Friday, March 14, 2014

This week's challenge at Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers DT Group is Fantasy and Fairies!
and here's my card, using Fairy Merrily, a digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell, who is sponsoring our March challenges. Play along with any of our March challenges and you could win this stamp, along with Sweet Tooth, who I used last Friday!

I based my card on Mojo Monday's Sketch #336! Here it is!

Here's my card!

I resized Fairy Merrily and printed her out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. Since she was going to go into a circle, the circle would have to be ginormous, so I used my trusty Fiskar's Fingertip Control Craft knife to free her wings, placed a Nestibilities circle die under her wings, and die-cut the image. I did this step before I colored her, just in case I messed up the process.

She was colored using Copic markers. I had her "halo" going the wrong way, so I had to fix it, which is why it's a little wonky. I do wonky really, really well. It's a gift and I have it. Anyway, when I was done coloring her, I added a touch of blush to her cheeks using a chalk pencil. Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen was used to outline the circle and a Turquoise Spica Glitter pen was used to add "fairy dust" issuing from her fingers and foot.

I chose the colors to match patterned paper from fairly old Miss Caroline papers from a 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. These patterned papers were layered according to the sketch. Old flower punches were used to punch these papers. The flowers were textured, layered, and added to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday's Sketch #336
Crafty Little Fairies: Things with Wings
MilkCoffee Challenge: Flowers
7 Kids Fund Challenge #95: Anything Goes/Die Cuts
Paper Shelter Challenge #149: Away with the Fairies


  1. Beautiful card Kathi. I love the fairy dust you had her sprinkling around. Great job, beautiful coloring and colors.

  2. This is gorgeous, Kathi! I love the papers and layout! Fabulous coloring of the sweet fairy!

  3. Sweet card.... great colouring of the fairy.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck in the draw.

  4. Really beautiful card, Kathi! Talented you are, but I'll go for the wonky, too. ;^)
    Love the way you "released" her wings, (I still haven't done that successfully). Love the fab DP & colors you chose. And that fairy dust is just a great added touch! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a great weekend, GF!

  5. lovely color scheme and the papers you used are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your card with us at

  6. Very pretty and I also noticed that those of us who used this image, used a similar colour scheme :) Pretty background which perfectly sets off this little cutie, beautifully coloured!

  7. Oh my, I absolutely love this! You combined one of my favorite EB images with one of my all-time favorite floral papers! :o) What a delightful creation. It is dancing with joy, just like Fairy Merrily! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation with us at 7 Kids College Fund!
    Hugs and blessings,

  8. This is so lovely. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time. Good luck, Lou DT x

  9. Wonderful card, Kathi. That paper is so pretty, and you have matched your embellishment flowers perfectly.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  10. Gorgeous card hun, and perfect for our Wings theme, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies this week. Hugs xx

  11. Lovely card and gorgeous papers too. Thanks for joining the challenge at