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Monday, July 13, 2009

"Beautiful Dreamer Fairy"-"The Next Level" DT Card + Comment Candy and a Few Challenges!

Hello again!
Glad you popped by!
Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge for better detail.

This week’s “The Next Level” challenge is based off of the sketch below, and it has an added element… You must use a decoupaged main image. This means all or part of the image needs to be popped up for a 3D effect.

I am using the beautiful “Dreamer Fairy” designed by: Louise Brigden from “Charmed Cards and Crafts” “Pixie Chicks Collection #1”.
Because of the fine details in the fairy’s hair, I decided to decoupage just her wings and arms. The larger wing has been popped 3 times! She is water colored to match the colors in the DP I chose, then I glittered her wings with Stickles and her headband of roses and neckline with Martha Stewart Rose glitter. Her eyelids were painted with Shimmerz and her lips and tiny little fingernails were glossed with Crystal Effects.

I used DCWV “Once Upon a Time” stack and core’dinations cardstock. The stack had the perfect paper for the inside of the card with a glittered fairy image to tie it all together. I used lots of gold on this one. The ribbons, thread, glitter on the DP and glitter on the edges of her wings are all gold.

I don’t usually use silk flowers on my cards but I saw these and fell in love. They matched the paper and image perfectly! I added two kinds of hand punched leaves, some white beads, and some ribbon to make them look like mini bouquets.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamp With Fun - #15 Shapes or punches.
I used several different sizes of Circle Nesties and punched a couple of shapes of leaves on this one.

Creative Inspirations - Gems and Pearls (either or both)
I used lots of pearl beads in the mini flower arrangements.

Stampin' For The Weekend - #16 Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate. They had a picture of chocolate covered strawberries to use as inspiration.
I used muted colors of red, brown, and a touch of green (the stems)

Raspberry Ribbons - This is my second entry for this one! The theme is Circles....and Ribbons of course!
The main image and the element behind it are circles.

This week’s COMMENT CANDY is the beautiful digi set that this image came from. You can see it HERE. It comes with 7 pixies and tons of extras!
All you have to do to get a chance at winning this lovely set is to leave a comment below about my card …that’s all! If you would like to become a follower, that would be cool too but not a requirement.
It is just my way to say thanks for taking the time to let me know you dropped by for a visit. Comments make my heart smile!
I will choose a winner and post it the evening of Sunday, July 19th

Hugs to all!


Angie said...

This is absolutely stunning,
love all the detail,
that fairy is so cute,

Moni said...

Waw so fab card, love the details and fab colours! So cute image! Hugs,moni

Rach said...

a beautiful card, love the detail that you have added, amazing. hugs rachxx

Debbie said...

A Stunning card True, a beautiful image and I love the colours and the beautiful flowr detail. Debbie x

Littlebear said...

This card is beautiful, as always. You have chosen the perfect papers to complement the image and your attention to detail is amazing.
Clare x

Lovely Linda said...

True, this is truly magical and everything about 'fairies' that we believed in our childhood. I love the colours and the embellishments you have used. Your colouring is breathtaking and I just love the shimmerz and bling - this is just magical! Thanks for the visual treat!! God bless you!

Michele said...

Oh wow True, this is just stunning. Love the beautiful image and your colouring is just gorgeous. Perfect papers with this image. Hugs Michele x

Penni said...

What a stunning card True. The fairy is so beautiful and I love your 3D work.


Jenny said...

Wow True! Your cards always look so stunning. I love that image. The DP looks so elegant and love how you added those silk flowers and those white beads.


judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi True, I already am a follower, I think your cards are stunning. Your fary card is beautiful, I love this design anyway, but you have really made a lovely sample with her. Judith x

Anonymous said...

True this may be my favorite of all your cards! The colors are so rich and the fairy is colored beautifully. I'd love, love, love to win this week's comment candy too.


Horners Corner said...

Lovely card, you are right them flowers are perfect.


Kath said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS GORGEOUS card True!! BRAVO!!

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, True! Beautiful work!

the funkie junkie said...

