Some of my previous cards...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happiness in a Carousel Horse...

Hello! Almost just in time! I made this card with the Mojo Monday sketch. It took me a little because I wanted to use my Carousel Horse for some time but could not find a sentiment to add. But I suddenly remembered how wonderful and happy moments I spent in my childhood playing in the Carousel. The magical journey always seemed so short... I discovered that this sentiment is perfect for this drawing. It is good to remember and appreciate the happy moments:)

Card supplies:
Image© of Edith Designs, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb Canson watercolor paper, JoAnn Creative Floral Paper, Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Caran D’Ache watercolors, white glossy Acrilex paint, Tulip glitter paint and dimensional golden glitter paint, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis Pendant, floral punch paper, lace, golden satin ribbon, pale green silk thread and my sewing machine.

Mojo Monday 149
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Dutch Dare - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Punch or cut me
One Stop Craft Challenge - Patterns
Paper Play - Anything goes
Creative Cottage - Texture
One Stitch at a Time - A little pink...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Fairy of the Fruit...

I love making cards for challenges. I appreciate very much every visit and comment I get, because I think the ladies of the Design Teams give us much time looking at the cards and writing comments:)

Having said that, I will show you my new card...

Today I made a card with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 148. I used one of my last drawings of my "Fairies Collection". I had in mind all the kids which do not like eating fruit. This is “The Fairy of the Fruit" which is telling us one of her secrets: the Fairies love fruit. I like 3D drawings on my cards, so I printed the image 2 times and cut out the fairy carefully. The background cardstock was dry embossed and highlighted with glitter. The designer papers also have glitter. I painted the drawing with watercolors little wings Shines with glitter and the fruit has a crystal finish. As embellishments, I also added to the Fairy’s hair 4 tiny rhinestones flowers.

Card Supplies:
Image© of EdithDesigns (me!), 140lb. watercolor paper, Bazzill cardstock, glittered DCWV The Linen Closet Stack, glittered miscellaneous designer paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Scallop Squares, Cuttlebug Flower Border Embossing Folder, New Collection flower rhinestones, Acrilex Dimensional Glitter Paint, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, satin pink ribbon, light turquoise silk thread and my sewing machine.

Mojo Monday 148 - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Something Sweet
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi (I used my own!)
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Pennys Challenges - Recipe (1 ribbon, 2 Design papers, 3 embellishments)
Stamp with SarahKay - Anything goes
Dare 2U Digi Stamp - Stitching
Ellephantastic Challenges - Sew Special

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Fairy of Goodwill

Hi! Today I will show you, of my "Fairies Collection”, The Fairy of Goodwill. I like to think that the world would be a little better with a minimum of goodwill. I'm sure many of you agree with me. I guess Fairies can also spread this message:)

I made this card with a wonderful sketch of Fridays Sketch and I also include some details to make it good to enter it in other challenges. I printed the drawing 2 times and cut out by hand and carefully drawing that I used as second layer. I like to paint all layers of my drawings, because I believe that final result has a better look. One of the background layers was dry embossed and I highlighted it with a light coat of glossy acqua green color paint. I think it looks very nice. I used the same paint to the fairy dress. I painted the wings with glitter and the hearts coming out of her basket of flowers (and hearts) have a crystal clear finish.
I hope you like it!

Card Supplies
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, Miscellaneous Designer Papers, Caran D’Ache watercolors, acqua green Acrilex Glossy Paint, Acrilex Dimensional Glitter Paint, All Night Media Liquid Embossing, Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder, light acqua green silk thread and my sewing machine.

Fridays Sketchers - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesdays -Fairy
Lexis Creations - Stitching
Dare U2 Digistamp - Stitching
Lovely Hänglar-Only - Glitter
One Stitch at Time - Use a Digi ( I use my own Digi-Drawings)
Stamp Something - Stamping something Digital

Friday, July 16, 2010

Little Jo on the swing

Today I made a summer card! I used a great sketch of Skipping Stones and I took the opportunity to include it in other challenges. This is a drawing I did long ago, Little Jo on the Swing and had not yet found the opportunity to use it. Jo is a very nice girl. I added a shiny small rhinestone flower on her hat. I drew the palm tree when Jo's image was ready and I include it because I guess that whenever we think in relaxing vacation we think in palm trees.

