Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wee folk


April - already?  where is this year going?  It's all flying by a bit too fast for me  I even saw someone had posted a C card on facebook the other day - nooooooooo I want some Summer first.
This month the theme for this month is Wee Folk - how fab I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - the design team have done some stunners - O I do love all the wee folk - they are so useful  So here is my offering for this month



I tried to create a eerie glow - that's probably not the right word but I know what I mean lol

Anyway I started with my small gelli plate and added squeezed lemonade just in one spot, brayered it out then removed a lot with crumpled paper to leave  a sort of circle then I took a print,
Next I added some dusty concorde and seedless preserve in layers putting down the colour and removing it with crumpled paper each time.  I then created hills on my print with torn paper and my Clarity brushes.

This is my second attempt - the first one I sprayed with stick n spray from a distance and added glitter but I didn't like the result it was too much so this time I made up some gold mica spray with water and gold perfect pearls and sprayed cling film which I then laid on the card, scrunched it up and left it to dry.   You can't really see it on the photos - the top one probably shows it best but I did like the result I got with it.


I then set to with  the fairy sets but I used the tree branch from the bird table garden set
I used some of the stamps from the wee folk fairies and some from the wee folk elves

I stamped everything in black archival but I also embossed the fairies and elf  so in real life they are shiny and blacker so they stand out more.  I just had to add the magical from the word chains - these are invaluable too!  I finished off by adding a few highlights with a white pen.








23 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours and the fab scene you have created.xxx

Emma Burns said...

Oh Linda, I think you have made a wonderful piece of artwork! Absolutely loving the colours and you have achieved a very atmospheric and magical feel to it. Always an inspiration. Hugs xx

Naomi said...

Thanks for the explaination of how you did the background Linda it certainly has a lovely feel to it. Clever using the sqeezed lemon thanks for sharing. The card is a real beauty and sets off the fairies/elves wonderfully. xxx

Shelagh Metselaar said...

The background creates such a perfect backdrop for the stamps and the slight hint of yellow does capture the imagination and lends itself to an ethereal glow; haven't tried Distress Inks on the Gelli plate until now!!! A perfectly wonderful project. ;~}

carols handmade cards said...

A lovely card and magical background and lovely colours you have used. Xx

Maria Simms said...

This is georgous Linda, I love the flecks of gold showing up x

Barbara Lancaster said...

Brilliant work Linda. The gold shimmer in the background is just perfect and the white highlights make it look like the scene is bathed in the light of the moon. Embossing the elf and fairies was a simple, but clever way of making them subtly stand out. Love it. Xxx

crafty said...

Love the way you have done your background so moody and the high lights are brilliant x

Angela Simpson said...

A beautiful card Linda, love the way you've added the gold shimmer to the background and a great idea to add gloss through embossing the fairies and elves. xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thank you Doreen x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thank you very much Emma - I am late on patrol with my commenting this month - I had a funny old day yesterday x

LINDA PAGE said...

Aww bless ya and thank you x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Shelagh x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thank you Carol x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Barbara xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thank you Angela x

pauline said...

thats so beautiful Linda wish i had them little people xx

Lesley Walden said...

Your card has an ethereal beauty, Linda. Thank you for sharing how you created your wonderful background, which is just perfect to set the scene for your fairies. x

Lesley Walden said...

Your card has an ethereal beauty, Linda. Thank you for sharing how you created your wonderful background, which is just perfect to set the scene for your fairies. x

Lisapmac said...

Lovely xx

Mrs P said...

Your card is beautiful Linda - it's very magical (or eerie if you prefer lol).
These wee fairies & elves are two fab stamp sets to use and I too am looking forward to seeing everyone else's projects.....I have a feeling the judging will be another tough one for us again!
Have a great Easter xxx

Jo Rice said...

A truly atmospheric design Linda, and it is great to know how you achieved it...the Wee Folk are just such fantastic stamps and so useful....hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend...hugs...xxx