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Monday, 3 March 2014

Butterfly Fairy (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, my mind turns to Spring at this time of year, as the tulips and bluebells start to push their green shoots up through the surface of my garden borders. There seems to be a flurry of activity in the air, and a bright day seems to bring the promise of better weather.

The new Spring Fairy stamps were just the ticket to create a Spring scene that seemed to echo those feelings. I created a background using paper masks and Memento inks in soft greens and lilacs. I added some foliage from the Spring is in the Air/Spring Foliage Multibuy stamp set, again using Memento inks. I painted the flower heads with bleach, before colouring them with pencils.

I stamped the fairy, and the large butterfly from Patchwork Butterfly and coloured them with pencils. I stamped the antennae of the butterfly onto the background. I cut off the fairy wings, and the butterfly body  before adding them to the background.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

17 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,fab layout.x

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  2. Wonderful love all of it. Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  3. This butterfly fairy is so pretty, and love the background you have created. Such a great idea to bleach out the flowers and add the colour you wanted instead. A really lovely card. x

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  4. Very pretty. Love the background

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  5. So fragile and beautiful! Great combination!

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  6. This is lovely what a great way of combining several stamp sets
    Jackie x

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  7. What a strikingly original idea - she works perfectly with those wings & I love the colours. Your scenery for her is delightful - I especially like those buttercups with their soft yellows. The use of the bird in the branch stamp for that border foliage is a lovely touch too.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Another beautiful creation and using her with the butterfly wings if such a fab idea. Thank you for the gorgeous inspirations x

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  9. Stunning Judith, love the beautiful image and the glorious colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Great use of the Patchwork Butterfly Judith, the size is perfect for the fairy and your placement is also perfect. I love the colours you have chosen for the wings, so vibrant and the setting you have created works really well. Smashing design! Elaine xxx

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  11. Wow, this is super, I love the design of the new fairy, love the colours !!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  12. So lovely! Great idea to put the two images together.

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  13. Very creative and fabulous spring scene

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  14. just love it, the colours are stunning xxxx

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  15. Great card and scene, very lovely. Coco x

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  16. I love spring too when the flowers start peering through, your card is fabulous and what a great idea using fairy in front of butterfly thanks for inspiring

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  17. She is beautiful with those gorgeous wings!

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