Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Find the Fairy!

My sisters grand baby turned one today, and the special fairy gift really needed a fairy card to go with it. So how was I going to create "Fairy" when there are no fairy stamps.

After flicking through all of my stamps, I then read the Global Design Project #GDP006. This week the challenge is a sketch. A simple but stylish design to use as the inspiration, and then I had it.

The angled design gave me an idea for my much needed fairy card. 

So what process did I go through?
 - First the stamp set "Secret Garden" just talks to me about fairies, and the stamp has an angled design aswell.
 - Next, the heart embellishment in the sketch gave me the idea of thats where a fairy wing could be seen. The "Bold Butterfly Framelits" made the perfect fairy wings, but I just wanted them to look like they were hidden amongst the garden.
 - After I stamped the secret garden, I used the blender pens and a variety of subtle colours to whimsically colour in the stamp. 
 - Then using the new "Fine Tip Glue Pen" I stuck down the edge of the wing, not before using the same glue over the wing and sprinkling on glitter.
 - Almost done, I added further glue around the edge of the flowers to follow the angled design again and sprinkled with glitter.
 - The last element was to get a sentiment along the angle, The teeny tiny sentiment, just like fairies, added a petite message.

So the fairy garden card now has pretty glitter and is perfect to match the fairy lamp for a little fairies first birthday.


  1. What a clever way to interpret the sketch Nikki! What fun for a little girl! Thanks so much for joining in the Global Design Project this week!

  2. This stamp set works perfectly with the sketch this week. Beautiful colouring and I can see the added sparkle with the glitter. A lovely card. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Global Design Project this week. xo

  3. Nikki - what fun! Of course Flower Garden is a perfect image for this sketch. Nice work - beautiful coloring job.. I'm so happy you played along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge. Thanks!