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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Fairy Happy Birthday!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and it sure was an easy one for me. The topic for this week's challenge is LACE.  Use lace on your card/project.  I used this beautiful image from The Paper Shelter named "I Love You Baby".  I didn't print the entire image...I printed off only the fairy and not the frog that accompanies her.  I wrote to the artists/owners of The Paper Shelter and asked if it was okay if I used only part of the image and they said 'yes'.  So, I decided to use just the fairy and make this a Fairy Happy Birthday card.


I colored my image with Copics (and although she looks very red, I did not use the red combinations, but used the peach/salmon colors) and then used my Sakura Quickie glue Pen on her wings and applied Warm Glitter Ritz. I used my Cuttlebug and die cut the image with my new "stitched" die by Memory Box. Then I die cut 2 more stitched rectangles out of solid paper that matched my design paper colors. My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I used a punch to cut it out. The metal corner filigree was silver and I colored it with my Copics. The white lace, dark salmon rose lace and dark salmon ribbon are all from my stash. The 3 peach/salmon pearls mounted in metal in the top corner are actually brads. The heart in the middle of my ribbon is a button by Dress It Up and the heart in the middle was actually a light pink that I didn't like so I colored it with my Copics and then put the Ranger Glossy Accents on it.  The pearls on my white cardstock are by Queen & Co. All the dark salmon/peach colors have photographed more red than they actually are, but her blue hair is really that blue! I've never colored a fairy with any color hair other than 'normal' colors but I wanted something that really contrasted with my cardstock papers. Coloring the flowers in her hair the light and dark salmon tones really accents her blue hair, too!


This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who each week offers us this fabulous prize!  Note: If you use an image from The Paper Shelter the prize is a $30 voucher. If you use an image from someone else, you win 3 images of your choice.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made some fabulous projects with LACE on them for this week's challenge and we'd love if you'd visit and be inspired to join us!

                                                                                 Hugs,                                                                                
                                                      Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks, Crafting With An Attitude, The Stamping Boutique, Crafty Catz, Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Come and Get It, Glitter n Sparkle, Ribbon Girls, 613 Avenue Create, Not Just Cards, Artistic Inspirations, Crafty Boots, MelonHeadz, Everybody Art, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Loves Rubber Stamps, CuttlebugMania, Crazy Challenge, Pile It On, Crafty Ribbons, Crafty Girlz, Aurora Wings, DigiChoosday, Whimsy Inspires, Love to Scrap, Art by Miran, Fairytale Stamper (Bingo: Lace, Glitter, Text), Sparkle n Sprinkle, Whoopsi Daisy, The Paper Nest Dolls, Be Crafty and Craft, Craft for the Craic, Crafty Calendar, Scrappers Delights

48 comments:

  1. This is simply gorgeous. Love your colour choices and all those fabulous embellishments. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  2. This is a very lovely card Gail.
    Greetings Maria

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  3. Lovely card, love your colour choice, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

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  4. Hi Gail, oh wow stunning card and your colouring is gorgeous but that lace is beautiful. Love the papers and your card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  5. Gorgeous......love her hair!
    hugs Jo x

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  6. A beautifully coloured little fairy image with gorgeous hair. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this time
    Lorraine DT

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  7. Exactly - a card right up your alley, having to have lace on it, Gail. Of course, all the other girly embellishments just add that much more to it - the pretty tied bow, the corner filigree, the pearls, the glitz, and omg, what a fabby idea to color her hair blue for contrast! The little flowers in her hair do stand out much better. Awesome creation (we wouldn't expect anything less of you!!). Appreciate you sharing this with us at the Love To Scrap challenge blog.

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  8. Gorgeous card Gail. This is such a lovely image and you have colored her beautifully. Enjoy the rest of your week. hugs, Pat K x

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  9. Oooh, I'm loving that big beautiful bow and the lace! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

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  10. I love the blue hair on your fairy. Cute embellishments, also. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  11. Such a very pretty image, and I adore the blue hair and your shading and the embellishments and that wonderful bow! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT x

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  12. Such lovely card Gail. Love her blue hair. I wish I would dare to have that colour myself, maybe pink too. I love changing hair colour. :) Lovely card and sweet use of the lace.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  13. Such lovely card Gail. Love her blue hair. I wish I would dare to have that colour myself, maybe pink too. I love changing hair colour. :) Lovely card and sweet use of the lace.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  14. Stunning the design is fabulous and your colouring is superb perfect card love and hugs Carole x

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  15. Gorgeous, love the image and the colors, great bow/ribbon, and the dies you used are awesome. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Cheers!
    Leanne DT

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  16. She's cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

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  17. Very striking card Gail, lovely colours and what a great image!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  18. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

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  19. Hi Gail what a gorgeous card I love the image and you have coloured it in beautifully.
    And your design is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and good luck. xx
    Debs DT Member.xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  20. Fabulous card and coloring of the image. I love her blue hair and her wings looks so translucent. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  21. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    /Pillan, DT

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  22. She is just the prettiest little fairy and I adore her blue hair!
    A gorgeous pretty card too, fabulous bow as always :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  23. This is stunning. Love the image, the lace and your coloring is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  24. Hi Gail; what a cute stamp and fabulous ribbon bow! Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons "anything goes with ribbon" this time and welcome back!
    La Vikinga // Member of the Design Team at Crafty Ribbons

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  25. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at LTSCB - A Stitch in Time challenge!
    Best of luck with your entry.

    Tammy DT

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  26. She is beautiful. Love your coloring and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

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  27. Your image is beautifully coloured and the big luxurious bow is fab
    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT Member)

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  28. Such a beautiful card Gail, your colouring is fabulous, I love the lush bow and the pretty rosette ribbon across the middle of the lace, and all the pretty pearl details too, hugs, Colette xx

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  29. Great coloring and awesome design Gail! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Monochromatic’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  30. Wowsa... I love that fabulous blue hair! This is a gorgeous card Gail - that blue and the dark bold red is a great combination.

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  31. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

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  32. This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at NJC xx Jan

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  33. Love how you colored her. She looks amazing! So glad you joined us at The Sisterhood of Crafters monochromatic challenge! Hope you will join us again! xx Sandi Lee DT Sistah

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  34. This is stunning Gail..
    Love the colour of her hair.
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

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  35. Beautiful card! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  36. Fabulous card, your colouring looks amazing and I love your design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  37. Love your bright colours especially the hair

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  38. Beautiful card! Love the image and the sparkle you added. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  39. Beautiful card!!!! Love her blue hair. Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-DT

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  40. Beautiful card and image love the hair! and gorgeous bow and embellishments
    Carol x

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  41. Hi just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girlz
    Carol DT x

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  42. so cute!!! I love the blue hair!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  43. This card has the WOW factor, its wonderful. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

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  44. Beautiful, Gail! Love how the flowers in her gorgeous blue hair match the lovely fabric ones. Thanks so much for joining our Flowers Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  45. Your card is so beautiful! I love the way how you coloured her!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
    Hugs,
    Conny

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  46. Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this month
    hugs
    Bettyxxx

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  47. lovely card thank you for joining in our challenge Jane DT x

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