Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Willow and her Alter ego.

Fairies or Angels is this weeks theme over at Make my Mondays.  Now this is well out of my comfort zone, but  I do like  the challenge to see what I can make.
The base card was given the distress ink treatment with dusky concorde. Lavender papers for the layers, one I edged with a Martha Stewart butterfly edger punch.  Willow the name of the fairy is an Inca stamp, she has never been out of the drawer in years. I used cosmic shimmer watercolour paints on the fairy image.
Now the flower.  Its made using the Alterations shabby floral die cut,  a tip I had at a Craft retreat earlier this year was to carefully run the edges of gauzy material through a candle flame, it realy curls the edges.

So, as mentioned in the title here  is Willow's Alter ego. The  voluptuous Arabella.

 This is just for fun and  you may see her again nearer Christmas spreading her magic.I used a stencil on the base card with vintage photo distress inks and a piece of home made paper for the image, which is a Mo Manning stamp, again, water colour painted.

Challenge No2 over at Fashionable Stamping  is Handmade Flowers, so Willow will be flying over there as well.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. Wow! beautifully done! love all the detail with the little butterflies and the colours. Your flower accent is great!
    Keep Well, Chris XO

  2. Love the colour choice, another beautiful card Yvonne, thanks for sharing with us again at Make My Monday. Congratulations on last week's Top 3 award. Caz

  3. Love purple! What a fabulous flower! Love the little fairy! Great idea about curling the flower edges! Love Mo Manning stamps! Great card and design!

  4. That is one stunning flower Maggymay and Willow looks none the worse for having been sitting in the draw for years, she hasn't aged one bit lol.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. Two fabulous cards Yvonne, especially love Willow.

  6. Beautiful cards - thank you for joining in again at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  7. Wat een lief kaartje is dit geworden, leuk plaatje ook!

    groetjes Yvonne

  8. This card looks so whimsical, and that hand-made flower makes it look even more light and fairy like. Great colours, and a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  9. Willow and Arabella are magical and so adorable! Love the flower you created and the purples are gorgeous! Wonderful cards!

  10. Such a lovely piece, wonderful image.

  11. Fabulous cards Yvonne love the flower. Thank you for your continued support at Make My Monday Challenge and congratulations on the top 3 award last week
    Suzi B x!

  12. Love the alter ego lol and the flower is fab :)
    Von xxx

  13. Gorgeous cards Yvonne and your handmade flower is absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Make My Monday and also at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and hope you can join in again.
    Fliss x