Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A pensive fairy........

I'm afraid I haven't a clue who made this little fairy stamp - no doubt someone will tell me and I can post it, it was from an image swap ages ago - she's pretty though isn't she? It was such a detailed image that I kept the card really simple. The labels were cut with nestabilities (long shaped labels), and the scallop border was cut with another die I got from MFT. I bought it because I really like using perfectly plain scallops on cards, and as far as I know, all the punches out there are quite fancy. I used a Studio G $1 ink pad in blue to ink all the edges. The base scallop card and sentiment oval is from Craftwork Cards - I thought she looked a bit pensive, so the 'thinking of you' sentiment seemed to go well

I added tiny bits of glitter, using a fine quickie glue pen then some glamour dust
Promarkers used:
skin - blush and soft peach
hair - sandstone and buttercup.
mushroom - satin and khaki
clothes - pastel blue and powder blue
Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes, loads of you leaving me messages here, and loads writing on my wall on Facebook (which I go on so rarely, that when I got a bunch of emails saying that someone had written on my wall, I was thinking 'wall? what wall? I haven't got a wall!'), and stacks of lovely emails as well. I am on a bit of a poor internet connection at the hotel, so any visiting of your blogs to say thank you, will have to wait until the weekend.
We spent a lot of time today at the Metropolitan museum. So there I was, looking at all the fabulous impressionist masterpieces thinking 'ooh, look how he coloured that shadow, I could do that with ice grey 3' - I tell you, alcohol inks are an addiction.
The hotel is lovely, the room service prices are astronomical - $25 for a plain ice cream, plus $5 delivery plus 20% service charge and tax. What a blessing that the first thing you see when you leave the hotel is.........................Dunkin Donuts!! And what a blessing that my friend Carol got me a DD gift card for my birthday. Thank you Carol - how well you know me. As for DD crazies, I haven't seen one yet, but I have seen some very strange looking people wandering about, including one woman who was probably an apartment dweller on the upper west side, running across the road, apparently oblivious to the yellow cabs hurtling past her as though they were at a race track, in her pyjamas and a pair of slippers (no, they didn't have twinkling lights on the toes)
I'll be back tomorrow, although my American friends will probably be up to their elbows in preparing turkey, stuffing and green beans - good luck with that :)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday En! Enjoy shopping in NYC!
Corrina x

Kellylouj said...

beautiful enfys x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Enfys,I love the image and the colors.

Hugs Riet.x

Frea said...

Hello Enfys, sorry I haven't a clue either about your stamp but she sure is adorable!! Love the card you made with it.
Greetz, Frea

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is one beautiful image,sorry do not know what the stamp is either but it is colured beautifully,as usuall hugs cheryl xxxxx

AmyJRockstar said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous card. I really love all the coloring, especially the eyeshadow! So very pretty! I wish someone would send me cards like that! LOL
XO ~ Amy Jp

themessycraftroom said...

Hi don't know where your fairy is from but she's very pretty. You've coloured her lovely and I like your plain scallopes. Have a lovely time. Hugs x ChrisB

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys Im so glad you are having fun in New York and you got to visit the museum, hope you carry on enjoying yourself.
I love that little lass shes so pretty and so soft looking. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

She is just so cute. Happy belated Birthday Enfys. Have a great time. Carol (UK) XX PS. can't get into Google (forgot my password)!!!

Love crafts forever said...

I love Fairy, she is so pretty. And Happy late Birthday. Better late, then never. Hugs, Nataliya.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful card, as usual, Enfys. Just want to wish you a belated birthday and to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I visit every day from my Minneapolis (MN) home. I love your stories, your photos and your creations. Thank you so much for making life a little more fun!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww gorgeous card, she is so cute, aww happy birthday hope you had a good one, oh i luv the Dunkin Doughnuts don't have them very often to morish! sue,x

Brigitte said...

Hi Enfys, I have something for you on my blog:
brigitteetleschats.blogspot.com
Brigitte

ursula Uphof said...

She is a gorgeous fairy and your card is lovely. So pleased you enjoyed your birthday and had fun in NY.

Donna said...

Such a darling little card with a darling little fairy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your creations with all of us.
Blessings, Donna

Linda w said...

beautiful card, love the subtlety of the soft colours and the layering too. Glad you having good time. I have a freebie medallion on my blog if you'd like it. http://lindysmaidwidluv.blogspot.com
Hugs lin

pinky said...

Sounds like an expensive and nutty place you are at Enfys lol. Love your stories though. The little angel is very pretty and beautifully coloured. I am so enjoying using my promarkers from your tutorials so thanks so much for that. Hugs
Pinky

Maria said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday! I hope it was fabulous!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Enfy, what an adorable stamp. Love your card too!

Have a very wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Sharon said...

Sounds like ya'll are having a grand time! Your card is just adorable. That little fairy girl is precious!!! :)

Tabitha said...

Love your card. Your stamp is super cute. TFS

Michele said...

very sweet. the coloring is wonderful. xo

Ellis said...

Wonderful card! =)
I think the little fairy's from Faerie Song Art Stamps, I have a few of their stamps and they are so great! =)
Hugs, Elenor

1CardCreator said...

Trying to catch up after the Thanksgiving Holiday, my daughter came in a day early. Wonder if you had a good Thanksgiving dinner somewhere, even though it's not your holiday. Fairy is beautiful. ~Diane