Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tonic Ocean Fairy Stepping Out In Faith

Hi, Blogging Friends.
Today's Sparkle N Sprinkle card share is a scheduled post, as I am still not able to blog.
Thanks for bearing with me.

I have a sweet fairy for you today on a flat card! I'm also cheating by sharing the inspirational sentiment off a lovely new rubber stamp set that has not been released yet, but is specially available for you in the web store.

Tonic's Ocean Fairy is part of the Tonic Fairy Reflections (now on clearance).

Using wet watercolor paper, I dropped dye reinkers onto the water, and used my heat tool to spread the color around. Once dried, the shape was die cut with Tonic Ribbon and Bow layering die set. The edges have been "distressed" with VersaMark ink, dredged with Gold Tinsel EP385 and heat set.

The background was spattered with Decor Art Paint Glamour Dust Gold Glitz and Ice Crystal to create a sparkling universe beyond the frame:

Embossed with Gold Detail EP168, my darling fairy is colored with Tombow markers for the watercolor look. Any water base marker or inks will work well with the fairies - they truly are easy to color!

The white pearlescent frame is 4 dies from the Tonic Ribbon and Bow layering die set. The outside of the frame has been lined with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and new color Marine Blue Microfine Glitter GM2049. Microfine glitter has an advantage in that it does not fly all over the place from static in the air.

After burnishing the Marine Blue Microfine Glitter, dimensional adhesive was used to give the frame a little lift.

Deluxe NUVO Adhesive with the fine tip was used to adhere both the image and sentiment. It seems to work very well with the coated pearlescent cardstock.

That gorgeously "out of this world" deep-space color embossing powder is Satin Velvet Opaque EP209. It's the first time I've used it. The color is so deceiving in the jar. I had no idea it was so lustrously creamy and dreamy!

Do you love the new sentiment? So versatile. It's from a lovely new rubber stamp set that has not been released yet, but is specially available for you in the web store NOW.
Both versions of the calla lily are here.
I loved making this card!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Products Used:

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Card Mania #102 Embossing (3 different embossing powders) 4/1
  2. Get Creative Challenges #67 Fantasy - Mythological (fairy walking into the unknown) 4/2 (later sep post)
  3. International Art and Soul #28 Emboss and Use a Die (3 embossing powders, 2 die sets - one fairy, and the other using 5 separate nesting dies from the same set) 3/18
  4. Stempelgarten Challenges #71 Fantasy 4/1  (fairy)
  5. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #2 - AG for DT - 3/12

Stamping Hugs,


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Donna, I love the painting of the fairy, and the colours :) Take good care of yourself, Hugs x

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Donna!! The sweet fairy is beautiful!! I love how you colored her!! The background looks amazing!! Gorgeous sparkle, too!! This is so amazing!! I love, love it!! Thinking of you and sending big hugs your way, dear friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Bunny said...

Fabulous card, Donna. Love the beautiful colors of the embossing powder. The sentiment is fabulous. [Bunny]

Annette Stapylton said...

Love how you did your Fairy Donna and the way you have her walking into the frame. Gorgeous colours. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a sweet card, Donna. Loving the colors and the peacefulness that it shows. Great use of the dies and the beautiful luster of the embossing powders and the glitters.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card, Donna! I love the shape of this card and all the beautiful nesting layers! Gorgeous gold embossing too! Hope you're doing okay, my friend, sending hugs!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

The fairy is wonderful and I loved the delicate die-cut frame around her looks like arch !

Valerija said...

Stunning project, I love the wonderful details.
Valerija xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous background Donna and beautiful and sweet card
Gr Karin

Shirley Chillman said...

Hope all is well Donna and so glad you are still posting your beautiful makes. This is a stunner.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Chris said...

Such a treat to see this beautiful card today Donna. A lovely design and shape, the inky background is stunning, pretty image and a lovely sentiment.
Sending hugs

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Beautiful card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Monica said...

This flat card is breathtaking, Donna. The sentiment is so touching and encouraging.



Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Becky said...

I love the vibrant colored background. It's perfect to show off the soft colors of the little fairy. Beautiful.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna this is a gorgeous card that fairy is so pretty I love the dies you have used to frame her. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a beauty Donna. I hope you are better soon. I haven't emailed as I know you will feel pressured to answer.
Lots of Love

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Donna, so sorry you are still unable to blog. Take care.
Linda xxx

Pia S said...

This is lovely, Donna. I like how the colors of the fairy’s dress blend together and the background looks fantastic too. And your use of dies always adds such a beautiful touch to your designs. Hope you’re well.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Love the purples with the blue and gold.....such perfect colors for a fairy card. I hope you are able to get back to crafting soon and enjoy the things you love so much. You are greatly missed.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This design is so very beautiful and rich in color. What a lovely sentiment used for it too. I love all the layers and embossing powders and glitter used on your card. Take care now and thanks for sharing this beautiful creation.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Donna she is just precious, love her embossed in gold and such a sweet starry night background, lovely gold edges and delicate framing for her too!
I pray that you will soon be better, and able to do what you want, big hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm in love with your dreamy, richly colored background and the gold embossed edging. I so appreciate the close ups and different angles, too. A card like this will definitely change with the way the light hits it. It's one of the things that makes it so magical. And magical is perfect for your pretty watercolored fairy, speaking of which, you did a beautiful job on her. You always make the most beautiful color choices. An absolutely lovely, sweet card, Donna!

Donna Phelan said...

She is adorably sweet! Such a beautiful background and I love your die cut layers! The glittery gold edges and her sparkly dress really pack a WOW! Yes, faith! Always!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Donna, what a gorgeous background! I love the dreamy colors (and blue is my favorite). And fairy is so darling and beautifully framed in the intricate dies! Stunning card, precious friend! Sending hugs and prayers! xoxo

Nana Connie said...

Love, love, LOVE the die cuts you used, Donna, and the glitters are marvelous! The sentiment is so perfect and so versatile at the same time. I'm going to have to get some of that "out of this world" embossing powder. Now that I've seen it, it's a must have. lol

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Donna, your fairy is just divine!! I love her gold trimming and long flowing golden locks! Beautiful layered frames, so intricate and fancy! A stunning creation as always!

So many people have been hit with snow recently, but here in Canada it's been lovely spring weather for the most part. How ironic is that! I haven't had a chance to get out yet and enjoy any of it, but the summer birds are arriving and the smells and sounds of the warmer season are starting to become more noticeable. Looks like it's shaping up to be a season of tons of babies!! sending hugs to you and hoping you have a lovely weekend :)

Claudia said...

Hi Donna, what a romantic card. Love all the details you created and the great effect you created.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT Stempelgarten challenge

Lorna said...

I really like the design and colors on this card.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna, this is gorgeous! I love the colors in her dress and the background that you created! The gold embossing really makes the colors stand out. That sentiment is perfect with this image! Feel better Donna!

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful and perfect for our challenge at IAAS. I love the image and the beautiful die cuts and your heat embossing looks great. Hope we see you again soon. Christine DT

Jacqueline said...

Lovely Card! The background is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

hubka38 said...

Great Job!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Donna love the vibrant colors on your card and I just love the way you use dies and media to such beautiful effect
Dr Sonia

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Donna - such a beautiful card and love the image - thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

MaryH said...

Love,love that marvelously deep & rich background, and how you did the 'golden starry sky'. The layered frame is delicate and gorgeous, especially what you've done with showing it off atop that beautiful sky. The sentiment embossing powder is an awesome color and looks perfect to compliment the sky. Of course, the fairy is lovely too :-). Sure hope you will feel better very soon, and I hope your weekend is going well. Big hugs, prayers & TFS.


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