Change is inevitable. It is an integral part of our lives from which we cannot escape. Sometimes change enhances and renews our lives with freshness, like when the cold, dreary days of winter give way to spring. Sometimes change hurts, like losing an old friend, one whose friendship was as comfortable as an old shoe. And so it is with Pals Paper Arts. Today marks the final PPA challenge. Except for a few months last year, when I took a brief leave of absence, I have been a part of the talented PPA Design Team since the very beginning. And yes, I feel as if I am losing an old friend. It is with sadness that I proclaim for one final time, “It’s Thursday, and time to play at PPA!” I hope you enjoy today’s card.
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This card measures 4-1/4″ wide x 5-1/2″ long when folded.
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
In the famous words of Peter Pan, to create today’s card all you need is a little faith, trust, pixie dust, and Blender Pens. Well, maybe Peter didn’t mention Blender Pens, but they are an important part of the faux water coloring technique I used.
Blender Pens and a variety of inks were used to color each of the three fairy images in the Fairy Celebration stamp set. I used the fairy sitting on the toadstool as the focal image. Pearls decorate her delicate wings, which were tinted with Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky. She sits atop a Flirty Flamingo perch, holding onto a blossom colored with Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Peekaboo Peach inks.
Clear Wink of Stella adds a touch of sparkly fairy dust to her wings and flowers.
Our little Sugar Plum Fairy sports Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky wings. Three Pearls adorn the waistline of her leafy skirt.
Once again, Wink of Stella adds a touch of fairy dust to the wings, skirt and plums.
Our little pixie-in-flight is complete with Pearls and Bitty Butterfly Punch wings. In the second shot, you can see the Wink of Stella “fairy dust” on the hem of her Soft Sky dress.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card for the final PPA challenge. For those of you who played along with us, your creations were always a delight, and I hope that in some way, we served to inspire you. May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies, and in your creative travels, touch the moon. As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. I leave you with a Jackie the Boxer picture to brighten the day. Until next time…