fun fold. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  9. Beautiful card love the cheery colours and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Donna x

  10. This is gorgeous... love the whole thing...tfs

  11. Amazing card design! Beautiful colors and coloring!

  12. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There’s a blog award for you at http://itsallinthecards.blogspot.com/2011/03/versatile-blogger-award.html :) Have a wonderful day!

  13. Beautiful card, lovely colours! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  14. Gorgeous card - love the shape!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  15. FABULOUS card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT Day!