Saturday, June 1, 2013

Smiles at Sunshine Mail

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (June 1 - June 15). Our theme is "Smile" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (Donation guidelines here).

We're sponsored by Just Some Lines, so I was able to use this oh-so-adorable Fairy Kiss digi:

The image is both digitally and physically paper-pieced: I inserted the polka dot paper (Mel Stampz digi paper freebies) in PhotoShop, but hand-cut everything out to create some 3D layers. I colored the image with Copics. The wings are printed on vellum, and traced with turquoise Stickles. 

I hand-stamped the flower border in China Blue ink (Ranger), using a clear stamp from a free set from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine.

The sentiment is from When the Scrap Hits the Fun, but I added blue tints in PhotoShop. The wooden butterfly (Prima) was colored with a blue Copic and heat-embossed in Peacock (I don't know the brand, but it's basically a mix of transparent powder and blue & green glitter).

All That Stickles Linky Party: Turquoise Stickles
Artistic Inspirations: Paper Piercing/Piecing
Celebrate the Occasion #114: Must use a butterfly
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #40: Fantasy and/or Fairies
Creative Creations Challenge Blog: Paper Piecing
Just Some Lines: Anything Goes with a JSL image
Simply Create Too #38: BINGO ("G": Blue, Lace, Stamp, Tag, Polka Dots)
The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #70: Bug inspiration + Nature

Update: This placed in the Top 3 at Just Some Lines. Thank you!

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us at Sunshine Mail,


  1. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at lollipop Ladies.

  2. A lot of love went into this pretty cared! So many awesome details. Love the wings printed on the vellum, fab touch. And the monochromatic scheme is super! Happy you played along with us at CC&CC! Joanne

  3. This is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our bingo challenge xxx

  4. So cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  5. AnonymousJune 01, 2013

    beautiful creation....... Thank you for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges this week. Shelly DT

  6. LOL - I have just seen a small being nose to nose with a grub! This is such a cute rendition of life with a small child! Thanks for sharing it - lovely colours. Susan DT for Lollipop Ladies.

  7. This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

  8. AnonymousJune 02, 2013

    beautiful creation. Love your paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges this week. Shelly DT

  9. LOVE her blue hair and the paper piecing is awesome - you should come link this up at our Anything Goes with a JSL Image at Just Some Lines! :)

  10. I love this its so cute and so is the caterpiller and the colours are great, thanks for joining in with us at Creative Creations x

    Love Jacquie xxx

  11. AnonymousJune 02, 2013

    What a fun and cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Lollipop Ladies.

  12. AnonymousJune 03, 2013

    Such a pretty creation.

    Хочу разместить в вашем блоге обзор Российского стартапа . Как это можно сделать?.

  13. This is sooo cute!! Love the color scheme and that adorable little caterpillar. Thanks for playing with the Lollipop Ladies.

  14. Aw, what a sweet image!!! LOVE the blue and green theme and the way you've done up that little cutie's wings! :)

  15. AnonymousJune 07, 2013

    She looks just fabulous in these vibrant colours.Beautifully layered and love all the details.Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

  16. Very cute card, nice use of stickles, and I love how you used lace for the grass, clever. thanks for joining the All that stickles Linky Party.
    Ann DT

  17. Awesome card! Love the colours!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Just Some Lines!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  18. beautiful paper piecing, i love these colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines

    jsl dt


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