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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fairy Sweet!

Hello, it's the fourth Tuesday of the month and my turn to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. This month we have a sponsor, Cute As A Button, and I was given this beautiful image name Lagoon Fairy to use for my card. The Design Team also had a challenge to use the color purple and the item of paint chips on our projects. Paint chips are a wonderful addition to your supplies. The stock is heavier and are great to use when die cutting. So the next time you walk through a paint department, get a few and try them!

I colored my image with my new Polychromos Pencils and am delighted with the results of the pencils. I added some Cool Glitter Ritz to her wings, a bit of tan flocking to the cattails, and Glossy Accents to the water drops and water. The clear iridescent sequins, the purple and pink rhinestones are from my stash. And, do you see my paint chips?  I took 2 large ones, put them together so they were large enough for my card, and then mounted them on white paper. It almost makes it look like I have 4 separate pieces of purple for the background.

I used flowers from my favorite stores:  I Am Roses, Wild Orchid and byThita.  
I'm so happy with the way my double looped satin bow came out, too. using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow Tool. I added an extra tail of a darker lavender to the bow. This bow was super easy to do, even adding the extra tail while using my bow tool. It frees up my hands so I don't have to hold so much and can do double and triple bows and add extra tails, with ease!
Our sponsor for this month is Cute As A Button who will award the winner of this challenge with 2 single digital images of your choice! Have you seen the images at Cute As A Button? I think they're wonderful and are definitely images you'll like, too!

Thanks for coming over and looking at my card and reading the details of it. I hope you've seen Vicki's and Tracey's cards this month...and if you haven't, please stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge, scroll down, and take a peek at their posts. I know you won't regret the few moments it takes to see their projects. Remember that the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW



Unknown said...

Beautiful card Gail, love the image and gorgeous colouring. Great how you have done the water droplets. Hugs Jennifer xx

Donna Maligno said...

Wonderful coloring on this - and pencils no less! I love how you incorporated not one, but two bows in this project! They compliment each other so well. I just love all the elements you've used and managed to make it not look over done - a true art in accomplishing this!

Vicki said...

This card is magnificent, Gail! Your coloring is perfect. The paint chip frame looks wonderful and I love your fairy's sparkly wings!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Gail, what a wonderful creation. I really like that image. Great coloring with those pencils! That Glitter Ritz really shows up on her wings!! Those paint chips look so cool on this project. Super job.