Friday, September 16, 2011

Thinking of you Lily Pad Challenge

Good Evening! I'm getting this entry in last minute (no surprise there!). If you follow me you know that I ADORE Kathy Racoosin. She has a Color Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards that I absolutely love playing along with. Here are Kathy's  Colors

and this is my card
The sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies. If you are into digital stamps they have such adorable images. Including the one I used on my card called Sleeping Flower.

I printed out the image four times. I like to cut the image apart so I can layer and color how I want to. I also use one of the images on my background so I can out humpty dumpty back together again :)

I colored the entire card with distress inks. I used dried marigold for her skin tone. Brushed corduroy and walnut stain for her hair. Spun sugar, worn lipstick, and barn door for her dress and wings. Scattered straw, spiced marmalade, and rusty hinge to color the flower. For the stem and the background I used Shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss. I wanted this precious fairy to be in a magical forest but I didn't want to clutter up the card and take away from the image so I used my various greens to highlight the center then stamped in my lightest green (shabby shutters) with Hero Arts Magical Background. 

I not usually a border person (unless I'm scrapbooking then . . lookout!) but again this image is so gorgeous on it's own I wanted to make it front and center. I colored the border with worn lipstick and spiced marmalade. The sentiment (Hero Arts, All Occasion Messages) is kept simple (are we noticing a pattern here? :)  on a white banner popped up and scored. The only pop I added was stardust stickles (Totally hooked! Do they have rehab for stardust addicts?!) on the wings. I mean a fairy can't be magical without glitter :)

Thanks for popping in!


  1. Just adorable, Kelly! You've used those colors beautifully!

  2. Oh my Kelly what a stunner this card is. Your distressing is perfection and the perfect backdrop for your image. The glittery wings I bet look amazing in person too. Thanks for the huge compliment in your post!! Made my day : Thanks so much for participating in the “Kathy’s Color Pad Palette Challenge” :)

  3. So delightful...I love that sweet image and your card is really lovely! I'm so glad you joined us in the color challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

  4. Just adorable. Love your card. Thanks for playing with us at lily pad cards.

  5. Congrats on winning the Gilded Lily Award over at Lily Pad! Your card is stunning!!!