Friday 3 June 2011

Lilly the Fairy of Enchantment

Hi fellow bloggers and visitors, we have some lovely weather in Brum right now, hope you have a little sun wherever you are.

Today's card I've made for 2 specific challenges: at Make It Colourful, we're asked to colour using yellow and purple, and as you can see I used yellow for the sun and purple for the dress and wings; and at Michelle Perkitt Studio there is a Bingo challenge, and I've actually got 2 bingo lines on my card: Scallops, Ribbon, Flowers, and the second line is Pearls, Ribbon, Diecuts.

I coloured up Lilly The Fairy Of Enchantment by Michelle Perkitt using Copic markers and a little bit of pencil colouring. A glitter pen was used to lightly trace the swirls on her wings, but this was difficult to photograph. She was layerd up with silver mirri and blue cardstocks, mounted on  pale blue and white printed cardstock, matted again onto silver mirri and purple cardstocks, all mounted onto a scalloped card blank. The fairy looked vaguely Art Nouveau to me, so I used a couple of leafy diecuts that a friend sent to me, coloured them black to look like silhouettes, and arranged them in a curved shape to go along with the Art Nouvea feel and placed a couple of flowers over the join. I also used an Art Nouvea font to make the sentiment. Some pleated ribbon beneath the sentiment and some pearls in the corners were the finishing touches.

You can just see some of the glittery tracing on the top left wing

Image: Lilly the Fairy of Enchantment, by Michelle Perkitt
Colouring: Copic markers - Sun YR07-YR23-Y17-Y15-Y11. Dress BV08-BV04-BV02-BV00-BV0000. Wings BV02-BV00-BV31-BV0000 + prisma pencils. Sky B39-B37-B34-B32. 
Diecut leaves and flowers: gift from friend but I think they are Marianne designs
Computer-generated sentiment, font is Art Nouvea Caps from
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

This is for the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Things With Wings
Charisma Cardz - Something that flies
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
Fab N Funky Challenge - What eva
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge
Make It Colourful - Colour with yellow and purple
Michelle Perkitt Studio - Bingo (Scallops-Ribbon-Flowers and Pearls-Ribbon-Diecuts)
Ooh La La Creations - Happy Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday - Wrap it up with ribbon


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Carole and beautifully coloured...Yes the sun is certainly shining down here in Somerset.


Janette said...

Hi Carole, Beautiful card again, do love your colouring....we have been boiling over today, the temp outside hit 92 degree's by 3.00 this afternoon...phew...better than the rain any day of the

Renkata said...

hi Carole,
wow dear this is stunning card.
Fantastic colouring and design.

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Great colours Carole. I can see the glitter on her hair! can't just make out the glitter on her wings but I bet with the light catching will be Stunning!
We are having great weather here lovely and warm!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Dotty Jo said...

Breathtaking! Love the detail on the wings - what a special touch! Jo x

Anonymous said...

Super card Carole! Gorgeous coloring, and I love the pleated ribbon, flower and leaves. The glitter on the wings adds the perfect touch! Thank you for joining the bingo challenge this week at Michelle Perkett Studio. Have a wonderful weekend :).

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Carole.
Sue x

Vicky said...

Wow Carole this is utterly stunning hun..! gorgeous image and perfectly coloured too..and super layout..!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Fleur said...

A truly stunning card, the colouring is awesome
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, gorgeous colouring as always, I like the glitter on her wings.
Kevin xx

Wendi said...

Gorgeous card beautiful image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Unknown said...

Wow, what gorgeous coloring!! Your card is fabulous! So glad you joined us this week at MPS. Shelley

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card ,love that image i have nnever seen it before,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow - this is soooooo beautiful! Thank you so much for joining our Bingo challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio! :)

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning card Carole, the image, colours and design look wonderful.
Lorraine x

Joanne said...

Beautiful fairy! Love the nice bright colors, super card! Hugs, J:)

Karen said...

WOW! Stunning layout, and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Jackie said...

Suoerb card, great layout and perfect colouring :o)
Jackie xx

China said...

What can I say Cobbly, she is stunning. With the sun shining brightly behind her and the lovely lilac of her dress and wings, the whole look is perfect and the finishing touches just right. Love it.

Bron said...

Hello Miz Carole - yet again a stunning card with incredible colouring! Lovin' your work! And I'm obviously not alone - look at all your awards and spotlights and stuff. Well deserved - you do gorgeous things.
Hugs, Bron

Teresa said...

Oh Wow Carole this is so beautiful, I love how you've coloured the fairy she looks beautiful, another fabulous card from you. xx

Cindi said...

Beautiful! I love your coloring and the die cuts are perfect.

Carole S said...

Hi "ME" wow this is brill, love the colouring, perfect as usual,love the Fairy, but then I would !!!!!!!!. I am thinking of you all the time, take care, Carole x

Rene said...

Lovely, elegant card!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card love your ribbon, thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week, Samantha :0)

Julie said...

Such a pretty card, Carole! The colours are wonderful as is your colouring - fab embellies too! Hugs, Juliexx

Unknown said...

Carole, I wanted to ask if you would like to be a guest designer for Michelle Perkett Studios for a spot in July. If you would email me at Thanks, Shelley

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, Carole....this is such a STUNNING image....sooo artsy and glamorous!! Your coloring is sooo beautiful and I love how you added the fancy leaves and flower!!!!
We had a sunny, hot day today...I took my 5 Grands to the water park and we cooked in the 95+ temps!!! I think I'm ready for fall...LOL!!!
I colored one the Tilda's yesterday...I'll upload it tomorrow. Thanks sooo much for the adorable images!!!

paper fun said...

I love the way you colored Lilly. The purple is breathtaking.

Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio.


Lin said...

Wow Carole, your stuff always blows me away and this is no exception. Beautifully coloured and a fabulous design.

Lin xx

Teresa said...

Hiya Carole, Just popped back to say the trinket I use is a 6 piece set by Bo bunny and I bought them at craftobsessions. hugs Teresa xx

Polkadoodles said...

Carole, your colouring is superb! been trying to send you an email but I can't find your email addy or view your profile, can you email me back please! x

Judie said...

I do love this card, of course I love purple, as my friend Stef says I am the queen of purple lol.
I love your blog, thanks for vititing mine and leaving me such nice comments.



Judie said...

Congrats on taking 4th place on The Crafty Purple Frog challenge.
Great work.