Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge #4

Happy Tuesday! I have a card for you today that I really enjoyed creating! Its for this week's Desert Island Crafters Challenge using a fun and sassy image from Tickled Pink Stamps.

At DICC each fortnight we are given an itinerary of items that we may choose from and have to pick at least 3 for our project. Sharon was our winner 2 challenges ago so she got to set the itinerary. Here's what she came up with:

Sharon's Itinerary

Not a Card!
Black & White
Unusual Sentiment (ie. not “Happy Birthday” or “Best Wishes” etc).
Fancy Fold
No images

You have the next 2 weeks to join us! To see more of what the DT created head over to the DICC blog. And be sure to stop at everyone's blogs and leave us all some love :)
For my card I ended up using a fancy fold, black & white, and an unusual sentiment.

This is Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira from Tickled Pink Stamps in Australia. (Don't worry, they come in rubber AND digi) Isn't she gorgeous? The TPS challenge this week is to create a card with Black & white and one color so I chose green. You can see the copics that I used at the bottom of the post.

After she was colored I added some Lime Twist Glimmer Mist to her wings and flowers in her hair directly with a paint brush. Its a bit hard to see from the photo, but you get a glimmer of it, LOL.

I used a Joy Fold for my fancy fold...it just seemed to be right for the card. Here are shots of the card open from 2 angles. The top panel tucks under the upper flowers to stay closed. (The gems are half on and half off when open but reassemble in a complete swirl when the card is closed )

Challenge List:
Tickled Pink Stamps: Black & white & 1 color
Stamp Fairy Challenge: Show us your Green
Papertake Weekly: Triple Tastic (3 flowers)
StampInsanity: Holy Guacamole
Tellen's Place: where's the Leprechaun or the green?
Wild Orchid Challenge: Dieing to Punch it Out
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Up in the Air with Green

Stamps: Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira (Tickled Pink Stamps); Fairyland (Crafty Secrets)
Paper: SEI, Close to my Heart, Autumn Leaves
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters (Ranger)
Accessories: sponge dauber; Labels 4 (Spellbinders); Tim Hotlz Brackets Alterations die (Sizzix); gems & gem template (Bazzill); brads (American Crafts & Creative Imaginations); ribbon (A Muse); Lime Twist Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); Copic markers

Alrighty, have a lovely day. It appears we are having a bit of rain today. Sigh. You know you are getting old when you can feel the rain coming in your joints. I am off to tidy my stamp space then have to take my DDs shopping this afternoon.



  1. I love those easel type cards!!! Great job!!! I keep talking about how fab your coloring is....well, one more time, your coloring is fab!

  2. Girl, this is SO fabulous! Love the color scheme, your coloring, the whole package!!!!!

  3. This is fabulous! I love that sassy fairy! She's great. Your bits of lime look wonderful. I'm glad to see you joined StampInsanity this week too! Great job!

  4. Hello Cyndi. Great design for your card. Love the papers and colours. Great image too. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  5. Hi Cyndi, What a darling project! Wow, that image is really cute and I loved how you colored it. Thanks for joining us over at the Tellen's Place St. Patty's day challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  6. This is fabulous! Absolutely love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. Oh how lovely your easel card is Cyndi! You have done some awesome coloring and the different elements you've added are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place this week for our "St. Patrick's Day Celebration!" :~)

  8. Your card is lovely with a fantastic image thanks for playing at Tel;lens Place this week
    Luv Jane xxx

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamp Fairy Challenge. We love that you joined our challenge, but only entries using Stamp Fairy images qualify for prizes, if you would like to join us using a Stamp Fairy image please visit the store, we also have a Free image page you can find here . We hope you will come back and join us again.
    Hugs Jane x

  10. wow stunning card Cyndi love the black and green thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  11. Hi Cyndi, this is totally awesome. I love your color scheme of black, green and white. Thanks so much for joining us this week at TPS Challenges. I hope you are doing well.

  12. This is great. Love your colours! Great to have you joining in with us this week at DYSU! Hope you come back next week.

  13. That black and white with the touch of lime is fabulous! That fold intrigues me...is there a tutorial for it somewhere?

  14. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a lovely card ! Great image and I love what you did with the ribbon ! Good luck !

  15. Love your card design, and your colours and...well, I should just say that I love the whole thing! :-)

  16. Very cool joy fold card! Your sentiment matches perfect with this image :-) And a nice colorcombo!
    Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps.
    Hugs Ingrid

  17. That is really really cool and a perfect layers card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at DYSU this week! Janna

  18. A gorgeous card. Love that green with the black and white and that image! Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  19. Oh my word this is so amazing WOW!

  20. ooo just fabulous!! Love the lime green with the B and W!! So effective. thanks for joining in with us this week at TPSC
    Hugs Leonie

  21. Delightful card and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake...good luck! :) Donna x

  22. Fantastic!! I love the colours! :D

    Thanks for playing with us over at TPSC!

    / Jeanette

  23. Gorjuss, and I heart your coloursing! :D

    Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week! :D

  24. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at StampFairy. Carissa:)

  25. Oh My I Love These Colors And Image Beautiful Gorgeous Gorgeous ....


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