Monday, 20 July 2015

Pixie Magic

I've had this image for ages and just never got round to colouring it up - now I have - yay!!  This is one from Saturated Canary called Pixie Dust and I created a little magic of my own which I'll come to later :)

The image has been coloured with Copics in a duo of colours purple and blue.  It's then been cut out with a Spellbinders dies and I've glittered it all round the edges to go with the fantasy pixie magic theme.

The design papers are all from Lili of the Valley mainly purple but with a sneaky bit of blue.  All coloured papers edged have been distressed to give it a shabby feel.  I've then layered the distressed paper onto plain white paper to make them stand out more.

I've added a hand tied double bow in spotty purple ribbon which I got from Lili of the Valley before they stopped selling them.  The sentiment is also from a Lili of the Valley Art pad and I've coloured it with purple Copic and added some rhine stones.  I've also used some pear self adhesive gems.

Now for my bit of magic - here's a close up of my stars.

These I crated using some Tim Holtz grunge board shapes.  I've recently been doing a bit of mixed media so I've got a few paints etc. to use.  First they were painted with gesso, then I added Deco Art shimmer mist in violet, Deco Art ultramarine blue and Deco Art interference paint in blue.  I added these while they were all wet and mushed them up a bit to give a speckled effect.  While the pain was drying I added some Stampendous while glitter then over the top of all that I added some Deco Art crackle paste.  Once dried a rubbed a tiny amount of black in to highlight the cracks.  I was truly amazed how they came out :)

Ummm hope that last bit was easy enough to follow I was definitely in experimental mode!

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Birthday
Creative Inspirations - Lets Colour
Left of Centre - Three of a Kind
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Moon &/or Stars)
Colouring Crazy Challenge (Graph IT) - Colour Duos


  1. What a beautiful card and your stars look amazing!! xx

  2. such a soft colour palette adorable. Thanks for taking time to join in our 2 or more papers challenge over at Polkadoodles this fortnight.

  3. CSo fun and whimsical! Love the soft colors and coloring. The stars are gorgoeus! Thanks for playing at Left of Center!~kin

  4. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  5. Beautiful card and lovely layers. Thanks for joining us for our 2 or more Patterned Papers Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  6. This is such a cutie of a card! Thanks for playing in this week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  7. I love all the beautiful embellishments on your card; however, your coloring is right on! Thank you for joining us this month at YSBP!

  8. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our 2 colour tones challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  9. Such a sweet card love the beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at graphit coloring challenge. Two tone. Good luck.
    caroline dt

  10. a very beautiful & sparkly monochromatic card. great attention to details too. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  11. Fabulous card and amazing coloring! Thanks for sharing another fabulous card with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  12. Really pretty card I love your colour choices and the mix media stars are really lovely!
    Thanks for joining our two tone colour challenge at the Graph'it marker blog!
    Hugs xx Cara (DT)

  13. This is so gorgeous, I like the image and the colours, Thank you for joining in with us at Graph'It colour crazy Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  14. Gorgeous Card. Thanks for joining us at the Art by Mi Ran Challenge Blog.

  15. Your papers match the colours for your image well. Thanks for entering the use 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and good luck, Jackie Polkadoodles DT x