Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fairy Nuff

Oh boy, was this a tough DCM week for me! Our lovely Tanya hasn't been well and decided to put back her go at dare-setting until she feels well enough to join in properly, so we needed a substitute dare fast. Fortunately Gail, our fab Guest designer this month came up with a couple of ideas for us and we decided to use one for this week's challenge.
Away with the Fairies

Now, I must admit this one scared me rather a lot! I just don't "get" all the fairy stuff and fairies just don't feature on my crafty radar. I spent hours googling for some inspiration. Actually I had an idea that it would be a fab opportunity to have a go at some of those artsy collagey thingies that I sww around and often admire. But I spent so long googling to see if I could work out some idea of where to start that I totally ran out of actual crafting time oops!
There was one point when I was seriously thinking about making a Fairy Liquid bottle shaped card - yes, I was really getting desperate.
So in the end what we have here is a bit of a mish-mash. The bathing belle who is the body of my fairy is a free download - I'd give credit if I could remember where I found her - I think it might have been from Gaby in Brazil, but I looked at soooo many sites I can't be sure! I made the wings template, pkus the picture frame with my Craft Robo and the flowers are made with punches. All the paper is Basic Grey's Two Scoops. I hand cut some of the swirly patterns from one of the papers as I didn't want to use just a patterned paper background for this one. The only other things I used here were some Stickles and a little bit of inking If you flutter on over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog, you'll see some wonderful Fairy themed cards, and I can't wait to see what all the Darers come up with this week, I'm sure there are going to be some Fairy Nice Cards to see! Thanks for visiting

14 comments:

Lythan said...

This card is magical Kathy! I love the frame and wings and those flowers are simply perfect!

Vanessa said...

Its really pretty Kathy, I'm not really that fond of the two scoops range, but you've made it look gorge! :)

Vanessa.

SueH said...

Such a pretty card Kathy….I love it.
And how fab are all those flowers!

Sue
x

Kaz said...

Aaww this is such a lovely card Kathy, so much work in it again!

Glad to see you using one of the links, they are full of lovely stuff aren't they?

Suzie said...

Very pretty Kathy! I love the wings!

Angelnorth said...

Hmmm, I've never really got the whole fairy thing either! You did a great job, love the swirls and those flowers look fabulous!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous work... so sweet and lovely!

Saskia :)

tracy said...

LOL,a fairy liquid bottle would've been funny :)
glad you didn't though,love your card

Traceyr said...

Wonderful fairy card Kathy - who said fairies can't swim? haha!

:)

Karen said...

For someone who isn't into faeries you have done a wonderful job Kathy!!! This is really beautiful X

June said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for your comment on my postcard.
I have to say though that i am really impressed with your beautiful work and this one is exquisite. gorgeous work
Hugs June xx

Gez said...

Brilliant Kathy. Very clever! Love it...xx

Myriame said...

Very beautiful!!!

Paula said...

Simply gorgeous!