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Fairy Life

Fairy Life

Sometimes it can be hard to find inspiration.  If I find a random photo or Pin, often it can be a struggle to find just the right images to create my vision, or if I find inspiration in a stamp set then I sometimes struggle to make my vision come to life.  And sometimes the stars align and the sun shines and a beautiful thing happens when inspiration and the right stamp set intersect.  

The inspiration came from a google search of fairy scene and let me tell you, if you are having a bad day then just image search this and it will instantly be a little happier.  The image I settle on was this one: 

In particular the vines that were hanging from the top of the scene as well as the tall grass that descended across the background.  And mine is a bit more bold when it comes to color, of course!

The background is ink blended with Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and just a hint of Black Soot around the edges.  I initially had planned to watercolor the background, but I really wanted bold color.  

I also struggled with not using all four fairies that come in the stamp set:

I love all of them, but could just not fit then into the scene with everything else that I wanted to add.  I think that this is a versatile enough scene to interchange the fairies, and if I had made the card bigger than standard size I definitely could have fit them in.  Instead I chose the two fairies that complement each other because they look like they are flying in different directions, and I HAD to include the fairy sitting.  She's adorable.  

Lastly you may notice there are some blob like shapes on the fairies in flight.  Well...mistakes happen.  When I was stamping the scene I forgot to stamp the crown for the sitting fairy, and without thinking I stamped it after she had been stamped.  To cover the glaring black line I decided to use Rich Pale Gold embossing powder by WOW!.  I then pulled two small flowers from another set to add a similar detail to the other fairies, but it just looked like a gold mess.  To correct that I added Nuvo Jewel Drops, hoping that it would add dimensions and hide the embossing.  It's not bad, but that's not really how you want to describe something you've worked hard on.  But, lesson learned.

I have a video of this card and I'm hoping that one day I will be able to post it, but perfectionist that I am, that day may be well into the future.  But for now I hope you enjoy this card!

Thanks.

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