Fairy Glen

Susan Robinson
December 4, 2017

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Oh to have some magic fairy dust to make all my flowers bloom!

stamps: Moon by Lavinia Stamps; Fairies by Katy Sue Designs; Flowers by Stampin’ Up & Penny Black

die: Autumn Frame Square YCD10105 by Yvonne Creations

inks: Purple Twilight, Eggplant & Pesto Adirondack Pads

 

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Fairy Thoughts

Susan Robinson
December 2, 2017

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Now for something a little prettier – a walk through fairyland.

Now that I am posting my card images larger, all my faults & errors are more glaringly obvious. Might have to invest in one of those hinged stampers I think.

stamps: Fairy & leaves by Lavinia Stamps; SHE DD-1205A by Unity Stamps

die: Rabbits 269-N by Impression Obsession

stencil: DYS34216 by Dylusions

The background was created by sponging Distress inks (Wild Honey, Broken China & Worn Lipstick) over white cardstock, then laying over a circle stencil and spritzing water through. Lift off stencil and blot card with paper towel. The water will bleach away the colour leaving the pattern of the stencil behind. After stamping all images in black Archival ink, I added dots of Star Dust Stickles to flower centers.

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Captured Fairies

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November 28, 2017

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Being a wee winged thing (fairy) is not all the pixie parties and fairy floss you’ve been led to believe. There are traps for the unwary and those not fast enough of flight. And as we know, everyone looovves fairies and would like nothing better than to feast upon them with their – eyes, or (gulp) otherwise.

I occasionally have to indulge my warped sense of humour, so here are some cards featuring fairies in distress. Look away now if you feel the following images may upset you. (Obviously I have way too much time on my hands).

stamps: Monster Mash DYR37750 by Dylusions; DELETE E4-1850 by Stampers Anonymous; Fairies by Lavinia Stamps

stamps: Cats Meow 2272E, Fairy Fly 4941B & Fairy Sit 4942B by Stamp-it; Delicious Wishes 2419F by Penny Black

stamps: Single fairy from Fairy Land si4245E & Tea wording siset097 by Stamp-it

dies: Cobweb siz658713; Dainty Tea Set 1148 by Poppy stamps; Spider is hand made

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Fairy Post

Susan Robinson
November 25, 2017

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Letters seem to be a thing of the past now (along with beautiful handwriting), but I still remember the excitement of getting a personal letter in the mail! I am always drawn to designs with postal marks or lovely script on them. And of course fairies are a constant favourite. This is a Stampendous stamp CRW099 “Birthday Fairy”. I stamped image in black Archival ink over an alcohol ink coloured background, and again onto some white card so I could colour in the fairy, cut her out and mount over image on coloured card. I placed a bit of Magic Mount under her skirt to lift it up but glued the rest of body down onto card. Drizzled some Glossy Accents over skirt and sprinkled glitter over whilst still wet. Added silver Stickles to star on wand. Assembled finished card front onto various coloured matting cards. The pink spirals is a scrap from a plastic sheet by KI Memories. Added some rhinestones for bling. See below for slight variations – same, same, but different: The one below was a bit hard to photograph as the light reflected off the silver alcohol inks in the background and silver stickers.        

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Moon Shadow Mists

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April 29, 2017

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I have been having a play with Lindy’s Stamp Gang ‘Moon Shadow Mists’. When you purchase them, they only have a small amount of powder in the bottle. You need to boil the kettle and add hot water to the fill line at the top right of the bottle label. Let them cool. Place the lid back on and give them a good shake.

When you spray them out, the liquid comes out a dirty brown colour, it is not till it dries that you see the shimmer colour coming through. I found the larger the droplets, the darker the colour. It is a very unpredictable science and to be honest I found it a bit frustrating. In the end I resorted to using a pipette to drip larger droplets about strategically. ( – as there are no rules in art, I don’t classify that as cheating, haha).

