Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paper Jewels meets Paper Sundaes!

Good morning and Happy Sunday! Or should I say Happy "Sundae" because there's a new challenge at Paper Sundaes today! Our sponsor this week is Paper Jewels! They carry some of the best stamps and supplies including Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Bildmalarna and Spesch stamps!

Today, I decided to play with my very first Sweet Pea stamp. She is beautiful and she is called the Poinsettia Fairy. She is usually shown colored with blonde hair, but I wanted a striking look, so I went with black hair. And I have to say, I like the look, but I was not a fan of coloring black hair. You must be very careful if you go back to shade in the skin that you don't come too close to the black hair or you will have a black or gray streak in the me... but if you do, you can try paper piecing that part of the skin that needs the touch up...can you tell where I did that!?!

Crystal has provided us with this awesome sketch today. I love the great space it gives for the shape of the Sweet Pea image to take center stage...and just enough embellishment to highlight whatever image you choose to use. I used lots of Stickles on this's very blingy, but she's a fairy, so she should be, right!?! Ok, everyone knows I love bling...and pearls! I think her silver top makes her look festive and fun and every fairy should have sparkly my opinion!

Go check out what the Paper Sundaes Design Team has to share with you'll love it!

Other Challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge 41 - Christmas in August
Creative Cottage Challenge #21 - Christmas

My Crafty Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Pea - Poinsettia Fairy, Hampton Art sentiment
Inks: Memento tuxedo black (image), StazOn jet black (sentiment), ColorBox lipstick red (edges)
Paper: BoBunny Believe, Bazzill cardstock
Copics: BG000, C1, C3, C9, E000, E00, G82, G99, R20, R29, R37, R59, YG17, YG63, 100
Other: Martha Stewart eyelet lace edge punch, white lace, Recollections pearls, bling and silver beads, vellum, Stickles - Xmas Red, Silver, Crystal

I really hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great "Sundae!"


  1. fabulous! she looks very dramatic with black hair and silver top! Great look!

  2. She's gorgeous and you color black hair wonderfully!! I love that lace and the silver stickles. Mine never come out looking like that. Beautiful Christmas card Pattie!!

  3. Fabulous card Pattie, love all the bling! The black hair looks fantastic! I've yet to try colouring black hair, it scares me so much :)
    Have a great Sunday!

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhh she is gorgeous. I hope to get some Sweet Pea Stamps sometime! Fab layout and lace. Great coloring. thanks for joining our Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight.

  5. Hi Pattie
    wow stunning card, fabulous colouring,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. Gorgeous card, love Sweet Pea stamps - just waiting for my first two to arrive!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time.
    Dawn x

  7. Fantastic card with such a beautiful image! Thanks for playing along with us at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x


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