Fairies in North Pole
Posted on December 31 2017
Hello my fabulously creative friends! Happy New Year's Eve! Kassi here, and I'm so glad you stopped by the LDRS Creative blog today, because I'm teaming up with the AMAZING Raluca to bring you twice the inspiration!
I remember when I was little, watching a movie where fairies were in charge of changing the seasons... I loved watching them fly over the fields sprinkling their magic dust, and leaving a wake of flowers where there once was ice and snow. I don't know about you, but once Christmas is over, I'm ready for the fairies to melt the snow and start waking up the flowers for spring! (and this ADORABLE fairy might just melt your heart too!)
Products used: Paper: TLC Inspired Soft Blush Stamps: Polkadoodles Winnie Fairy Sparkle, Polkadoodles Eleganza Dies: Polkadoodles Eleganza
Isn't Winnie just adorable?!? Putting her next to the Eleganza flowers makes her look really small.. I kinda love that! She is the perfect little fairy to break the spell of winter! I used Copics to color her, and after coloring, I used my white Uniball Signo pen to dot the eyes... Even though the stamps have the sparkle in the eye built in, I find that it's easier blend my coloring right over the eyes and just add the white back in with a pen.And just for fun... that big blue flower... WOBBLES! I love how this set comes with matching dies so you can do fun things like wobble cards without having to hand cut all the tiny details! You can buy pre-made wobble springs, but I make my own. (You can see how by checking out my blog)
Here's a fun tip: I wanted to make sure that the flower was taller than Winnie... So I stamped the stem, then I flipped the stamp upside down, lined up the end points and stamped the stem again... This allows you to pretty much double the hight you can get from the stem! Just be sure to wipe the ink off the leaves before stamping unless you want upside down leaves.
The grass in the background is easy to draw yourself! I just used large flicking motions starting at the ground and flicking up... Several shades of green and a little brown, and you have grass! Add clusters of dots for super easy flowers. I also loved the whimsical doodle feel of the Eleganza stamp set, so I doodled in my own border too! It's not perfect, but it doesn't have to be! (and those cute scribbled circles? That's one of the stamps in the Eleganza set! I love this set!)Well, that's it for me for today... Now I'm going to turn things over the the super talented Raluca!Hi everyone and Happy Holidays! Thank you Kassi for your introduction and for warming us with your gorgeous card!
First step into creating this card was to create an ink blended panel using Mini Distress Inks. For my panel I used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. After I blended all the colors I added a few white splatters all over the panel.Next I stamped all the images and I colored them using alcohol markers. After I was done coloring I die cut them using the coordinating dies from the set. So easy and this adds such a pretty finish to the images.
Next I die cut two snow hills using the simple border die from the Holly Border die set and adhered them to the panel using glue and foam tape. Then I glued all my images and for the penguin I used foam tape. I also gold embossed and die cut some snowflakes from the set and glued them on the panel.And to finish my card I glued the panel on a white card base slightly bigger than the panel.It was an easy to make card and I had so much fun coloring these adorable images. Do you love using critters on your cards?