Monday, August 9, 2010

Purple Birthday Fairy

I am blessed to be ‘auntie’ to some very sweet little girls. My two best friends have 3 of their girlies with early August birthdays. I found this cute fairy at Karen Doodles and knew she’d be perfect for my girls. I made 2 fairy cards, this is the first using a purple theme. I’d colored the fairies at the same time using the same paper as inspiration (the second card will be posted shortly). I’m starting to get a bit smarter in my coloring and keep my paper stash nearby. Originally I thought I’d save time by precoloring images, but quickly realized I spent longer trying to find the perfect paper match when it came time to put the card together. I know, this is basic crafting common sense, but I can be a little slow some times. LOL. I prefer the small DCWV stacks or similar and keep a few next to my coloring supplies. I pull out 2-3 pieces from the same stack and keep them next to me while I start playing. Once the image is colored, I tuck it with the inspiration papers in my ‘to be used’ box. It’s much easier to find a few matching embellishments to fill out a card and my new, logical method is actually saving me time!

Photo Inspiration ~ Stamp Something Challenge
Mmmm, a birthday party with pinks and purples. Perfect for a princess!

Sinons Says Stamp and Show Challenge #1 ~ Things with Wings Wahoo, another new challenge and from the GREAT team at Simon Says Stamp.
CDAC Other Theme Challenge #3 ~ 1 border (torn vellum), 2 pattern papers, 3 different embellishments (rub on sentiment, bling flower, small flower gem)
Flutterby Wednesday #116 ~ Favorite Color
I’m a purple fanatic and this little fairy fit the bill.
YNS Challenge #22 ~ Birthdays

My Creation

Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Purple Birthday Fairy
Stamps: Karen Doodles Fairy Fun
Paper: DCWV Flower Shower, SU Vellum and Whisper White

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (E21, 50; Y21, 26; V000, 91, 93, 95; R20; YG0000); Spicas (Lilac, Clear); Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen, Uniball White Gel Pen

Accessories: SRM Sticker (inside verse), Recollection Gem Flower


  1. Awww ... How cute is that fairy ... Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show for our very first challenge!

  2. your card is the Stinkin' Cutest Thing ever!

    Thanks Bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. How cute is that? Well done on the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  4. Very sweet!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  5. Oh wow this is super cute. i love the fairy and the colours you used. Such a fun and fab card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

  6. Lovely card, the image is so cute!! Thanks for joining YNS for our Birthday challenge,
    Angela x


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