Nature Fairy

Susan Robinson
September 21, 2021

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I have some little fairies in my garden! They are metal ones that dance around in one of the palm pots. I think they’re secretly looking after the garden at night, because sometimes in the morning, I notice that the hedges have been trimmed, or the weeds pulled up. (Or maybe it’s just my husband? He tends to get up earlier than me and potter about outside for a bit whilst I’m still snoozing. If I make any comments on the garden, he says, yes, the fairies have been busy again, haha).

When I first stamped out the fairy and realised she wasn’t dark enough (as you can still see a hazy image of the green fern through her), I was going to re-do, but then I thought – ‘Hey, fairies are supposed to be invisible aren’t they?’ So I reasoned it was okay to leave it as it was. Applying logic to support my laziness:) Anyway, it’s time all the fairies disappeared, as I move onto some flower cards.

stamps: fairy by Lavinia stamps; cricket by PSX; rest from ‘Nature Sketchbook 2’ set ICO375 by Graphic 45

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Hope Fairy

Susan Robinson
September 18, 2021

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Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

‘HOPE’ is one of my most favourite words! What would life be, if we didn’t have it?

stamps: ‘Effulgence’ 40-374 by Penny Black; ‘Hope’ by Stamp-it; ladybug by All Night Media; fairy (unknown)

Below are a few more backgrounds I created at the same time – by just sponging Distress inks ‘Shabby Shutters’ and ‘Evergreen Bough’ over white card, then stamping out various solid flower designs in black. The background for my card sample above was created using “Shabby Shutters” and “Weathered Wood”.

I was going to move onto more botanical style cards, but have changed direction again. I will circle back to these later. Just 2 more fairy mushroom cards to show you.

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Listen

Susan Robinson
July 31, 2021

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This is a new release script stamp from Kaszazz called ‘Listen’ 6502J, which I gold embossed over a Distress Stain spray background. I also added a spritz of Lindy’s Starburst ‘Jack in the Pulpit Teal’ which gives it that lovely turquoise shimmer when the light catches it (hard to photograph sorry). Apart from the beautiful wording, I love the font they’ve used. The Wildflower stamp along the bottom is from a ‘Quick Cards’ magazine, and the little butterfly from Stamp-it.

I tried it again on the fairy card below (though didn’t quite get the layout right).

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Fairy Web

Susan Robinson
March 30, 2021

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Entangled in this web of earthly obligations, I struggle to break free so as to briefly draw breath and seek joy in the simplest of things. How complex is this thing called love, both our savior and devourer.

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Fairy with Cat

Susan Robinson
March 7, 2021

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It’s great having a box of backgrounds already done up that you can select from when needing a quick card. This is a Distress Oxide background I used in conjunction with some Lavinia stamps and a Hero Arts wording.

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Purple Rain

Susan Robinson
August 31, 2020

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Come and take the journey, to find your child within. Open up your heart and mind, and watch the magic begin…

I could see a whole scene in this inky background! When the piece was whole, it looked like a shaft of sunlight was breaking through the cloud and shining down onto the hill. Strangely when I cut the bottom off, that shaft of light looked more like a waterfall, flowing into a small pond. There appeared the misty outline of fence posts at the base of the waterfall. It was a shame to cut the bottom off, but it would have made too large a card.

stamps: “Enchanted Dreams” by Lavinia Stamps; wording by Stamp-it

dies: Gum Leaves by Paper Rose

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Fairy Dust

Susan Robinson
April 16, 2020

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My 3rd card using this technique, only it didn’t really show up so well. The Perfect Pearl Mist used was ‘Bronze’. I used a wet paintbrush to bleach the colour from the fairy’s wings and mushroom heads, then highlighted circles with a white Sharpie pen. I added green with texter to grass at base of mushrooms and dots of ‘Biscotti’ Liquid Pearls to flower centers.

stamps: Rabbit and Leaves by Lavinia Stamps; Fairy by Katy Sue Designs; Mushrooms by Art Impressions

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Roots and Wings

Susan Robinson
March 22, 2020

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Staying indoors as much as possible. Hope you are all well.

stamps: ‘The Candytuff Fairy’ G337 by CMB; ‘Lasting Bequests’ 2289G by Hampton Art Stamps

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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.

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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Fairy Godmother

admin
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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