Tuesday 5 June 2012

Butterfly Fairy

Good morning everyone. Did you see the Diamond Jubilee Concert last night? It was really good and so glad the weather was better than the day before. I thought the Queen looked lovely.

For my card today I have used a rubber stamp by Santa Rosa that I have had for many years and I have  shown a card made from it before on my blog but I think she has to be one of my favourites.  I do like using some of my old stamps and think its a shame not to.  Having said that I still have lots of stamps I have never used!!  Anyway here she is:

I have coloured her with Copics and a touch of Prismas (I just realised that I forgot to add the hint of blue to the edges of her wings that I was going to lol).  The paper is by Bo Bunny from their Country Garden Collection. I have added a touch of Stickles to her dress and the edges of the image has been distressed with Shabby Shutters and Antique Linen DI. I have used Spellbinders Labels Die to cut the image out and Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles to edge the piece of DP on the side.  The butterflies have been cut with a Dienamics Die and then covered with Stickles.  The flowers are made with Cheery Lynn Build a Flower and have a metal brad in the centre.  Charm and ribbon are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Mystical and Very Magical
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - Add Butterflies
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Favourite Stamp
A Gem of a Challenge - Photo Inspiration (I have used the butterflies and fairies)
Crafty Ann's - Butterflies and Flowers
Wags 'n Whiskers - Summer Fun

Well that's it from me for today.  I have to do some more DT work today as I will be a bit busy the next couple of days.  Luckily the weather isn't up to much and everywhere will be busy with it being a BH so its a good excuse to lock myself up in my craft room!  Thanks for looking and take care xx


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan,fab image love the pretty colours.
Lorraine x

Liz Miller said...

You've made a lovely job of colouring the butterfly fairy Susan. I too have this stamp and it was one of the first ones I bought. I've only ever coloured her using versamark ink and chalks but she looks so pretty like this using the subtle colours you've used.
Liz xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan,love the image,colours and layout.xxx

chrissy xx said...

JUst Gorgeous. Fabulous colours and I LOve these flowers.
Will be watching the Concert today.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Susan love the image and the colours used are fab. Have a good day in your craft room. Caroline xxx

Eileen said...

I can see why this is one of your fav stamps, it's charming. Beautifully coloured and love your layout
Eileen x

Rachel said...

Pretty card, love all those gorgeous butterflies!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

Doreen said...

this is gorgeous and so elegant
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

Mrs.B said...

Hi Susan, this is a beautiful image, no wonder you like using her. Lovely choice of papers and embellishments,
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
Avril xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, I can see why you love this stamp, it's gorgeous, as is your beautiful card - love your colouring as always and those flowers look fab, Hugs, Teresa x


Hi Susan
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,the image is lovely,it would be one of my fav's too..
Sue xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the vintagey feel & that image is stunning!

Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

Susan she is just beauiful and what a fabulous card I love the colours and those flowers are just fab Hugs Elaine

Carol said...

This is beautiful Susan, love the soft colour scheme. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Ann's too. Carol x

Unknown said...

She's an adorable fairy Susan and you've given her such pretty colours, too! You've certainly given her such a lovely background! Glad you are enjoying all the festivities around your Queen. Hugs, Ira x

julie_woolston said...

This is so beautiful Susan, the colour combo is lovely as is the image, very elegant.

Hugs Julie x

Sue B said...

Aww she is really beautiful Susan and you've coloured her to perfection! I love the gorgeous papers and embellies - the flowers and butterflies are exquisite!
I enjoyed the concert too! loved Stevie Wonder and Kylie!! :-))
Big Hugs
Sue xx

pinky said...

Its a lovely stamp Susan and you have made a gorgeous project with it. Beautifully coloured. Hope you got lots of crafting done. The weather here is grey, damp and cold.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, pretty card.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Susan!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love the colours and the details are fabulous huggles Pops x x x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the sparkly gold butterflies

hugs Vicky x x x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Susan, fab embellishments.

coops said...

wow so stunning susan.the image is so beautiful and gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, beautiful image and love the pretty colours.
Wendy xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Susan, lovely detail and beautiful image. Carolxx

mixamatoasties said...

Pretty card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card Susan, fabulous image so wonderfully coloured and your background is beautiful!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely Susan, so unusual and I love it! Hope your weekend has gone well, Judy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a magical card, great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

iReneM said...

Such a beautiful creation, Susan. A lovely image and pretty butterflies and flowers.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Ann Whitfield said...

This is stunning Susan, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Mynn xx said...

This is amazing!!! LOVE the gorgeous embellishments, and the paper is fabulous! :)

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous project, love it!

Thanks so much to sharing this lovely job with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Uma said...

a very pretty card, lovely choice of embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Yvonne Garner said...

A magical card, indeed, and an image worth keeping. Beautifully colored. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Susan.
Thanks so much for taking part in our magical and mystical challenge at FSC.
Hugs, Fliss x

Sandy said...

Hey Susan - your creation is quite interesting and very creative. I love to see new and different cards. Truly a magical card!