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