Tuesday 21 January 2014

distressing to de-stress myself!

Hi! Happy Tuesday!

First of all, I would like to welcome all my new followers! Thank you! I really hope you enjoy my blog and my creations! Welcome to the crazy wagon!!!!

Well... and I thought that after last weekend I was going to take a few days off! no... not possible! Here I was, last night, after the little one went to bed and the hubby away on business, thinking to myself : "today just relax, watch some TV, catch up on Celebrity Big Brother (I'm hooked!!)... I couldn't! So, I put Big Brother on, sat down on my desk and made this card!

I started the card following a sketch provided by a challenge.... but  when I started putting things together I wasn't really convinced that I wanted to use that sketch... so I decided to go "free style"!

The image I've used is a new digi from Wee Stamps called "Silver Fairy".

I went for one of my favourite colour combinations, blue with a bit of brown and cream.
The papers I've used are mainly freebies from card-making magazines and from my K&Company paper pad.
I distressed all the edges with the Tim Holtz paper distresser and added blue ink and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

I also hand-stitched around the papers with brown thread.

The Promarkers I used to colour the fairy are:

For the hair: Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttermilk and Satin.
For her skin: Vanilla, Almond and Blossom.
For hand and leg warmers/cuffs: cornflower, powder blue and lavender.
For wings: Cornflower, Powder Blue and Blender pen.

The dress is paper-pieced with a scrap of paper.

I painted the filigree metal corner and heart buckle with blue acrylic paint and once dry, I used sand-paper to remove some of the paint. I wanted some of the metallic colour to show to give it more of a Shabby Chic look.

Dies used: Tim Holtz Weathered clock
The ticket stamp in the main image is also from Tim Holtz.

The flowers, pearls and filigree metal corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I used some string to make a bow; and buttons and Liquid Pearls in Pearly white and Blue to decorate. From local shops.
I created the Happy Birthday sentiment on my computer.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss #219 - Lace or Pearls (I used pearls) 3rd entry)
Sweet Stampin - Your favourite style (my favourite style is distressed/shabby chic)

Thank you so much for taking a look! I would love if you leave me a comment, I haven't got time to reply to all of them, BUT I read them all! I will also answer any questions...
and don't forget to follow! :)

Until next time!


  1. Amazing card. Love the image and all the details. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  2. Lovely card, Mirella. Pretty design and I love how her wings are cut from the frame. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  3. Lovely card Mirella! I am jealous we don't get Celebrity Big Brother here...
    Love all the layers and elements on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for this weeks "Winter Blues" challenge!

  4. Such a pretty card, love how the wings go over the edge! Spotted this on MIM XX

  5. So beautiful, thanks for playing at Allsorts, xxx

  6. this card is beautiful mirella, i love all the details xx

  7. Beautiful card, love all the little details.

    Thank you for showing us your style at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  8. A beautiful card Mirella, I love the soft colours x

  9. Beautiful details. The Silver Fairy image comes to life under your hands. Beautifully done.

  10. A really striking card Mirella and such great attention to detail.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. This is gorgeous! Love the colouring and the embellishments. All the layers make a fantastic background and the colours you've used are stunning. Thanks for playing along @ That Craft Place. Lisa GDT

  12. Wowee! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  13. Beautiful card, so pretty, love the image.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Louise x

  14. Your delicate coloring is perfect for the image. Great embellishments and details. Thanks for visiting with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  15. Gorgeous card. Love all your detailing.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  16. So gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
    DT Nataliya

  17. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  18. Thank you for sharing your pretty blue creation with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge and Good Luck. Sarah

  19. Gorgeous Card! Well crafted! love the colors and all the embellies! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!

  20. This card is sooo beautiful!

    I love the images of Silvia Zet, and your colouring is really great, and i also like the colour - combo of your card and all those embelishments and details on it!


    1. Thank you so much! glad that you like my work and thank you for clicking the "follow" button! I've just been in your blog, amazing cards and tutorials! I'm following you too ;)
      Mirella DK xx

  21. Beautiful Mirella, I love all the detail on this card bu especially the cut out wings. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  22. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz this week x

  23. Very adorable image! Love how you have cut out the wings.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  24. ohthis is brilliant love the image and beautifully coloured, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz

  25. lovely sweet and pretty card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  26. Absolutely gorgeous, love it....Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week :)
    Wendy xx

  27. Love the blues and the out of the box cutting! Great job on you card! Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

  28. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday - Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  29. A gorgeous card with a fabulous image and colouring.. love how her wings are fussy cut..

    Thanks for sharing at Paper Nest Dolls this time... hope to welcome you back here again soon..

    Christine L x

  30. Beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly,

  31. Wow this is just beautiful! I love it. Thanks for Playing at Hobby Cutz challenge blog. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!

  32. Hi Mirella! Lovely card, love corners in blue. Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

  33. Hi Mirella. It's good seeing you again at Crafty Sentiments. I love this beautiful Whimsy Stamp!! :) And you turned her into a beautiful creation! Wish to see you again next challenge :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  34. This is gorgeous!1Fantastic colors. Love your coloring! Just beautiful!! Saw you on MIM!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  35. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at MIM and good luck! Hugs Kerry DT x

  36. Gorgeous! Absolutely Gorgeous card!!!
    Thank you for sharing your "Button it Up" project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  37. Lovely creation Mirella. Love all the detail and that arrangement of flowers is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Flower Frenzy challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

  38. This is so gorgous. Love the Sylvia Zet image and all the fabulous details. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

  39. Just adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy - good luck. Hugs Angelie

  40. What a beautiful card. I have the rubber stamp version of this image and I love her. The colors you've used are wonderful and I love your coloring skills. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls challenge. Heidi - PND DT

  41. Wow Wow Wow! This is stunning Mirella! I love all the details you added and the layers and different textures! Your out of the box technique for your image looks amazing! Gorgeous job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! :)

  42. Fabby looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW last week, a new sketchy challenge is up by now.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, G-dt

  43. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge. Regards Helen

  44. gorjuss card! thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place this fortnight! good luck! hope to see you again this time! hugs Carlyann (DT) x


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