This photo shows my image filled using Christmas shades of Copic colors. I know it's unusual to find a fairy on a Christmas card but it surely is possible. Who said fairies don't celebrate holidays anyway? LOL!!! It's a shame that the glimmer of the Diamond Stickles painted on her wings doesn't show well in the photo.
I've created my gatefold card using Bazzill green then adhered My Mind's Eye 2010 Dear Santa Glitter Cardstock in musical notes to the outside and inside of the card.
Spellbinders Labels 17 shapes my image and the coordinating mat. A Satin Sensations 5/8" red ribbon bow adorns my shaped image.
Tim Holtz' Alterations Sizzlits Festive Greenery die cuts from Creative Imaginations Cream Music paper have been airbrushed with coordinating Copic colors to create a distressed woods-looking border. Die cuts from Memory Box' Deer Trio and a Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) Bird add some wildlife to my wooded border. Here's a view of my distressed border showing the die cuts from three different die companies:
Here's a view of my completed gatefold card using Sara Burrier's Lady of the Field all decked out for the holidays . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "More than One Fold, No Easels" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Christmas Red" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stop Craft "Use Three" (here) (3 different die cut companies border; tri-fold card; 3 deer)
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Non-Traditional OR distressed Christmas" (here)
Creative Craft "Fancy Edges" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Entertain Us! Song or Film" (here) (song Deck the Halls)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves in hair - G12, G14, G16
dress - R22, R29, R59
wings - B91, B95, B97
mushrooms - same colors as fairy
airbrushed background - B21, E31, C3, R59, B97, G16
Opaque White fairy dust around head