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Friday, 13 June 2014

Summer Fairies in Greens & Blues (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. 

I have a few designs to show today using the beautiful Summer Fairies Collection.     

The first design above features the beautiful fairy and butterfly from July Fairy and the Freesia from June Fairy.  The sentiment is from Fairyland Words.
I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink at the top and Mowed Lawn on the bottom of the background.  I used a ripped piece of cardstock to vary the shades.  I also used Mustard Seed Distress Ink with a piece of cardstock with a circle cut out as a mask for the sun,  which I also outlined with a white Gelly roll pen.    The Freesia was stamped with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

The rest of the stamping was done with Cobalt Archival Ink and the colouring with Intense pencils.   The butterfly is decoupaged and popped up.  I also used lots of stickles on the fairy wings and a little on the butterfly.  I added holograph glitter with a glue pen on her dress.

You can see the glitter in this close up below:

This next design above features one of the silhouette fairies, vine & miniature sunflower from June Fairy along with flowers from Sunny Sunflowers (which compliment the Summer Fairies very well). 

The large background above was created with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique.   I also stamped the Vine and Freesia with Mowed Lawn DI.

The smaller background above was created with Mustard Seed DI using the Acrylic Block technique.  The flowers were stamped with Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  The Fairy was stamped with black Archival Ink.  I bleached her wings and added Diamond Stickles.

The little flowers and leaves were coloured with Distress Inks as well.  I highlighted with a white Gelly roll pen.    The flourish are die cut using Crealies CL CS 02.

The third and last design today features the beautiful August Fairy and the mushroom from November Fairy.    Joy is from Artistic Expressions.

The background was created using Lemon, Calypso Teal & Cut grass Dylusions Inks.   I spritzed with water and then sprinkled course sea salt.   After letting it dry & shaking off the salt,  I stamped the images with Cobalt Archival Ink.   I bleached out the colour from all the images and then painted with Dylusions Inks (on my craft mat, using water & brush).   When everything was dry I outlined with a white Gelly roll pen and added stickles to her wings.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day,


  1. Wow these are such pretty cards Shirley , I really love your colours and imiges , great ART!!

    Greetings and I hope you have a very nice weekend!!!

  2. More sparkling fairy cards - gorgeous.

  3. 3 beautiful cards, love them all

  4. Stunning! What else can be said. Love them all especially the last one. You have really brought the image alive with your highlighting. The colors are simply delicious.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Flo xx

  5. Oh these cards are so beautiful. I love them all.

  6. Oooh, what a lovely collection - I especially like the middle one :)

  7. What a beautiful collection of cards I love the sparkle on the first one
    Jackie x

  8. WOW these are stunning! I am loving the backgrounds you have created.
    Linda xxx

  9. stunning cards as alwats Shirley - I especially love the middle one - that sunny sunflower background works so well xx

  10. Oh, these are just stunning!
    Nadia xx

  11. A lovely selection of card Shirley. I love the colours on your first, especially love how you have stamped the flowers in the green and added the colouring in the same tone - a gorgeous effect. The colouring on the fairy and butterfly are smashing too. That second card is a stunner, beautiful background I love the combination of the green splodges with the overstamping , it works so well. and the use of the flower behind the fairy on the main panel is super. The black sets that all off a treat.. The salt background on your last card is smashing and I really love the effect you have achieved on your magical blue mushrooms!!! Elaine x

  12. Beautiful creations Shirley - I especially love the bold vibrant colours you have used - simply stunning! Karen x

  13. Fascinating to see your use of the white Gelly Roll pen with the outlining of the sun in the first & the accenting of the blue areas in the final sample. Doesn't the salt effect in the last enhance the mushroom effect superbly? The effect there really is of 'magic' & my mind immediately thought of 'magic mushrooms." Your use of the black matting to echo the fairy silhouette in the send works beautifully. I have to say that your colouring of the fairy in the first is what makes it my favourite of this selection - her wings are spectacular & I do like the muted way in which those freesias blend in with the background.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Beautiful cards again! Love the serenity of the first, the fine details on the second and the blue fantasy mushrooms on the third!

  15. These are all so pretty, and all with such lovely background stamping. I love the freesias and the gorgeous glittery fairy in the first, and I particularly love the background stamping in the second with the beautiful sunflowers, vines, and the freesia again, but I think my favourite is the third because I just adore the colour of the toadstools, and the sprinkled salt background. Your colour combinations are just perfect. x


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