Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fab 'n Funky Challenge #269

Good morning! It's my turn to host the challenge over at Fab N Funky, which means I get to choose the theme...I chose 'no patterned papers' by which I mean no pre printed designer paper or designer paper downloads, it's perfectly acceptable to make your own by stamping, stencilling, inking, painting etc!
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Stitchy Bear, who allowed each of the DT to pick an image to play with.

I chose to use Berry, this sweet little fairy is pre shaded so I decided not to colour her, just printed her onto white card, die cut with a stitched rectangle die and stamped 'magical' in the top right hand corner. I matted this onto a piece of the same white card which I had stamped and embossed with white detail ep and then coloured with pale blue and yellow pan pastels, doesn't show up tht well in the photos!
I stamped the butterflies and trails and embossed in black, then stamped the butterflies again onto acetate, I coloured both lots of butterflies with copics, then cut out and adhered the acetate butterflies over the original stampings. I used tiny gems in matching shades to fill in the trails.
Sorry I couldn't get the colours to photograph well, they are much more vibrant IRL!
I do hope you'll be tempted to join us for this challenge, as it's summer holidays here and everyone is busy, this challenge is running for 3 weeks to give you plenty of time to join in!
Thanks for visiting
have a lovely day

whoopsi daisy bling it on
incywincy things with wings
/natalieandamy summertime


  1. Adorable and cute image Chris, love how these colours turned out.xx
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  2. I'm Wowing over these Butterflies Chris.
    So pretty and so delicate, they look as thought they've just landed on your card..
    Your image and gems are pretty too.

  3. Gorgeous card Chris...sweet image and just love the butterflies and the gems....Joolsx

  4. This is gorgeous Chris, fabulous image and love your pretty butterflies and gems....thanks for a great challenge
    Wendy xx

  5. This is gorgeous Chris, fabulous image and love your pretty butterflies and gems....thanks for a great challenge
    Wendy xx

  6. Gorgeous card Chris love the image and design.
    Rose x

  7. This is lovely Chris xx Jan

  8. This is adorable, Chris. Love the image and details and the tiny gems are gorgeous.
    Alison x

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  10. The image is really cute and looks great left as just shaded and well I have to say that I love what you have done with the butterflies, those trails are fabulous.

    Kath x

  11. Spo pretty Chris - the image looks great just as it printed - love the butterflies and sparkle - thanks fro a great challenge hugs Judith x

    1. Beautiful card Chris. Love the butterflies and touch of bling. hugs, Pat K x

  12. Love that stunning white embossed paper Chris. All the details are so gorgeous, the gem trails look amazing! Gorgeous card and fab challenge hun. Hugs, Wends x

  13. What a unique and beautiful card, Chris! I love that sweet image and those butterflies are fabulous--love the dimension, color, and bling! Really wonderful design, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  14. What a beautiful project. I have a few of these fairy images and I always colour them. Yours looks beautiful just as it is. I will certainly be using these images un-coloured in future.Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  15. This is fabulous Chris, love those delicate little butterflies! Great challenge theme, right up my alley. Think I may throw my hat in the ring for this one. hugs :)

  16. This is fab Chris. Love all those gems! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week, good luck! Colette - DT :o)

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time

  18. Absolutely gorgeous creation Chris love both the image and the butterflies the colours are ACE.
    lorraine x

  19. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  20. This is beautiful and I bet it's even more so in person. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  21. Stunning !!! I love all the gems with the butterflies :-)
    Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet