Saturday, February 18, 2012

What happened?

to my dreams of spring?

Seriously, it was not supposed to snow again people! So imagine my surprise (and dismay) when the white stuff started to fall yesterday afternoon and continued on through the night. Bleh, I guess I should have paid more attention to what the groundhog had to say about our spring forecast.

If you hadn't guessed, this card was actually made before my snowy doom and gloom. It was a happier time... a more optimistic time... a time of bare ground and the promise of warmer days to come. LOL, how's that for being just a tad melodramatic? ;)
Ok, enough of my whining. A while back I spotted this lovely fairy on Pinterest and after following the links back I found myself at Mo's Digital Pencil. Needless to say, I was smitten and had to get Fairy Mia right then and there. But since it was during the holidays she ended up just sitting and waiting patiently in my hard drive. That is, until the other day when I was high on a spring fever kick and a mission to show those neglected stamps (and digi stamps) some love. So I printed Mia out and started coloring her up to match this pretty floral piece of paper that is actually the packaging for some Prima flowers that I could never throw away. I tried to keep the colors very light and bright as I was going for a kind of sun-bleached look with her. Over all I'm pretty happy with how she came out and I LOVE how the yellow dress looks (the secret is adding some of my beloved E81 as the darkest shadow in the Y combo).

And now I am entering her into this week's Flutter By challenge which is that you can include anything with wings. Normally you have to stick with just butterflies, fairies or angels but this week... if it flies, it qualifies... LOL! :)

Alrighty, I guess I should go get ready for driving to work in the snow... again... whine, moan, grumble... I hope it is sunnier in your neck of the woods!
Toodles!




Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Prima (flower packaging), Basic Grey (Nook & Pantry pink)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Teen Fairy Mia)
stamp- Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
ribbon
stick pins
Tim Holtz sizzix tiny tags & tabs dies
Kaiser Craft gems
Martha Stewart crochet butterfly
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E50, E01, BV00, R02, RV42
eyes- B04, BG57
hair- YG00, YG01, YG25
clothes- Y0000, Y000, Y11, E81, R00, R02, R14, YG95, YG97, YG01, BG0000, BG10, R000, Y04

38 comments:

Mette said...

Stunning Amy and here the sun is finally shining so this card is just perfect
These "cheeky" fairies are just fabulous and you have yet again caught the essence of the image. {Huge smile}

Hugs, Mette

Tracey said...

WHat a stunning card!! Just gorgeous!!

Larisa said...

Absolutely breathtakingly! Beautiful card. Great colour and I love the image.

SusanLotus said...

Makes me think about spring!
Lovely card.

CraftyLoops said...

Come on Spring.....you can do it! lol. This card is beautiful. For once, in Northern Ireland the sun is out, the washing was able to go on the line and is actually drying instead of lying on the line like a big soggy mess and my cat is basking in the sun!! Its not warm, in fact its bloomin' freezing but for the first time in months, Northern Ireland is sunny and bright and not grey and soggy! This card is so pretty Amy. I cant wait for the spring to appear! Lee x

Marianne said...

Simply stunning and that packaging background is gorgeous. Over here in Greece the wheather is still cold and gloomy most of the time. Nature says spring is coming, but our heating bill says it's still winter and most definitely the coldest winter since moving here in 2008.
Marianne x

CraftyLoops said...

You will never believe this!!! There I am telling you about how gorgeous it is outside today and 10 minutes later and the SNOW is teaming down!! SNOW!!! It was beautiful blue skies and sunny 10 minutes ago! Flippin' Northern Ireland weather! Its certainly a testament to the song "4 seasons in one say"!! Lee x

aa_dorota said...

Przepiękna

Lionelsa said...

It's adorable!

Janine said...

wooww
so adorable

Sandra said...

Gorgeous! Love the spring colors! I'll hope it will be spring soon!

Country Mouse said...

This card is stunning! Don't know how I missed this image from Mo. Love the use of the packaging....I think I threw mine away. :(
And yes, this weather has been wacko! In Texas we have warm days, then a cold snap, then thunderstorms! Blame it on "la Nina" the weather man says! Lol

Renkata said...

wow just wow what a beautiful spring card.

mariska said...

Aaaah! This is such a sweet card. Love the image, she is adoreble!

Hugs mariska

Nancy Thomas said...

Hmm...definitely need to take another look at Mo's after seeing this beauty. She is gorgeous and I am going to have to try that yellow combo as it is simply beautiful. Sorry old man winter has hit again. After a few days of cold weather we are back to almost spring again here.

corry'kaart said...

hoi amy
wat een mooie en sprookjesachtige kaart en in deze lieve zachte kleuren is het een topper!
groetjes van corry

biggirlbri said...

Fairy Mia is so extremely pretty. You did an awesome job with her. I love everything about this card. Spring really needs to hurry and get here now!!! With your magical card this has to be a sign that Spring is on it's way!
Tiffany

Tonje said...

Oh, my! This is absolutely stunning! Loooove the image and love the colours.

Too bad about the snow... it's been snowing here in eastern Norway today as well. Hope it stops soon 'cause I'm going for a looong drive tomorrow.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful. TFS.

Maria Therese said...

Soooooooooooo cute ♥♥♥

Dora said...

OMG Amy, this is simply adorable, I looove that fairy, and fabulous colouring as always ,, You are ACE xxx

yvon said...

Amy, she's absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Anne-Marie said...

Your colouring always amazes me, and I love this colour palette...gorgeous creation!

Darlene Lyons said...

I am a big fan! Jo Ham from Outlawz gave me the link to 2 of your tutorials and they were amazing! I can't wait to give folds and hair a try. Thanks so much!

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Amazing!!! I love everything about this card!! your perfect colouring... it makes this fairy look so light... and the colours are incredibly bright and beautiful!!

Tress said...

What a delightful card! Your color choices are fab!

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Love the pastel colors and her fancy green hair! I agree, the Prima packaging is really pretty and I keep mine, also. You've matched the colors perfectly (as always).

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is just stunning Amy! Love the delicate colours and pretty embellishments.

Shari said...

Love the colors on this one, Amy. So, so subtle.

Leanne said...

Isn't she wonderful? I found her while going through Mo's site. Gorgeous use of the light colors and her green hair rocks! I love it! She's one of my favorites.
Pretty!!

Anna said...

So pretty! Love the fairy! Had to giggle at if it flies it qualifies! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed!

carsondcat said...

very sweet.

Lau W said...

So nice card, spring colors are wonderful ! Such a lovely stamp !
xxx

Michelle said...

oh such a happy card! love the green hair on the fairy! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

Kristie said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! Love how you colored your fairy - especially her green hair :) The stick pins are an awesome addition too! Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

Tina said...

Love her Amy. The Prima packaging is perfect.

Danni said...

Loving her green hair!! super fun and pretty!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

RiNNE said...

Sooo pretty!!! Awesome femme card!!