10 January 2011

Happiness for the New Year

Firstly Happy New Year to all who visit my blog and welcome. I am hoping to be more regular with my posts this year and also am planning to use up a lot of my stash on my cards so if I say something is from my stash it generally means that I have had it for more than a year and have no idea where it came from as far as manufacturers are concerned so I am sorry but I hate throwing things away and want to use as much of my collection (stash) as I possibly can without buying anymore- especially papers.

How could you not start the New year with an image like this - this stamp set is so so pretty. I won this set in November last year from the Just Rite blog it's called "Quiet Moments" and the illustrations are done by Elizabeth O.Dulemba - aren't they amazing - it is one of their newer releases and it arrived in my letter box 2 days before Christmas so I just had to play with it the first chance I got100_4018 - I woke up at about 3 in the morning one day with this amazing idea of how I could use it and it just sort fell into place from there then when I saw the ABSC033 AnnaBelle Bling Sketch Challenge  it also fit with the design in my head so here it is- firstly I stamped the image just on normal paper and then coloured it in with a set of Monte Marte watercolour paints  and then added a few highlights with luminarte paints to different areas- so much fun and then I stamped the wing image on some acetate I had from some packaging using staz-on jet black ink- I wanted both the fairies to have a double set of wings which is great because I just stamped both sides of the acetate for the second set using the single wing set of stamps and coloured them in with some "do-crafts" metallic brush markers I also got just before Christmas. When the watercolours where dry I carefully cut the image out and die cut a circle in the centre of my card, I also made another circle in a scrap piece to use as a mask to create the sky for the inside of the card - I had never done this before but am really pleased with how it worked out just by using inks sponged in the edge with a purple then sponged the yellow over the top of the purple and into the centre to create the finish  as you can see in the picture of the open card. I coloured the backs of the fairies with gold markers and put a frame around the hole to give it a more finished look. The little dots you can see are kindy glitz- to look like stars - they look good IRL.


Here are a couple of more pictures of the card closer so you can see the wings and I also put some kindy glitz on their hair to give it a bit of sparkle.  The other picture shows the open card from another angle.  For the front of the card I used some paper from my stash and then because it was a bit plain I added some swirls with a stamp from my collection  think they are See-D's series, then I added a few gems for the bit of bling - voila-finished.



Card Recipe: Cardstock-white 5 1/8" square; Papers- bits from my stash; Ink -Generic purple and yellow and Staz-on Jet Black; Stamps- Just Rite Cling-Quiet Moments and swirl set-See-D's; Other:- Dies- Spellbinders Classic Circles Large #5,Scalloped Classic Circles small#5; Colour- Mont Marte- watercolours, Luminarte- various colours, Do Crafts- Papermania- metallic Brush markers; scraps of Acetate from packaging;Gems- -stash;  Kindy Glitz Crystalina, Aztec Gold; Corner Rounder punch- officeworks; Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, Tacky Craft Glue, Double sided tape.

Hope you like it and if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Thanks for visiting hope to see you visit again soon. I love comments so please feel free to leave one if you wish.

Catch You later


Kathy s


  1. This is beautiful! I love all the detail you've added to your card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

  2. Very very pretty card...love the coloring and the glitter! I do love how you've sponged the inside..it looks very serene!

    (found my way here from Annabelle stamps blog)

  3. Your card is simply GORGEOUS! LOVE all your detail, what amazing work, loving your sweet image too!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  4. What a beautiful Card Kathy........I love it and the colours you used! Off to check out the illustrator!

  5. Very effective...good art work...Tootsie

  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.

  7. Sooo pretty! What a lovely card and a great stamp to win!