Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Fairy Happy Birthday

This weekend has been very low key (gasp in utter amazement.) Actually, my back is hurting and it has forced me to take it easy. This has been frustrating because it was a beautiful day yesterday and I so wanted to work in the yard. I am scheduled for a steroid epidural tomorrow so after a couple of more days I should be back to normal (or at least my version of normal-lol.) Tonight my family is taking me out to dinner for my birthday which is actually tomorrow. After my epidural procedures, I usually don't feel like doing much so we are going to celebrate tonight.

Today's card is one that I made last night for Mary Elizabeth's friend, Eve. Her 11th birthday was Friday but they are celebrating it with an indoor pool party this afternoon. Eve is a super sweet girl and member of my GS troop to I wanted to make her card extra special. I paired Stamping Bella's Eloise (I am so in love with their chichiboulie line of stamps) with Basic Grey's Sugared PP. This collection is one of my favorites of the most recent Basic Grey release. The adorable little fairy was first colored with Copic markers. I just added 10 more markers to my collection and although, it is difficult to see in this photograph, I am really starting to feel more comfortable with my coloring and shading when I use these incredible markers. I stamped the skirt twice more on PP and cut the skirt "petals" out, added some Dazzling Diamonds for wonderful sparkle. Next, I adhered some directly to the image while popping others with Stampin' Dimensionals. I felt this gave her a fluttery look. The base of the card is Pretty in Pink CS covered with 2 different patterns of the Sugared paper and joined in the middle with a piece of More Mustard that has been stamped tone on tone with Scalloped Lace Backgrounder from CHF. As those of you who follow my blog know, CHF Backgrounders are some of my favorite stamps and I am excited to say that they are having a Backgrounder Blitz this week leading up to the release of new Backgrounders. Be sure to check on the fun details! Well, sitting is probably one of the most uncomfortable positions for me right now and since Rachel is down for a nap, I think I'll take advantage of some heating pad time! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Eloise Card Recipe:

Stamps: Eloise, sentiment- Stamping Bella, CHF- Scalloped Lace backgrounder
Paper: Pretty in Pink, More Mustard, Stamper's Select White CS, Bazzill (cranberry?) PP- Basic Grey Sugared
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard
Accessories: Ribbon- May Arts, Hodge Podge Hardware- Antique Brass, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamond, Stampin' Dimensionals, Spica gel pen- gold, Dew Drops, Mat pack, paper piercer

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beth; this is such a beautiful card! Look at all the details...love it! All the best with your epidural tomrrow. Take care; Tinla

Lydia said...

I just found your blog and I love it!!!

I'm sorry your back hurts. :(

Lydia
www.understandblue.blogspot.com

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

What an adorable card...I love how you pieced her skirt!!

Rose Ann said...

Happy Birthday, Beth!! Your fairy is soooo beautiful!! I love the papers and your pieced skirt!! I hope your epidural goes well today, and that your back feels better real soon!!

Joan said...

This is very pretty. I like this little fairy, and you've done a fabulous job on her dress. Joan

Jen Glover said...

Just beautiful! LOVE IT! Thank you for coming over to my blog! It was so sweet! I hope to see you again! Happy Monday Cutie!

CAKVD said...

This is SOOOO cute!! Love the sparkles and 3-D look!
Cheryl

CAKVD said...

Happy Birthday too!!!
By the way, you won my blog candy!!
Cheryl

joslyn said...

so cute. love the skirt.

jill said...

What an awesome card! This is truly special! I'm sorry to hear about your back. We celebrated last night as well since my dh had to work late tonight. I hope your birthday was wonderful (despite the back issues!)

Jen said...

cute card!! i love your attention to detail!! keep it up!:)

Jen said...

cute card!! i love your attention to detail!! keep it up!:)

Nancy Grant said...

I hope you had a Happy Birthday and yikes the steroid epidural sounds really painful. Take care of yourself.

Absolutely love the card!!!

:-)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Beth, this is just darling! I love the colors, paper, stamp, just darling!!

Allison said...

This is wonderful...and even better with the Sugared DP. Can you believe I have not used mine yet?

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

This is adorable....I absolutely love it!!!