Fairy flight

I was tasked to make a large (8.5 x 5.5 inches) card for the whole bowling league to sign, to wish one of the members a speedy recovery after surgery.  I knew the usual motif in these instances is flowers, and I know Michelle Zindorf designs nice cards, so I paged through her tutorials and found one that seemed to fit the bill.  Since I did have any of her stamps and didn't feel like brayering, It ended up looking like this:
The coloring was all done with pencils.  Of course I used Masking and burnishing to color the sky, and  I used a combination of the Puzzle Layer and Paper Piecing techniques on the flower.  I decided to pass on the ribbon - it isn't only an issue of mailing, but when people are writing on both sides of the inside of the card,  it isn't very nice for them to have to work around lumps.

Challenges:
Kerry's Color throwdown - colors
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - favorite things (techniques)
Crafty Creations - paper piecing
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Flutterby Wednesdays - soft pastels
The Paper Variety - flowers
Color Throwdown - colors
Creative Stamp Friends - swirls
Juliet Arrighi

10 comments:

acreativeneed said...

Wonderful masked sky and lovely image! Beautifully done! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!
smiles,Deena

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

uksharon said...

Beautiful card = stunning.
Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Beautiful!

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

~*~Amber~*~
www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

Jennie Reedy said...

beautiful card! thanks for joining us at FBW

Beach Cat ! said...

Oooooo. I love how it turned out. Much more reliable technique than brayering!

Vicky said...

very nice Juliet, the masking worked well in this card . and the paperpieced flower is fabulous :)

Danni said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your spring card is soooo pretty! I really like the soft colors that you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!
Denise
CCC-DT

Natasha said...

That card should brighten anyone's day. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha
Crafting Pal - www.amberscraftsandstuff.com