Sunday, 17 February 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenge 38 - Birthstone

I can't believe how quick the weeks are passing and what's with the English weather. In one day we had strong winds, brilliant sunshine and snow.  I colleague of mine said that's why the British probably talk about the weather so much as it's always changing and we never know what's next.

Anyhoo onto my card for this challenge.  We are sponsored by the talented Krista at



I printed the image onto watercolour paper using a laser printer (what a performance that was).  I then used some mica paints I bought from The Works years ago, it must be a least 7 to create the picture.  It wasn't going to be a full scene but I made a mistake with the blue so turned it into water and sky.  Then I added a green stripe for the land and silver clouds in the sky.  

I know the image Cerridwen  is butterflies but I like her emerging from the water with the butterflies helping to dry her hair by holding it in the wind.

The blue wasn't the only error I made I coloured her dress in purple and green orginally then when I went to post my card I realised that the theme was birthstones so I re coloured the dress.  I had to find a birthstone and found Alexandrite which is a reddy purple.  Then added the picture to CraftArtist and made a card around it.  I used the digikit Inkblot Butterflies.

I think what I will do is print out and give my daughter the card and frame the picture as I really like it and the mica paint make it shiny.  OOOooo shiiiiny.

Here is the card and the original picture

Hop over to the Challenge and leave us your Birthstone inspired projects. 


Desire Fourie said...

This is so pretty and I love the cheerful colours.
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Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow I really love the awesome scene you have done. So beautiful!!!

Robin said...

I love it! Mistake or no it looks gorgeous! Those paints show sparkly in your picture. I looks just stunning. Hugs, Robin