Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Happy 9th Birthday Lili Of The Valley

Hi Everyone,
 
Finally finished my 'Birthday Card' for LOTV's 9th birthday competition.
 
I say card, but actually there is a mirror under the sentiment.
 
I started by painting the whole thing with green Acrylic paint. I then painted the trees with brown, letting the green underneath show through slightly. I then stippled the leaves on, using both light and dark green to give a bit of depth.

 
I then added 'grass', again using both shades of green and then using a pale blue, I added the Bluebells.
 
The 'tree' on the left is actually part of an old shrub I dug up in my garden, in the summer. I loved the gnarled look of it, so kept it in case I could use it!


I stamped all the LOTV fairies onto white card and coloured them with Distress Inks. Topped them with Star Dust Stickles.
 
I drew both the red toadstool tops onto red card and edged them with Walnut stain Distress Ink. For the stalks and the lighter toadstool, I drew  them onto white card and coloured them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and added Black Soot DI around the edges.

 The Ladybird was a free gift on a magazine. The Butterflies are the Cheery Lyn Designs dies.


Because this mirror will go into my stock to sell at my markets, the fairy looking in the mirror now has a face!


I hope Lili of the Valley and you, like my birthday card.  I had great fun making it. It's just a shame that the dark day today, didn't help much when taking the photos.
 
Don't forget to pop over to Lili Of The Valley Blog and add your card.
 
Thanks for stopping by and for you lovely comments.
 
Hugs,
 
Carol S.xx

3 comments:

Louise said...

This is a beautiful frame xx
Good luck for your operation, hope you have a speedy recovery xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie what a gorgeous creations, I love it...

Thank you for joining us on our 9th Birthday challenge....

Huggles Pops x x x

Cindy :) said...

your card is very cool, I love how you incorporated so many LOTV images into a wonderful scene....love it :) well done