4.01.2010

April Fool's Day Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop

Happy April Fool's Day!  Is that the proper greeting?  I guess I've never really thought about it :)  Well, at any rate, today will be hoppin'... Blog Hoppin' that is!  The Smeared and Smudged online community is having a blog hop that is sure to be full of surprises... I'm not telling about ALL of the surprises... you'll just have to find out for yourself
{muhu whah ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhhhhhhhhhhh}

My project, however has no surprises... I was mojo-less for that part, so my sad little fairy must do.  I brayered & sponged directly on the card base for this one... the only additional layer is the fairy herself :)  She is so beautifully sad, don't you think?

I colored her with Copics and probably should have gone a little more dark with her to fit into the rest of the scene, but I kind of like how she is this bright little thing standing out in the middle of a dark evening.  I used a three-color feathering technique for her gown... it looks really good in person.


Stamps:  Sad Elfwood Fairy (Stamp It Crazy), tree (Tim Holtz), Edge Designs (TAC), Trendy Greetings (TAC), Fresh Air Favorites (retired TAC)
Other:  Copic markers, foam tape

And to see if you actually read all of this stuff, I'm going to be offering up a little surprise of my own... be sure to leave a comment on this post, and I'll draw a name on Thursday, April 8th after 5pm.  Now, keep in mind that this IS April Fool's Day, so the little surprise you get in the mail MIGHT be new, used, shiny, ready for the trash bin... you just don't know!  It might be dark or cute or something in between, but I'm not telling.  Sucka!

Have fun hopping through all the blogs to see the great variety and talent that Smeared and Smudged members have to offer!!!  It is such a fun community of stampers, and if you like things a little on the dark side or out of the norm, it's definitely the place to gather!  These stampers are really fun group... now, go and check them out for yourself and be sure to leave the love!

Barb ***this is me!***

30 comments:

Alison said...

You are always such a tease with your prizes! You made yet another fabulous card! She is beautiful. ANd I love the background! You are uber talented and totally inspiring!

Kelli said...

I freaking love this!!!!! Great job, totally rocks, all the mumbo jumbo!!!!!

Tink said...

Beautiful Fairy Card!

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Gorgeous!

StampitCrazy said...

I knew she would be beautiful! Great Job.

Teresa Jenkins said...

Awesome! Love your background and great copic coloring!

Crazy Creations said...

I love your card its great!Im going to start doing your challenges all the time .Hugs Sarah

Sheng said...

Hahaha!! Love how you colored her. All the colors came well together.

Kim Wilson said...

Barb this is amazing! I love the colors and the dress is perfect! I am sure this is great in person because even in the photo it is so nice and that doesnt happen too much for me ha ha!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

oh barb!!! i want to cry this is so beautiful, peaceful and simply ethereal!!!

i'm blown away!

xoxo
meredith

Danielle said...

Your fairy is fabulous. I love that she is lighter than the background! Your work rocks. I'm new to the S&S world, and the stamp world, I'm a mixed media, art stamp kinda gal, but, NO MORE!! While finding S&S and getting on their dt, I am finding blogs that rock, like yours, and I am bookmarking them like anything!!

I will TOTALLY be here for macabre monday!! as soon as my dope fairy and pin up stamps show up. OF Course, I have my own skull stamps!!!

Glad to meet you!! I'll be back!

Kym Decker said...

Ahh! Your fairy is not sad! She is beautiful! As Always, your colors and details are so pretty!Just fabulous! You did a great job! Now--you can send me anything you like if you draw my name!
I need to mail some "little pretties" out to you-- so I'll need your address! You can e-mail me later!
Have a great Blog Hop Day!

P.S. Thanks for coming over and leaving such nice comments! You're the sweetest!

blackdragon said...

As always Barb you did an amazing card... the scene you have created is so peaceful... and she is sad... but when she gets home she'll put on some very loud rock music, throw her dress to the floor and dance like a dervish all night!
I love everything you create... and barbs fairy!
I shall get my mac mon done soon... but it might be sunday as usual!
Love lynx

ldfdesign said...

wonderful coloring!!! great card!!!

nature*lover said...

Serene. Peaceful. Love the colors with the full moon seeming to glow. Her gown is gorgeous.(what little there is of it. lol) I think you did a great job. I'd like to have something like this framed. I love bare trees as well. Nice!

Monica said...

It's late in the day of our hop but I wanted to stop by and tell you what a wonderful card you made!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous, as usual.
I really like the brayer technique you used.

Dean and Selena said...

Your little fairy elf shouldn't be sad, she is colored beautifully :-)

Aisling said...

What a lovely fairy! I love the colouring, the shades of blue and green in the fairy's dress!

pamala said...

Great use of blending techniques, your card is wonderful.

Celeste said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how you colored it and the fairy image is great.

ladybrayton71 said...

I love this! Beautiful image and background. Your skills rock. You are so amazingly talented!

Chaffin Channel said...

Love this. It's beautiful and a bit creepy..all at the same time. You are so talented.

Steph said...

Stunning card! Love how she is lighter than the background, makes her look like she's glowing in the moonlite.

Terra @ Smeared and Smudged said...

Barb this is gorgeous!! You're coloring techniques always flabergast me, and she is just absolutely beautiful!!

Alex said...

This is wonderful Barb! I like that she kind of looks like she is reflecting the moonlight. What a gown! Just stunning!!!

Thanks for offering up candy, knowing you it will be wonderful whatever it is :)

yvonne said...

such talent i love your card she is so beautiful and sad gorgeouse

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just wow! She is so achingly and beautifully sad, and the scene you've set behind her is wonderful too. This is stunning!

silvia said...

She is a beautifully sad fairy :)

Kathi said...

Wowza! Fantabulous. Great coloring. Great scene. I love everything about it, especially that moon. Wow!