Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fairy Fun Friday Color Challenge!

Hello my crafty friends! I am back with another awesome Fairy Fun Friday challenge! This week the fabulous Roberta asked us DT members to create using a specific set of colors...the blues and greens decorating the backdrop for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I thought this was a fantastic idea and had a great time coming up with this card for a very special friend. I also had a blast because this is my first easel card! Super duper easy and so fun to make...I will definitely be doing more of these from now on! Although it should be noted that my goofy self didn't pay attention and decorated the card horizontally instead of vertically...making it just a little bit wider on the edges! LOL! I also want to note that I used an awesome card sketch by the talented Stephanie over at Scrapsketch. It has been so long since I had the opportunity to rock out one of her awesome sketches and I am so happy to still be part of her terrific DT! Make sure to check out her awesome sketches HERE!

First, I started with a Prairie Fairy Digital Stamp, The Moost. The cool thing about digital stamps? You can alter them and make them work for YOU! I decided to change the sentiment on the sign from "Love You The Moost" to "Moose You So Much!" Very easy to do in Photoshop, or another image editing program. I then colored my image using my Prisma pencils. I used some cotton to trim his winter clothes and added some Stickles too. I also used Stickles for some sparkly snow. The patterned paper is Autumn Leaves and The Paper Studio, while the cardstock is Bazzill. The paper ribbon trim is by Flair Designs, the jute is by Fiskars, and the ribbon is from my stash. I also inked all my edges with Stamp Craft, Studio G, and KI Memories ink. The pine needle branch, berries, and pine cone are actually off an old Christmas decoration. I used some hot glue to hold those bad boys in place!

I hope y'all get a chance to head on over to Fairy Fun Fridays and check out all the awesome creations by the rest of the DT! They are such a talented group of crafters and definitely deserve some love! We would also love for you to play along with us using this week's color challenge...Roberta has some great candy for the winner! And, pop on over to Prairy Fairy Digital Stamps and check out all the amazing image Roberta has created!

I am also entering my easel card in the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Friends
SPCC - Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Touchy Feely (Texture)
Bee Crafty - Sew Cute (faux or real stitching)
Practical Scrappers - Stamps
If the Shoe Fits - Mad for Plaid
365 Cards - Signature Style

On a different note, and a sad one too, I didn't particpate in last week's Fairy challenge and have been absent from blog land due to the death of a dear friend. She was very young (same age as me...32) and very special. It was sudden, unexpected and tragic. I miss her so much and will for a very long time. She was a beautiful person and a fabulous mother. Get-togethers just won't be the same without her. It is so easy to take life for granted and think things will always be okay...to put off calling a friend today because you think they will be there tomorrow. Please don't...make sure your friends and family know exactly what they mean to you! Please keep Melissa's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers...I really appreciate it.






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29 comments:

Good Kardma by Jules said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.

Your card is so cute and how clever to change what the sign says!

Tracey said...

crystal, this is so cute! i love the moose! i am sorry to hear about ur friend, it is always sad to lose someone u r close with, i hope you are doing ok! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!

~amy~ said...

Soooo sorry to hear about your friend...hang in there!!!

Thanks for playing with us over at 365 Cards!!!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Hugging you, hang in there!

Your card is absolutely adorable! I love the over hang!

oxoxox

Cor* said...

You got me all goose pimply and teary eyed! So sorry to hear of your loss. I agree, life is too short! *hugs*.

I have to attempt this easle card.I see so many crafters doing it.... Where is the template?

Love the changed sentiment and coloring! More goose pimples!

Take Care.

perezmom said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Your card is fantastic - more like a piece of art! Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

-Kristin SP Diva

TesaB said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. Big hug to you!

The card is great, love the texture, the cuteness and that easel format looks fantastic.

Tam said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Tami

Pinkllilac said...

So sorry to hear about your dear friend, so sad when you hear things like this. Keeping you in my thoughts.

On another note

Gorgeous card Crystal and love the design and details.
Hugs Linda

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is beautiful : first I love the colours you have chosen and the embellishments are superb ! Smiles from Catherine

Megan at PPC said...

SOOOO cute!

So sorry to hear about your friend...

Please take a look at my blog candy at: www.pictureperfectcreations.blogspot.com and my NEW challenge blog at: www.ppc-challenges.blogspot.com

-Megs :)

Sandy said...

sorry to hear about your friend sweetie...prayers and hugz
this card is amazing...i love every little detail of it...so very creative...it looks like it could just jump right out of my computer...thanx for sharing you abounding talent and inspiration!

Donna said...

Gosh...this is such a beautiful card, love the little pine cone...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Liz said...

Thanks for joining Incy Wincy With this lovely touchy Feely Project Good luck in the draw

Liz xx

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Tanya Rudd said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of such a young Mother. Your friend and her family are in my prayers.

Thank you for participating in this weeks Practical Scrappers stamp challenge. Your card turned out wonderful, I have yet to try the easle card. I may just have to now.

Hugs
Tanya

Amy Liz Schultz said...

wow lots of challenges! Great creation, love the manliness :) Thanks for playin with the Shoes!

Allison said...

Great card! Love the moose image you used!

Allison - SP Diva

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Crystal, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Perfect papers (I use these a lot too) and fab easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
ps. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend....so young....my thoughts are with you :)

Melisa said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Wonderful card. Melisa-SP Diva

Susan said...

Hugs to you - so sorry about your tragic loss. Your card is beautiful.

Aunty Sue said...

sorry to hear of your lose of your friend know exactly where you are coming from as my baby sister left us at 39 far to you to leave so many people behind who need her.

Bee said...

Wonderful card, love all the different elements and great subtle stitching. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

NĂºria said...

beautiful card!!!
i like the differents textures of the card

I'm so sorry

Biscuitlid said...

Wow such a lovely creation. Love the pine cones!

I'm so sorry to read about your friend and send you some gentle hugs. Losing a friend is never easy.

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

That little mosse is way too cute! Great job!

emily said...

A gorgeous card...my thoughts are with you.

Emily-SP Diva

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

so pretty! love the moose :D
-Shauna {SP Diva}

luvdabug said...

Crystal, I'm very so for your loss.

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