Saturday 6 January 2018

Mythical Creatures

Hello lovely peeps

It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. Our theme this month is "Mythical Creatures".

We have two fab sponsors for January:- 

For my inspiration card I've used the beautiful Lucky Wishes from A Day for Daisies.

I pulled the black and white image into CraftArtist and used the Cutout Tool to remove the white background The decorative paper was a combination of two which I tinted pink and made 50% transparent so they would blend together.

After printing the project onto 300gsm watercolour card I coloured the image with Distress Inks and a damp paintbrush
hair:- tea dye, skin:- tattered rose, clover:- mowed lawn

I coloured the wings initially with 'picked raspberry' then added Glamour Dust glitter with a Quickie glue pen. Unfortunately I made a right botch of it when I tried adding more colour after the glue and glitter had gone on.

Luckily the wings were nice and easy to cut out so I just printed them off again onto 160gsm watercolour paper and coloured the second lot with diluted 'black soot' DI. I was a bit more sparing with the glitter second time around :o)

Other ingredients:-
more watercolour card
black card
Sizzix Debi Potter brush alphabet dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
Crafty Catz #398 AG opt twist add sparkle after Christmas
Shopping Our Stash #335 watercolour
Watercooler Wednesday  #151 feminine
Polkadoodles   Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

She is gorgeous, fab background too

Chris said...

Beautiful! Love the simplicity of the design which showcases the lovely fairy perfectly! Clever technical stuff to create the background ...wish I could do that!
Happy New Year

Babs said...

Love your beautiful image and your inky background Kat the glitter looks fine and adds texture to your image.
Happy New Year
Hugs Babs x

Sue said...

This is stunning Katrina! I hope your feeling much better after your terrible throat infection huggles Sue xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Katrina. The background is perfect for the lovely fairy. Great recovery with the wings. xx

Anne said...

This is beautiful Katrina, and as always there is more to it than first meets the eye. I find the steps very interesting so thanks for sharing.
Happy new year, hope you're feeling better now
Anne xx

Heidi Weaver said...

What a beautiful image, Katrina! Love the blended background. It really adds a feminine touch to the already very feminine little fairy. You've done a lovely job colouring her and the second try at the wings worked beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Such a lovely feminine card Katrina. The background is perfect for showcasing this delicate image and keeping it soft. Love the glimmer on the wings. Thanks for playing along with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Feminine Challenge this week.

Shawna said...

Love your work!!! Just found you and so happy I did!! Such a pretty card.. So magical and well done.. Thank you for the inspiration.
Your newest follower,
Shawna (TheGrandStampede)

Created by Kath said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

Helen said...

A beautiful card, Katrina. The lovely coloured image has a real ethereal feel especially against the simple blended background. Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

tilly said...

a lovely image and card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz and hope to see you again

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello, I'm a little late for this comment, I apologize.
I love your lovely image and you water colored it so beautifully, awesome shading and colors.
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Jill Tiffany said...

Gorgeous!! Love your image.
Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

Fikreta said...

so nice card!

Wishcraft said...

A beautiful image and your card is very pretty. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles :o) Hugs, Lisa x