Fairy Dance

Fairy DanceI’ll try to be quick with this post because I have packing to do. And I was going to try and get cards done ready for blogging over the weekend but that seems unlikely… Anyway. This card is a response to: the layout from retrosketches; Addicted to CAS‘s music code word* (I just realised that this may not be CAS enough… this is what happens when I rush things and don’t think!); TCP Tuesday‘s paper piecing challenge; CASology‘s fun cue card (see what I said about Addicted to CAS…): Inkspirational‘s use patterned paper and optionally stamp on it: and Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge.

First I worked out all my papers for the various layers of the sketch. I knew I wanted to use the music patterned paper, and I decided I would do paper piecing of one of the fairies from Avery Elle’s Pixie Dust. I had the dress left over from a previous paper piecing I’d done with this fairy and decided to use it, which gave me a starting point for colour of my other papers.

With all my papers picked out and trimmed down to size I got started with my stamping. I decided to use gold ink to stamp the fairy onto the banner of paper, as I knew I would be leaving the wings “naked” and felt gold would be a good outline colour. I then stamped the fairy with black ink onto a pale pink paper (for the skin), gold (for the shoes – a pain to cut out!) and a veryΒ very pale white-brown paper (for the hair). I fussy cut each of the elements and attached them in place with liquid glue.

I chose the simple sentiment “Dance” because it seemed like it would fit the music theme, and also because the fairy looks a bit like she is dancing. Of course I realised just after I’d started to press the stamp down that I’d placed my e on upside down. (Incidentally, letters are from Lawn Fawn’s Jessie’s ABCs.) I hadn’t pressed down completely, and decided to see how it would look once I’d turned the e around. It looks… okay… I guess. Let’s pretend the e is dancing and just move on.

Finally I adhered everything together. I used my tape runner on all the layers, and then used foam adhesive to pop up that top banner. I added Wink of Stella to the fairy’s wings and hair.

Fairy Dance 2I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. It’s not perfect, but when do I ever make something perfect? I think the colour scheme came together brilliantly giving that I pulled it off the top of my head!


Lady Joyful

*Apparently I had this written down totally wrong because I have completely missed the deadline. Oh well!


12 thoughts on “Fairy Dance

  1. Very sweet card! I love the “note” paper, so nice for this sweet little fairy. Her paper pieced dress really pops! Thanks so much for joining us at The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday!

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