Monday, March 4, 2013

First DT post!

Hello everyone and a happy, happy day to you!

I am thrilled to finally be able to share with you the card I made for my first challenge as DT with Creative Card Crew!  This fortnight we are being sponsored by the wonderful and very talented Teri over at Delicious Doodles the winner will receive four of her gorgeous digis.  If you haven't seen her work yet, definitely check her site out!

Introducing Fairy Fae and my first center step card:

Isn't she gorgeous?  I must admit, I was a bit intimidated by her beauty at first.  I quickly found that she was very easy and fun to work with.  My two year old, who loves dots, chose the paper which inspired me to color her wings to match.  On a scrap image to test it out first, I colored them in light purple and dotted with a darker shade of purple.  The blue paper is basic cream colored card stock sponged in Broken China distress ink.

I just love the way her wings turned out so sparkly!  After they were dotted, I painted on icicle Stickles avoiding the veining.  In an attempt to give the individual sections a veined look as well (like dragonfly wings), I pulled out the clear crackle distress paint and painted some on, again avoiding the veining.  Viola!  Not only did that do the trick, it seems to catch the glitter from the Stickles along with the darker  purple dots and enhance them.  Such a lovely effect.  I usually cannot seem to replicate my originals, so I cut out her wings and paper pieced them on to this image.  You may be able to tell in this picture that I also paper pieced the butterflies to give added dimension.

Here is a side view where you can see the paper pieced butterflies better.

Hop on over to Creative Card Crew and join in the fun!  This week's challenge is easy- just use ribbon.  See, easy!  :-) While you're there, check out the amazing job the rest of the DT did.  Absolute gorgeousness!  I am so envious of their talent.

Product details below for anyone who's interested.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous week!

Paper Playtime - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/18/13)
Love to Create - Use 2; used ribbon and die cuts (x3, 3/10/13) entry #1
Gingerloft - ribbons and bows (unlimited, 3/9/13)
Craftin' Dessert Divas - Linky Party!  Anything goes (unlimited, 3/17/13)
Spark Your Creativity Now - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/31/13)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes (x3, 3/15/13) entry #2
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes (x2, 3/17/13) entry #2

Style:  Center step
Papers:  Basic cardstock, K and Co.
Stamp:  Fairy Fae from Delicious Doodles
Ink:  Broken China distress inks
Copics: 0, E000/00/11, Y15/26/28, R20/22/27, B02, YG09, RV13, V12/15
Embellishments:  ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Misc. Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels 23
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Embellishments #2, Mini Fanciful Flourish, Mini Dimensional Butterflies, Build a Flower #2, Anastasia Border


  1. Really gorgeous, love the die cuts and the fold and the image is beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  2. WOW - how beautiful! Must remember that trick with the stickles and crackle! Happy incidents like this all add to the mix. Love your paper piecing too. Congratulations on getting a role with the CCC - how fab! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft for our bows and ribbons challenge!

  3. Very pretty and you did an awesome job coloring. I love it. Thanks for much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  4. I love the butterflies!!! beautiful card! Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's.

    New follower. Would love to have you visit/follow me :).


  5. Congrats on your new Design Team! Woo-Hoo! BEAUTIFUL card. Just gorgeous. Those butterflies look real!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  6. Hi Jenn, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog for my Creative Card Crew entry - it meant a lot to me!
    And oh my, this is gorgeous - your colouring is fabulous and I love the image, the design, everything - beautiful card hugs Karen

  7. Lovely card.

    Thank you for joining in at Love to Create this week.


  8. Amazing card! I just love it!

  9. Stunning card! Truly gorgeous! Love your coloring and the design of your card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  10. This is gorgeous! You coloring technique is fantastic. I love the step up fold too. Thanks so much for crafting with us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

  11. Oh, Jenn,,,,,,,,this is amazing!!!!! GORGEOUS job!!!!

  12. Cute project. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

  13. Love this fold and what a gorgeous image! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the very first Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  14. very nice ,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

  15. Wow... what beautiful work!! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap!!

  16. Wonderful card! I love the colours, the colouring and the harmony. Thanks for playing with "Love to Scrap". Hugs,

  17. What a lovely card, congratulations on being a top 3 winner at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.


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