Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer And Gingham...

When I first saw the inspiration photo on Flutter By Wednesday challenge blog, I just knew that I want a fairy sitting on a sunflower! So to work I went and out came four stamps:
These three sunflowers are ones of my favorite drawings I've ever had!
And this is a stamp I called Emilia With Lollipop. But you might notice that she has no wings - well, that's because while drawing sunflowers, which I did at first, I forgot that I had to make a fairy. I guess that I am going to be giving her wings some time later :)
And here is what turned out from my drawings - Emilia sitting on a sunflower with cut butterfly sticker wings :)
As usual I used my ProMarkers to color the image: Mandarin, Pumpkin, Gold, Mustard, Pastel Yellow, Ivory, Blush, Vanilla, Soft Lime, Sandstone, Caramel, Bright Green, Marsh Green, Moss, Cerise, Baby Pink, Warm Gray 2, Blender - awfully lot of markers used, even thou there actually are just three colors in the image - yellow, green and slightly pink...
I just love that I used that metal crown, that I got from that bankrupt bussiness store I mention here a lot! It says Princess and I think it suit her very much. Unfortunately Aleksa was furious because I have never given her a crown on her image before... so I promised that sometime soon I will do just that :)
At the bottom part Im tied polka dotted pink ribbon and made a simple knot. Then I added a jewel brad in green color and stamped "Best Of Luck" sentiment from my own stamps.
And here is the card itself. I used two gingham papers which I designed especially for this card (actually I made gingham in about 11 colors - well if I started, I had to make a complete set). I also used a lot f clear Stickles - just wanted a lot of shine for my little sweet fairy!
And here is the inspirational photo:
I am also going to enter this card in these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes - Head there and help reach the1000 entries!!! Simply fabulous prizes!
I Love ProMarkers - Recipe: 1 ribbon (polka dotted pink), 2 papers (2 ginghams), 2 buttons, gems or brads (well I counted my one brad and metal crown also as a same sort of embellishment :)
The Emerald Faerie Garden - All Things Nice
Dream Valley - Summer Time


  1. Hi Liva. Lovely card. Love her crown & the shine. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  2. Gorgeous Liva, loving all the sparkle too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. A beautiful card, love the colour combo, that sweet image and your embellishments. A real girly card. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faerie Garden with our Girly challenge.
    Suzi x

  4. really sweet love that little fairy even if she doesnt have her wings yet !! thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  5. Awww little Emma is such a cutie, and gorgeous sunflower too! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley.

  6. Love the fairy on the flower! very cute!
    Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie Garden.
    Viv xx


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