Sunday, 23 September 2012

Autumn Fairy


Although I hate the fact that the nights are drawing in, I really love the colour palette which comes with the changing of the season.  My eye has always gone to anything orange and I love the warm, rusty tones we are starting to see all around us.
I've had this gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp for a while now and she'd never seen ink until yesterday, I'm not sure why as she's so lovely.  The sky was done with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, using a hand cut stencil and a dusting brush, then I coloured the image with Promarkers and used Diamond Stickles on her wings for a touch of fairy sparkle.  The sentiment stamp is from a Forever Friends set.
The papers are all magazine freebies which are double sided, perfect for making flowers.  The flower was made with my trusty Tattered Florals die and the leaves were cut with a Spellbinder's die.  The border punch I used is Martha Stewart.
I finished off with my usual ribbon, bow, gems and Pearl Pen.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
2 Sisters - #110 - things with wings and optional glitter
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #56 - autumn colours and ribbon
Clearly Inspired - #60 - fall into fall
Dilly Beans - autumn colours
Lili's Little Fairies - flower power
Sweet Sketch - #172













Stampin' For the Weekend - floral
Charisma Cardz - #37 - things with wings

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Wendy and such lovely cards since my last visit. Your work is so inspiring.

    Edna x

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  2. This is stunning Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful. Your gorgeous papers and embellishments coordinate pefectly.

    This would fit really well into to the Lili's Little Fairies 'flower power' challenge too!

    Sue

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  3. Lovely card - great image (love the sparkle and colors) and your flower is gorgeous!

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  4. This is so pretty, love those soft Fall colors. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

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  5. How beautiful!! So much elegance packed into this card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  6. Such a pretty creation.

    Gorgeous colours

    Hugs Kelly

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  7. Gorgeous card Wendy. Super colours.

    Susan x

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  8. Beautiful card Wendy!! I love everything about it!! I adore the LotV stamps - so sweet. I also love your flower. I have not had any luck with making my own flowers - something I need to work on for sure!! So glad you joined in with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

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  9. Fab Card Wendy,love the colours and image. Marlene

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  10. This is gorgeous,love the image...fabulous details.xxx

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  11. what a sweet card love the colouring, the flower is fab. I love LOTV stamps and she is a cutie... especially the sparkling wings stunning.x

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  12. so gorgeous wendy.fab image and your soft colours are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. Hi Wendy, Gosh this is totally stunning the colours are lovely as is the image so beautiful x

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  14. gorgeous choice of colours for this card Wendy - so subtle and pretty - love it! Hugs rachel xx

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  15. What a gorgeous image! Love! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Wendy. I love your soft color scheme. I love you flower too! This is really a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  17. So pretty :0 Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week :)

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  18. beautiful! Love the colours and the embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Charisma Cardz - Good Luck and hope to see you again soon! Katrina DT

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  19. gorgeous card wendy, love the image & colours pam

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  20. What a Fabulous card! I too love the fall colors and the crip air. Your little fairy is just darling and love how you colored her flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  21. Wendy this is gorgeous! Fall is my favorite season for it's warm colors. What I love about this is that you achieved a soft pastel warmth in your card - so hard to do and you did it fabulously. With that pretty LOTV image and the touches of sparkle this card has a dreamy, magical feel to it. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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  22. What a gorgeous card,love the colours and layout.

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  23. This is just so, so pretty! Love the soft colors, your beautiful flower, and the sparkly wings! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  24. Hi Wendy your Autumn fairy is just beautiful, I do love your pretty colour especially with the added touch of orange, and her wonderful sparkly wings. Great design papers and I just love your added embellishments especially your flower. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  25. Wendy this card is beautiful. So love the softness of these fall colours. The layering on this is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp challenge. Hugs.

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  26. So soft and pretty! love the peach tone in this.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!

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  27. Stunning autumnal shades - just beautiful. Such a pretty card. I love the flower! Thanks for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

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  28. wow...beautiful card chickie! lovin the color tones..and what a scrumptiously delicious image! awesome work!

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  29. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  30. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image, love your autumnal colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

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