 

 

 

FOSSIL FISH

stamps: How Old? by Stamp-it

inks: Tawny Turquoise Moon Shadow Mist; Jet Black and Sepia Archival Pads

papers: Kraft Bazzill Card; Dark Green Mulberry Paper; Natural Corrugated Card 

accessories: Mini Fish Fossils stencil 497s by The Crafters Workshop; Snow White Colour Blast Paste; Gold Eyelts; Kraft Cord: Metal Spinner Charm

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Palette Knife; Sponge Block; Eyelet Setter; Circle Hole Punch

______________________________________________________________________________________________________FAIRY LIGHTS

stamps: Fairy, Mushrooms and Vines by Lavinia stamps; Fireworks (flower) 3948K by Penny Black

inks: Bluebeard Blue Violet Moon Shadow Mist; Jet Black and Sepia Archival Pads; Antique Linen and Peeled Paint Distress Pads

papers: White Matt Card; Forget-me-Not and Wisteria Bazzill Cards

accessories: Glossy Accents; Crystal Glitter; Star Dust Stickles; White Opal and Orchid Liquid Pearls; Green Pencils; Black Zig pen

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Glue Pen

tools: Fiskars Butterfly Punch; Sponging Block

 

What the background looked like before stamping.

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Zinnia

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April 27, 2017

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Flying about in the fairy zone at the moment.
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stamps: Zinnia by Crafter’s Companion

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Flying Fairy

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April 23, 2017

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20170409_091735I didn’t make this card for anyone in particular, just felt the desperate need to create something ‘girly’ to re-balance the air after all the multiple makings of ‘boys stuff’.

stamps: High Spirits 4047K by Penny Black; For You from Cameo Ovations set by Fiskars

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Joy Blossoms

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January 19, 2017

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20170119_105101stamps: Rose 144147 by Crafter’s Companion; Joy Blossoms 3066F by Penny Black

inks: Old Paper, Antique Linen & Spun Sugar Distress Stain Sprays; Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Pebble Adirondack Pad

papers: White Matt Card; Gecko, Reed & Sherbert Bazzill Cards

accessories: Crystal Glitter; Colour Pencils; Metallic Chalks; Pink Funky Fibre

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Glossy Accents

tools: Paint Brush; Sponge Block; Water Spritzer; Heatgun (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:20170119_105209

  1. Spritz white card with Distress sprays till covered to your satisfaciton. Dry with heatgun.
  2. Stamp fairy onto coloured card with black archival ink. Colour in with pencils. Sponge around edge of card with sepia ink.
  3. Stamp wording using Pebble pad (this is a brown ink leaning towards the green tones).
  4. Add highlights to rose with metallic chalks.
  5. Smear Glossy Accents over fairy wings using a paintbrush. Sprinkle glitter over while still wet.
  6. Wrap fluffy pink cord around top twice and bottom once, securing at back with tape. Attach finished card front onto darker green card, then lighter one. Adhere to yellow folded backing card.

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alternative version:

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Fairy Godmother

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August 4, 2016

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Just what we all need – a fairy godmother to grant us our dearest wishes:) fairy godmother 1

 

 

 

 

 

stamps: Magical Day #40-305 by Penny Black

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Abandoned Coral Distress Pad; Abandoned Coral & Cracked Pistachio Distress Stains

papers: White Matt Card; Aloe Vera & Moss Bazzill Cards; Teresa Collins “Freestyle Crown” (reverse) FR1603

accessories: Gold & Star Dust Stickles; Watercolour Pencils; Crystal Glitter

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount; Glossy Accents

tools: Teflon Matt; Scissors; Waterbrush; Paper Trimmer

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create peach and aqua puddles of ink with the Distress Stains onto the Teflon matt. Swipe your white card through it. Repeat if needed until covered. While still wet, dribble some Glossy Accents over it in a swirly motion. Set aside to dry.
  2. Stamp fairy godmother into center of now coloured card in black ink. Stamp her again onto scrap of white card. Colour in with watercolour pencils and use a waterbrush to blend colours. Cut her out and glue into place over image on main card.
  3. Layer card front onto light green matting, then orange spotty card, and finally onto folded grey/green backing card.fairy godmother 4
  4. Stamp wording in black ink onto scrap of white card. Cut to required size. Sponge over with Abandoned Coral ink. Magic Mount at base of card front.
  5. Apply Glossy Accents with paintbrush to fairies wings and sprinkle glitter in while still wet. Decorate star with Gold Stickles and swirl around fairy wand with Star Dust Stickles. Set aside to dry. fairy godmother 2

 

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