Friday, October 23, 2009

'Tis the Season to be Fairy...and a Contest!

I'm officially having myself committed for even attempting what I did in this card. LOL When you saw this image of Lily as a Snowflake Fairy at the release yesterday, how many of you thought to yourselves, "Emily is definitely going to use a rope with that swing." Just me? Ever since I used ropes for these two cards (Ghostly Rodeo & A Boy and his Dog) it was only a matter of time before I did it again! Can you believe that the knot at the base of the swing was a mere accident? As I was trying to pull the cord through the slot I cut, part of it frayed and the knot just formed. I love when things just fall into place! Unfortunately I can't say that about the colouring. My Copic markers seemed to have taken on a life of their own yesterday.

For some reason the ink kept smudging on this project and Lily looks a bit messy. I wish I could just go out and buy a new printer but I can't so I may have to start heat setting my images. I popped the big snowflake to look like a wheel that a swing could really move from. I glued Lily's hand and legs down and popped the back of her so it looks like she's really swinging! I don't enjoy working with glitter because it gets all over the place but I do like to emboss. Christmas 'tis the season to make snowy or sparkly cards! Before gluing everything in place, I stitched a wonky border a là Donna Baker in her card here. I love how it looks and will have to use that style more often.

Oh, right, I promised you info on a contest! ;) Melissa is having a Digi Ideas Contest where you can submit an idea for a new digi image. If she chooses to create a new digi image using your idea, you'll receive that digi free and be invited to create a card with that image. Your creation will be displayed on the Pink Cat Studio blog along with the new release projects! Isn't this fabulous? CLICK HERE to read all the details and submit your ideas!

Sources: American Crafts textured earth tones cardstock; SU kraft cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury cardstock; Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses snow globe dp; Pink Cat Studio Lily Snowflake Fairy; Copics; Zig Emboss Writer; Hobby Hot Boss; PSX Emerald, Malachite, Red, Snowflake & Sparkle embossing tinsels; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach hole punch; SU 1-3/8" circle, large oval & scallop oval punches; SU brads; Darice hemp cord; Gutermann threads; dimension squares

8 comments:

Kerry D-C said...

This is so adorable, Emily! She doesn't look messy at all!! I refer to this type of sewing as "whimsical"....basically I can't sew a straight line so I do whimsical sewing on purpose! LOL! ;)

Stamp and Smile said...

I LOVE ♥ IT Emily!! Such a fun and playful card with the 3-D elements and textures... no detail was missed for sure!! You know how to work it... SMILES! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is so fun and sweet, I love her.

Donna said...

what a super sweet card! love the big purple sparkly snowflake!

Silli said...

Emily, your card is sooo sweet! I love the cute image, your coloring is fab! Big hugs and happy day!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Love the 3-D effect of Lily on her swing!

Kristen said...

Love the colors y0ou chose to do Lily. I think it is wondeful. Love the sparkle

Scrappinangler said...

This is adorable! Love how you made it 3-D! ~Tori