19. Oktober 2016

A magical day - Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

There's a new Challenge over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog and the task is "use black, purple and a color of you choice". That practically screams for a magical card. 

I love the fairy friends stamps set from this years spring release so I was over the moon when Lawn Fawn released wintery fairies lately called frosty fairy friends. There is an adorable tree house in the stamp set and the fairies are dressed in wooly winter outfits with ear-muffs, sooooo darn cute. 

So I paired the fairies from the spring release (because I wanted to create a magical but not yet wintery card) with the tree house and the berry branch from the frosty fairies stamps set. And I really love the mix and match sentiments and the different type of fonts in the frosty fairy stamp set. 

As for the third color I choose a bright yellowish green. I think it looks both like magic and nature and reminds me of all the green fairies like tinkerbell or the absinthe fairy (I just love how Kylie Minogue played her in Moulin Rouge).

All the images are watercolored with distress inks on heavy weight watercolor paper.

The Background is blended with Distress Inks and spritzed with water

From some purple cardstock I die cut some stitched hillsides and some tree skeletons and sponge all of it lightly with blueprint sketch to create some depth. 

The semtiment was actually an accident. I initially wanted to emboss the sentiment with platinum embossing powder. But I glued everything together before I noticed that I forgot to stamp on the sentiment ;) And I learned the hard way that it is no good to heat emboss on something that is already glued together. How I could solve my situation.... 
I stamped the sentment with VersaMark and VersaFine Ink and brushed perfect pearls powder over the words. Both inks are slightly sticky and the perfect pearls adhere perfectly and give a nice subtle shimmer. And the fun part: you can read "have a magical day" right away but the addition "fairy" you can only read when you're tilting the card.

Have a magical day
see you soon


taking part in:

Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Materials I used:

stamps: frosty fairy friends, fairy friends, jump for joy all by Lawn Fawn

dies: stitched hillside borders by Lawn Fawn; Trees in the forest Die-namics by My Favorite Things; CreaNest XXL No. 24 (stitched rectangles) by Crealies

Distress Inks: antique linen, black soot, blueprint sketch, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, wilted violet, worn lipstick

paper: watercolor paper, cardstock (black, purple) 

misc: stickles ( icicle ); perfect pearls (interference green, pewter) all by Ranger

Ink: StazOn jet black, VersaFine onyx black, VersaMark all by Tsukineko


  1. Wow, this is spectacular... or should I say "Spook-ta-cular? Anyhow, I LOVE it, thanks for sharing!

  2. Love everything about your card. The colours are absolutely fabulous and the fairies are adorable. Such a great design.


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