Sunday, 2 February 2014

Fairy Whispers

Hi there! Thank-you for visiting today and an especially warm welcome to all those who have signed up recently to follow.

Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing for Stamping Sensations Challenge alongside the very talented Brenda and her fabulous team. (I had won their December challenge for my piece here). Their challenge theme this month is "Wings, Fantasy and Fiction".



I wasn't too sure what to make for this theme other than that I should include book text (supplied by J.). A browse through some of my papers happily led me to two Prima collections 'Fairy Rhymes' and 'Nature Garden' and then the card just took flight!

As you can see, the base layer is book text framed by some paper that I've stamped with a Hero Arts stamp 'Antique Writing' and edged using a Martha Stewart punch. Then did a lot of fussy cutting from the Prima papers and double mounted some elements. I also painted each cutout with Glossy Accents to give a decoupage type sheen and edged each with chalk edger. Embellished further with some muslin and drew on dots using Waco Pearl Maker pen in gold and pastel brown.

Why don't you pop over to Stamping Sensations and try your hand at the challenge - there is always a great prize to be won! Thank-you again to Brenda and team for inviting me to guest design.

Wishing all a bright and creative week with hopefully a lot less wind and rain,

Nicola x

32 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Nicola, so dimensional and pretty! The butterflies look fantastic! The whole card has a wonderful "Fairy Garden" feel, fabulous! Congrats on your guest spot too!!

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  2. I don;t want to spoil the beauty of this amazing piece Nicolas so am just going to say 'Stunning'.

    Thanks so much for being our Guest Designers at Stamping Sensations this month and have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  3. This is a gorgeous card, Nicola! All those butterflies and birds and fairies look fantatstic against the beautifully made background.

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  4. Wow - another stunning creation, Nicola - the fussy cutting and dimension give it such a sense of fluttering life and movement... beautifully done!
    Alison xx

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  5. wow your project is total gorgeousness. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. How lovely!! I love this. It looks like an enchanted garden that has just come to life at twilight. The texture and dimension of this piece creates the feel of movement. Just wonderful! I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blog. Can't wait to see what else you have been up to lately :) Mary Elizabeth

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  7. Wow - there's a lot of (flying fairies) motion going on on this gorgeous card! LOVE the book text background!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  8. Hi Nicola, How wonderful being Guest Designer. Your project is fabulous the way you have created depth and dimension and your birds look stunning.
    Happy Crafting, Julie x

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  9. You never fail to impress Nicola and this card is absolutely stunning! I adore those gorgeous dimensional butterflies. Congratulations on your GDT spot too, so well deserved. Hugs, Anne x

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  10. This is gorgeous Nicola, I like the images the butterflies and the design.
    Kevin xx

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous creation, Nicola, It's absolutely gorgeous, so many beautiful details, just stunning! Thanks for being our Guest Designer, you've done us proud!

    Lynne

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  12. Gorgeous project Nicola! Lovin' all the butterflies fluttering about!

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  13. A wonderful fairy land on a card!!! Love the 'fluttery' feeling of movement that you've created! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  14. Such an elegant creation Nicola. All that fussy cutting surely adds extra dimension and texture. Beautiful details as always, a gorgeous piece of art.
    Hugs, Katie

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  15. WOW...Gorgeous card the detail is stunning...the birds & butterflies are amazing...the design is outstanding...Love it all...Hugs May x x x

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  16. Just amazing Nicola - I love all the butterflies and fairies. Such a beautiful piece. Margie x

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  17. Wow.. this is such an amazing card, Nicola. All the butterflies are gorgeous. Congrats on your guest designer spot. This is truly a stunning design! :)

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  18. Nicola...this is gorgeous! Wow...you have totally used those Prima papers to perfection! This card is so elegant! It looks like those butterflies, birds and fairies could literally start fluttering their wings at any second. Really lovely! <3 Candy

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  19. Hi Nicola, Another stunner! Love it! Judy x

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  20. Wow, Nicola, this is gorgeous
    Rosie x

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  21. congratulations and well deserved! Your creations are stunning!

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  22. Such a great work and wonderful design Nicola, it's always a pure delight to discover your new creations as you know for me! This one doesn't break the rule... Gorgeous card, and congrats to be guest DT here, so well deserved as your make for their last challenge was just one of the most beautiful pieces of Art I had ever seen!!! BRAVO! Hugs, Coco x

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  23. Congratulations on your Guest Designing role!
    It is as though I have stepped into a magical woodland to find myself surrounded by nymphs and fairies.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. This is a really beautiful piece , such gorgeous and delightful details! Hugs trace x

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  25. GORGEOUS and so much to see! I love the fairies everywhere. So beautiful and fun!

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  26. so stunning nicola.i love the sweet fairies surrounded by all that wonderful nature and your colours are fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

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  27. Congrats on being Guest Designer Nicola, love how you used those Prima collections, and great fussy cutting.

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  28. Hi Nicola, congratulations on being our GDT this month. I LOVE your card! all that vintage yumminess

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  29. This is so stunning..spectacular butterflies!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  30. Very pretty. I like the way you created the border/frame :)

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x