Wednesday, 3 October 2018

WWC190 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I love our wonderful feminine challenges and had the best idea for a card.  Of course what I had in mind called for an awful lot of masking and planning, but you know what they say.  Where there's a will, there's a way.

You can see that I've used two of my favourite stamp sets.  I love the fairy from the Fairy Celebration set but didn't want to use the branch which was part of her image.  I also love the dandelion clock with the blowing seeds from the Dandelion Wishes set and wanted my little fairy to be hanging from that; flying along with that, actually.  What I had to do was to cover all the unwanted lines of the branch with Washi tape and then I inked up the stamp, removed the Washi tape and stamped the remains of the fairy where I wanted her.  Then, since the dandelion stamp, like the fairy stamp, was rubber, I couldn't stamp the full dandelion clock.  Again, I covered the unwanted stem with Washi tape, inked the stamp, removed the Washi tape and stamped the clock image approximately where I thought it should go with the fairy holding onto it.

After that it was easy-peasy.  I drew in the remainder of the stem for the dandelion clock, fitting it between the fairy's hands and extending past them.  I stamped several more additional seeds to fly behind and beyond the images.  Then I coloured my images using my Stampin' Markers and watercoloured a soft sky.

My base is the Heavy Whisper White and then I've used a matte of Crushed Curry for the image.  After stamping the sentiment from the Dandelion Wishes set, I cut it out using the Taylored Tag punch.  After trimming it down slightly, I cut a matte from the Mossy Meadow.  My little fairy is, after all, wearing fall colours and her girdle is Mossy Meadow.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

I hope you'll check out the awesome cards by our Watercooler Artists over at ourWatercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog. 

I've also entered my card in the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times Challenge 81 - Autumn/Fall

Addicted to Stamps & More #312 - Make Your Mark

The House That Stamps Built DCC103 - It's Up In the Air


  1. Hi Heidi
    Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  2. Heidi, this is so cute - love that fairy holding the dandelion - and the wish sentiment - all perfect and awesome coloring too!

  3. Gorgeous card and worth the work, thanks for joining us at MAWTT

  4. This is adorable!! Your masking turned out fabulously! It looks like the fairy is flying along on a blowing dandelion. Which must me she is soooo tiny!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Very femine card and clever mix of stamps. I'm not a fan of the fairy stamp but it looks very sweet with these dandelions.

  6. What a sweet card and I can see why you love that adorable image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  7. A super sweet and fun card, Heidi! Love those gorgeous little images that work so well together to create a lovely story.

  8. What a cute card! Love that sweet little fairy! Thanks for playing along with the "Up in the air" challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

  9. Thank you for joining our challenge at Moving Along with the Times. Your project is wonderful, and I just wanted to wish you the best of luck! – DT Jodie


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