Saturday, December 21, 2013

Love and joy...

Hello, hello!

Like it or not, we are at the final weekend before Christmas day. I hope everyone has gotten all their shopping, wrapping, and general hustle and bustle done so that you can sit back and enjoy the holiday.  :)

I finally inked up this Fairy Holly stamp from Penny Black for my card today. I've had her since last year but I think all the folds and pleats in that skirt scared me off just a bit. I was finally feeling up to the challenge yesterday and tried my best to give this fairy a silky, satin looking Christmas gown. It took a bit of time but I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the end result. I did end up altering her just a touch by snipping off the points on her wings so that they didn't look like holly leaves anymore. I thought about snipping her wings off entirely but with those fab pointy shoes I just had to keep the fairy magic alive. The papers are a mix of Making Memories and October Afternoon and as always, I pulled my Copic colors from them. What can I say, it's my thing and I like how it stretches me to come up with different Copic combos. :)

Well, thanks for stopping by and I'll catch ya tomorrow! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (polka dot), October Afternoon (poinsettia)
stamp- Penny Black (Fairy Holly)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima shabby tote
Studio Calico gold alpha stickers
gold thread
Kaiser Craft gems
American Crafts knock out border punch
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R35
hair- E07, E09, R59, E18
clothes- E81, W00, G40, G43, G46, G29, R37, R39, R89, Y13, Y21, Y26, Y28, BG0000, BG000 


Juls said...

Beautiful!! Love the colour of her hair!! Hugs Juls

Nancy Thomas said...

Gasp! Your coloring of the dress is simply amazing. Beautiful card!

Diane said...

She is gorgeous- your coloring of the dress is stunningly fabulous and amazing!!!!!!! I am in awe!

Unknown said...

Wow oh wow! Look at how you did the pleats on her dress. I sure can't do that! This is gorgeous!

Julie D. Richards said...

What a gorgeous dress. Love this card.

Loz said...

I love this! Your cards are always amazing Amy x

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy, I think you did a fantastic job of her dress. This is so pretty,, and I swear your coloring is just spectaculair. Hope you are well. I told Madison about your hair and she said she would love to see a picture of it if you can. Take card, hope you have a wonderful day off. Hugs lisa

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow this is BEAUTIFUL!! U did an amazing job on this. Well Brooke and I braved the mall!!
Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Bev said...

Your pleat coloring is absolutely amazing. Love everything about the card

A Little Bit of Lovely said...

Your pleats are AMAZING!!!