Sunday, October 14, 2012

Less is More with One Layer & Wings

Hi everyone,

I'm back already as I have a card to enter into this week's Challenge at  Less is More.  It's One Layer week with the theme of "Wings".

I recently purchased a few Faerie stamps from  Lavinia through their on-line store.  I decided to use Tree Goddess "Luna" for this card.   I love this design and thought she would look good on a clean & simple card with a 'moon' behind her.     However these Faerie stamps work well with 'scenery' background that are shown at their gallery on their website.   Beautiful designs !  


I embossed the Faerie with black and used a piece of cardstock with a circle cut-out for a mask and blended Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks to create the moon.   I coloured her wings and the few clear areas on the tree trunk with co-ordinating Distress Markers and added holograph glitter.   "Dream" is from a Kaisercraft set - Life Sentiments.    These colours make me think of Halloween.  

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

37 comments:

Ellen said...

Stunning fairy silhouette Shirley! The reflection of the moon on her wings is beautiful!
Hugs
Ellen

Eileen said...

Oooo, Oooooo, Oooooo, LOVE HER!!!! Fab work Shirley .... darn wish I had thought of this ..... E xxx ;)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, Shirley, simple but very beautifull, love this card very much!!!its really a dream!!

Greetings
Maria

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so striking, Shirley. Just magical!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, I need to stamp shop with you. Somehow you are always show casing the most amazing images - so fantastical. It matches your blog's garden perfectly! Love the holographic wings, too. Less IS more in this case for sure!

Karin said...

wow gorgeous card, love the composition of it! have a nice week! Greetings Karin

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Shirley! Love your Sweet Fairy silhouette and her pretty wings! Wow! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous Shirley...a great stamped card...love the wings!


greetings, Alie :-)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Luna looks stunning as a Less Is More creation Shirley, I love it.

Sue x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Really fantastic Shirley. What a beauty. LOVE IT. So stylish and lovely.
Lovely greet
Marja

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful harvest moon! And it's placed perfectly behind the sweet Faerie!

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, what beautiful fairy stamp, and what gorgeous card, beautiful as always.
A hug from Palma

brenda said...

Your card is totally stunning Shirley and beautiful CAS example. I'm a great Lavinia fan as well.

B x

Pia S said...

What a lovely silhouette image! The yellow sun (or moon) adds just the right amount of color to your card, and the sentiment fits the image so well.

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous... I love how the branch emerges from the edge of the card, and is not simply floating in mid air.
Super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Sue said...

absolutely gorgeous Shirley huggles hun xxx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, what a beautie! I also love the Lavinia fairies and would like to have some.....You made a gorgeous card with this fairy!

warm greet Mirandaxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. Thank you for the sweet anni note, Shirley! Happy First Bloggerversary to you, too! I thought you'd been at it ages. And you should put up a Playhouse ~ I can just imagine it out in one of your amazing gardens!

Yvette said...

Wow this is so beautiful. Love that image.

Elaine said...

Just beautiful - it's a great stamp and you've created a beautiful scene!!

Linda said...

Wow! This is just beautiful Shirley. Love the Tree Fairy. xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is really neat, Shirley. I like the moon you created behind the fairy. It's a perfect card, if you ask me!

Carole said...

Mystical and magical and marvelous.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! What a cool card! This is really neat, strikingly simple!
I just love this faerie called Luna! Beautiful stamp and I love the way you created the moon; that looks great with the different shades of that colour I love! I also love the way she is "gazing" at the moon! Beautiful colours on her pretty wings too! Beautifully Less is More!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

(Thank you for your congrats today!) xxoo

Ellen said...

Shirley your card is simply magical! Such a sweet fairy and beautiful moon.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley. Very striking image and super inking. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. Sue x

Alida said...

wow, what a great card.

Chris said...

Fabulous card! Simple but so effective!
Chris
x

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunning card Shirley. Beautifully stamped.
Regards Florence x

Aileen said...

Your fairy is beautiful. Gorgeous details on the wings. x

stempelomi said...

stunning elegant card! I love it!

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card, well done :) Viv xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card.... Gorgeous work..... Fabulous...
Hugs sylvie xx

cparsons said...

She looks just like she's sitting in the moonlight. The color on her wings is just the right amount to suggest moonlight. Wow Shirley!!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This is stunning. Perfect stamping & well balanced.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations for the LIM shout-out for your extraordinary card, Shirley!!!!