Friday, April 9, 2021

Rainbows, Unicorns, Fairies and Ewe

Hey y'all, hope everyone had a good week with plans for a lovely weekend. Honey and I are planning to tackle an insurance form and our tax return on Sunday and I'm not looking forward to it. I'm wanting to escape reality right about now, lol. So I made a magical fantasy birthday card using an alcohol ink background technique and a focal scene of various Bugaboo stamps.


Since I was using Bugaboo digi's, I went with the current Bugaboo sketch, resizing it to 5x7" and turning it sideways in PSE. I extended the triple dots to the edges of the card, using pairs of gold photo corners, flower rhinestones and shaped purple and blue brads mushroom and bird). Otherwise, I followed the sketch, it's a great one for a scene card.

Here's the base mat background on the card front. It's a dragging technique using Tim's rectangular ink applicator with some felt. I used Ranger Glossy Card and applied diagonal lines of alcohol inks in ROY G BIV rainbow color order. I blew the colors around just a bit with a travel hair dryer. Then I squirted some alcohol blending solution onto my felt and some on the card (next time I am spraying the card with the solution). I then dragged the felt across diagonally same direction as the applied ink colors. I  realized I used too much blue and indigo inks, so applying fresh felt with solution and continuing to drag it revealed some of the color underneath. I could have kept going but decided to stop as I liked the parts that were going to show.

The back of the background somewhat reveals my inking pattern...before indigo got involved, lol. At any rate, I'd done all this for an Outlaws challenge using glossy card stock and it was messy fun. I also learned that a combination of hand sanitizer, then Lava Soap, then Speedball Mona Lisa Pink Soap gets most of the alcohol ink off your hands and under fingernails with a stiff nail brush. I tried finger cots on only a few fingers this time -- fail! Now I know to just put on the latex gloves, as I am THAT messy!

Okidoke, so after creating my background, I set to designing my focal in PSE. I arranged the clouds, rainbow, unicorn, sheep and fairy on a 6.75x3" blank file. I added the 'Wishing Ewe' that comes with the sheep. I created the rest of the sentiment using the Text tool. I printed it, cut it out and then used my Carbon Desk Pen to draw the slightly hilly ground. Then I colored everything using my Promarkers. I used a Sakura Clear Star gelpen on the flower centers, wings, horn, antenna buds and stars, and Clear and Yellow Wink of Stella glitter brush pens on the rainbow and stars.

I added the gold photo corners to the upper right and lower left of the focal image layer and adhered it to the background. Next, I added the rainbow ribbon to the background above and below the focal image layer. I added the mushroom and bird brads and I then adhered the background to my white A7 card base. The final touch was gluing the yellow flower rhinestones on.

For the inside of the card, I cut a mat from Colorbok's Spray Paint 12x12 Card Stock pad. In PSE, I created the sentiment and added Bugaboo balloon digi images that I colored with Promarkers. 

The back of the card was very simple: another piece of the Colorbok card on which I'd stamped the Lawn Fawn siggie and heat-embossed it with Ranger Magenta powder.

Close-Ups of the scene:
My cloud coloring involved "in"-lining with a grey-blue color and outlining with a brighter blue. Otherwise, I let it be. I love how they are drawn.

The unicorn, so strong and confident with a glittery horn and pink mane.

I love these little characters so I included them in the scene as they both have wings and are pretty whimsical. This is the only Bugaboo fairy I have but she's plenty cute. And I love the expression on the sheep's face. Not quite sure if she's also a fairy but she has the costume down!

And just to enjoy the colors of the rainbow again....

