Saturday 22 January 2011

Gothic Fairy

A bit of a rush job on this one. I nearly forgot my Stamp It Crazy card.
Using one of the gothic fairy stamps from Stamp It Crazy, Pink backed black core-dinations, a length of ribbon and some glitter I put this all onto a card.
The light doesn't show the colours up very well unfortunately. As I said, the core-dinations has a pink core which the black was sanded off to expose after embossing and round the edges for good measure to distress.
The fairy was coloured with water colour pencils with some glittery gel pen on the wings and just a touch of glimmer dust. I fussy cut her out and attached to some card that I had dunked in watered down DI's in blue (Stormy Sky), purple (Dusty Concorde) and red (BarnDoor) and then finished off with black soot.
The ribbon is actually a very deep red but looks brown here. Some dewdrops in the corners are black, blue and purple but the red kind of hides the colour until you look from another angle. all layered onto lilac then black CS base
So this is being entered into the challenges at
Stamp It Crazy - the recipe
I was following the sketch over on Fairy Moon Crafts so will enter this there as well
Also at Aly's Sunday Challenge - Things with wings. We have the fairy and the butterflies.
Over on Magical Monday Challenge Blog they have a Gothic Angelz challenge. I don't know if this will qualify as she's a fairy not an angel but I'm going to give it a try.
Paperplay challenges have a "Back To Black" challenge. This not only uses a black base card but has plenty of black on the card so I am entering this card into this challenge
Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge this week is a free for all, as long as there is a fairy, angel or butterfly in there. This card is also being lined up there
Then there's the challenge over at Crafty Emma's challenge blog. This week is Angels and Fairies. This fits in just nicely.
Wags 'n Whiskers have a Fairy or Angel challenge as well to highlight their new releases
Stamping Royalty Blog Challenge is for "Things With Wings


  1. Hi Helen. This is so fabulous, what a shame the light doesnt do it justice. I love the design and the background. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. Wow, what a lovely Card, thank you for playing along at stampitcrazy challenge, Barb

  3. Hello Helen...
    i hope your'e not working to hard. I love this gothic faerie... and what you've done with her.
    Thank you so much for finding time to join in with the Stampitcrazy challenge this week.
    much love lynx

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed!

  5. Great card, thank you for joining us at Fairymoon this week.

    Pam x

  6. Oh wow Helen, this is absolutely stunning, I love it! The SIC challenge is listed on my challenge blog, check Saturdays, and check SIC, we all won! :D

  7. Hi ya
    gorgeous card,lovely image & colouring,fab papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. Lovely card - a gorgeous fairy for our challenge this week at CES - thanks for joining us! Juliexx

  9. Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

  10. lovely card!!...thanks for sharing it with us at WNW..hugs..Debs x

  11. Fantastic card! Great take on the Gothic Angel challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday challenge last week. We have a new one this week - flowers. We hope you can play along again! Just remember to use a "Magical character" on your card (angel, fairies, dragons, etc).
    Magical Monday Challenge DT

  12. fab card, realy good colouring
    thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week.

  13. fabulous .... I love your image. Thank you for joining our angels /fairies challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xxx