Sweet Stampin' ~ Things With Wings

Hey crafty friends, I'm back with the second post of my busy weekend. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and we've chosen the lovely theme 'Things With Wings' this week. I do hope you'll come and play along, it can be interpreted so many different ways! I wasn't sure whether to pull out my lovely planes and make a masculine card or play with a fairy. Well, you know what won right?!

I adore fairies and have coloured up this enchanting image from Tammy at A Day For Daisies. I was so sad that her shop closed last year, her work is enchanting. But I heard a recent rumour that the store may be making a come back! So I'm excited about that. I find her images so sweet and wistful and lovely. I pulled out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints to colour up this cutie. I've zero confidence with watercolours, so don't use them often, but I have had the loveliest adventure with this sweet image and mixing the colours to get the hues I wanted. I just love the soft sweet finish it has. I then found the perfect sentiment in my stash from a VERY old Stampavie set by Tina Wenke called Happy Birthday and used Kaisercraft Denim ink to add it to the card. A softer finish than black would have been and I really like it.

I  actually used a shimmery watercolour that's part of the set I have on the flower centres for a bit of extra interest. It doesn't show on the fairy's wings well, so I may go back and just add some loose glitter on this to really make them pop, but I didn't have time to do this before prepping my post for today. I took the above pic indoors under the spots, so the sparkle shows better. I adore the way this frame works for pieces like this. It's a gorgeous Whimsy Stamps frame and I used it a few times for my Christmas cards and loved the look it lent then too. I'll have to share some of those pics later. 

To give the design some interest and dimension, I've backed each of those little sections from the die up with layers of card to get some additional dimension. The foam I had was too thick, so I opted to use up some waste paper to do my layering. I used about 4 layers of cardstock under my image piece, gluing each piece well in place. I'm running out of my Ranger Multi Medium Matte, so I used another favourite glue, my Olba glue. This never makes my paper layers pucker or warp, which is so important when layering like this and because I use a syringe to apply it, can be quite specific in the amount and spread. Worked a treat to be honest, I'll totally do this again! It'll be possibly a bit heavier to post than foam would have been, but otherwise a good use of waste scraps I thought! 

Thanks for popping in to visit today. I love reading your comments, especially in these slightly lonely social isolation days, so thank you so much if you do leave a comment! I hope you'll come and join our challenge this week, it was our lovely Susan's birthday yesterday, so be sure to leave a little love for her if you're popping into her blog. I'll be back again really soon with another crafty creation. Hugs and stay safe, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Stinkin' Inkers: Crafter's Choice
Aud Sentiments: #248 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #408 ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #454 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #13 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: April Showers & Flowers
Allsorts Challenge: #566 ~ Something Old, Something New (I've used really old sentiment, but new die)


Sarah said…
What a beautifully thought out card Wends, lovely delicate colours for that sweet fairy baby. Hope you and yours are keeping well xx
Pat said…
Oh Wends this is such a beautiful card, the image is so sweet with the fabulous pastel watercolours and your card design is so unusual, a really awesome make. Hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. Stay safe.

Pat xx
Chris said…
How beautiful! So soft and delicate, perfect with this charming image. You're very brave to use your watercolours Wends, I must try to be a bit more adventurous! Love the design of this too, all in all -gorgeous!
Pat K said…
Very sweet image on this beautiful card Wends. Love your watercolouring. hugs xx
Fikreta said…
so very nice card!
What an incredible image Wends, and so exquisitely coloured... it took me a few seconds to 'find' the fairy!! love the way you have used the frame and lifted the panels, that is a fabulous finish to the card.
I am doing o.k. - I have been taken into my daughter's 'bubble', which is fabulous - the kids were missing me, and I must admit to missing them too, as we normally see quite a lot of each other. My son and his wife and family often call by and we chat over the fence :), and then there are the video chats with both families.
Stay safe
brenda said…
A beautiful floral creation and what a super design as well, thank you so much for joining in with our current theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x
Beautiful creation. Love the watercolor background and flowers. The stitching is perfect to showcase the image. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.
Rene said…
This is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
Lisa F. said…
Thank you so much for joining us at this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment! This is such a super pretty card! -Lisa
Linby said…
I've not seen this die before, it certainly adds interest to your lovely design.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Kavya N said…
Such a beautiful card! Love your coloring! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge!

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