OMG True, this card is sensational. I saw it over on TNL and was absolutely blown away by it. Everything about it is perfect from the background embossing and color scheme to the fine details you used to color the delightful little fairy. You are really smokin' the card scene girlfriend!!

Sandi said...

True...this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen! The colors, the style, the detail, is so stunning. It has me dreaming beautiful thoughts.

kaylou said...

Hi True
wow this is a stunning card i abolutley love the colours and your style wow...just gorgeous.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Dianne said...

STUNNING!! True, the card is gorgeous. Beautiful detailed work.

True :) said...
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Karen said...

True it's a little work of art. You are very talented, I just love this card. xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow...what a stunner! Love all your details

SMK said...

those flowers are just scrumptious and the fairy is amazing! great work as always :D

Nunt said...

Once again True, you are a creative wonder! I love how you made the inside co-ordinate too!


Beautiful Greetings said...

Beyond gorgeous True. You never fail to amaze me with your talent!

Denise said...

I love everything about your card. The attention to detail. All the different elements, stitching, the layering. Wonderful job. Thanks for offering comment candy.

Wendy said...

Truly a work of art!! Just stunning True!!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Your work is SO amazing. I'm always excited when you post a new card! Hugs!

Simone said...

What an excellent card! So stunning!

mickeyscards said...

hi true, only found your site in last few days but am mesmerised. already use some of lousie's downloads but haven't got the fairies yet - would love to have them. mich

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh this is stunning there is so much deatail in here I see more everytime I look. I can see why you fel in love with the flowers and you have combined them perfectly. I can't believe you are offering candy for commenting to that set is amazing!
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck with the challenges.

X Amy X

Nancy said...

Your card is amazing:O) The image is stunning, and your colouring of it is fantastic! Love all the gorgeous papers, the flowers and ribbons look wonderful. Thank you for joining Stampin' for the Weekend this week. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This is a stunner, True! I love your decoupaged image and the fabulous paper you have used. Your flower bouquets are gorgeous. I love the inside, too.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Jessica said...

Wow True, your cards are stunning, love the 'dreamer' on this one, such beautiful colors and so much detail! and those flower bunches are absolutley fantastic! great card xx

Donna said...

Oh True, this is absolutely gorgeous, the layout is great following that sketch, your coloring of the image is fabulous and I love the flowers, the ribbons, it's truly a beautiful creation.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Anonymous said...

OH True, this is absolutely amazing girl!! All of your work is over the top gorgeous!! I always love coming to you blog with your gorgeous designs!! You rock!! ;) HUGS

Kimmi said...

Hello True.

I really love your attention to detail, you've done a grand job on this card. The Sketch you have used was fab and you've made it even better! The papers you have used are delish (Love the glitter) and the fairy looks amazing. I've seen these little sweeties around and you are by far the more intune to them! Your roses and pearl arrangement is gorgeous! I would hate to guess at how long it took you to do! :o)

Thank you for playing along with us this week over at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you enjoyed making your card and that you join us again for our next challenge! Good Luck.


CraftyC said...

OMG, its truly stunning. I've been looking at these downloads and have just gone and ordered them, couldn't resist. She's adorable and I love everything about your card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Vicki said...

WOW!!!! True this is amazing. I love the opulent feel this card has, the image has been coloured is wonderfully, so many gorgeous details, the floral arrangments are stunning, but those papers are so exquisite. Absolutely fantastic card both inside and out. Thank you for joining us for this weeks colour challenge over at SFTW, good luck and hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more of our challenges xx vicki xx

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Ok I'm coming to live with you so you can teach me everything you know. I will be your little Grasshopper. This is stunning!

Jodi said...

True this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and all the wonderful details you incorporated on it. Now I have a question for you ~ what type of printer do you use? I cannot do any type of watercoloring, use stickles or Crystal Effects on digital images without smearing the ink.

pretty-pink-cards said...

How beautiful is this card. Its lovely and the colours are great.
Thanks for joining in again with our challenge at RR.

Caroline x

My Little Space said...

Stunning card!