"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.
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.
Mo Manning Teen Fairy Mia // Faber Castell Polychromos pencils // Handmade Essentials Stamp Set by Scrapbook.com // Wink of Stella // Spun Sugar Distress Ink // Penny Black Stencil Hypnotic // Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Sticker Sheet
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!):
Digi Choosday Challenge // Lemon Shortbread // Paper Minutes // Through The Craft Room Door // Tuesday Throwdown // Get Creative Challenges // Path of Positivity // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // A Gem of a Challenge // Crafter's Castle // Crafty Catz // Creative Fingers // Jo's Scrap Shack // QKR Stampede // Simply Create Too // Crafting With An Attitude // Creative Moments // A Bit More Time to Craft // Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges // Happy Craft Challenge // Let's Craft & Create Challenge // Love to Craft // The Creative Crafters
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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