It's been a while since I showcased any of my recent cards ... partly because I haven't felt up to it following a rather nasty flareup of HS and the inevitable 'dice'n'slice' (yowch!) ... and partly because Mr. Blogger has been a wee bit temperamental and I haven't had the energy or inclination to do battle. However, I'm feeling better today and have even managed to drive myself to the surgery this morning so things are on the up'n'up.
This card was completed more than a week ago for submission to the Sugar Bowl Challenge 44 - a sketch by Lilian with the optional theme of 'A Birthday Card'. As you see, I have done a step card but hopefully you can still recognise the sketch layout.
The image is Sugar Nellie -Woodland Fairy which has been coloured with Promarkers and sparkled up with Diamond Stickles. The patterned papers are all from DCWV Spring Glitter Stack although to be honest, they are more like cardstock than paper, and as a bonus, they're beautifully glittered too. You may need to click the photos to get a better idea of how sparkly they really are.
I have used some coordinating textured card to mat it onto and a strip was also cut with zig-zag scissors before decorating with pretty non fray ribbon and a prima flower. The image was cut with Labels Four Nestablilities and then mounted with silicon glue across the ribbon. The final finishing touch was the addition of some pretty graduated 3D butterflies, one for each level.
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge 124 are looking for some 'Sparkle and Shine' and as the papers, butterflies and fairy all sparkle with glittery gorgeousness, I reckon I'm safe there. Coincidently A Spoonful of Sugar have that as their theme this week too ... and Hazel let me know that Moving Along With The Times are looking for Fairies or Fantasy ... so it's sparkles all round!
I'll be back later with some more cards which have been patiently waiting for their 5 seconds in the spotlight but I really must go and see what the postie delivered this morning. Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.