Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So proud of myself

Hello! I hope all is well for you on this fine Tuesday... I'm feeling really good and everything seems to be getting back on track, which is great.
Heck, I even found time to make a card for not one but two challenges! I know, I know... that really isn't much as far as combining challenges go (ahem, Victoria) BUT it is my first time combing any so I'm pretty happy with it. ;) I made this card work for the Flutter By challenge to have a 'Thankful' theme and the Quixotic challenge to add stitching. I hand stitched all wonky like on purpose 'cause I thought it looked very fairy-ish. The sepia toned coloring of the fairies was inspired by Christine's cards that she had in the All That Scraps newsletter a few weeks back... I thought it was pretty cool looking and had to try it myself. :)
I added Spica glitter pens to both fairies hair and I think I did a bit better job photographing it this time but the sparkle still looks way cooler in person. ;)
Alrighty, time to go get ready for work... again. Check ya later!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Tangle and Fidget) Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Tim Holtz Distress Ink (vintage photo and walnut stain)
Prima flowers
Kaiser Gems
Ranger Stickles
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair/eyes (Tangle)-YR20, YR21, YR24, E55, E57, E59
hair/ eyes (Fidget)- E44, E47, E49, E25, E27, E29
clothes/wings- R05, E07, E50, E51, E53, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41

33 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy..This card is Wonderful.....I so love your wonky stitches and the color is really cool. I am not sure I could do something like that yet...I love your fairies and I can not wait to get them. Have a great day. Thanks for you get well wishes. I am soo back..lol..check you tomorrow..Lisa G :D

Tonje said...

LOVE IT!! Those fairies are just the cutest and I love the sepia tones. Gorgeous!!!!

☼ Cheryl* said...

It's beautiful, Amy! I love ths stiching and the Sepia colouring.
I Love the sentiment too! I love it all!

Rachel said...

What great fall colors, beautiful card Amy!

Tammy said...

Fantastic fairies! Such a lovely card.

Jennifer said...

Your card is awesome! I love the vintage feel to it.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Way to go on the challenges! This is adorable and I love the vintage feel with the sepia tones. GREAT stitching accents.

Kris said...

Awesome Amy!!! it turned out absolutely great! love the sepia tones and the hints of red is the perfect addition... the sentiment is really sweet... and of course, LOVE your fairies! =D hugs, Kris

donna mikasa said...

The stitching is sooo cool, and I'm inspired to try a sepia look...And I think I need more fairies!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What a fun color combo!!! LOVE IT! I am in need of these fairies and some time to play with them-you are awesome, Amy!!!

helen ... said...

waw great card, it looks really beatiiful, i bet you ll be the winner of the challenge =)
hugss
helen

Kim Nath said...

I love the earthy tones, so perfect for some spritely woodland fairies!

Berenice said...

Awesome card! I love the fairies :)

Saskia said...

Lovely, lovely card!

Saskia :)

Jackie Thomas said...

gorgeous Amy, really lovely xo Jackie

Claireabelle said...

Totally fabulous!!
xx

Angie said...

These are gorgeous Amy! I can't wait to get my fairies in the mail!

crafty amy said...

Damn it I have been wanting to team these cuties up for a while now and been looking at ways of fitting them together lol This is perfect I love the wonky stitching and the colouring.
I got my rubbah versions yesterday and am so excited the wait was worth it just annoying that I am still working for next few days so will have to look at them without having time to do anything! :S

Hugs

Amy xx

P.S. I found Glee OMG!!!! I am so hooked I watched the first 2 in one hit when I should have been sleeping now just got to find the rest that I can watch over here. I am blaming you lol

Craftypagan said...

You're too fabulous Amy! I LOVE this! Love the layout and the sepia tones! Your stitching is fab-very rustic:) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges. Hope to see you again next time too:) Hugs, Rowena~Quixotic Paperie DT

Alice Wertz said...

wow! love the sepia tones! the fairies are so pretty with their glittery hair!!

WickedPixie said...

Amy, this is fantastic! One of the many things I love about your work is your use of color, but this one shows that even in Sepia, you are crazy talented! (and I love the Sepia!) :-)Traci

Kerry said...

Fabulous!!!! Stunning!!! Love the earthy tone!

Danni said...

What an absolutely wonderful creation!! Great job and thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

RiNNE said...

Amy, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! I thought you couldn't do cards any better but this is just simply marvelous! Such works of arts!!! One of my faves. the sepia tones are beautiful!

P.S. Your cards from yesterday's post were great too!

MicheyMoo said...

Amy - what a spectacular card!! You wouldn't think earthy/sepia tones would grab you like that but.......WHAM!! POW!! Packs a mighty punch under your skilled hand!!

Divine fairies.....I really must get me off to the shop to add them to my collection.

Glad to hear you are on the up and up too.....just the pits being sick.

Hugs, Michey xxx

Angela said...

Amy, this is so WOW!!!!!! Even with the Sepia tones your coloring and work is stunning.. I will have to try this... Glad you are feeling back to normal..
Angela S.

Juls said...

stunning card!! The fariy's are gorgeous, Love the sepia tones you have used..the gorgeous little splatters (fairy dust - soz not too sure how do describe what I'm talking about) and your stitching is just fab!! LOVE!!!!! this card!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE these Fairys and the Sepia tones you used are just Perfect!!!!! LOVE this Card!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Beautiful Amy these are just gorgeous... have been trying the sepia tone but without such success! Lovely wonbky stitching, Glad to hear your feeling better sending BiG HuGs Kim :)

Tammi said...

I love those fairies, a gorgeous card, fab job with the stitching!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG, Amy! This is just fabulously gorgeous! I love your fairies, going to order me some after I comment! :) You ROCK!

Crafty Jenn said...

I love how you used the fairies together with that sentiment. Fabby! The layout is cool how it goes a little outside the card base. Great work!

Tasha said...

I LOVE your fairies - your such a tallented artist Amy. This card is beautiful - loving the spica hair its really glittery
love tasha xx