Sunday, May 3, 2015

Margaret Fae - Jane's View

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Margaret Fae by Amanda S Byron which is available from the Sweet Pea Store as a rubber stamp.  I have to admit this is not the sort of image I colour but oh what fun I had :) :) :)

To begin with I coloured the image with Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils.
 Next it was onto the card, this week I am making an easel card.  My first job was to find a suitable paper to work with.  I don't buy much in the way of design papers preferring wrapping paper and sheet of hand made paper.  I also have a few sheets of the paper often used to wrap flowers in from the florist and it was in that bundle I found just what I was looking for,  As the paper is very thin I then adhered it to some white card stock.
The sections for my card were cut with Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles.
Keeping to the colour pallet of this card I die cut some butterflies from Spellbinders Les Papillions 2 and I chalked them to match my colouring on the digi wings.
 The sentiment was die cut using Tattered Lace Antique Ovals and I added a pink peel off birthday sticker.  Again the sections were coloured with the same chalks as the butterflies.  Liquid pearls were added to finish off.
 Two of the butterflies were used for the card front and the third I attached to my fussy cut image with a piece of wire so it would appear to be flying in the air.  The image and the butterfly were then attached to the card inside in  way that they can fold flat when the card is closed and then stand up at the front of the card when opened up giving a really wonderful 3D effect.
Using Spellbinders Foliage I cut a couple of leaves out of the scraps I had left over from the circle leaf paper covered sections.  Some green natural fibre mesh, a chipboard bird, bow and pearl spray finished off the front of the card.
 And here is the card opened up

  • Image -  Margaret Fae by Amanda S Byron 
  • Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles, Les Papillions 2 and Foliage I; Tattered Lace Antique Ovals
  • From my Stash - Liquid Pearls, pearl sprays, ribbon, chalks, green mesh, wire
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. Lovely card. That stamp was originally made as a digi for me for winning the first Faery Ink challenge. Manda also designed my blog header for me.

    1. Ahh lovely story and thank you for sharing - so that is why the image is called Margaret Fae :) :) :) xxx