Fairytale Written by God's Fingers

Happy Wednesday!!..right...it's Wednesday?  I swear I woke up this morning dreading that it was Tuesday...again...I mean, I had a nice day yesterday, but I much prefer to be moving toward the weekend instead of away :)  Are you with me on that?

So we had a pretty big event happen in our family last week.  Matthew's brother and wife welcomed their second little girl into the world on Wednesday!  I can't believe it's been a week already!  She came a day earlier than planned, but she is gorgeous in every way!  We can't wait to meet little Clara Annabelle in June when we finally get to go to MI again.  As I mentioned, this is their second little girl.  Natalie is their oldest at almost 3 years old in May.  It is going to be so much fun loving and snuggling with these 2 little sweeties when we visit!

Little girls always make me think of playing dress up!  For this past Christmas, Matthew's mom made Natalie a dress-up box and filled it with costumes!  It was so adorable watching her try on every single one of them and prance around the living room!  So now that she has a little sister, I can only imagine the fun they are going to have some day!

That was the inspiration behind my card today.  Sweet little sisters playing dress up together and dreaming of being in a fairytale.  Take a moment and remember all those times you wished you could be Belle or Cinderella...ahhh...
Ok, back to my card :)  A little picture heavy...but I love this card and want to show it off...heavily :)
The sweet image is Queenie and Princess from Saturated Canary.  This is one of those images that I have had for a long time and never got around to using it.  It was one I just longed to have in my stash so I could look at it and remember being young again.  But I figured it was about time I used it!
I used some pretty rich papers on this card.  Even though it's inspiration was fun little girls playing dress-up, I didn't want to use bright or goofy papers.  I wanted it to more reflect the royalty of what they are representing.  Thus the dark purples and black.

For my sketch, I did something a little different than I normally do.  I took the sketch from Sweet Sunday sketch
 and made it into an easel card!
It just seemed to work perfectly that way!  And once I thought of that idea...it seemed to be all I could think of, so I rolled with it :)
Here's some side views:
In this one you can see that I tucked a small tag behind the sentiment so that there was a place to write a message if desired.
The flowers are all cut with my Cameo.  The very small centers of the smaller flowers are a little tiny flower punch I have that worked well to fill the space under the pearls.
I used my MS Lace Border punch for the easel stand and tucked my flags under that.

The card came together pretty quickly once I got it all worked out, and I'm so extremely happy with it!  Thanks for stopping by and reading my long post today :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Cupcake Crafts #232-Sparkle
    Eclectic Ellapu-For a Child
    The Paper Shelter #102-Punches and Dies
    Pattie's Creations #62-Fancy Folds
    Saturated Canary #38-Good vs Evil
    The Squirrel and the Fox #38-Fairytale or Fantasy
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #179
    Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge #94-Girl Time
    There She Goes #197-Black Cardstock
    Whoopsi Daisy-2 Patterned Papers
    Word Art Wednesday #70-Anything Goes

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for playing in our 'Fancy Folds' Challenge #62!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  2. Fantastic layout! I like the flags and the black matting. Thanks for playing along with us at TSG, hope you will join us again!

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  3. Beautiful job coloring those sweet images! Adorable!!

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  4. Adorable card and pretty fuchia DP. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

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  5. This is beautiful, its so pretty, thanks for joining us at saturated canary big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. beautiful card - great easel and that image is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at whoopsi daisy this week and good luck x

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  7. This easel card is so adorable. Great coloring of the image too. So glad you joined us for the fancy folds challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

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  8. Just beautiful and perfect for our challenge - a lovely image and a great easel card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

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  9. This is such a sweet card. I really love the image and the gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents by playing along with us this week. It's a blessing to have you join us, and I look forward to seeing more of your art in the weeks ahead.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  10. Hi sweetie this is a fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary challenge this time, huggles Pops xxx

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  11. Fabulous creation and thanks for sharing with us Eclectics
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  12. This is magical! Those images are delightful as well as the colors and design!! Thanks for sharing at SNSDC!
    {hugs}
    Debbie

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  13. I absolutely LOVE this! such a beautiful image and so beautifully presented, thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week. Joey xx

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  14. This is sooooo sweet!! A darling card and I love the design of it and your coloring. Wonderful!

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  15. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at TSG! :)

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  16. Such a sweet and adorable card! Love the colors and touch of sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  17. This is such a beautiful card. Love the image and your perfect colouring and gorgeous soft colours.
    Thanks for joining us with this weeks challenge at TPS and good luck.
    Eileen x

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