Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dragonflies and fairies

Hiya friends!

It's back to work for me but I'm feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new week so it's all good. :)

I watched How to Train Your Dragon for the first time yesterday and I'm not ashamed to say that it made it into my top five fave animated features... LOVED it! Great story and awesome visuals made for a fantastic show and it totally has me obsessing a bit about dragons now... I wonder if Sweet November Land needs some resident dragons? Hmmmmm... LOL!

Until that time I guess dragonflies will just have to be a substitute, like on my card today. ;)
I made this with the Flutter By challenge in mind. The theme this week is fall and I had these paper scraps that needed using up which I think are perfectly fall looking. I paired them up with a Pergamano Summer Fairy since I thought the mushroom was very fallish and she could be too just by coloring her in the right colors. Once again I punched the dragonflies out of both vellum and pattern paper, snipped the wings off of the pattern paper ones leaving only their bodies to then glue onto the vellum. I like how this double punching makes the dragonflies look more realistic with the see-through wings and it is so easy to do.

I guess I should go look for a dragon to train... it would be cool to get to fly into work. Talk about a time saving commute! LOL :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Indian Summer), My Mind's Eye (solid orange and brown), vellum
stamps- Pergamano Summer Fairy, Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Kaiser Craft gems
EK Success dragonfly punch
ribbon
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- E25, E27, E29
clothes/wings- YR12, YR16, YR18, R37, R39, R89, R43, R46, B0000, B000
mushroom- E40, E41, 0

34 comments:

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy, I love this. She is so sweet sitting there with her butterflies to play with. Love, love the colors. It is funny that you should mention it, but we watched How to train you dragon on Friday and OMG, we all loved. If fact I can not remember what post this week it is, but I also mentioned the movie. Did you take the quiz yet. My name if I was a viking would be something fasttalker.lol..I can not find the paper I wrote it on. Mitchell is Olaf the fasttalker. Anyway, have a super day at work. So far so good for me even thought I woke up with a headache this morning. :o)

Ms. Jen said...

This is gorgeous. I love those colors.

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for sharing :)

Auntie Em said...

I still drool every time I see this Indian Summer paper line. And it's so pretty with the little fairy sitting among the leaves with her dragonflies.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Bobbi said...

This is a gorgeous card. We took the kids to the movies to see this movie and it was my DS (3 yo) first time at a theatre and he loved it. As soon as we started seeing the commercial that it was being released, both kids asked for it for Christmas but since DH and I both loved it as well, I went and bought it this weekend. They were very excited and we have watched it about 3 times since then:)

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow che bella fatina e poi le libellule meravigliose... riesci sempre a stupirmi kiss

Lau W said...

The design is superb ! Lovely colors and sweet stamp ! love your card !
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

gorgeous.

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the combo of the BG Indian Summer paper with the images you used. Gorgeous!!! And oh yes, Sweet November could definitely use some dragons!

Renkata said...

Hi Amy, fantastic card, so cute and what an amazing colours combo.
just love these colours together.

donna mikasa said...

Sweeeet! The little fairy is so adorable and I love your vellum winged dragonflies! Must give that a try!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a beautiful card, amy! i love the DPs you used! what a fun little scene, just love those dragonflies and the little fairy on the mushroom! too cute! thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful work week! *hugs* steph :)

Danni said...

We got How to Train Your Dragon on Friday and I think we've watched it 4 or 5 times! It is a great movie. We keep teasing we need to get a dragon too!

Wonderful card! I adore the autumn colors! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Larisa said...

Love her so much! Fairy on mushroom is one of themes which touches my heart!!!
Love the colouring so much!!!

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes challenge this week - we have 4 amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

♥Rach♥ said...

I totally agree, I took B to see it in 3D and couldn't wait for it to come out! Now Westin has seen it too and we're all hooked :0) Toothless is just adorable, isn't he?
LOVE this card, cute stamp and fabulous colors!

RiNNE said...

The colors of this card just make me want to play with fallen leaves-- perfect for the Autumn season! The stamp and dragonflies are magnificent! I saw a part of that movie (my hubby was watching it but I was reading a book called The Help)... & I liked what I saw. It is a wonderful animation and the story is great! Now I have to watch it! ;). Can't wait to see some dragon creations ;).

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... this is so beautiful, Amy! Love this little sweet fairy and your dragonfly!!

Shirley N said...

Your image is just so adorable and I love your coloring--gorgeous card Amy! Love your vellum dragonflies,too, beautiful!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love the little dragonflies. Beautiful card.

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG SNAP. I watched the same movie over the weekend for the first time and I loved it. Loved all the dragons and yes I am all for dragons. Throw them my way please. I want them. LOL.

Gorgeous card. I love all the dragonflies. Great image and beautifully coloured as always
mwah
Trace

Kristy said...

this is an adorable card! sweet image! My Dh and kiddos loved that movie too! We had to have it :)

Shaela said...

this is a beautiful card, and I can't WAIT to see that movie myself!

Juls said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! this is just utterly gorgeous!!

Hugs Juls

Kimberly S said...

How adorable Amy! So glad you could joing us this week for FBW! :)

Melissa S said...

Fantastic card Amy! She looks so cute sitting there watching the dragonflies. We've watched "the dragon movie" as my girls call it three times since Saturday. I think it is now my girls #1 pick.

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

I just got done watching "How to Train Your Dragon"...it was awesome, totally loved it! Toothless is cute silly dilly bear. I want one! ;) . I love this card, yep...one of these days I'll pull out my Pergamano stamps and color them. :)

Alice Wertz said...

awww... this is so pretty, Amy! LOVE the little fair the pp you used and the design. just a fabulous card, girl! will have to find that movie! =)

Leanne said...

O this is super kewt Amy! I love that little girl!! Pretty card, and lovely colors. That movie was too awesome huh? I think SNL needs a couple dragons ;) Hugs,

Kris said...

ooh i LOVE the colors!!! a real CUTE card you have here girly!! it's absolutely adorable! =D

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely work Amy.

WickedPixie said...

Oooh, ooh, ooh, I vote "yes, please" on the Dragons!!
Sorry I am so late (again!) to comment on your gorgeous card! It really gives me the feeling of a fall day (with that last bits of summer trying to hang on!) I can almost hear the dragonfly wings thrumming! :-)Traci

Ria said...

YES YES YES YES AMy you need dragons as I need dragons why else would I have dragonmagic as my domain name ;) LOL GIRL GIMME SOME DRAGONSSSSSSSSSSSSSS hahhhahhha wish i could draw them but I only can sculpt them ah well we all have our flaws.

Love yourcard and I also love the movie :)
hugs Ria

Crafty Jenn said...

This turned out terrific! Love how you played up the BG paper with the ribbon and rhinestones.

<3 Jenn