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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Meet Juniper and Cecilia...

I fell in love with these cute fairies  as soon as Michelle introduced them to us at her group on PCP (you can find them at Michelles Etsy Store here).  I didn't have to wait long to invite them over for tea as I was lucky enough to win Michelle's Challenge so I thought I'd use them for my entry for this weeks challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio . The challenge is '3 Ps' - 3 papers, 3 Pearls and 3 element that have a colour starting with 'P' (mine are pink flower, pearl grey flower and pink lace).

As I'd been reading this months Craft Stamper I decided to make my own papers using the watercolour technique with a Big & Juicy ink pad (I used Hydrangea and Elusive images and Joanna Sheen stamps). Its a really easy technique - you just stamp the image onto your card with the big & juicy ink and then brush across it with lots of water to make the colours bleed. I found it worked better to use the second stamped image as the first one was soooooooo bright.  I cut each paper to size then distressed the edges with my craft knife and some memento london fog ink. I also stamped around the edges of the larger 2 papers with the edge of one of the background stamps. I cut a strip from the lace paper and added some pink chiffon lace (again coloured with the Hydrangea ink pad).

Juniper and Cecilia are coloured with promarkers and  the background is inked with the same big & juicy inkpad. I distressed the edges as before adding some little flat back pearls and some stickles to their wings and the background.

To embellish the card I had a go at some extreme crafting lol. I'd seen a couple of tutorials showing how to make chiffon flowers by heating the chiffon until it crinkled (there's a good one at Priscilla's blog). I'm not totally happy with the finished product but at least I didn't set the house on fire lol. I think I need to use bigger circles next time (or less heat) as some of them almost disappeared when I heated them.

I'm entering Juniper and Cecilia in the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers: Pink Birthday
Allsorts: Lace and/or Buttons
I love promarkers: A sketch challenge
Meljens Designs: Sparkle, Glitter, Bling

I'm certainly getting lots of crafting done while my 2 men are glued to the football (oops that sounds naughty -  my hubby and my son lol). The weekend soon seems to have gone doesn't it? I hope you've had a good un and thanks for looking at my creations

Claire xx


  1. Very nice, love the images too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  2. A very "light and whispy" look to this card that works beautifully with those little fairies!
    Love as always Gina x x x

  3. Really lovely card Claire, love the background you've made. Thanks for joining us at PFP and I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

  4. Hi Claire, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and your flowers look stunning. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Fabulous - I love your background papers and these images are super with their sparkly wings! Thanks for joining in the challenge at PFP this week. Juliexx

  6. Wow Claire I like this one, those fairies are so cute but I'm impressed with your background, might have to have a go myself.

    Jenny x

  7. Beautiful

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. so so gorgeous!! Just loving it, especially thier glittery wings! Hugs Juls

  9. Oh, Claire!! This is gorgeous! I love how you have made Juniper and Cecilia come to life! I love the watercolor effects and their gold sparkly wings, just like real fairies!!:) Love the chiffon flowers too!!:) Thanks for another wonderful entry at MPS this week, Claire!!:)

  10. This is so pretty! I love all the handmade things you've done - the background papers, the flowers - so nice! Wonderful sentiment as well! Love the glittery wings!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)

  11. Stunning card Claire - I adore fairies and angels so this is right up my street! Fabulous hand-made backing papers which set off the image perfectly.
    Sylvia xxx

  12. such a pretty card..and adorable image...thanks for joining us at PFP this week...and good luck...Debs x

  13. It's gorgeous Claire - love your own bp - lovely colours - and the image is so sweet.The chiffon flowrs look brill - well done for not setting the house alight.
    Beryl xx

  14. What a stunning card Claire! I love how you did the DP! Thanks for telling us how you did it! Everything looks so soft! Great coloring job!

  15. Clair, this is so beautiful and I love the papers that you made by hand. Thanks for joining us again at MPSC.


  16. Hi Claire,
    WOW you've been very brave trying out new techniques on this card. They've worked wonderfully. Love the image & the flowers are fab! Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  17. Wow... what a joyfull pair they are and you made them sparkle from the card.
    Great Card!

  18. Beautiful job Claire! You did a great job with the chiffon flowers and your background paper turned out lovely! Sparkly wings are the BEST!

  19. Absolutely cut fairy friends! Lovely your card. thank you for joining us in the sparkle-bling challenge at Meljen's

  20. Such a pretty card Claire. Love the image and the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  21. What a sweeet card, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, and good luck.
    Hugs Anja

  22. Aw such a gorgeous card, love the image and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  23. That's so pretty. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  24. this is gorgeous :)))

    Thank you for playing with us on the Meljens challenge this week . good luck!

  25. Whole thing has a great fairy feel to it, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
    Ruth x

  26. Oops! I forgot my manners: thanks for playing with us this week also :-)
    More hugs!

  27. Hi Claire!! Your project is stunning!! I like all part of it: The image is colored beautifuly with all that glitter it really shines. You made the papers! woowww!!! they turned out great! the flowers are gorgeous! I read about that technique also but I didn´t try it yet :-) nice to see they look wonderful! and you colored the lace! what else do I need to say?! just wonderful card! Hugs!!

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

  29. This is stunning, Claire:O) LOVE those flowers and gorgeous papers, and you have done a brilliant job colouring these cuties.
    Thank you for joining Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  30. Beautiful images and stunning card Claire :o) Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers this week.


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