Sunday, November 23, 2008
My Favorite Faerie
I love trees. They provide shade and relief from the hot sun and fill our landscape with breathtaking colors. My favorite tree is a weeping willow. I love how the branches seem to just lay over in perfect shape and provide a mushroom over you. Their long leaves are so thin and if you're laying under one and the wind is blowing, you can hear them tinkling against each other.
Today is my daughter Nichole's 22nd birthday and this image so reminded me of her. Brave, fierce, ready to fully protect anything that belongs to her or that she loves. This card embodies Nichole's spirit and since she's a girly-girl and loves bling, it had to go to her! Happy Birthday, baby.
When I saw this faerie that Susana from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design got some beautiful faeries in her store, I had to order some. Willow was the first one I picked up because she looked fierce, commanding and so elegant. She was so easy and fun to color. The papers are from Once Upon a Time from DCWV and I colored her with Prismacolor markers and copics and used my banana colored chalk to fill in the background. I bought my first sizzix die and used it for the swirls on the edges (I loved this and I'll be getting more of them!) I used crystal Stickles on her wings and my clear jelly roller for the vine on her garland. The ribbon is from Offray and came from Joann's.
I hope you enjoy this brave protectress. I think she's stunning!
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