'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Quickly nipping in to show you my card for this week's Allsorts Challenge, which is Magical Worlds. 
So sorry I haven't been keeping up with the challenges, but life took over in some things and I'm definitely less creative on the hotter days. Good job I live in the North West, so we don't get as many as the South do 😉
Back to the Allsorts Challenge.
This background came from the watercolour play taking place in my craft room the last few days. I thought I really ought to try Ecolines in the way they were intended, as watercolours! So I painted this one, using lots of water, creating a much more muted finish. Very pretty. So, I thought it would be perfect for some 'Magical Worlds' stamping. I'd already cut the DL panel, so I wanted to keep this format if possible. Rooting through my fairy world stamps, I thought this little house might work with the fairy I wanted to use. I thought I'd have to stamp again and cut out, but in the end I didn't have to because it coloured up nicely.  The format limited the edge stamping, so I stayed with branches and a few 'shrooms.
I created the moon with a white gel pen through a stencil, then filled in a little with Brilliance Moonlight White ink after stamping, extending it slightly in a less defined way to suggest moonlight. Not sure that worked but it was worth a try 😊. I used Prismas to colour and a white gel pen to highlight, adding touches of Posca pen here and there. The card was edged with Black Soot Oxide after first adding a little Chipped Sapphire, brushing them out a little with a wet paintbrush. It was a nice change to spend some time colouring because I've been doing other things this week. Seemed a shame to darken such a pretty piece of card, but at least you can still see some of the colour. Imagine it as twilight, just as it's turning darker and the moon starts to peep out... faeries, too 😉

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19 very kind comments from lovely people:

brenda said...

So atmospheric Cath, you achieved such depth and I guess I'm correct in assuming this is a scene from the bottom of your garden?

Re your comment about sticking with the current blog layout, had intended the same and switched back a couple of times until they confirmed they are switching us all over at the end of June. That's exactly what they did a few years ago so I bit the bullet so I could get used to it in my own time. They seem to think it's progress!

Great to see you at Allsorts Challenge this week, many thanks for joining in.


DVArtist said...

Ohhh Cath I simply love love love this one. The winged woman is stunning. Great colors and well I love everything about it.

froebelsternchen said...

BEAUTIFUL dear Cath! Stunning!!!!

Susi xxx

Neet said...

Another different card from you and another which I simply love. The composition of this card is brilliant, I would never have thought of using the fairy on the branch in that way, it looks perfect. Your idea of using Brilliance White for the moon really has worked and it creates that soft glow that we so often see in the sky. A really pretty card.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mervi said...

Stunning and wonderful card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

My name is Erika. said...

I haven't seen you do fairies before but they are quite popular now, aren't they? I do like your card. That little house is so cute! And the white additions do pop. We are having some summeery weathery today too. Right now now it looks like rain and it is tropical. Hope you had a great week. Stay cool. Hugs-Erika

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Caty said...

this is an Amazing card Cath !! I loove the great colours of the background, they are very beautiful. Great house and fairy !! I can understand you, I also have a lot of things to do these weeks, we need more hours every day :)
Have a very nice weekend, enjoy, and
Big hugs, Caty

crafty-stamper said...

Amazing magical scene lothe Fairy in the tree and beautifully coloured house-love the watercolour background and all the white highlights
Carol x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Cath, really full of magic. It doesn't look like you'll be troubled by warm weather again for a while unfortunately, though I do admit it was too hot for me last week. Take care and have a great week, Sue xx

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my gosh, this is fun, Cath. Feels magical and love the cool colors and special touches. Love the whimsical house. Super fun! Hugz

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A magical card with great light quality x

Debra Davison said...

Beautiful scene that you have created ! That fairy house is adorable - I want to live there !! And I love your watercolor background !!

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Fabulous scene-I just love how you colored the fairy house and added the other in darker ink. Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki

Lori Kobular said...

Cath I love the Magical Scene you created on your card! The fairy in the tree looking down at the fairy house is adorable! I love the way you colored in her wings and the fairy house! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Cath, your card is a beautiful art piece! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
Lavinia World Challenge DT - Bonnie

Alina Florea said...

Absolutely adorable! Thank you for entering our challenge over at Lavinia World Challenge! Hugs, Alina DT

Steph Ackerman said...

Such a pretty scene. Thanks for joining at Lavinia World Challenges

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the way you have sat the beautiful fairy on the branch - is she waiting for her friend to come out and play? The colouring is wonderful Cath - I love how you lit the moon! Hugs, Chrisx