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!


Suzanne J Dean said...

Stunning & absolutely beautiful--you did a fabulous job! This Willow is beautiful!


Danni said...

Wow! What an awesome card! You did a great job!! Love all the sparkle!

Monica said...

Just gorgeous!!! All the glitter really makes the card pop! Love it.

Christine Riley said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning! I love this card, it's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Christine :)

Susana M said...

Hi Susan,

I have to agree one of your best cards to date. Its balance of colors, layout are striking!
You rocked it! You keep taking your cards to the next level :o)

Susana M

Ami said...

Oh Susan I seriously LOVE this. I cannot even begin to tell you how much. She's fabulous. I must have some of these! EXCELLENT.

Molly B said...

That is beautiful. I love all of the sparkle. Your coloring is awesome BTW! -Molly B

Suzy said...

Such a stunning card - your layout is magical - perfect!


Anki said...

So nice to see what you made with the stamps from Susana! Her shop rocks as well! So glad that I found you through Summer's shop. Looking fwd to what's yet to come. Kramar from Sweden - Anki

Kim said...

That is so STUNNING!
Hugs~ Kim