Sunday, January 10, 2010

Delicious inspiration

Mmmmmm... good morning! I can't even begin to tell you how nice it's been to just veg for the first time in ages and I'm hoping to do more of the same today too. :)

And the best part of having nothin' to do is getting the time to play and go where ever the inspiration takes me, which was perfect timing since I had today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge card to work on.
As soon as Rachel sent me the cupcake photo for today I was in love with the deliciously, rich color combo going on and I knew I wanted my card to have an image that was both cute (cause if you haven't guessed by now, I'm all about the cute) and kinda elegant as well.
Then she came to me... sitting right there on the edge of my imagination, and because I had the time I sat down and put her on paper. Ahhhh... perfect, exactly what I was wanting for this week's inspiration card. I think she looks like she could be Ginger Fairy's sister so I'm calling her Coriander Fairy... once I start with the whole spice theme I just gotta run with it (I'm OCD like that). ;)

The rest of the card came together super quick because I had the amazing goodie box that Rachel sent me for being her guest Sweetie this month. It was full of wonderful things like these new Basic Grey Origins papers, Diamond Stickles and beautiful ribbons amongst many other things that I'll be using on more CIC cards this month... thanks again Rachel! :)
And because I have used all this fun new stuff on the card it also fits the theme for this week's Flutter by Challenge as well!

So you all know the drill... we would love to have you play along this week! Make sure to add a direct link to your NEW creation via the Mr Linky on Rachel's blog by Saturday, Jan 16th at 9 pm MT. If you upload to a public gallery like SCS or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC41 so we can easily find you. Remember, no cupcake stamps are required and Rachel will post the Top 5 next Sunday!
And in the meantime be sure to check out what the rest of the gals have created this week too! :)

~Colleen, ~Jessica, ~Michelle, ~Rachel, ~Teresa

Hope you all have a fabby day today!



Supply list:
cardstock- DCWV, PTI
paper- Basic Grey Origins (brown grid and green) Making Memories Paperie (brown polka dot)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
hand drawn fairy image
EK Success Art Blanche ribbon
Prima Got Flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic multiliner pens 0.1, 0.3
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
eyes- E44, E57
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
dress- RV10, RV32, RV 34, E95
wings- G0000, G000

55 comments:

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!

Claireabelle said...

Stunning card Amy!
x

montygonza said...

Hello.... Can anyone see my jaw it has just dropped off? !!!

Speechless!!

Tessa said...

Sweet sweet fairy!! Love the details on your card!!

Kris said...

She is CUTE!! i LOVE the colors... both a rich yet soft feeling! gorgeous flowers accompany this darling fairy! i LOVE this!!! =D hugs, Kris

Serafiia said...

She is just SOOOO BEAUTIFUL (just like her sis - can't wait to get these maybe some day as stamps!) And very sweet card also! :)

Alice Wertz said...

wow!! this deliciously elegant, Amy!! love love love it!!!!!!!!!

Marley said...

Wow I love this one!! The fairy is looking great, where can I get it? I cant find it on your blog but she is looking awesome!! Great colouring too.. big hugs Marley

Kellie Winnell said...

OH Amy she is just GORGEOUS! The whole card is amazing but she is absolutely stunning! If she goes to rubber I'm there with bells on, first in line, lol!
Hugs Kel

Kristy Young said...

Oh wow this is stunning! That fairy is gorgeouas as is your colouring.
Kristy xo

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make her into rubah! :D This is just adorable I love the colours and agian the way you are able to scatter the flowers and pearls just amazes me.

Hugs

Amy xx

Elena said...

Wow! Stunning card, Amy! Will she and her gorgeous sister in rubber one day? Or did I miss something? I would like to play with them too!

Betty Kimmel said...

So sweet!! So beautiful, great job Amy...!!
Have a great day!
-BK

Angela said...

Oh Amy she is just beautiful!!! Another Fairy that needs to be made into rubber!! Love your layout on htis card and all the sweet little flowers you added!!
Hugs,
Angela

Tammi said...

Love her long flowing hair and that she's sitting, just beautiful! ~Hugs

scrapn_momof2 said...

She is just gorgeous!! Wonderful card.

Colleen Wold said...

OMG!!!! The fairy you drew is absolutely stunning! WOW!!! I am sitting here wishing I had a stamp that looked just like her! Amazing! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the HSE Sweeties this month!

Rachel said...

Fantastic card, she's really just beautiful! I love her face, it's so detailed and pretty!

