Hello my lovely friends!
Yesterday we started a new challenge on DP2 Challenge, but it was a hard day for me at hospital with mum, who is very poorly and very very weak right now, so I did not find the time and mental energy to post about it. Sorry for that.
For this challenge I used a very cute digital stamp designed by Mo. This sweet fairy holding an acorn is called Mighty Oak. You can find it in Mo's STORE together with an increasing number of sweet images for all occasions. It is always so hard to choose from all the cuteness.
This particular stamp comes also with a separate text which says "Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow."
I had in mind to use this same sentiment with this stamp, for I sense hope in this message, an encouragement for the receiver of this card. I had already printed the sentiment, but then I realised I did not have enough space for it. Then I decided to do something else; I wrote with separate letters "HOPE never fails".
I coloured this sweet fairy using Copic markers, also using Stickles on her cute fairy wings. She is very easy to colour. One can also choose to paper-piece her onesie. Thinking a bit out of the box,I used Gesso to create the spots on the picture, creating not only contrast, but also texture.
The background papers are printed, using some images from the internet, I looked for a background with small acorns, and then a coordinating antique blue design. I think they fitted her perfectly.
I also created some pine cones to do something different from the usual flowers. The idea came after I read Norma's tutorial on how to do them, here. I can improve on them, but even though they are very time-consuming, they gave a particular and unique feel to the card.
The leaves are Magnolia die cuts from the Parsley and Rocket salad die, the thinner ones are punch cuts.
Supplies used: tulle, antique blue ribbon, self-adhesive pearls, butterfly punches, bird chipboard, White Gesso, Distress inks, dry embossing folder
Dies: Spellbinders, Go-Kreate, Magnolia
Please pop over the Challenge blog to see what the other Dream Team members have created. Believe me, you won't be disappointed!! And do share your love for Mo's images by your creation. remember that one of you can win a $5 voucher for Mo's online Store!
Challenges I'm entering with this one!
Fussy and Fancy Challenges #184 - Embellish it
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenges - using patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday - #276-277
Have a wonderful week!! And smile :)