Friday, May 26, 2017

It's a Good Day to Have a Good Day - FFFC #188 'Flowers'

Hello.

It's time to launch a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The theme for the next two weeks is 'Flowers' (this is right up my alley...tee hee).  Please visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what the DT gals have created to inspire you to play along with us.  

Here's the card that I came up with.  I do love monochromatic looks.




A closer look at the image being featured.


This gorgeous fairy, created by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps, is called 'Misletoe Fairy'--available as both a digital stamp (directly from Sylvia HERE) or a Whimsy-Stamps rubberstamp (from retailers world-wide).

I was testing out a new type of paper that they labelled made especially for markers.  I started colouring this image (I always started with the face and skin) with my alcohol-ink markers, but I found that the ink bled too much so I switched to using coloured pencils for the rest of the image.  (Except for the background--that was done with markers as well.)


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations Challenge #342 - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Challenge #62 - Anything Goes w/optional add some flowers
Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge # 26 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 21 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #163 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #295 - Lace and Pearls
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 395 - Anything Goes with a twist of Flowers

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad; Echo Park Paper Co. Garden Gate; Recollections Batiked My Interest Surf  
Dies:  Spellbinder Petite Ovals and Scalloped Petite Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 05; Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; lace and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils - Faber-Castell Polychromos
- face and skin (markers):  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- dotted background (markers):  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 
- sorry, but I didn't jot down the colours of the coloured pencils I used


25 comments:

Claudia Rogier said...

stunning card.

xx
Claudia

http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/
http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be

Natasa Š. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and your colouring is perfect!

Christine Dol said...

LOVE your card, love your flowers and love that saying! You always bring a smile to my face each and every post!!! Your colouring is super amaing!!!

Barbara Niezgoda said...

piękna kartka!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous monochrome card,beautiful image and gorgeous flowers--Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x

Astrid said...

Ohhh Norma, such a wonderful card. And thank you for joining in the challenge of Whimsy stamps challenge blog.
Hugs Astrid (DT)

Viv's Visuals said...

She is a lovely fairy and you have coloured her beautifully. A gorgeous mono chrome card and thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Juls said...

Wow!!! This is a stunner.. thank you for sharing it with us at Digi chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

Candy said...

Just Stunning, Norma!!
Hugs, Candy

Deni(se) said...

She is just breathtaking. You are very talented with colored pencils and the shading it amazing. Love the entire card.

Megan J said...

Hi Norma, a BEAUTIFUL card, love the soft colours and the amazing embellishments you have used. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight, good luck in the draw... have a wonderful weekend... Megan DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Dora said...

Fantastic! Beautiful card and decoration.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, flowers and the whole design!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie C said...

Sheer perfection in every little way! Love it. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy, Jackie DT member xx

brenda said...

A very pretty card and design, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Jane Proffitt said...

Absolutely stunning! Love your color palette. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

Anna said...

Stunning card! Fab colouring and layout. :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and good luck in the challenge :)
Hugs Anna

CraftyNatalie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.CraftyNatalie-DT

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our WHIMSY STAMPS challenge blog so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

Julie P said...

Absolutely gorgeous norma! I love your colour palette and of course your beautiful hand made flowers, just beautiful. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Julie P
The Paper Shelter DT

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm just in love with your card! Amazing colouring, love so much the tones you used and such wonderful design!!!

Donna Rudy said...

An absolutely stunning card! LOVE the colours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation in our challenge at Whimsy Stamps!

hester said...

Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and the perfect embellies and paper!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

Kerys said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us for the Whimsy Stamps challenge this month. :)

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