Saturday 16 April 2016

Magical Woodland

Hello lovely peeps

It's challenge reminder time at Crafty Calendar and this time I've done a card with a lovely image from All Dressed Up called Magical Woodland.

First I printed the image off onto stamping card and then 'coloured' it in with Pebeo drawing gum

I then painted over the top with a wet paintbrush and 'twisted citron' distress ink. Rub the gum off to reveal the white image ready to colour in.

Top tip: make sure you do this step first before you spend an hour colouring your image in. The first time round I coloured the image before doing the background and then had to chuck it because she ended up with a green splodge on her face where I hadn't covered it with gum properly. Oops.

I coloured the image in with a selection of alcohol markers (Promarkers, Graph'Its and Marvy).

Hair: 1210, 1230, 1270
Skin: dusky pink, sunkissed
Dress: V750, rose pink, 5255
Toadstools: 5255, 5270, almond, putty,tawny owl
Ground: apple cider

The next step was to make the background. I ran some white card through my ebosser with an A4 script folder and then on the debossed side I sponged/dragged over some paint. It just so happens that the leftover 'Malt Chocolate' tester paint from when I decorated my craft room was a pretty good match to the underside of the toadstool :D

For the layer underneath the main image (i.e. the frame) I'd coloured around the edges of some white card with rose pink promarker. This looked a bit bright so I turned the card over with the intention of putting another colour on - but the bleedthrough pink from the other side looked so pretty I decided just to use that.
To add a bit of texture I arranged some die-cuts around the edges - the white one is Catalina Wreath from Memory Box and the green ones were cut with one of the 'Florist Friends' dies by Sheena Douglass.
I sanded down the foliage for a shabby chic look

As a finishing touch I added some crystal glamour dust to the fairy's wings.

The wording is a stamp from a Dylusions set 'Clearly the Right Words', stamped with black memento ink and cut up. They already have the boxes around them.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Fab 'n' Funky #300 Girly and Pretty
Our Crafty Corner #8 Anything Goes
All Dressed Up #53 Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge #341 Bingo - embossing, image, die-cuts
 The Ribbon Girls Card challenge
  Cardz 4 Galz #20 Use An Embossing Folder
Kitty Bee Designs #69 - Living Things with Wings
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges #61 Add some sparkle 
Brown Sugar #194 Anything Goes
 Julia Spiri Challenge #16 Anything Goes w/option of make a bag with digi
 Simply Papercraft  #27 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  #81 Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

This is so charming Katrina, I love the idea of fairies living at the bottom of the garden and this is what they must look like for sure!! xx

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card

Jo said...

Gorgeous.......don't you just love that drawing gum?
hugs Jo x

Jane Royston said...

Beautiful colouring and a cute card! Have just become one of your blog followers �� Jane x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card x

Michelle N. said...

Beautiful card, and I love that technique too-I don't use it often enough! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Cut image and gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
My Blog As I do Rodos

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Katrina! Fab colouring of that sweet fairy and I love the distressed background (happy accidents are always the best!) The pretty die cuts help to frame the image too. Thanks for joining in with my Bingo challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Katrina, love the sentiment! Just found your blog via Leonie, you have some really lovely cards on here.
Vicki x

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Stunning card . Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

Jackie C said...

I truly love this, just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Julia Spiri, Jackie DT member

starcyl said...

Lovely card.
Jenny x

Tracy Welham said...

Very pretty, lovely designed card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Katrina. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Julia Spiri. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx


Aaaw what a sweetie! Lovely card!
Thanks for joining our challenge and hope to see you back soon!
Aly DT Cardz 4 Galz

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful! Love the background you created, looks fab. Sweet wee image too. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this week. I utterly love what you did for our 'Girly & Pretty' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is so adorable and stunning colouring, thank you so much for joining us at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog in our ANYTHING GOES/CRAFT BAGS challenge. Good luck and hope you will come and play along again.

Christa said...

So sweet!!! thank you for joining us at All dressed up challenges hugs Christa

coops said...

So gorgeous Katrina.Really sweet image and I love your stunning design and colours.
Thanks for joining us this week at the Passion For Promarkers Challenge ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Ellis said...

How adorable - so sweet - and yet - beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative process, Katrina, and sharing your color choices as well. She is gorgeously done! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

Bernadet said...

Such a sweet card.
Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!
*All Dressed Up DT*

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge at

Julia Spiri Challenges {aNNie}

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

AndreaNorris said...

Thanks for sharing your process, the background script looks fab and the image beautiful surrounded by those dies
Andrea x
All Dressed Up DT

Babs said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design card with us at cardz4galz hope to see you next..

Hugs Babs DT member x

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous and I love how you coloured it. I have never heard of that drawing gum, so will have a look out for some! Thank you for joining in the All Dressed Up challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa