Whimsical Fantasy

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Recently I tried a new technique that I had seen on Pinterest and guessed at had at how it was done. The piece here uses the same technique and was in fact the test piece for my previous card. I added more to it and cut it down for use on this effort. With a collaboration challenge between two very different blogs the requirements are quite different and as my stamping buddy – Gayle – mentioned needed a lot of thought. The pink part was relatively easy as was the use of something to denote fantasy, but the rainbow was much more challenging. The reason I used the test piece is because all the curves reminded me of a rainbow, even though, strictly speaking there isn’t one. I added more curves using various shades of pink before continuing with the rest. For the stamps I used a set from GKD called Framescapes Enchanted Forest. I stamped the larger fairy in pink and outlined her wings in a darker pink Sakura Glaze pen before fussy cutting her after which I used some foam tape to pop her up in the corner. The spatter was also part of my test piece so I decided to keep it and make it look part of the fairy scene. I also used the smallest fairy stamp in Iced spruce so it would appear the two were meeting. The butterflies were added and a couple of tiny seed heads in the right corner after which I added this panel to the other layers. I put the card to one side as it was close to dinnertime and I wasn’t quite satisfied with it either. This morning I was about to photograph it when I realized that it still needed something and I had the bright idea of adding some pink buttons (from GKD). Adding the buttons alone still didn’t seem to work once I laid them out and I remembered I had some multicoloured (rainbow) fine thread that I thought may be just right. It took a while but I managed to thread three buttons for one side and three for the other and using some glue dots I added them to the card front as you see. The thread looks a lot darker than it is and although it may be hard to discern it truly is a rainbow of colours with a bit of gold sparkle to it. I like that the buttons also reflect one of the mood board pictures and the bonus was my hubby noticed it as I was doing the photo and said how much he liked it. Thanks for spending some time with me and I hope you like it.

18 thoughts on “Whimsical Fantasy

  1. Awesome card, Johanna, love that background technique. I definitely see a very whimsical rainbow and for your fairies. Love the added touches and your bling buttons.

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    1. Thanks so much Gayle. I had fun making this one but until I added the buttons I just wasn’t happy with it.

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    1. I like whimsy and am planning a few additions for the wild part of our garden so as we walk the pathways they can be seen.

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  2. Johanna, what a beautifully unique card you’ve created! Love all the pink “rainbows” and having the two fairies face one another is quite clever! The buttons attached along the rainbow really DO add a sense of whimsy and magic to your card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble Challenge AND with our partner “Color Options”!!! -Donna

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  3. Glad you like it Judy. I may give this to a child at some point but I’m not sure about a sentiment as yet.

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