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!!

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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Susan Lloyd said...

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

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!