Friday, 21 May 2010

Fairy Fun Friday's challenge #20

 Oooh! We've actually got a bit of summer going on 'over here'! Clear blue skies, temps in the 70s.
It looks set to last all of another two days! That's basically IT for summer here.*sigh*.
Our seasons seem to blend into each other these days. I remember when I was a girl, Summer meant sun all day and any rain we had, fell at night. Winter was Winter, with LOADS of snow and frost, Spring was fresh and .....oh that's enough of that, let's get onto something a LOT more interesting, like the  Fairy Fun Fridays challenge #20!
This week's challenge is.....Make a TENT CARD.
I've never made one before, but they are SO easy and very effective.

Here's mine..........
I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. I got the instructions from HERE. (Thank you Dena).

I thought my special fairy, a freebie for those entering the DT call (and now available to purchase HERE), would be perfect for 'dangling'.
I've sparkled up her wings with Stickles 'Star Dust' and coloured her with Copics.
I actually printed her out twice. I reversed the image on one so I could colour and stick her together, so if she twirls, she's looks the same both sides.
She's attached to the card with nylon 'invisible' sewing thread. (Well, NEARLY invisible in this instance).
The base card is Bazzil and the DP is from My Mind's Eye. (It has a gloss on the diamond pattern which is lovely when it hits the light). The flowers and brads are from my stash and the sprigs of leaves were made with a McGill punch. I fastened the two sides together with eyelets threaded through twice with ribbon to mimic a bow.
Please take a few minutes to visit the Fairy Fun Fridays blog to see the amazing creations by my amazing team-mates! Why not join in with the challenge too? There's always a fab prize on offer and we DO love to see all your fab creations.

Trawling through my Challenge blog list, I noticed that this card would qualify for entry into two challenges.

Copic Creations
Papertake Weekly Challenge

Well, I'm off to spend this glorious day shopping then visiting my adorable grand-daughter.

Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


Nannieflash said...

Wow Viv that card is stunning, youve colour your fairy is beautifully coloured, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Hello, fairy princess! ;D
Adorable card - it's soo pretty!
The invisible sewing tread is perfect for this attachment - I thought you had used acetate!..

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Hege

Anonymous said...

OH VIV! it is beautiful. Lovely papers, image and embellishments.... I m going to check out those instructions and make one myself...
Hugs... SK :)

Jackie said...

Viv, it's just fabberlus, beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Janie Printz said...

Hi Viv, your card & coloring are amazing... Love the tent card & will have to try one after seeing yours. Always enjoy seeing what wonderful ideas you come up with...

Viv said...

Hi Viv! LOVE your card! Must have a go at one of these. The paper looks yummy too!
So have you got a puppy?


issy said...

I can't believe you've not made a tent card before Viv, but you've done a fabulous job here. and image is coloured to perfection as always.. and those papers are gorgeous..


My Creative Time said...

Big CREATIVE hugs to you!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful job on this challenge, Viv! I love that pink textured paper and the way you have it going in the opposite direction on the inside panel. Your fairy is so pretty. This challenge squashed me, but I think you conquered it very nicely!

Suzi Mac said...

Hi my Fellow Princess, I adore your tent card hun, Love those delicous papers and those flowers. Have a lovely weekend
Suzi x

CarlaKH said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the details you added!

Margreet said...

I love your pink tent card so clever of you to do both sides of the fairy!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

mycardz said...

Wow, very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations.

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, Love fairy princess. Your colors are wonderful. She is just beautiful. These cards are so much fun to make.

Lilian said...

Your tent card is just lovely! Gorgeous coloring too! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge.