Saturday, June 30, 2012

Birthday Faerie for Mom!!!

Hello to everyone!

Well hello humans on this earth... How has your day been? Good I hope, cause mine has been filled with no electricity and lots of rain. I am very happy because this week was my mother's birthday! Yay for my mommy! If you have no clue who I am talking about, my mom is Julia.  You probably know her, and if you don't, check out her blogs Paper and Scraps Creations and/or Me and Myself in the Dark.  She is an amazing crafter, and it is because of her that I began crafting.  So why not craft her a birthday card, right? Well although I am 4 days late (since she gave me no time to work on the card) to make the card, I finished it today and gave it to her and another part of the birthday celebration.

It is not a card, its a small poster.  The background in the card is made from canvas paper, which I cut into four pieces and completely hand painted them green using four different techniques.  Here is the first part of the project:

The upper left corner was made with using normal green acrylic paint with splashes of white and black mixed into it, following a left to right motion with the brush.  The upper right was finger painted into the canvas paper, using the white and black to create depth in the green image.  The lower right was made by pressing the brush quickly along the paper to create more of a blurry color mixture.  The last part, the lower left side was made by using a smaller brush, moving it in a circular motion (as if you were writing a J to the opposite direction, using more black and white into the green mix.  Once the paint in canvas paper dried completely, the corners tend to curl, so taking the correct measurements, I glued it to some cardstock and continued making the card, here is my finished project:

The image used is another image from Sureya, her name is the Little Leaf Faerie.  The flowers are 3 layers of the same .png image from Glitterbabe Greetings and they are colored with Spectrum Noir Bright pens and normal markers.

I would like to place this card in the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays- Cute and Girly
Paper make up stamps- Challenge 42


  1. I love this piece. Thanks for the wonderful gift!
    Mom (Julia)

  2. This is quite vibrant. I love the colors, texture and dimension. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  3. Excellent card!! The image is just darling and you colouring is great too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  4. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  5. Very creative! Great imagination, keep it going. Thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck.

  6. Very bright beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  7. Great card, lovely bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  8. Love your background!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you next time again!

    I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  9. Very creative project! Lots of interesting elements and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    Chana, DT Coordinator

  10. Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

    Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

  11. Beautiful card using amazing colours and a fab image!
    Thanks for using flowers for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  12. Beautiful!! Glad you found something to do with no Electricity! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We Really Appreciate your Support & your Creativity! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  13. WOW bright and zesty! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. Nice job, thanks for playing @ CTO Birthday Challenge!

  15. Striking colors. Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at JDE,
    DT CAS Leader

  16. I love this card,loving the vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  17. wow how creative! You mom did pass on the gene of creativity!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  18. How fun, love the blue skin and your other vibrant colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

  19. So gorgeous.Stunning bold colours and design and i love the sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  20. Wow, this selfmade background is pretty cool. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



  21. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. Hugs Tracy x

  22. Fabulous! Love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. hugs...Mona

  23. WOW, This is so cheerful ♥
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  24. This is such a lovely bright card. Thanks for joining in with our winged things challenge over at Fashionista and good luck. Hugs Julie x