Saturday, February 21, 2015

The sweetest Winter Fairy.....

Hello everyone: I know most of us right now are struggling to deal with frigid temperatures, gray skies, tons of snow, etc., after all, it's still officially Winter but, ENOUGH, ALREADY!!! I'm really not enjoying this at all, it might have to do with age, because my grandkids have had a great time playing in the snow, making snow men, tunnels, having snow ball fights, etc. Me.....I rather stamp and make cards, after I come home from my workout, I sit with a hot cup of tea and play with some new stamps from Penny Black that arrived in my frozen mailbox last Tuesday.
This is the card I made using one of this stamps called "Winter Fairy"
I took this first picture in the foyer, when the sun was really shining, I wanted to show the glitter and sparkle of her wings and dress but I forgot to put my little banner with my blog's name and then, some clouds rolled in so, I went into my dinning room and there took the rest of the pictures.  I colored her hat, dress and booties with SU Tempting Turquoise marker, the light blue on her wings was done with SU Bashful Blue, blending with my Aqua Painter.

This next two pictures are close ups, just so you can see the sparkle but also, her sweet rosy cheeks, isn't she just so adorable? For her skin I used this water color shimmer paints, (when you see the page, just scroll all the way to the bottom.) 


I took this last picture putting my little banner next to the card, I still need to know how I can add a water mark to my camera, sheeesh!! I'm so behind learning all of this techy stuff.

This is a big stamp so I had a pickle of a time trying to find a layout for it. I stamped it with Stazon jet black ink on Canson water color paper, the DSP is from SU, I found it on my stash, I liked it because the blue in it matches perfectly the blue on her wings. The Snow Flakes just add a bit of embellishment, I think they fit this image really nice.
So there you have it, this pretty little Fairy is the only one who could really enjoy this weather, I enjoyed coloring her, I hope you like her too.
Stay warm.
Maria.

10 comments:

  1. So sweet! The image is sweet, but it's your artistic touch that makes this card wonderful.

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  2. I used to wear these fuzzy bonnets with pom poms at the bottom when I was little! All dressed up! She's precious and your layout worked just perfect!

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  3. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em... an no better way to join 'em then to make a beautiful winter card!!!

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  4. P.S. I am laughing at how you went from the foyer, to the dining room to follow the sun... I've done the same just to get a great picture :-)

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  5. She's lovely! Beautiful work, Maria!

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  6. Great card , wonderful icy colors ! No snowflakes on your blog yet ? I´m done with winther too - let´s have spring please !

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  7. Beautiful card Maria! What did you put on the snow ball and ice on the wings?

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  8. Yes she is a cutie! Although I do wish she would fly away and share her wintery goodness (ha ha) somewhere else. I do love Penny Black. Simply gorgeous Maria!

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  9. Thank you all for your sweet comments, I appreciate them so much. It's truly a pleasure to be able to share with all of you this hobby I love and also, my humble adventures as a Triathlete.
    Many hugs.
    Maria.

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  10. First.... I love all the blue. :-) Second she is totally cute, awesome wintry feel with the added snowflakes. Very cute card.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.