Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a Little Elf Expression

Hi Everyone! How's your week going so far? Mine is so crazy busy. It's my own fault really. I mentioned several weeks ago how my friends and I have a booth at our local Renaissance Festival, which is the first two full weekends in June? Well, for my part, I sew costume pieces - bodices, peasant blouses, kilts - that sort of thing. Last year I was doing a different job where I was working more hours and I couldn't work up the enthusiasm to make a lot of inventory, so even though I sold most of what I made, I didn't make a lot of money. I swore when I started my new job with a lot fewer hours I was going to spend all year working on pieces and have lots of inventory. HA, HA! I think I made 2 "pirate" shirts, all year long! So I am now sewing as much as I can stand each day! It's not leaving a lot of time for stamping, which is what I really feel like doing.....I am going to try offering my cards for sale this year, but I tried that several years ago and I didn't sell very many. I do like the cards I make now a lot better that what I used to make, so maybe...but I won't count on it.

My card today is made using Alf and the large mushroom from Magnolia (bought from Magnolia-licious) . The sentiment is from the Fairy Tale Sentiments from Doodlefactory. The DP is Basic Grey - Granola. I never make cards this size but I decided to layer the smaller mushrooms in front of the large (the ones on the left were stamped and masked, the one on the right was stamped, cut out, and layered over the big mushroom) and I didn't realize that once I put Alf on the mushroom it was going to be too tall to fit, even on a 5.25 inch square card! I don't have any other envelope sizes besides standard card, 5.5 square, or letter envelopes, so I made it to fit in a letter envelope. I decorated the inside, too, and it was all colored with copics (except the background which was sponged with Bashful Blue and Bordering Blue):

Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E47
Mushroom and Clothes: B91,B93,B95, B97,E31,E53,E55,E57,E59

I hope you have a wonderful day!
:-) Traci


Inklings of Ellie and Plum said...

WOW! This card is fantastic. I love what you did with the inside . . . you should set up an etsy shop to sell your cards . . . I'm sure you'd sell out of your cards quickly every time:-)

Mary Giles said...

Wow! Look at that shading. He looks sooo real. I know I would buy your cards. You are an amazing talent. Maybe you need to have a sign up that says "Famous WickedPixie Creations" Because you are famous and star in a movie and all. I hope you sell out.

kadie said...

You have sooooo inspired me, Dearie! I just bought my first set of copics because of your fab hair tutorial! This Magnolia is colored to perfection...I can only aspire to use my copics so well. HUGS!

Randi said...

Cute!! I like the tall card! Those mushrooms are really cute! Love what you did on the inside of the card!

Oh, I love the Doodlefactory!! Do you have the whole Fairytale set?? I bet you do!!I just got my first stamps from them (Halloween II). I had the Fairytale set in the cart and thought I better behave (a little) and took it out. What was I thinking!

Tammy said...

Hi Traci,
Great Card. I"m glad you got out your Doodle Factory stamps. This card turned out super cute. I'm loving the mushrooms.

Lilian said...

Traci, your coloring is just awesome! Really great card! :) Have a great day!

Carisa said...

wow, i love this so much! fairies and mushrooms, can't get much better than that! i think your cards will be a hUGE hit at the faire this year.

crafty amy said...

Hee hee :) I love it great sentiment and your colouring as always is outstanding

X Amy X

Kim said...

I think this is one of my favorites. So much detail and perfectly colored. Anyone told you how talented you are:).

Javablustamper said...

WOW! Trace, this is AMAZING!!! Seriously!! I LOVE it!! I have NEVER seen this image, images, until now and can you just say, NEED!! Haha!! I LOVE seeing what you create!! So life-like!!

Take care!

Maria said...

Wow, Alf looks fantastic. Your coloring is just so beautifully done. I love what you did with the background and his face. Hey you did the inside too!! I love it! It' completes the card so nicely!!


Anna said...

So cool! Love the shape!