Wednesday, 17 May 2017

May your day sparkle!

If, like me, you are in the south of England, then today your day probably doesn't feel very sparkly. The rain we have been so short of for several weeks now seems to have decided to all come at once, and everywhere is dark and miserable. There's been a very depressed looking pigeon sitting hunched on top of Mark's bean poles for most of the morning - I wonder why it doesn't go and look for shelter?

Anyway, what better way to spend a gloomy day than getting nice and inky?

I made this card using stamps from a magazine freebie set from about 18 months ago. For the background, I smooshed distress ink pads onto a sheet of acetate - rather than a craft mat, I like to use acetate on top of a piece of the paper or card I am planning to use, to give me a better idea of where the colours are going to fall. You can see here I positioned the main pink area in the right place for the fairy. I've added Stickles for the sparkle.

I am sharing this with

Alphabet Challenge - Enchanted Creatures
Just Us Girls - DI background
Stamping Sensations - Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy



Chris Dring said...

You've managed to combine two of my favorite things: rainbow colors and faeries! I can't love this card enough! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Cara said...

Definitely a card to cheer you up on a gloomy day, love the touch of sparkle too. Cara x

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful card. This would definitley cheer up anybody who was feeling miserable. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Basslady said...

a wonderful card!
thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Joan said...

Gorgeous colours and a lovely card Jane

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your background is so vibrant and pretty! Love your color choices and the cute fairy image with the flowers. Nice touch with the sparkle on her wings. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

brenda said...

A beautiful card with super stamping and inking Jane, it's just perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful fairy card.Love the pretty background and colours.

Gr, Sylvia.

Helen said...

Beautiful card, Jane - love the background and the way you created it too.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x