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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Meet Willow, the Autumn Fairy

Here's Willow, the Autumn Fairy a lovely new digistamp from Michelle Perkett (you can find her in Michelle's store here), I've followed this weeks sketch from Passion 4 Promarkers where the challenge is to use the sketch and some Autumn colours.


Willow is coloured with promarkers, and I've embossed her wings with clear sparkle EP and then painted over the sun with twinkling H20's - you can just see a little of the shimmer in the pic. I've also added a little red stickles to the berries on Willow's dress and in her hair. I love the way Michelle finds such beautiful quotes to add to some of her images and this one is perfect isn't it?

I really struggled to find the right bps for this card but remembered these which are on the new Artylicious cd from Glenda Waterworth called 'Essence of Nature' and I thought the designs and colours would work brilliantly with Willow. I dusted spiced marmalade and vintage photo distress inks around the image and the bps and then embossed all the edges with Queen's Gold EP. To finish off I added a some brown ribbon and paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which I highlighted with a little gold stickles.

I'm entering Willow in the following challenges:
Passion 4 Promarkers: Sketch + Autumn colours
Wild Orchid: Make it Sparkle
Pocket Full of Posies: Winged Things
Flutter By Wednesday: Open theme but of course with a butterfly, fairy or angel
Bunny Zoe's Challenge: Vintage (did you know you can also get Michelle's digi's from BunnyZoe's shop?)
Sentimental Sundays: Words to Inspire

Thanks for calling in. I've defintely got a bit of an Autumn vibe at the minute but maybe thats because its such terrible weather here . Still its nice and dry in my craftroom lol.
Don't forget we have a Back to School Challenge and Blog hop over at Michelle Perkett Studio - you still have lots of time to join in the fun
Happy Thursday everyone :-)
Claire

17 comments:

  1. Claire, this is beautiful! Love how you colored her. Fall colors are my fav! Shelley

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  2. This is lovely Claire. The layout and the image is gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  3. Beautiful card Cathy, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

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  4. Oh wowzer Claire this is super gorgeous the colours, papers and image are so beautiful, I must say I am so enjoying the Autumn colours so much.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  5. Truly inspired by your Autumn Fairy! Lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays this week ;)

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  6. Beautiful card Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  7. Such a beautiful card Claire, gorgeous details.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x
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  8. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  9. FAb card, Claire - I love the stamped trees as your background - so perfect for our Autumn theme at PFP this week! Thanks for joining us, Hugs, Juliexx

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  10. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the papers also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  11. WOW this is so beautiful hun! Your sparkle is amazing all over your card and that fairy is gorgeous! Love the fall vibe too! thanks for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  12. Oh wow!!! This is so fabulous!!! Absoultely gorgeous! :)

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  13. Such a gorgeous card. Love your colourng and the cute image. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

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  14. Hi Claire,
    Big WOW! This is gorgeous. Love the image & the beautiful papers & the embossing looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  15. this is fabulous Claire and a great take on my sketch...thanks for joining us at PFP this week...Debs x

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  16. Very pretty! I love that image!

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  17. Love Willow! pretty colours! great card! Thanks for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck!X

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