Sunday, March 20, 2022


 Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today is that start of another new challenge at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog, where it's always ANYTHING GOES!  This time our sponsor is:

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I chose to work with this adorable Little Flower Fairy image for my card:

Isn't she sweet?  For my card, I decided to make another circular easel.  I used my Silhouette Designer Studio program to design all the pieces I would need.  For the patterned paper circle, I knew I wanted to use a paper from my newly acquired Flower Market 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn, so I had to conduct a search through my craft room for a coordinating cardstock.  I found this pretty textured purple in a Craft Smith 12x12 pad from Michael's that matched PERFECTLY with the purple flowered paper.  YAY! πŸ™Œ 
Once all of that was figured out, I set out to color my image.  I grabbed Copic markers in the V family for my purple:  V01, V12, V15, AND a little bit of V17 for the darkest areas.  These are also a PERFECT match!  WOOT, WOOT!  Her skin was colored with my favorite skin tone combo, E50, E51, AND E53.  The greens I used to color the leaves were G82, YG61, and YG67.  Her wings were colored with B000 AND B00.  And now to my favorite part...her hair!  I did a search of Copic hair color combos, and came across one that called for YR23, YR24, AND E99. I had the first 2 colors listed, but not the third.  Thank goodness for Sandy Allnock's Copic Hex chart!  I saw that E37 is right next to E99, and I do have that marker, so I tested it out on a scrap piece.  It looked great to me, so I proceeded on a wing and a prayer.  Coloring hair is not one of my strong points, so I was worried that I would make a mess of it, especially after all the other coloring I had done!  I know I don't have some of the shading right, but I think it turned out great anyway!
To add some finishing touches to the image, I used a white gel pen, a clear sparkle gel pen, and a black glaze pen for her eyes. WHEW! Hey, does anyone else remember that purple dress that Marie Osmond wore one time on the Donny and Marie show?  When they made them into dolls back in the 70's, that was the outfit she had on.  The way I colored this little fairy's dress reminds me of that dress!  Before I completely forget, the sentiment was made using Oliver's Stitched ABC's from Lawn Fawn...I die cut each letter 4 times from scrap white cardstock, and once in the same purple textured cardstock.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the letters and to the fairy wings, because all fairy wings should sparkle, right?


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #67:  ATG (4/8)
Mix it Up #58:  ATG (4/8)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (3/8)
A Place to Start:  ATG (3/8)
Let's Craft and Create #181:  ATG w/optional PURPLE and GREEN
SheepSki Designs #60:  Flowers (1/3)
Crafty Friends #153:  Flowers (1/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Something to Make You Smile (1/3)
Pearly Sparkles #71:  One for the Girls
Stamping Sensations:  Something for Spring
Fab 'n' Funky #547:  Hand colored image
CD Sunday Plus #81:  ATG (digi from All Dressed Up)
Simon Says Wednesday:  Use Your Favorite Things (my Silhouette Cameo to design and cut my card, cute images, and my alcohol markers!)
The Paper Shelter #503:  Let it Be Spring!
Polkadoodles #12:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #11:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #11:  ATG w/coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #587:  ATG w/optional Add some Sparkle or Glitter (it's subtle, but it's there, I swear!)
The Outlawz Saturday Paper Al A Mode:  3rd Dimension (3D element)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to head on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to see what the rest of DT B has created and to join in!  Until next time,

πŸ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! πŸ’—

~ Marie


  1. This is too sweet! I love the colours you've used, and your design is fabulous! Love the paper you chose! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. A delightful Spring card, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  3. A sweet and pretty, card, fabulous design, cute image and beautiful colouring. Thank you for linking up to Crafty Catz and Fab'n' Funky Challenges.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous easel card! Such a dainty image, colored beautifully! Thank you for joining us over at Paper FunDay,Shandy,DT

  5. Such a sweet and delightful card, Marie! Love it! Thanks for sharing your card with us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Lori - DT

  6. Beautiful card! Love the colours used and the image! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  7. Very nice card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  8. Adorable easel card, love the design and the sweet image! Beautiful colours too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping March challenge!

  9. So darn cute! Just wonderful colors too. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  10. A wonderful and cute image on this beautiful easel card. Love the colors you used! Thanks so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations this month!

  11. So adorable and gorgeous colouring..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. This is lovely! Beautiful colors and coloring. Love the stand up design. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  13. Back again to tell you how delightful this card is! Thanks for sharing at A Place To Start's March AG Challenge.

  14. Your card is really cute. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  15. Beautiful card. I love the image and the purple and white palette goes so well with the image. Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT

  16. This is such a cute card. Love the easel and your coloring is fab! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at CRAFT Challenge!

  17. I love your card so much, thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  18. This is so beautiful Marie! Love the purple too and it's coloured perfectly!

  19. Amazing colouring! love the clean fresh feel to this card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  20. Really lovely, nice to see a card that isn't square/rectangular!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  21. What a lovely card. I really like the colours you have chosen. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  22. So cute! But sadly way too many challenges you entered this one in for us; at TIME OUT 5 incl. ours are allowed...hope you will try again? Thanks!

    1. I didn't know that but I will remember from now on.

  23. Gorgeous design and colours. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  24. A lovely card, the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  25. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Morgan's Artblog Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  26. I like this card, so nice to see a different shape and beautifully coloured
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  27. Such a cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  28. Thanks for taking part in the our challenge this month!
    °Eve / mlj°° owner & designer //Mirtillamente

  29. Hello Marie, what an adorable image - coloured beautifully! - lovely colour choices and a great shaped card.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Challenges this time,
    DT - Colour Crazy

  30. Oooooo, I love the circular easel card design and your coloring is amazing. Thank you for joining our Pearly Sparkles One for the Girls challenge.

  31. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Add a Flower" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!



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