Saturday, 7 March 2015

Springtime fairy



I'ts Saturday morning so time for our new challenge at Allsorts and today it's my turn to host the theme so of course as it's now March I had to choose something Spring related so it's rather predictably 'Spring is in the Air'. Our sponsors this week are Kraftyhands and Deedeeds Digis

I was a lucky girl recently and won the challenge at Chocolate Baroque and one of the stamp sets I chose as my prize was the Summer Fairy set, but with a bit of artistic licence it's becoming Spring. I think the flowers are Alstroemeria or even Freesias, but again with artistic licence I think I can get away with them being crocuses.

I stamped the fairy in black archival, used Pan Pastels to create the background, stamped the flowers and coloured with Wink of Stella which I also used for the fairies wings plus a bit of glitter so there is some nice sparkles going on. I also sponges some sun rays glimmering down the scene.

54 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, this is a gorgeous card love the countryside scene. Stunning silhouette against the beautiful soft colours.
Avril xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the stamps used

Craftyfield said...

Love the soft pastel background and your fairy looks very elegant. And I can definitely see Crocuses...

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Beautiful card today, the stamp you have used is lovely. I too love this time of year - the promise of the beauty to come always makes me smile.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Spring time card Brenda I love how you have created that wonderful background, the flowers and that fairy look gorgeous a truly awesome make.
hugs
lorraine x

Craftnut said...

Absolutely stunning, you are certainly queen of the inks! X

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and it is a lovely stamp too, xxx

Gertrude said...

WUNDERSCHÖN gemacht
glg Gertrude

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Brenda and the gorgeous colour certainly shouts " spring". There is actually the feel of expectation in the air now, the primroses are out under the hedges, the daffs about to burst and the crocuses (in pots this year to stop the rabbits eating them) are up and out...yay for spring!! xx

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card

jackiescrafts said...

A lovely Springtime card
Jackie x

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation love the theme and gorgeousness and that background is amazing...how talented you are creating the sun rays and clouds surrounding it....wow..xx
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Joan said...

What a fab fairy Brenda and your sun with the clouds and rays is just beautiful

Joan

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So elegant Brenda!

Dots Dabbles said...

This is soooo beautiful Brenda! The sun looks so magical behind the clouds with the rays touching everything. Gorgeous
Dot x

Pamellia Johnson said...

One of these days, I am going to come and visit you so you can teach me how to make the gorgeous scenes!! Absolutely beautiful Brenda!! I am blown away once again by your talent!! hugs :)

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, lovely scene and the hints of yellow are so pretty x Susan x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful background,lovely card.

Mervi said...

Fabulous spring fairy, beautiful background.
Happy weekend;-))m

Robin said...

So gorgeous!! I love how you created the depth in the sun and the sun bursts lines. Just beautiful!! Hugs, Robin

Lorraine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda! Loving how you made your sun come out of the clouds. Beautiful fairy and gorgeous colors!

Lynn B said...

Absolutely gorgeous in every way, love the sun and clouds breaking through and the glittery wings.
Lynn x

scrAPpamondo said...

Just fabulous! Love the background and the light colours! The fairy stamp is gorgous and all have a spring like look.

Becky said...

This is stunning! Beautiful fairy and I love how you did the sun..

Marlies said...

A beautiful Spring card Brenda. A lovely fairy and you've created a fantastic background. hugs, Marlies

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your background is fabulous! I love how you made the sun! Beautiful card, Brenda!

KandA said...

Stunning card Brenda. Love your choice of stamps and the background is amazing. Hope you have a good weekend xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Brenda. The scene you have created is full of beauty and your sky looks amazing!
Sue xx

Jacee said...

You've made a wonderful card with your new stamp Brenda, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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Fandhmum said...

This is absolutely beautiful xx

Marianne said...

That's a beautiful fairy! Lovely card with the jolly yellow flowers.
xxx Marianne MW

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous background as always and love the way you have placed the flowers.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda and love your stunning background

Anne

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, I love the scene you have created
Kevin xx

Gail said...

Very nice! The color's really Springy!

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Michelle J M said...

Stunning! Love that sun. She is a lovely fairy, the way you have done her wings is beautiful. The flowers definitely look like crocuses! Michelle x

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, you are superb at creating scenes. Definitely freesias, one of my favourite flowers :o)
Jackie xx

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning card Brenda. Have a lovely Sunday. Nicola x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design Brenda, you've used one of my favorite fairies from CB. Great combination of stamps. I was away so now trying to catch up on all the lovely designs! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

ALI said...

This is stunning, love the effect you have with the sun.

Esther said...

Hi Brenda - I get so little time to blog visit these days but when I saw this at Allsorts just had to pop over and say how stunning it is...I'm home feeling sore and sorry for myself after a wisdom tooth extraction and this brought a cheer to my day...just beautiful...Esther xx

Donna Ellis said...

How spectacular! Great use of the Pastels, B, and such a WONDERFUL creation of the sun's rays coming up to greet the morning. This is so beautiful. hugs, de

linda said...

beautiful and so spring like with the yellow! i love the tiny pearl dots and all the elements are so lovely.

Gerrina said...

The BG is beautiful as ever and the combination with the fairy looks great! Enjoy the rest of your sunday!

Dobra said...

Bardzo śliczna kartka.

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Brenda! I love it! Such a lovely fairy and the freesia are gorgeous (my Mum's favourite flowers, with Irises a close second). Dad and I had a stroll on Saturday and saw lots of beautiful crocuses out in the sunshine. I think Spring is arriving!

Whisper said...

Aaaah WOW simply stunning, luv Sam x

Lau W said...

Wow !! magical card Brenda, love it !!!
xxx

Tracy said...

A beautiful spring scene with my favourite, fairies. It's so gorgeous Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappymo! said...

Those sun rays look so real!!! Beautiful card, Brenda.

butterfly said...

Such a gentle, elegant card - she's lovely.
Alison xx