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Monday, 9 June 2014

Fairy Fleur - Monday 9th June 2014

Hello Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend and the sun shone! I had a busy one, helping out at the Julia Watts demo day on Saturday and yesterday we picked up Tom's parents from the airport (they've been on holiday in Italy) and then all went to lunch.

Today's card is another card made using Lavinia Stamps fairies: we are basing a special Chipping Sodbury Festival workshop on a fairy theme in a few weeks time (because the festival theme is Disney), so I have been playing with my stamps for examples and to decide on the card my group will make.

We were asked to put on a special  festival workshop last year, where the theme was The Beatles and Amy and I  had great fun basing cards around Beatles lyrics. This year the theme was originally to be First World War commemorations and we had great ideas with poppy stamps...then it got changed to Disney!

Although we aren't totally going down the Disney route with our cards, we have to give a nod to the theme,  so  we decided to  use the mystical fairy silhouettes that Lavinia produces. Actually from what I've read about the movie and the photos I've seen, I think the images Lavinia creates will fit in nicely with the new Disney movie Malefficent, so we're right up to date!

I was playing with the background more than anything with this one, so if I decide go with it, I may change the fairy to one that looks more 'traditional'. However, I do really love this stamp.

I am working on a  selection of cards using Lavinia stamps and for a few of them I created my backgrounds using a brayer. But this wouldn't be practical in the workshop at the moment, so for others I just used inks and cut n' dry.

I inked this one using 2 colours: Dusty Concord distress ink and Purple Twilight adirondack. I used Cut n Dry to apply the inks. To create the moon, I die cut a circle and used it as a mask. For the mountains I tore copy paper into sheets and also used it as a mask. Using both colour inks to create depth.

The Vine stamp is also by Lavinia, but the ferns and quote are from the Dandelion Wishes set of stamps by Creative Expressions and the tiny butterflies are by Majestix. The main fairy is 'Fleur' by Lavinia.

I coloured  'Fleur' in with the inks I used to create the background, just painting in with a brush. I also added glitter to Fleur and a little to the ferns (you have to have glitter with fairies!).

Inside the card I stamped the greeting from Phill Martin's Birthday Verses stamp set for Creative Expressions (another Ally Pally buy and very useful!) I stamped the vine leaves in the corners and the little starbursts.

That's all from me for today, I'll be back tomorrow with this week's Sam Poole DT post, meanwhile enjoy the rest of the day!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. A great card Carole and the fairy is gorgeous. Your background is fabulous. Shame they didn't stick with the World War One theme but I guess Disney will appeal to the younger element. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Hi Carole, sorry I've been such a bad blogger - I'm really behind with commenting and am just catching up with everyone now! I've had a look at all of your gorgeous creations over the past week. I absolutely love this one! The image and colours are stunning and I really like the sentiment too - wildflowers are my favourites. Hope you're well!

  3. Your card is beautiful Carole, I love the colours you have used and the fairy is beautiful. Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Hey Carole, sounds like you had a busy weekend. Love the card. I love the inside details - I'm not very good at that bit :) Cx

  5. Good morning Carole,
    I love your beautiful card. That "fairy" really appeals to me.
    I am not really a "fairy" person but I do like this one, a little different.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  6. Hi Carole, beautiful card & I love that fairy, she's a bit quirky compaired to the other Lavinia ones. Very pretty colours & I really like that Phill Martin sentiment.
    Amy x

  7. Pretty card, love the whole scene you made for your fairy and the inside is just beautiful. ~Diane

  8. The background of your card is nothing less than a work of art! I am really impressed with the delicate colors and how perfectly you pulled it together! Your class will be a huge success!