Thursday, 30 September 2010

MAWTT challenge 66 - 'Fairies and Fantasy'

Well this is a completely new style for me, I have played with fairies (I'm often away with the fairies - if you know what I mean), but I have never dabbled with fantasy. I shall have to keep this card for Ken cos it's his favourite genre of reading material and television watching, that mixed with sci-fi.

This week we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and you can find so many digital images and papers over at the Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations Crafting Boutique.

I chose to use one of my friend Stitchy's stamps called Dark Angel. She is just gorgeous and because of her name and the way she looks I chose to keep her on the dark side, but used some bright yellow, mauve, green and turquoise to lift it all. I really enjoyed experimenting with another new style.

I have used Photoshop Elements again to colour in the image and printed it onto photo paper to get a more glossy effect. I used a sketch from Sweet Pea Stamps - I visited their blog to get a feel for how to approach this style. It's certainly different and for the first time I have used black soot for distress edging. I will welcome your comments, please give me the critical friend views, the good and the areas to develop, so that I can look to improve on what I am doing.



Please go over to the MAWTT challenge blog to see what my team mates have been crearing for this fabulous challenge.
Have a good end to the week, I shall be coming home tonight with Mum after we have been out for a meal.

Take care. Luv Brenda xxxxx

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

well hun to be honest,do not think you need any advice honest hun its just perfect,the black soot works really well on the edges,and see you have highlighted it with some,glitter which really makes it so effective really love it hun love hugs cheryl xxxx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is stunning Brenda, what a fab job you've done, and it's just perfect for the theme :)

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

Ooh Brenda, this is dark but in a good way. I love it. It gives me ideas. Thank you.
Hugs, Teresa xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, WOW its stunning, I love it, love how you stretched yourself with this one. Love Hazelxoxo

chris said...

Hi brenda, this is so amazing, and totally unique love it. hugs chris xx

stitchy said...

Ahh Brenda, so good to come and see you again - your art is absolutely amazing to me, always has been...You reach out of that box and you WOW everyone lol..there is no need for constructive criticism here, you nailed this beauty :) thank you so much for sharing with me always

stitch xoxox

Margreet said...

this is totally super beautiful Brenda....it's an unusual style for you....but you managed to create something special....the blue paper looks like stained glass
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

Hope you are having a great time - love the colours ion this card and fab new technique
Lisa ;)

Dora said...

Yes, this is not your usual style but I love it, you did a great job with the papers too xxx

Rebekah said...

Wow Brenda this is fab! Love that image she is gorgeous! Love the digi feel to this with such vibrant colour and love the soot distress affect, must try this! Hugs Rebekah xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Just little Old Hazel here. Pop over to my blog as there's a wee award for you there. xxx

Patty said...

Your art is beutiful, I love how you colored this 'dark' lady. Your blog is inspiring.

Marion said...

Amazing card Brenda, Lovely image and great layout.
Marion

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, the more I see this card, the more I love it! Such bright, fabulous colours, its beautiful! have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi xx

Juls said...

wow!! this just rocks! Hugs Juls