Friday, 15 May 2015

Mouse in a tangle...!

Good Morning...

Today's card is for the lovely Lili of the Valley Design Collective.
It is made with the stamped image 'Fairy with Dove'

Speaking candidly, I may have taken on a bit of a challenge making this card!  Firstly, I decided to make a twisted easel card (never done that before...shhhh don't tell anyone, I think I may have got away with it)!  If any of you are interested in whiling away far too much time when you could be ironing!!! there are plenty of on line tutorials for this - twisted easel cards that is, not ironing!

Secondly, I love using mats and layers and my dies weren't the correct size consecutively to look right so I ended up drawing around them and cutting the purple mats out by hand...aaaarrrggghhh!

And then, if that was n't enough for one day I decided to use some gorgeous Lili papers to make my own flowers with an MFT die I have had lounging round in my stash for a while!

Well...Life is too short not to make a go of it and what else is a gal to do when it is pouring down with rain and freezing cold?
Right, the techy bit...
I coloured this lovely image..oh hang on, I must tell you that my hubby picked this one!  I could n't decide which stamp to use so I put a few out, (Obviously I did n't let him see how many there really were...(-;) ) and asked him to pick for me...this was his choice...he liked the fact the lovely fairy is holding a bird...bless him!

Anyway, I coloured her with Copics and used some liquid pearls, stickles and a white pen to embellish her.

I used a selection of Gorgeous Lili of the Valley papers to create mats, layers, die cuts and 

The sentiment is also from an adorable set by Lili of the Valley - 'Fairy Sentiments'.

and here we are, a beautiful fairy contemplating ..well who knows?...with her darling friend...I just love it!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl  - Everything Goes With An Image
Papertake Weekly - In The Garden
Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Stamp and Create - May Flowers
Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamp - 'Fairy with Dove'
Make it Colour Blending Card from Quixotic Paperie
Memento Ink Pad
Archival Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Purple Cardstock by Paper-mania
Lili of the Valley Papers from the Snow Princess, Snow Princess Solids, Bonnets and Bowties and Country Meadow Collections
Lili of the Valley Fairy Sentiments Set 90
Little B Labels Die Set
MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Die
Wild Rose Studio Flower Vine Die
Creative Expressions  Sue Wilson Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bows Die Set
Adhesive Pearls From The Ribbon Girl
Collall All Purpose Glue 
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black - Image
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can - Sentiment
Copics - Skin E000, E02, E11, R11
Hair E15, E13, Y21
Frock, Shoes and Fairy Wings BG0000, BG53, BG57, V20, V22, V25
Dove E40, E41, E42
Flowers and Foliage E29, E23, YG01, YG13, YG63, Y13, Y18
Background B0000, B000, B00 and Blender
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen in White - Polka dots
Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls - Flower Centres, and Tiny Dots 
Star Dust Stickles - Fairy Wings

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
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Katrina Bufton said...

Wow, what a lot of work but totally worth it. An amazing result Sue, such an unusual composition- love the flowers drawing your eye up to the main image.
Katrina x

Sarah said...

This is really, REALLY beautiful Sue, well worth the time and effort I should say, I simply cannot believe that you only ever made cards for friends and family before you found blog land as you are soooooo accomplished and never fail to impress!! xx

Kat W said...

This is so inspirational...I haven't done an easel card for ages, let alone a twisted one and your stunning design has me itching to make one now!
I especially love the folded over DP at the bottom to reveal the little bow...I'm going to have to try this!
And I too have a rolled flower die which I never use and guess what...I want to play with it now I've seen your gorgeous flowers!

You see why I said this was so inspirational?! It's utterly beautiful and I can see the time and effort that has gone into it :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

brenda said...

Such a pretty shaped card Sue and so many little rolled flowers, must have taken you ages but worth every moment.

Many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Christine L said...

Oooh Sue... (rhymes?)... my jaw hit the floor when I saw this wonderful creation..... the shape of the mat around the image is fabulous anyway... and your colouring of course.... but THEN...... the fabulous twisted easel and the rolled corners.......... and the flowers....... OMG I love it all! And I probably need you to sit in front of me and show me how you did it!!


Big hugs and Have a lovely weekend..
Christine x

crafty-stamper said...

Your First twisted easel card???????? it's absolutely stunning-love the colours,the rolled back paper and beautiful roses must have taken you ages and your hubby made a good choice with the image
carol x

Karen Oliver said...

Gosh Sue this is so soft and pretty, Love the image and how you coloured it and the roses add such a sweet touch. Can't believe you hand cut the mats and what a good idea to draw around them. Clever you!!! Its beautiful xo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done on trying out so many different techniques. Gorgeous pretty card, must use her again. Have you entered my candy?

Brawny x said...


Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely Sue. I have just stumbled upon your Blog, and what a lovely Blog it is! Judy x

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and the image is beautiful x

suzanne2 said...

another beautiful creation Sue, I love how you rolled the paper, it looks amazing!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Sue, this is gorgeous and well worth all the effort you put in. And I bet you would rather have been doing this, than ironing! Thanks also for the very lovely comments you have left for me x

Louise said...

Fabulous card Sue, such beautiful colors and the style of this card is a big WOW!!!!
hugs Louise

Pat said...

So glad you had several challenges to enter this card into - it's too wonderful not to be seen by as many as possible. Visiting here from Darnell Knauss' blog (her April 19th one, I'm way behind)!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x