Card Supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill Cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, Caran D’Ache watercolors, Fiskars border circle punch paper, Cuttlebug “Birds and Swirls” emboss Folder, grosgrain pink ribbon, flower from K&Company Layered Accents, Little Collection’s flower rhinestone, pale green silk thread and my sewing machine.
Skipping Stones Design - Challenge 34
Lexis Creations - Stitches
Everybody Art Challenge 99 - Ferien
Little Red Wagon # 39 - Use a tree
Stempel Träume # 39 - Green + 2 other colors
Practical Scrappers - Embossing
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Summer Days
Dare U 2 Digi Stamping - Stitching
Stamp Something - Something Digital (my own Digi-Drawings)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Fairy of Friendship...

Today I will show you a new drawing of my little Collection "Fairies": The Fairy of Friendship.

This drawing represents solidarity and goodwill. I made this card with the Mojo Monday Sketch 146. For the background I used a gorgeous cardstock that has beautiful glossy flowers. I printed the drawing twice, for the 3D effect. For this, I cut with my small scissors, and much time and patience:) the small figures of the Fairy and two of the three girls.

I like to paint all the layers of the design and I painted them with watercolors. To the girls’ skirts I add a thin coat of glitter paint. I painted the Fairy dress with glossy paint and wings sparkle with glitter paint. The ribbons of cardstock of the background were dry embossed and I added a beautiful organza ribbon dyed in tones of turquoise and green. I added a small metal butterfly on the bow. Soon I will show you the next Fairy of my Collection!

Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, 140lb watercolor paper, DCWV The Linen Closet cardstock, Caran d'Ache watercolors, glitter Paint Tulip, Tulip glossy paint, Six Labels Spellbinders Cutting Dies, Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder, organza ribbon, little metal butterfly, square rhinestones, light turquoise silk thread and my sewing machine.

Mojo Monday 146 - Contest
The Shabby Tea Room - Let's make an Impression
The Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Get into shape
Gingersnap Creations - Fairies
Pennys Challenges - Seven somethings (I used seven rhinestones)
My Time to Craft - Angelic

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Reading Fairy...

Today I will continue with my Fairies Collection. I want to show you the "Reading Fairy". I used the Mojo Monday sketch Challenge and I will also enter it in other Challenges. I drew a red-haired fairy (my favorite!) which is quietly reading a book in a garden. She has 3D effect and I painted her dress with a glossy pink color. The wings have white glossy paint and glitter on top. The square of the sketch, on the top of the card was made with a glossy cardstock, cream color. To highlight it I used the Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The sketch required a non printed paper on the bottom, so I chose to decorate it with Victoria Embossing Folder.

I like making my own flowers to decorate my cards. This time I used a flowers die from Provo Craft and worked with one of my embossing tools to give them some dimension. In the center I put a small bright little flower. I cut the leaves with the Home Accents cartridge, my Cricut and, of course, I added lots of stitches.

Card supplies:
Image of EdithDesigns©, Bazzill cardstock, DCWV The Garden Party Stack Cardstock, Glossy cream color cardstock, Caran D’Ache watercolors, DecoArt glossy paints, Provo Craft flowers die, embossing tools, Cuttlebug Script and Victoria Embossing Folders, Home Accents Cartridge, Cricut Create, strawberry color satin ribbon, brown flower rhinestones, off white silk thread and my sewing machine.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 145
Forever Friends: Stitching
PollyCraft challenge: Pink
Gingersnap Creations: Wings
The Secret Crafters: Strawberries and Cream- I choose colors
Speedy the Cat's Challenge: 3 + Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge: Pink and brown
The Corrosive Challenge: Flowers
Gingersnap Creations: Fairies
Sew Many Challenges: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Things with wings