Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holly fairy

Sometimes the best cards are quite simple - this Christmas card is just an image, two papers, 1 ribbon and a few dewdrops.
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too. I coloured her using my warm grey Copic markers and kept everything very neutral so that the holly wings would stand out. I'm not thrilled with the shading on the dress although I like the way the ruffles turned out. I have to challenge myself to add more shading - I am so often too conservative and the image just doesn't pop the way I want it too.

I cut the frame just a little small so that the dress and one wing would overlap the background - I see this as a pretty simple way to add some dimension to a project without making it bulky with too many layers. The papers are both from Basic Grey; I love how the whole card ends up feeling serene, even with the strong red.

Crazy Challenge - wings
Basic Grey Challenges - wings
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch (I rotated the sketch)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - let it snow (it's subtle, but she is holding a snowglobe)


  1. I love this Mo's image - it's one of my favorites. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Great card,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  3. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Let It Snow challenge!

  4. Gorgeous card Shelley, I really love the image you chose, so sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining us for the latest Basic Grey Challenge ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx