Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fairy Wonderland

Morning Peeps,

Gosh the weekend's aren't long enough and for some reason I seem to have lost my mojo. This card has taken me two days to finish, yikes!! This is my first attempt at masking a rubbersstamp with a digi image. The digital Fairy House is from Make It Crafty and the current challenge is to "make a scene". There are some fab tutorials on their site so would recommend you popping over. Here's the finished result:-

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I used the gorgeous fairy from Lili of the Valley, just love their stamps, with the Fairy House from Make It Crafty and coloured the images using my favourite medium, Copics.  The task of making wasn't without a few teething problems, lol.  I followed the tutorial for Word and first stamped the Lili of the Valley stamp onto my Cryogen cardstock and then measured according to the tutorial. I then printed it out on paper first to check it was all in the right place before putting the cryogen through the printer.  My first problem is that everyone seems to be out of stock of the eclipse masking paper so I had to use a post it note.  Whilst trying to roll my repositional tape on the back of the post it note due to  several places being rather thin, i.e the wand, neck, wings etc. it tended to rip so my mask was in about 4 pieces in the end., but it did hold up. But I wasn't giving up so easily.  My next problem was when I put my cryogen through the printer I forgot to change the size as the cryogen is shorted in length than A4 so my measuring was all out and I had to start again, grrrrrrrrrrrr.  So I can guess, you can see why this card took me two days!

But as you can see I got there in the end. 

Because the image was quite large I had to cut it out, again alot of tricky areas but my fiskars finger knife came in very handy, and overall I'm happy with the result.

I have entered this labour of love into the following challenges:-

Make It Crafty - Create a scene
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
ABC Challenge - D for Distressing
Sundays with Crissy - Sparkly and Shiny
Sir Stamp Alot - Distressing



36 comments:

Carol said...

WOWZER!! WOWZER Tracy!!! What an unbelievably STUNNING card! I absolutely luuurrrvvveeee it!! This has definately gotta win every challenge you enter it into! Could have fooled me that your mojo went walk about. Wish mine could do the same so that I get brilliant results like this lol!! Good luck in the challenges Sweetie, not that you need luck hehe. Lotsa luv xxxx

joey said...

OH Tracy Hunny WOW WOW WOW this is just amazing your colourwork is stunning! I love it muchly. Joey.x

Magali said...

WOw wow wow what a stunning creation !!!
I love this magical scene, your coloring is fabulous !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Lizzy xx said...

OMGOODNESS Tracy this is the most stunning creation I have ever seen....WOW WOW WOW hun you are one very talented lady xx Lizzy xx :)

Vixykins said...

And boy did you get there!! Awesome, absolute stunner!

Tanya said...

OMG! This is gorgeous, well worth all the trouble, wow!

Zoe said...

Wow Tracy. I am so happy you persevered because this is absolutely stunning. The fairy works perfectly with the fairy house and I can't believe you cut around all that detail! I love how it looks like she is smelling the flowers and your colouring is outstanding. To top it off the way you positioned the flowers onto the card makes it look as though they are part of the garden.

Regarding the eclipse masking paper. Since making that video I have since learned they are no longer making it! I have managed to achieve the same results using Mask-It film but when stamping onto the film you need to use Staz-On ink or it wont dry, then you need to pull it off carefully as the ink from the printer beads on the surface and can smudge. However I have also recently learned that Inkadinkadoo have come out with a masking paper. I haven't tried it yet but it seems the same. http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/Inkadinkado/Products/Stamping_Mask_Paper_62-01022.htm

Thanks so much for joining us for our very first challenge. Hugs xxoo

Noomiy said...

i love this colour! :)

angelwhispers said...

On my God I was lost for words!!!

I just love fairys and would love this beautiful little one to live at the bottom of my garden!! She is wonderful and her house is adorable!!

The colours are out of this world and no wonder it took at wile it's just "Stunning"

Thanks for sharing this fab creation Love Chanelle xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is breathtaking!.. wow!
Your blog is stunning, and very inspirational. I found your blog via the WOC challenge.

Good luck with this card, its a really beautiful piece of art! xxalisonxx

Sheila said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-), if this what you create with missing Mojo... can't wait till it returns..:-)x
Hugs
Sheila xx

Marianne said...

This one is SUPER!!! Like a real fairytale!
Absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy said...

A very clever and enchanting creation. Beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

paola said...

this is absolutely gorgeous i have consequently gone to buy the digi, just beautiful!
smiles
Paola

Nicola said...

Wowzers what a work of art, stunning creation Tracy - ooh I could just sit and admire this all night. This is my all time favourite stamp and your colouration is wonderful as is the awesome background and beautiful embellishments.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Lili of the valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

zoe.payne said...

Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL really stunning. I love the image, you get drawn into this card its magical. really really lovely hunni the two days work was well worth it xxxxx

craftingmanda said...

this is absoloutly stunning and well worth the 2 days it took it is so beautiful

lalkygirl said...

wow wow wow ,tracey i have been staring at your sensational project for about 5 mins,it has so so much detail,i love how you coloured the images ,stunning.
congrats on your gdt win at lexis creations
tracey x[lalkygirl]

Kim Sonksen said...

:thud:
WOW...I mean,seriously: WOW

I am in awe

Sandy Hulsart said...

Tracy, this is beyond fabulous, so happy you stuck with it. Zoe is right, the new Stamping Mask Paper from Inkadinkado will work just like Eclipse tape, it comes in sheets. Excellent coloring on this image, well done!

brenda said...

Hi Tracy

What a super card, such a lovely fantasy scene.

Thank you for joinin in at Stampalot Challenge this month and god luck.

B x

chris said...

thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge Tracy. wow this is AMAZING, AMAZING , AMAZING. there is so much work in this card and it really is gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

pinky said...

Wow this is some piece of work girl. I absolutely adore this and haven't a clue how you achieved it!! But thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot.
Pinky

Cardmaking Galore said...

Wow, this is a stunner ! Just love it

Francesca said...

A wonderful card , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Maria Therese said...

Stunning card!!

Tracy said...

Meant to say thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Bev said...

Oh - my- goodness!!! This is truly sensational!! Your colouring and attention to detail is sublime. Love love love your card. x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week, especially with such a cute card, and such stunning work.
Hugs
Jacqui x

Martinas Welt said...

This is absolutly stunning!!!! What a fantastic and gorgeous work!
Martina

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Thi is magical! I love it!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Cathy said...

Oh this is stunning. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Sally H said...

How wonderful! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Michele Spera said...

lovely job adding the fairy with the fairy house:-) love it allThank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
XmicheleX

Maria said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your colouring and all the wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy. Hugs, Maria

kel_lyke said...

wow this card is really very beautifull! It's just gorgeous! Great!! i'm sure come to visit youre blog again! great cards.

greetings kelly