Do you ever look at a stamped image and wish you could just tweak something? I thought the C.C. Designs Garden Party Olivia (which I picked up from the Not2ShabbyShop) was so so cute, but I wished she were a fairy. So what is a crafter to do? Make her into a fairy of course!

20150322_134107I made this spring time card in blues, greens and natural kraft colors. I started with a marbled blue paper card base, layered on some patterned paper from my stash and cropped the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. Then I added lots of layers and textures with delicate blue lace, a scrap of burlap fabric that I frayed, some homemade book paper and mulberry paper flowers, and some homemade enamel dots that were slightly irregularly shaped (which I thought went well with the natural burlap and book paper flowers).

I Copic colored and paper pieced Olivia as follows:
Hair: B00, 01, 02 and 04
Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R30 for blush
Green grass: YG11 and 13
Paper piecing her dress and punching out her fairy wings (using the Martha Stewart Large Monarch Butterfly punch) from the same patterned paper that coordinated with the background patterned paper lent a nice continuity. I will admit that the paper piecing and inking the edges of those tiny pieces, like her strappy shoes, was hard work, but I think those details make all the difference. I used the Diemond Dies Labels 1 Nesting Die Set to frame out the Olivia fairy with the same patterned paper and white card stock, which I inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.

Lastly I added clear Wink of Stella to Olivia’s hair and glitter glue to her fairy wings for extra sparkle. 🙂

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Mania Spring Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring Pinterest Inspiration Challenge
The Pink Elephant Green Challenge
Naughty or Nice It’s Not Easy Being Green Challenge
Inspired by Crafting IBSIC #92 Color Challenge

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’re having a great crafty day! WOOF