Sunday, October 23, 2016

Harvest Fairy

Finally done!

Have you ever had a card that just didn't want to come together? For me, this was 'that' card. I hadn't realized when I printed the image that I didn't give myself enough room to die cut, and thus my struggles began. While this isn't the best card that I've ever made, I do like how it turned out and for how hard it was to bring everything together I'm rather proud of how it turned out.

For the first time on a card I tried out using cheese cloth which I placed in between the moon and the circle pumpkin die-cut, I'll have to play with it some more but I think that it worked out. On the base orange layer I used some Distress Ink's and then added in a hand drawn spider web to fill in the empty corner, I also added some Distress Inks to the pumpkin circle to deepen the color.

The green and yellow strip on the bottom was made with Distress Inks, I then took a white gel pen and added a border, then later filled it in with some hand drawn leaves to imitate the ones that I glued to the card.

On the Rose I used a white rose and some of my Distressed Inks applied with a aqua brush to give it some color and match it to my card. For a final touch I used some glossy accents to add some big craft glitter to the rose.

I also used the Zig, Wink of Stella in Glitter Clear to add some shimmer to the darkest parts of the bats and in some random spots on the moon to make it extra shinny

When I started this card I had intended for it to be a Halloween card,in the end I'm not sure if this really counts as strictly a fall card or a Halloween card. It might actually fall somewhere in the middle, but hey that still works!

Items used:
Lili of the Valley - October Fairy (digi)
Copic Markers
Wild Orchid Crafts - Rose
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade
Dies - Spellbinders: Pumpkin Circles, Cherry-Lynn Designs: One Free Wish
Embossing Powder - Stampendous: Stardust & Clear
Sakura: White Gel Pen, Zig: Wink of Stella-Glitter Clear, Interior Decorating Leaves (found in the floral department of my local craft store)

Challenges entered:
Kraftin' Kimmie - #354 Halloween (ends Oct. 29)
Kitty Bee Designs - #83 Halloween (ends Nov. 4)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #175 Shades of Autumn(fall) (ends Nov. 3)
Cute Card Thursday - #448 Halloween (ends Oct 26)
Cardz 4 Galz - #33 Use At Least One Die (ends Oct. 26)
Polkadoodles - #42 Anything Goes (ends Nov. 4)
Patties Creations Design Challenge - #127 Halloween or Autumn (ends Nov. 3)
inky chicks - #74 Too cute to spook (ends Nov. 4th)


  1. She is adorable, Sarah! Your little pumpkin hopping girl with the batty antennae is colored fantastically! Beautiful Autumnal colors and a wonderful design! Thank-you for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  2. Hi Sarah and welcome to blogging! :) I'm your very first follower!
    Your card is absolutely adorable! LOVE the wonderful Fall colors with the leaves and such a cute cute cute image so beautifully colored too I might add! Love all of the extra sparkle you've added to this as well!! So happy you've chosen our challenge to play along with! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  3. Super cute card!! Love the autumn colors and your design!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    Marilyn DT

  4. Beautiful card in great colors! Very cute image too :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! Hope to see you again next time :)

  5. Great card - I think all the elements work really well together.

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

    Helen x

  6. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  7. This is such a cute Halloweencard!!!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  8. Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween or Autumn' Challenge #127!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx

  10. Such a pretty card, lovely Autumn colours.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles.