Good morning friends!
I wish I could say it's a lovely one but it looks to be another gray, rainy day here... sigh. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful we're not getting crazy snowstorms or anything but man I wish the sun would start shining!
I think my longing for brighter, warmer days is reflecting in the cards I've been making and I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. What an easy escape it is to pull out a sheet or two of bright paper and just get lost in it's happiness. :)
So I made my card today with this week's Flutter By challenge in mind. It's another open week but I always like to use a fairy image for this challenge if I can... any excuse to use a fairy is a good thing if you ask me... ;)
I started flipping through my stamps and was stopped at the Gorjuss Girls. Flower Girl was whispering to me that she wanted some pointy ears. How could I not grant her wish? Honestly, I don't think I have used this particular stamp 'as-is' yet because for some reason she always needs those ears... I don't even fight it anymore LOL! This time I did go a step further though and cut some wings out of a sheet of butterfly patterned vellum that I've been hoarding for years. I'm completely in love with Gorjuss Flower Girl now and she told me she's delighted too. :)
The floral background is a new Hero Arts Silhouette Bells cling stamp that I had to have as soon as I saw it. It just seemed like it would make a great little fairy haven and I wasn't disappointed. I did have to stamp it twice for this card to make the image a bit longer but Flower Girl does a nice job of hiding the seam.
Alrighty now onto a bit of Sweet November news... remember how I mentioned new sneak peeks and candy would be here before you know it? Well I wasn't lying! Sweet November has a big Easter release that would have originally gone up at the beginning of March but because we wanted to give everyone more time to use the new stamps before the holiday it was decided to move the release up to February 15th. That means sneak peeks/candy will start back up this Sunday! Before that though I will be shining the spotlight on our two new Sweet November Guest Gals who will be helping Traci and me share all this Easter sweetness with you. So be sure to check back tomorrow 'cause that's when the fun will be starting. :)
Toodles! Supply list:
cardstock- DCWV and PTI
paper- BoBunny (double dot)
K&Co butterfly vellum
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Gorjuss Girl Flower Girl), Hero Arts (Silhouette Bells), Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Prima Got Flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E50, YR00, E51, R20
hair- YG00, YG01, YG03
clothes- Y13, Y15, Y18, Y000, Y00, Y02