05 June, 2020

Summer colours

New month, new task over at the Fadengrafik Challenge! In June, we'd like to see your "Summer colours" themed projects, and for some inspiration, I decided to create a card using this wonderful Flower Fairy by Cicely Mary Baker.  
The pink and green might not be a typical summer combination for everyone, but to me, there's no summer until clover flowers are shining in the unmowed grass.
Matching the picture, I picked shades of green and pink yarn for my stitching. Once the frame was done, I placed the fairy on a light green background paper and glued it onto the surface. For the other background paper, I've chosen a bold pink one, and I nearly ruined hours of work by using the extra-strong adhesive tape. Not that there would be something wrong with it, but I somehow managed to misplace the fairy scene and almost couldn't get it off the paper without tearing everything apart.
A while later, another piece of pink paper did the job perfectly, and as if I didn't have enough gluing for the day, I thought I'd add a layer of green grass on the card base itself. I'm not sure whether it was necessary or not, but I didn't want to leave too much white in the background and thought the "clovers in the grass" combination would become even more visible this way. 
Of course, I couldn't finish my card without adding a couple of pearls in different shades of pink and green :)
In the end, I'm not 100% happy with the outcome even though I can't really point out why. I assume it's the overload of pink and green, but then again, this is just how early summer meadows look to me. 
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: scenes or not (I usually incorporate a picture/digi in my creations, but I will not create scenes myself  - partly because I prefer colouring, and partly because I feel like creating scenes is much easier with stamps, die-cuts and distress inks, all of which I don't own and therefore don't use.)
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: ladies
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative moments: ATG with optional twist "birds/bees"
cute card thursday: ATG
friendship challenge: animals
love to craft: ATG 
morgans artworld: ATG
moving along with the times: things with wings
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Wow - the card is wonderful and great!
    I love the embroidery so much.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and all the best!
    Ilse (thera)

  2. Your card is so beautiful,thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. The card is so lovely, an old-fashioned feel to it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  4. This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing along at both Creative Moments and MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely fairy card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Things with Wings’ challenge theme. Beautiful stiching too. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  6. What a beautiful card, such a lovely image you have used, Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  7. a beautiful card, I love all the stitching and colours, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  8. Beautiful card, I love colors which you used - this is what summer looks like.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka DT

  9. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  10. Back again, and again, just so beautiful. Love the stitching feature too. Looks great.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  11. Nice! I think you captured the clover-feeling just right with your choice of colors. Danke fürs Teilen bei "handgestickt"! Liebe Grüße, Gabi

  12. gorgeous card. Thanks for entering our challenge at Penny's
    -DT Shraddha

  13. Eine wundervolle Fadengrafik und ein sehr schönes Motiv. Insgesamt eine tolle Karte!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship-Challenge.

    Liebe Grüße Heike

  14. Such a beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  15. What a sweet, beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  16. DELIGHTFUL card!
    LOVE the colours of your beautiful fairy and delicate stitching - WOW!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

  17. Congratulations! You have been selected as a TOP ROCKER at 613 Avenue Create for the week May 31, 2020 - June 5, 2020. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge.

  18. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  19. What a gorgeous card, and the colour combo is one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing at AYLI. Sarah DT

  20. Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT