Sunday, October 24, 2010

Natural Woman

Our challenge this week at Paper Sundae's is to create a card or project using a Woman image with the added element of Nature.  I chose SNOW as my nature element.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Wags n' Whiskers.

  I was generously given this beautiful image Laila to design with.  I've been seeing all these beautiful Christmas/Winter fairies and wanted to try to do one myself.

Since I was busy last week getting ready for my trip, I needed a quick card design to get this card done.  I chose to try a Joy Fold card for the first time.  My first attempts at anything never go fast so I don't know what possessed me (LOL) but I'm so glad it did it because it really was fast and so much fun.  You're going to see more Joy Folds from me in the near future.  (My husband just wonders if the recipients of these type of cards will know how to "open" them without tearing them up!!)  I don't know why he has to stress me out with those type of questions!!!  LOL  

I've used My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas DP with a PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream card base that I embossed with my Cuttlebug snowflake folder.  Because I didn't want the back of the embossing to show, I added a single layer behind the card itself so that you don't see it when you turn the card over.  I adapted my card size from the tutorial you can find on HERE.  I cut a tiny piece of foam that came in the snowflake brads packaging to Pop it up so that it can be used to hold the card closed, but still allow it to be opened.  (If they don't tear it up like my husband thinks they will...Grrrr)  

Don't forget, Paper Sundae's is currently holding a DT Call.  You have until this Tuesday, Oct 26th to apply!!  You'll get to work with a bunch of super cool chicks (like me, LOL) and receive occasional freebies too. Click HERE for details and to apply, but you need to HURRY!!!

Totally Gorjuss = #53 Sparkle
Fussy & Fancy = #22 Winter Wonderland

Copic's Used:
Dress: BG75, BG72, BG10, BG0000
Wings: BG18, BG13, BG11, BG0000, Colorless Blender
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R00
Hair: BG72, BG10, BG0000
Outline/Background: N0, C1, C2, BG0000, BG10

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your Sunday!
Stamp: Wags n' Whiskers (Lalia)
DP: My Mind's Eye (Signature Christmas)
Paper: PaperTrey Ink (White Cardstock)
Brad: The Paper Studio - Spare Parts
Shimmerz: Pixie Dust
Stickles: Star Dust


WeirdCat said...

This is gorgeous, beautifully coloured
Ruth x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stunning coloring as always, girl!

Pattie said...

GOR-JUSS!!! I love what you did with her hair! So beautiful!

alicaz said...

Love ti! Great fold and amazing coloring - have to try the dotty background technique too! :)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

LOL! My hubby has asked me the same thing about the recepients being able to open them!LOL! Beautiful fairy Wendy!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh Wendy the coloring of the fairy is absolutely amazing!! She leaps right off the card!! Stunning!

Crystal said...


artfuldelight said...

Fabulous card, beautiful image.

Crystal said...

This is stunning Wendy, love your colouring & the shading you have on the image is AMAZING! Love the paper & the sparkly snowflake too. Happy Sunday :)

Paula said...

You had me in stitches - there are certain husbands who have just that knack.......I know what's heading my way when the sentence starts"May I make a suggestion...... I love these fairies - have had my eye on them for a while & I too found the Joy fold a delght to do. Love your shading here & the colour combination is a real dream.
Take care & have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

Faye said...

Oh Wendy, your colouring is fantastic. I love the little touch of glitter. xxx

Anita said...

Your card is gorgeous. You've colored the image beautifully and I really love the dp and the big sparkly snowflake!

Kerrie said...

Wow Wendy, she has been coloured so beautiful, and matched with perfect DP..... I just can't get into christmas cards with snow..... as we have such hot ones (LOL)

Kristel said...

A gorgeous card Wendy! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

France said...

Great card Wendy !

Kerri said...

That image is beautiful and your coloring looks amazing!!! Gorgeous card, girlie:)

Netty said...

Your colouring is so amazing. Really lovely.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Wendy!! I just love your coloring of the fairy!! Beautiful!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Beautiful card, Wendy! Your coloring is wonderful as always, and I love the touch of glitter! She makes a wonderful winter fairy :)

Kate said...

This is just so perfectly coordinated!! I love that embossing and the snowflake embellishment. You always have just the right touches.

~Jeri~ said...

Gorgeous Wendy!! Love the papers and embossing. The snowflake is beautifully done! Love the fairy image and its colored amazingly as always!!! So beautiful!!

Juanita said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your coloring and the snowflake. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

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