Friday, June 26, 2015

Wishing You a Fairy Happy Day - FFFC #142 'Fancy Folds'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  And woo-hoo...I'm hosting this challenge and I've chosen 'Fancy Folds' as the theme.  We have two sponsors for this challenge:  Marinanne Design and Sweet Lilac.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created.

Seeing that Marianne Designs is sponsoring us for this challenge, I've used a few of their dies to create the floral arrangement:
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0111 Flowers
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0151 Garden Branch
- Marianne Designs Creatables LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins

This is called a lever card--probably because the centre panel swings like a lever.

I used my markers and coloured pencils to do the colouring.  Added glitter to the fairy wings.
The template or measurements for the lever card you can find it HERE, except instead of a square centre panel, I used a Go Kreate die to create a shaped centre panel.

Here are close-ups of the digital stamps being featured--they are from A Day For Daisies.

This first one is called  Fairy Hope.

This one is called I Wish, but this digi stamp is no longer available for purchase.

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Fancy Folds
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Crafty Time June Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #1 - For the Ladies
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #25 - Frame It
Sugar and Betty's Challenge - June Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - Flowers (Creatables LR0111, LR0151 and LR0122)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Bingo Board (purple, pearls, flowers)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #267 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #227 - Leave a little sparkle (glitter on fairy wings)
Your Next Stamp - Colour Challenge #17

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Forever in Time Floral Fancy collection
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Marianne Design Creatables LR0111 Flowers, LR0151 Garden Branch and LR0122 Poinsettia With Veins; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini 
Punches:  Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun (both punches for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Seedless Preserves; Jewel Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair (1st fairy):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, coloured pencils
- hair (2nd fairy):  cinnamon, tan, putty, coloured pencils
- dress (1st fairy):  2607-T, 2665-T, lilac, 264-T
- dress (2nd fairy):  521-T, 528-T, pink pearl, fresh bloom 
- wings:  denim blue, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T
- flowers:  plum, 528-T, wild orchid
- dandelion stem:  pesto, apple cider 
- grass:  forest green, 5767-T 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Ella's Design said...

Oh my word, Norma! Your colouring of the hair on that pretty Fairy Hope is just phenomenal! Another beautiful creation (as always!) - fabulous card shape, pretty papers and your trademark AMAZING handmade flowers and colouring! Stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lisa x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is extraordinary, Norma. Extraordinarily beautiful and your colouring is sublime! Hugs, Lesley

Pat K said...

Wow...such a gorgeous card Norma. Wonderful shape and fabulous colouring...especially her hair. I love it all. Thanks for a great challenge this week. hugs, Pat K x

Sue said...

Wow Norma what a totally stunning card! thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Calendar 'Fancy Folds' hugs Sue J xx

Beth Brovold said...

Norma...what can I say that I haven't said countless times before!!! Your creativity, colouring skills and attention to detail simply floors me every time I admire one of your creations!! Your handmade flowers are simply divine...your folds are always so unique and fabulous!! GORGEOUS card Norma!! Have a most wonderful weekend!!
Take care,

Bev said...

an absolutely stunning creation... such talent! Thanks for joining in with our 'frame it' challenge at Polkadoodles this fortnight.

Cami said...

STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous, Norma! Your coloring is just so beautiful. Add to that, this lever card style just makes for an incredibly wonderful card for anyone to cherish. I still envy your talent for making flowers. Have a beautiful day!

Theresa said...

your colouring is superb. i love your lever card and might be borrowing your instructions, xx

A Country Twinkle said...

Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness Norma. I LOVE you! Your cards are just amazing. I always look forward to seeing your blog email :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the fold on this GORGEOUS card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Penny said...

Wow, this is amazing, I love the detail.
Thanks for visiting our Frame It Challenge at Polkadoodles
Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a breathtaking design Norma. I LOVE the beautiful images, both of them and your amazing card design. Stunning, just stunning. Thanks for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Bingo Board' challenge. Great bingo line choice, fabulous. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Betty said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what beautiful hair! Very pretty card Norma, have a wonderful day xo Julie P

Sheryl said...

Hi Norma! This card is absolutely stunning! I just can't get over how outstanding the hair is that you have colored! I keep going back to stare at it! You are truly talented with a real gift my friend!
Your fold is lovely and what a nice surprise to see the adorable little fairy inside your card! This is a great challenge. I am looking forward to seeing lots of fun creations entered!
I hope that you have a great week!
Big warm hugs and love,
Sheryl said...

Such a beautiful card! Lovely coloring and all the purple looks wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS and sharing your take on the colors from challenge #18.

Tracy Penney said...

Wow, this is stunning. I love that fancy design and your colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Tineke van der Linden said...

Wauw, wat een supermooie kaart! En zo prachtig is het model van de kaart.
Bedankt voor je bijdrage bij MD Divas.
Groetjes Tineke

Anonymous said...

Hi Norma. I ran across your card on facebook. Gotta tell you, it is fabulous! Your coloring is wonderful, I am in awe.

Deborah Anton said...

WOW!! Amazing project and the coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

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