Ida P. Krause said...

WOW! - What a gorgeous card. I just found your blog and love, love, love your work. Awesome job with the CIC challenge.

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy, she is just sooo sweet. I love how she is sitting. I also love your color combo..Super coloring as always. You can just feel her wonderful hair...Happy Sunday to you, Lisa

sweet craf-tea chick said...

amazing card! love your fairy. so pretty. great colors and love all the flowers placed here and there so nicely. thanks for sharing :)!

kim-paperbabe said...

Coriander Fairy is stunning Amy just love your artistic creativity you go Girl!!! Pretty card too loving the papers aswell! BiG HuGs Kim :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OMG! Amy, this is just stunning. I don't even know where to start as everything is sheer perfection! Hugs,

Jen Shults said...

Oh my! She is absolutely gorgeous. This card is amazingly in it's very complete composition. STUNNING work!!! WOW!

Crafty Jenn said...

This is beautiful! You accomplished it: Coriander is both cute and elegant.

Brandi said...

She is Fabulous!! You Rock Amy! I adore your card too ~ love the scattered flowers and the design. :)

1LuvnMama said...

Boy do you have a way with those flowers! And that coloring AMAZING!!!! I was so crossing my fingers at a chance to win your candy with the release of your Sprouts (really, just wanted the CARD!) Anyway, I'm still dreaming . . . have a good one AMY!

Danni said...

Oh my Amy!! Gorgeous on top of gorgeous!! You are so awesome...thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Kim said...

WOW Amy! When will this cutie be a stamp? I sooooooo NEEEEEDDDDD her! :) Amazing creation hun!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Amy...She is beautiful! I don't even like Coriander, but she will make me reconsider! :-)Traci

RiNNE said...

What a gorgeous card! The randomness of the flowers is just perfect. And your fairy is so magical!

Ria said...

Ohhhh Amy you drawn that gorgeouss fairy!!! I love her.
hugs Ria

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG woman I wish inspiration would hit me like that. Great work. She is just gorgeous. Love the colours and the LO.
mwah
Trace

montygonza said...

OH I want her as rubah along with her sister too!!
I am in love with her, absolutely in love with her.
Amanda

donna mikasa said...

Coriander is just too sweet! Someone has got to turn her into rubber! Or a digi! Or both!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is just gorgeous Amy. I can't believe you can sit down and just draw an image that quickly. You are so talented!!! This is just a gorgeous card. And BTW I love all the flowers you have been using lately. Beautiful!!! Hugs.

Juls said...

she is just beautiful! Love the colouring, the scattering of flowers and the gorgeous rounded corners! Hugs Juls

Shirley N said...

Ohhh so dreamy. You are amazing to draw like that. Just beautiful Amy!

Biscuitlid said...

wow how beautiful is this? Sorry not visited in awhile, things have been too hectic here but starting to chill out now

Victoria
x

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Your fairy is stunning, you kill me every time you made an original drawing because I can't have it.

Allison said...

ooohhhh! I realize this might sound redundant but WOW!She is so beautiful.... might we see her in a new line of stamps in the future? Something else you should think about is designing a set of sentiments that go with your fairy theme!
Beautiful card, i love the pink and green together!

Kim Nath said...

You are just incredible this is wonderful!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful little faerie card! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Kerry said...

This is darling! Gorgeous card as usual! :)

Leanne said...

I agree with everyone else.. Gorgeous card, and fairy! I wish I had skills to create and put on paper.. Thanks for sharing!! :)

GobeaGirl said...

hi Amy. I think your card looks fabulous. I love your WS stamps. P.S glad you liked my card! love Madison G

Eleftheria said...

wow!!! what a card!!!

Randi said...

Exquisite and adorable Amy!! LOVE the spice fairies!!! Love ALL of your fairies!!

Nancy said...

Sensational card...love the curves and your knack for placement of just the right embellishment!! Thanks so much for playing the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!

itsabrt said...

Wow if I had an ounce of your drawing skills! Beth

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... Amy!! This fairy is so beautiful, you are amazingly talented!! Love everything about this card and love love love the fairy!! Please make it into rubber, I will be the first one to get it!! :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

LOVE her! Just her expression and the way she is sitting is so elegant and feminine. I must have her! When is she available?

I love this card with the pinks and chocolates. The hint of green flourishes is perfect.

Snail Mail Creations said...

I love this fairy Amy! She is so beautiful!