Friday

Winter Fairytale





Happy Friday guys! I guess alot of you will spend some time doing some Christmas shopping this weekend, most of mine has been done through the computer this year, and I gotta say it's alot easier than dragging 4 children around the stores! If you do have some time this week though I would love to have you play along with me at the Clearly Inspired Challenge. It's happening right now over at Lori's blog so you can click on the badge to come see what it's all about. It took me awhile to get mine posted because after I had I went back and tried to do more picture's. These aren't real great, as alot of you know it can be a pain and hard to capture the real demention and sparkle in a photograph, but my second attemp at pictures looked worse. Oh well. If you click and enlarge you can tell better. The theme this week is winter. Pretty simple right? And you can knock any last Christmas cards off of you to do list! If you don't have any Clear Dollar Stamps that's ok you can still play, maybe you'll win some to use in the next challenge! ;)
So for my card I used one of the pixie/fairies in my Playful Pixies set. It wasn't made to be a Christmas set but I thought this mouse would be perfect, so I typed up the sentiment on my computer. Sorry, wish I had thought to put it in the set! The only thing I debated was to do the dress in red and used traditional Christmas colors or to go with the icy blue colors. I decided the icy blue to me would look more magical, so blue it was. To get the different shades in the same tone I used only bashful blue paper and sponged the different panels going from very heavy to light. Then they were all embossed in the same folder. I also heat embossed the all of the edges in silver. The back ground piece isn't sponged but just stamped in the sparkle stamp that comes in the set. I don't usually show the inside of my cars but because this stamp was so fun to use I wanted to show it. Silly I know, the things that we sometimes find joy in, LOL! This could be why my oldest thinks I'm such a dork! :)

24 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Your little fairy is absolutely adorable, Shawne....such pretty colors, coloring, and I sooo love all the sparkle and texture!!!!

Cassie said...

Holy cow, Shawne, that is A-MAZING! Just beautiful ;D

Gloria said...

What a precious little fairy! I love the colours you used and the layout is awesome!

Dragonlady said...

This is so beautiful Shawne, love the colours and such a cute image.

Hugs Ali x

stephanne said...

This is beautiful, the pictures are fantastic, I can't imagine how spectacular it must be IRL!! You added Christmas songs to your playlist!! How cute!! I come to your page A LOT and listen to your music, me likey :) Have a great weekend!!
Stephanne

Lisa Lara said...

This is soooooooooo sweet Shawne. I just love how you made her into a winter princess!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

She looks so pretty shawne! and I LOVE this layout!! it's fabulous! TFS!

Lori said...

So stinkin' cute! What a wonderful job you did with this card.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Beautiful Silver and Blues, Shawne!
And that wonderful sentiment with the snowflake :) xox ~Jeni

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable Shawne.. I love the colors.. This image is so sweet. You are far from dorkness..LOL..

Tricia said...

This card is so soft and pretty!! I love finding out all the little details that make it so pretty but that I wouldn't have thought of by myself. Beautiful, beautiful card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wit Whewwwwww! What a stunning card! Love the cute little mouse and all the dimension, the embossed snowflakes in different shades of blues (so soft and wintery), and the cool layout!!

chercroppin said...

Oh......I just love this Shawne...sooooo many layers and details, it really is gorgeous Sweetie!

p.s....I received my CDS the other day and can't wait to find the time to get them inked up! thanks!

Katie Renz said...

Hi Shawne! A gorgeous card for the challenge. I especially love the layout and the shape of the folds.

Laurie tx stamper said...

his winter fairy is SUPER CUTE! Your coloring is fabulous, and I so like blue and silver together for her. As always your wonderful layering, sewing and coloring make me sigh in amazement! Like the unique layout.

Candy F. said...

This is so magical looking. I love it.

Jamie said...

Lovely! The embossed edges are awesome, beautfiul card:)

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Shawne, this is a perfect card. Your mouse is just beautiful! Funny about the sentiment. When I read it I was like is that one of the sentiments and I just don't remember it?!? It is perfect! I love the blue! For christmas cards I always get stuck in the red and green. I like this break away. Great going!

Tammy said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love the white and blue

Justine said...

This is stunning. Thank you for welcoming me to your challenge and visiting my blog

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh what a beautiful design Shawne!! I love that blue and white with all the dry embossing!! Stunning!!
hugs,
Chris

Angela said...

Shawne this is so pretty!! Love all the soft blues. Sometimes I like to show the inside of my card too. Especially when it looks almost as pretty as the outside. Love the little mouse fairy.. Too cute.
Hugs,
Angela

itsabrt said...

This card is fantastic I cant even think of what to say to describe the impact it made on me! Beth

Kristine said...

Loving this one too! Your shading is so awesome. I also really like your curved panels. That's so unique. I think I'll expand on this inspiration and try to make a gate fold like this with the week's image. ?? we'll see! LOL. Won't turn out as beautiful as yours of course. But I can try! =) Hugs!