Apr 17, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Midmonth Inspiration

Happy Wednesday and thank you so much for visiting! If you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge, then you are at the right place! Today I am sharing another card for the April theme which is

"Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms"

Feel free to choose one, two or all three! The linky tool has been added at the end of this post again, but as always it is also still accessable on the original April challenge post.

Off topic, but did you hear Mo Manning's Design team brought back their blogging challenge? I personally don't care much for Facebook challenges so I entered there only once while it was held on Facebook.  I don't know about anyone else but I find blogging a much better platform for those types of things. So I am really excited that their challenges are back in blogland and thought I'd spread the word to those who haven't heard!

But now back to my card ... I decided to combine this post with Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge (among some others) so I used the image Teen Fairy Mia for my card.  She's been colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (my choice of coloring medium for digital images) on Neenah 80lb card stock. 

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I decided that I wanted some stencilling behind the image, so I tore a post it note into small pieces and layered them over the image where needed as a mask. The stencilling is hard to see in the photos as I used a really pale pink ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink) for the stencilled design. The stencil is by Penny Black - Hypnotic

You can see more of the stencilling in the photo below. But isn't this image GORGEOUS!! You might also notice that I added some sparkles to the wings and the flower using my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I embellished with a pink button from my stash and white cotton twine. 

I rounded the corners and layered the image over a pattern paper by 7 Gypsies. Unfortunately I am not sure which paper pack it's from.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is part of a set given away for free by Scrapbook.com - Handmade Essentials. The "From the Heart" is a metallic sticker by Tim Holtz' Quotations.

If you are in the United States then I hope you took advantage of this offer, but if not, you might still be able to get it - the coupon code still worked as I type this (4/16). You do have to pay for promotional shipping which is $2.24, but that wasn't a deal breaker for me. Also, this is not a cheap quality set like those you usually find in the Dollar Bins. This set is made in the USA of premium photopolymer and stamps beautifully. I love how it also includes stamps for the back of cards or as as letter seal.

If you are interested in this set, be sure to add coupon code FREE3762 this will take $10.00 off (the cost of the stamp) and then will show a shipping charge of $2.24 in the cart. Unfortunately this offer is only good within the United States. Here is what it looks like. 

Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Handmade Essentials

On another note, Scrapbook.com currently offers FREE SHIPPING at $50 or more for US shipping adresses with coupon code FREESHIP423. (International costumers can use coupon code FIVEAPR423 to receive $5.00 off an order $50 or more). But please note: you can only use one coupon code at a time, meaning, if you'd like to get the set above for free you will have to place a separate order because a promotional shipping charge does apply for that set, and once you enter the free shipping coupon code it will remove the other coupon code for the free set. A bit confusing, right? But I think most retailers usually allow just one coupon code at a time. Note: The Free Shipping Coupon expires on 4/18. 

Challenges I am playing along with: 
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog - Anything 'Mo'/ option of Spring // Unicorn Challenge - Spots or Stripes // Crafty Friends Challenge - Birthday // The Fairy and The Unicorn - Anyting Magical Goes // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  - Pattern Papers // Daisy Chain Challenges - Make it Feminine // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog  - Hand Coloring 

Anything Goes (and I found lots of them!): 

As a reminder, the prize for my Crafty Wednesday challenge is this cute rubber stamp from my prize box:

To play along simply leave a link to your blog post with the linky tool below. Please remember to leave a link back to my blog in your blog post and the given themes must be followed in order to be entered into the prize drawing.

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  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh this is just gorgeous! I love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Cute card! Love the little fairy!
    Have a great day!

  3. Awww.... Adorable and so sweet!!! Love so much this fairy and your colouring is AWSOME!!! The very delicate stencilled background looks very appropriate to show the beautiful image!!

    1. Thanks Alice! Didn't want to add to much to take away from her and thought the stencilling would be perfect.

  4. I just love this sweet little fairy, especially the way you've colored her. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  5. Fantastic pencil colouring on this adorable image and what a wonderful inked background! I love the addition of the button too! A lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Happy I was able to play this time!

  6. Hello… it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely cards with us. Thanks for entering your pretty fairy card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Diane! Happy I was able to join in your challenge and will surely check back again soon!

  7. Love the cute Fairy card, the colours are just perfect. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  8. This is a cute Fairy and your coloring and the background are just perfect. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

    1. Thanks so much, Barbara. She was a joy to color!

  9. oh it´s so adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Challenge Blog and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for
    The Creative Crafters Challenge Blog

  11. I love this fairy. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

  12. Love that sweet image, Ellie, and your choice of purple is marvelous! :-D Thank so much for entering your delightful creation in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. We appreciate your support of our challenges. :-D Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Spots and/or Stripes" challenge.

  14. Fab card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz sorry for the late comment

  15. Ooh this is so pretty, one of the loveliest fairies I've seen. Great card too. Thanks for sharing at A Gem of a Challenge


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