Friday, July 06, 2012

look out for a fairy with a head under her arm...

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a beautiful day yesterday like we did, wall to wall sunshine but the rain returned last night...I went out with my Daughter yesterday for a little mooch around the shops (Thursday is her day off) and I needed to get a few more things for my Nieces invitations I'm making, I don't know if it was the sunshine or being on handbag duty in the changing rooms (how come I always end up buying my Daughter something to wear? lol) but I managed to forget everything I went for...my head was definitely away with the fairies (aaaaahhhhhh that's what the title means I hear you all cry lol)...oh well it gives me an excuse to go to the shops again doesn't it...we all went out to dinner to Portstewart which is a seaside town on the coast here, we used to live there years ago and the meal was amazing I had Teriyaki Salmon on a bed of noodles with soy, honey, coriander and lime dressing it was yummy...will have to go there again...so all in all a busy day...ooohhhhh and you will never guess what happened, the estate agent rang up to cancel our viewing, its already gone... aarrggghhh...maybe we should stop looking so hard and it will just come to us what do you think?...right now onto my card for today, I think my mojo is creeping back as I really enjoyed colouring this stunningly beautiful image from Saturated Canary shes gorgeous isn't she, shes called Springtime and I coloured her a little differently than normal, I shaded the background in Pumice Stone distress inks, just adding shading here and there and a bit of colour on the flowers, what do you think? do you like it like that?...I coloured the rest of her with distress inks too...the lush papers are from the Prima 6x6" Paper Pad - Fairy Belle from Bunny Zoe's Crafts but I think its out of stock atm, I finished with an amazing dragonfly charm I bought from a local shop, I added some pearls to the body...the fab sketch is from The Sweet Stop and I'm also entering it for the Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge and By The Cute and Girly challenge too...I'm having a colouring day today as I need to get a bit ahead with work to make time to make the loads and loads of invitations, order of service and menus I said I would make...whatever your up to today have a sunny one
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - black soot
clothes - milled lavender, tattered rose, pumice stone
background - pumice stone
flowers - milled lavender, shabby shutters

39 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mina I love the way you have coloured the fab image, it just goes so well with the pretty papers without overpowering them. That dragonfly is stupendous!!
Sorry about the house it must have not been for you, I am sure you will get your dream house eventually!! xx

mags said...

What a beauty Mina. The colouring of the image is fab and love the dragonfly charm. Beautiful papers too. You sound like me, every time I go shopping with my daughters I end up buying them something too lol. Obviously it is because I love them so much and not just because I am a soft touch lol.
Mags
x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card Mina.
luv
Debby

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful card... lovely colours! Lovely detail! Whenever I shop with my kids, I always come home with stuff for them I didn't plan on buying and forget what I was actually planning on buying! I think it's a 'Mum' thing... they mess with our heads, Mina!!!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Colinda said...

Love the colouring of your card!! So pretty and the whole card is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend, Colinda

Adriana said...

yes, I like that! Beautiful. Can't believe you only use the colors you write. Lovely card!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, I am loving the way you have coloured her so softly. The overall effect with the paper is so gorgeous. Another image I clearly need.

arjette said...

OHhhhh it's soooooo beautiful!!!!

gr. arjette.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is so pretty and delicate
Lisa x

sassy said...

hi mina...as always a stunning fabulous card could you tell me please what paper you use as i know saturated are mostly digis i love my inks and i have so many digis just can find the right paper stock for the inks...please can you help ilove my distrss inks....but paper to go through printer im having no luck....i have nice paper for my stamps but it wont go through my printer so its the printer paper im searching for thanks for the lovely read hope you dont mind me asking im desperate.hugs sassyxxx

kamilicrafts said...

Mina this is just divine, I love that image and the way you have coloured her is just gorgeous. Love the dragonfly charm too, wonderful. Hugs Kim x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous colour work! Beautiful papers and I love that dragonfly, Mina.
Hugs, Lesley

rachel said...

wowser Mina - this is stunning - and that dragonfly is just to die for! Hugs rachel xx

Chrissy said...

This is so beautiful Mina, love the papers and gorgeous image..the dragonfly is fantastic..I scored some beautiful butterflies very similar today, cant wait to use them...dont worry too much about your dream house, it will find you when the time is right..

Luv CHRISSYxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mina. Such a gorgeous image and I love how you have coloured her so delicately. Beautiful papers and a wonderful dragonfly

Hugs Sue

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Mina. Love how you have coloured this gorgeous image and those papers and dragonfly and beautiful.
Hugs
Denise xx

Janette said...

Hi Mina, Love the colouring, she is gorgeous and the layout and papers are as fabulous as ever...love the Dragonfly too ...xx

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card:) I love the charm...so beautiful!
Kisses,
Sonia

Karal Schuknecht said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love the coloring and all pretty papers.

My'scardcorner said...

Just beautiful Mina love everything about it the image the backing paper and that dragonfly charm is to die for.We are still having nothing but rain.....
Myrax

Inge said...

What a beautiful card!
Love the dragonfly very much.

Sue said...

Hi Mina,what a gorgeous card.love the colouring.
Maybe its not your time to move,do you think.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Riet said...

Wowwwww Mina,What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Edwina said...

She is soooo pretty, guess your mojo is creeping back..

Renee said...

Oh, so pretty Mina....I love that dragonfly charm! I also love Port Stewart....when I read your posts it makes me want to take a trip back to the auld sod! Castlerock is one of my favorite spots on earth...so many beautiful memories from there! (heavy sigh)
Hugs, Renee

Elaine said...

Mina what a beautiful card those papers are so pretty , what a fab image and your colouring is superb well done Hugs Elaine
Sorry about the house ...there is one out there for you .

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

ChrisAndCat said...

Oh wow, I absolutely love this - the colouring is amazing, I like the pale effect it gives. Must try to do it...

Mary J said...

wow, simply stunning again Mina!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! Love how you colored her! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon said...

Love this image and love your colouring. So soft and delicate. Love Sharon. x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - well your mojo has definitely returned for this card - it is stunning! I love the way you've coloured the image, and the dragonfly is beautiful.
Love, Andrea xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mina. Love how you've coloured her. Her hair looks fantastic.

Kat xx

coops said...

so beautiful mina.i love this image and your soft colours are gorgeous :D
such a shame about the house, it was not meant to be.as they say the right one will be just around the corner.

xx coops xx

Donna said...

Love this card Mina, totally gorgeous! Donna x

Bunny said...

This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Crafty sentiment and good luck .. Caz CS DT

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card soooo cute and wonderfully coloured...

And thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week, Jo xxx

Lorraine said...

Hi Mina! Your card is beautiful! Love your coloring of that sweet image and the beautiful papers and dragonfly!

Barb said...

Mina, this is over-the-top gorgeous! The papers, colors, image and that amazing dragonfly embellishment! Definitely one of my favorites of all your creations!

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