14 July 2012

Fairies & Flowers


I knew as soon as I saw the Flower Fairies at Crafter's Companion USA that I absolutely had to have them. Does anyone NOT love fairies?!  I inked up the CandyTuft fairy with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and stamped her on Ultra Smooth White card stock.  I colored everything using my Spectrum Noir markers...and let me tell you, they color on this card stock beautifully!  It kind of made me feel like a rock star :)


I decided on a mostly pink color scheme.  Here is a closer look at what markers I used:

Fairy Outfit & Wings: PP6, PP5,  PP4, PP3, PP1
Fairy Skin: FS7, FS4, FS3
Fairy Hair: GB8, EB2, EB1
White Flowers: DG2, DG1, GG1
Pink Flowers: PP5, PP4, PP2
Flower Stems: DG4, CG2, DG1
Butterflies: GB5, CT4, CT2, CT1

I used the same markers from the stems to create some grass at the bottom of the image. Then I fussy cut the smaller flowers (tip: use a hobby blade to cut in between the small stems prior to fussy cutting the entire image) after coloring them.  Once I decided on an arrangement, I adhered them with foam tape for extra dimension.  To adhere the butterflies I folded the wings up a bit and used Mono Multi Glue to place the bodies directly on the main image.

Have you had a chance to play along in this month's Crafter's Companion USA Challenge?  The challenge this month is to create a card or project with any Crafter's Companion stamp - and you could win a $30 gift certificate to the store!  You should definitely play along!!

Supplies:
Stamps: CandyTuft (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Ultra Smooth White (Crafter's Companion), Black (Recollections), Always Artichoke (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Tools:Oval Punches (SU)
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5 comments:

Susan Lloyd said...

loving the blog hop! glad to learn about resin also. thansk
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Barb Turpin said...

Your coloring really gives this dimension...aside from the butterflies...beautiful and soft.

Heather said...

Love this blog hop and all the great projects. I will be playing with copics soon:)

donnajean said...

Really nice cards!

nelda said...

Oh no, now I want all of those fairy stamps!