Sunday, July 10, 2016


Today begins a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge this fortnight is "Based on a Film".  We are being sponsored by Oddball Art.

This adorable little girl is called "Geeky Big Eye Pastel Goth Unicorn Girl w/Glasses N Unicorn Kitten Happy".   What a mouthful right!  She's a cutie though.  She comes with happy and sad faces too.  I thought she was just adorable as I do love a unicorn.

As I was starting my card I couldn't think of a movie to use.  For some reason I couldn't get any inspiration.  She was colored for two weeks before my daughter gave me the inspiration I needed.  Her favorite movie of all time is Stardust. 

 I could not remember a unicorn though.  She told me in the beginning, when the star is shot through the air, the unicorn carries her safely to earth.  

I looked at the pictures for the movie and found so many gorgeous sky scenes.  I was going to print one and decided to just make one instead.  I started with my Color Bursts.  I used Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue.  The photo I took of how little powder was needed came out a bit blurry so I'm going to start with the burst.

While it was drying, I used my stitched rectangle die on the papers to go behind my image.

There was a very important flower in the movie.  It's called a snowdrop flower.  The bearer of this flower is protected from all dark magic and it also brings him good luck.  I looked up the flower and had none like it.  So I decided to use what I have.  I started by making some foliage die cuts and distressed them up a bit.

Next I pulled out some white flowers and distressed them.

I made a bow and put them all together.

This is the what I came up with.

I wasn't real happy with there not being some more red to tie into the background so I distressed a bit with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

I added the girl and her kitten then I couldn't figure out what she was going to say.  My lovely daughter came up with that also.  She said that when you are someone's unicorn you befriend, protect, inspire, comfort and be there when needed.  I thought that was just so sweet.  Not sure if it came from the movie or not but I like it.

After I was finished (or thought I was) I felt the upper right corner was just not right.  It was too empty and the card didn't balance.  I wanted to add something and thought stars would be the best addition.

So here again is the finished card.  I'm glad you stopped by and hope that I will see you in the challenge at CWWC!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique and Stickles
Background paper - Canson, Color Burst by Ken Oliver
Other papers - Core 'dinations, Bazzill, generic
Dies - Gina Marie Designs and Darice
Flowers - Stash (not sure where they came from)
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Stars - Darice
Sentiment care of my daughter Alicia

Challenges Entered


Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the adorable image and the pretty background!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

Amanda said...

I love this. You nailed it. I Love the movie Stardust.I remember going to the movies to see it. Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday Challenges
Amanda DT

Cheri Burry said...

What an awesome background! Great card and coloured image! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

Lori Kobular said...

Stunning card! I love the sky background you created and that image is so sweet! The stars are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at the DL.ART July Linky Challenge!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Robin, this is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The image is so sweet!! All of the details are just perfect!! Love the stars and flowers!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Darlene said...

Aren't those color burst just awesome for our backgrounds! SO unique each and every time! You did a fabulous job on this card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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rachel taylor said...

lovely cute image on your card thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is so lovely. Thank you for taking time to share your creation with us in the #238-# 239 Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a fun card - gorgeous background! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

This is a fantastic way to make a beautiful card from a movie and so sweet of Alicia to give you excellent ideas and lovely sentiment. I adore the background and the elements combined to balance the card. I'm so happy to have your creation entered in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month Robin and have nice moments always :)
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Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Robin!
Your watercolor technique is absolutely GORGEOUS, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. Thanks so much for linking up, and please join us again soon. I love seeing your art. God bless you!
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I'd love to have you play along with us at CropStop. We would LOVE having you play along, and your art would be perfect for our challenges. I hope you'll join us.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

It was fun reading how you made this gorgeous card!

Thanks for celebrating our 100th post with us at Cut it Up!


Becca Cruger said...

What a bright burst of fun! You sure know how to use color in your creations. Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations!

Amy Seigler said...

Love your card! It's beautiful with all the colors and elements you used.

katieo said...

Amazing background. The colors are so bright and beautiful. The image is so sweet. The flower bow is so clever and to think you dyed the flowers with a stamp pad-brilliant. Thank you for sharing your creative card in the DL.ART Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge Kati-DT member

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

Sally H said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Heather said...

So cute!! Your background is fabulous!! And that unicorn is definitely cute. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, your background is out of this world. Love it thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow. Good luck. hugs. Xxxx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous creation! thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow hope to see you again
Shaz DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card Robin! Love how you created the background for the lovely image! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI DTC
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