Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fairy Annika

Are you ready for another recipe from Katie?  It seems a lot longer than two weeks to me.  I guess it's all relative.  This week's recipe is the color blue, bows and buttons.  Now how easy is that.  For me it's easy peasy.  I just happened to have some lovely blue paper on hand and even better was the fact that it matched this yummy wide ribbon.  My stamping buddy Michele (the Enchanted Stamper or Delfinaus on SCS) just happens to sell May Ribbons and I got it from her.  So if you don't have a source for May's ribbons or you're a ribbon junkie (nah, who would be wild over ribbon?) go visit her blog and leave her a comment if you're looking to buy some, I'm sure she'll get back to you.  But I digress... 
This week we're using digital images from Fairy Knoll.  You can get the information on Fairy Knoll by visiting Katie's challenge blog.  Did you notice that the fairy's dress is paper pieced with the same paper that was used for the card base.  If you're new to digital images you may not have realized that you can paper piece with them.  It's just a little different than when you're stamping them.   First you print the image that will be your base.  The you can either print it again on any old piece of paper or you can guesstimate where the part you will be piecing lies.  I guesstimated.  Then cut a piece of the dotted paper and attached it to where the dress would be printed on throw away paper.  If you're unsure at all, print the image on that paper and be sure that the paper you're going to piece with completely covers that space.  Attach a small part of the paper for piecing onto the throw away paper and then print the image onto it.  Then all you have to do is cut it out as usual and glue it as usual.  I hope those directions were a little clearer than mud.   
I used that yummy ribbon to make my buttoney bow.  It's really hard to see even if you click to enlarge the photo it'll still be hard to see that there's a powder blue button attached to the bow with yellow and white twine.  There's a rhinestone on top of that and a butterfly charm hanging from the twine. 

Here's the deets:
Digi Image - Fairy Knoll "Annika"
Paper - Frances Meyer "small dots light blue"
Miscellaneous - May Ribbon, stickles on the dragon flies; Hero Arts - pearl heart; Stampin' Up Corner Punch; SU Markers and copics; glaze pens on the fairy wings; charm; button; Queen and Co. baby blue rhinestones

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie #22 - Blue, Bow and Buttons
Crazy For Challenges C4C46 - Buttons
Stamp Something - Something Digital

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Don't forget to check out the Challenge at Cooking it Up With Katie and most importantly - click on the pink ribbon, you'll be helping to fund a mammogram for someone who isn't able to pay for it.


  1. This card is so cute especially since it's made with my favorite color! She is so pretty and so is the ribbon - love the little butterfly charm too!

  2. Wonderful card! :) Love the bright green tights!

    Smiles ~ Brandi


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