Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Mother's Day


I really struggled to create Mother's Day cards this year. For some reason every image I looked at didn't really work and I also couldn't find papers to work either. So I put them down for a while and eventually came back to them using this week's Sketch Saturday Sketch and an image by A Day for Daisies. A Day for Daisies use fine art style images as their digi stamps, very different to the cartoon-y style characters I'm used to playing with. I found this gorgeous image in their shop - she's called Morning Dew Fairy and straight away I knew my Mother's Day issues were solved.

Instead of colouring her with my copics, I went for a paintbrush and watercolour inks. I've deliberately gone over the edges and tried to make it look like a water colour style painting. I'm not 100% sure I like the effect, I'll no doubt be back to my copics next week, but it was a nice change (and somewhat quicker too!). I've added glitter to the fairy's wings and to the dew drops for a bit of added sparkle.

This week's Sketch Saturday Sketch is sponsored by A Day for Daisies and they are offering a wonderful prize to pop on over and join in with this week's challenge to be in with a chance of winning.

Happy scrapping xx

5 comments:

  1. Lovely card Niki! The papers and colors are just perfect for this image. Hugs, Deb

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  2. Your card is positively gorgeous, Nikki. WOW! The colors you used and the technique with the bg paper make me want to rush out and buy the paper. . . I am going to ADFD and buy this image! It would be a perfect spring and Mother's Day card.

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  3. Beautiful card, Niki! I love the colors and papers and sweet image!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Nikki - love the papers and colour mix! Thanks for having me over at Sketch Saturday this month - I've loved playing along with the Saturday DT, hugs Juliexx

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  5. This is just so pretty Niki and those SU papers are just lovely aren't they? I used one of the other designs on my card from the same pack.
    Hugs, Vannessa x

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