Friday, April 3, 2009

Miss Bryony and Miss Willow

This will be a bit quick, but I wanted to get these sweeties up. I've had Bryony since before Thanksgiving and have just had the guts to attempt to present her. I saw her sweet little face and fell in love! She's just sitting there, sweet as can be, keeping watch over her domain. I see a sweet, strong, silent nature to her and she so reminds me of my great niece, Madeline. She's quiet because she can't get a word in edgewise with our Paige, but she's very strong in her will and personality. I wouldn't try and take one of Madeline's toys no more than I would try with one of Bryony's mushrooms!

She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my copics. I used this gorgeous paper from the Fantasy Paper pack from Dovecraft (Exclusively sold at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!), outlined a bit of it with my Spica Glitter pen and used some Bella Baubles on the corners. I wanted to give her a softness so I rounded a couple of Bryony's corners. The ribbon is of my own making - using my copics on white satin ribbon! Suzanne, you'd be proud of me! I made my own ribbon when I was working with Cindy Lawrence at Stamp New England and loved the effect it had. Plus I get whatever color I want that way! And Christine, I popped her wings up!

Miss Willow kept calling out to me and I found this paper and knew it had found it's place on this card! I love the red and yellow on the blue background. So soft and delicate, but not fragile colors. Willow Kneeling is from the Spring Whiff of Joy Collection and her face so reminds me of one of the kids here at school. I love this kid and she's the sweetest thing. I'm thinking about giving her this card just because every time I look at it, I think of her. I colored her with my copics and cut her out with my oval nestibilities. I used my dotted swiss cuttlebug embossing folder and SU ticket punch for the corners and added some baubles in the corner and some ribbon and a hatpin. I adore her!

Hope you enjoy these two as much as I enjoyed presenting them. I'm off to finish up some scheduling and then to work for a while at the bowling alley. I'm off to get a new cell phone, a Blackberry so I can text. My kids say my old Razor has to go! Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with another card. . I think I feel a Bella or Hanna or Shy Bear coming on!
Card Ingredients:

Bryony from Faerie Song Art, Bella Baubles, Fantasy Paper from Dovecraft, copics, nestibilities, ribbon, hatpin, Atyou Spica Glitter pen in clear, stickles, SU ticket punch.


julia said...

They are both just as sweet as can be! I love what you did on Bryony's dress and the ribbon you colored.

Danni said...

I should have Bryony in my mailbox today! Yay!
Both cards are wonderful but I really love what you did with Bryony!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful cards Susan! Love her wings--so shimmery! Great job coloring your ribbon--isn't that fun!! Lovee the WOJ too & the hat pins are gorgeous!


Cassie said...

just precious! that willow card is so lovely!

Christine Riley said...

These are both just wonderful Susan, love the colors and layouts.
Hugs, Christine :)

Molly B said...

Ah, Cuteness! Great job on the ribbon. -Molly B

Lynn Mercurio said...

No one does faeries quit like the tinkmeister. You rock girl.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what beautiful stunning cards love them both.

Lorraine x

MarieL said...

These are two beautiful cards. Can't decide which one I like best. I love the layout and the pretty DP's. Cool how you added that extra fairy to the DP. I watched Lauren's video this A.M about altering your ribbons, brats etc. Sure will save money for more stamps...hehehe

Brandi said...

Love these cards Susan! The dovecraft paper is so awesome!!