I colored my Fairy, which is from the Fairyopolis Fall Collection, (coordinating colors with my papers), using COpics: E00,08,35; Y15; YR07,61; YG03; G94 & RV00. I also used Apricot and Butter Zig brushables.
I had found some lace at our church's rummage sale this summer, and got quite a haul of different colors and designs for my money. I distressed the cream colored lace with Brown ink and attached it to the front panel of my card, then adhered my fairy image onto it with dimensional dots. I also had to use adhesive Dots so that the image would stick and stay stuck to the lace!
Okay, using the ideas mighty Tim gave me in his book, I started adding (and taking away) tiny embellishments--jewels, buttons, bows, leaves, fibers, clips, etc--onto the many faces of my card. I even stamed a few sparkly stars here and there, then added Gold Pearl Ex for a subtle glow.
I printed the sentiment "Thank you fairy much" on my computer, adhered it, and then took a deep breath and stepped back. I don't think it's too awful for my first attempt at "throwing everything but the kitchen sink onto a card" technique. I actually kind of like it!! It's a nice way to usher in Autumn, although I'm probably a little too early (but hopeful for some cooler weather).
I like this card because it is a Thank you card and I'm always in need of them, the design lets me stand it up for a 3 dimensional display, and Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog has a new challenge for August, and I will be entering this in their new challenge. The challenge runs through the end of the month, and everyone is welcome to come and play in it!