Thursday 5 June 2014

Spots and Stripes at Crafty Little Fairies

It's time for a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies and this month the theme is Spots and Stripes.

So here's what I came up with for the challenge. I ticked the spots and stripes box by digging out some old papers out of my stash and went with a gorgeous James the Bear image from Lili of the Valley which I have coloured in with my pro markers, finishing of with a generous stippling of blender pen to make him lok a little bit more furry!
My flowers were made using dies from La La Land which I cut from white pearlescent paper. I then coloured them on the back with my pro markers as the ink then bleeds through and leaves a smooth colour on the front of the flowers. If you colour the front of pearl papers, although it will dry, I have found it does pool a little bit first so you don't get such an even finish.

I have finished off each flower with a little cream pearl before attaching around the gorgeous spellbinders over frame.

So that's my card for the challenge.

I hope you will pop over to Crafty Little Fairies to see all the other gorgeous cards on display, and perhaps be inspired to join in as well.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Other challenges I would like to enter are:

Sharon x


  1. Great card and my fave James the bear! Love the texture effect on him. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. A gorgeous card. James looks fab and I love the spots and stripes.
    Lorraine x

  3. Love this sweet bear and his fur looks fab... Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  4. The teddy image is just adorable and you colored him fabulously! I love the spellbinders die you used. Thanks for playing at Creative Knockouts this week.

  5. Stunning! Love that image and you've coloured it beautifully. Love how the die frames the image - just perfect. Fab. Jayne xx

  6. Great card and cute image! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenges!

  7. This is just gorgeous Sharon - I love james bear. - great tip about colouring wthe pearl card on those pretty flowers - I'll give that one a try hugs Judith x

  8. This is so gorgeous, Sharon. I love James' 'furry' finish, and as for those flowers...they are so eyecatching. I was wondering what paper you had used. So clever how you have achieved the sheen on them (or I should say 'retained' the sheen)...fab tip!

    Jennifer. x

  9. A perfect card for our theme Sharon, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  10. Gorgeous card, love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck in the draw
    Greetings, Marianne

  11. Such a pretty card, the colours are really well matched and I love the stippling effect you've used to make the bear more furry! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x


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