And a final view. This is for a girlfriend who likes fairies and unicorns, so I'm hoping she'll be pleased. Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you are staying well, safe and crafty! XOX

2.   Bugaboo Catch the Bug Week One April AG Challenge -- #1/3  All images are Bugaboo Stamps digis: card front has images from Fairy , Wishing Ewe , Unicorn, and Unicorn Set ; inside of card uses image from Birthday Unicorn Set 02 & Make It Snappy Birthday Fishes Frame Only
3.   Stamping Sensations April Challenge: Fantasy & Magical -- #1/3 All images are Bugaboo Stamps digis: card front has images from Fairy , Wishing Ewe , Unicorn, and Unicorn Set ; inside of card uses image from Birthday Unicorn Set 02 & Make It Snappy Birthday Fishes Frame Only
4.   CD Sunday Plus #57: AG -- #2/3  All images are Bugaboo Stamps digis: card front has images from Fairy , Wishing Ewe , Unicorn, and Unicorn Set ; inside of card uses image from Birthday Unicorn Set 02 & Make It Snappy Birthday Fishes Frame Only
5.   Outlawz Crash Your Stash March/April: Glossy Card Stock -- #2/3  I used Ranger white Glossy Card Stock and alcohol inks to make the background mat on card front, using a dragging technique.
6.   Pearly Sparkles #61: Animals/Birds/Insects -- I have a sheep and a unicorn
10. Use Your Stuff #419: Mood Board -- #1/3 Mood Board Inspirations: the stars, the bookshelf books arranged in colors reminded me of the rainbow, the bird is in profile looking up like the bird brad I used.
11. TTCRD 4/6-4/13: AG -- #1/2
12. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 13: AAG with Colouring -- #1/2 I used Promarkers to color my entire scene and alcohol inks to color my background layer.
14. I Love Promarkers #582: AG + Opt. Use Ribbon or Twine -- #2/3 Option played, sponsor images used and I colored my entire focal scene with Promarkers.


Elaine Stark said...

Lovely and bright, full of cheerful colours. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

Seafield Jo said...

What a fabulous card, such a lot of detail and effort. I love your background.

Thanks for joining us again.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Soo cute. I'm a sucker for unicorns (and fairies and gnomes). Your background you made works well with your image. The pop of colour in the bottom left corner caught my eye. Lovely work. Good luck with your taxes and insurance form.

Carol said...

A lot of work went into your beautiful card. I love the lamb's eyes. Made me smile.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Leslie said...

Super cute! The first thing that caught my eye was the rainbow! Loving all the critters, too!

brenda said...

Such a colourful and magical scene for our Stamping Sensations theme this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Pamela said...

Your fantasy card is the perfect escape from today's financial nightmare tasks!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Nat said...

Such a fun, bright and creative card! Perfect for my challenge at Passion for Markers.
Thank you for sharing

Chris said...

You've created a sweet and magical little scene with this fabulous selection of Bugaboo images. Thank you for linking it to our AtG and Sketch Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Darlene said...

What a fabulous & colorful scene you have created my friend! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Rainbows, Unicorns or Mermaid’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning and very colourful.
Faith x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful scene you created with lovely magical creatures. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

Jocelyn said...

A great project to escape to. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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Jane Willis said...

That background is truly magical and the scene you've created is great fun.
Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous background, I love this card, beautiful rainbow
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Diane said...

Super fun and awesome scene! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Judy Woodland said...

What a cute, whimsical card. I LOVE that silly fairy sheep, she just makes me smile. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the colour crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Karen Dunbrook said...

very sweet card...filled with fun!
xx Karen

Judy McKay said...

Love your background to your card. The colours are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Judy DT

Chrissy said...

Magical and gorgeous slimline card..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Mrs.B said...

WOW this really is a magical scene Aimeslee, lota of details and I love the AI background, I don't used mine very often.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations, Avril x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous inky background and love the cute images in the Magical scene
Carol x

OlgaB said...

Gorgeous project!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Monica C. said...

What a brilliant card, Aimeslee!! You are sure brave to head into the alcohol ink world - I always thought it was too messy for me and you sure have confirmed it. But your result is truly magnificent.
The scene on your card is so cute. I am sure your friend will love it.
Hugs Monica