Mazarine Butterfly Fairy

Last time I used the label from Mazarine Butterfly Fairy rubber stamp and then I stamped it and was able to color it in my own style. I wanted to follow a card design by CherylQuilts from Splitcoast Stamps which was an inspiration to me. For the back part, I used the Wire Fence Embossing Folder, also from Whimsy Stamps.

These are the Copic Markers I used on here:
R02, 05, 46, 59
W5, 7, 9
E000, 30, 31, 35
E51, 53
BG10, BV20, 23
Y26, 23, YR30
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Faye the Fairy

Remember the last project I did trying out a new technique by Sue?  After getting some tips from Sue, I used a glossy paper and tried it again. It made a world of difference and the colors are so much more vibrant. It was easy too and now my girls have been having fun creating their own papers. 😀  For this project I used Faye the Fairy as well as the Magical Birthday Wishes Sentiment stamps, both from Whimsy Stamps.

These are the Copic Markers I used on Faye the Fairy 
E0000, 30, 33, 35, R12
YR30, 23, Y23, 35, 11
BG000, 01, 53
G43, 46, 20
T7, BV20
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Flower Fairy

I thought this little fairy would be perfect as a little bee so I dug out my yellow and black papers from the back and colored her up.  This is Flower Fairy from Whimsy Stamps and I also used the Card Builders Window Die set from Whimsy Stamps too. I colored her outfit first and wasn’t sure where to go with the hair color but thought a little green with be refreshing.

These are the Copic markers I used on Flower Fiary:
YG21, 17, 23
W3, 4, 5, 6
YR30, 31, Y32, 35, 38, Y26
B0000, 000, 01, 02
E00, 30, 31, 29, 49, C3, R12
B97, 93, 05, 01
YG63, C1, 3, BV23

Emma and Aime

It’s release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have some new products to show off. For my project I’ve used Emma and Aime as well as the new Card Builder Windows die released this month too. I fussy cut around the image and used just one of the fairy girls.

These are the Copic markers I used on Emma and Aime:
E30, 31, 35, R12
C2, B97, 93, W8
R83, 85
RV23, 20
B91, 95, 97
YG17, 23
YR30, 31, 23

Pergamano Fairies 2

This card has been waiting for weeks to be published – and here it is finally! I made it using a Pergamano Fairy and Pond-a-Lily from Make it Crafty. Because I had bright and busy decorative papers, I keep the embellishments to a minimal and only added a few Dew Drops. The dragonfly was unplanned but I decided I didn’t want to cover it so I cut it out before possitioning the fairy over that area. It worked out nicely and I didn’t have to color another one!

You can see most of the background already but here is a detailed look before it was put through the Cuttlebug. I really debated about coloring the frog a different color but green would have blended in too much and orange or yellow would have been too much next to the flowers. So in the end, I used my E70’s Copic colors. As a final touch, I added sparkles to the flowers and dragonfly wings – because we all need a little sparkle on our cards.

Challenge: Stampavie and More – Challenge #124 (Glitter)
Challenge: Stampin’ B’s – Challenge #93 (Use diecuts)
Challenge: Digi Doodle Shop – Challenge #42 (Pink & Green)
Main Stamp:
Fairies 2 (P) and Pond-a-Lily (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-water: BG10, BG11, BG72
-frog: E70, E74, E79
-reeds/gravel: E41, E42, E43, E44, E49
-dragonfly/wings: BV01, BV02, G21, B000
-girl: E000, E00, E11, E3, YR220, YR21, YR24
-clothes: E70, E74, R12, R14, R46

Did you know? The national flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that became the first states in the Union. The last revision of the design was 50 years ago on July 4, 1960 with the addition of the 50th star representing the state of Hawaii.
[Flag of the United States,]

Spring Fairies

I made this card using a Fairy from Pergamano and in the background is Daffodil Dell from Make it Crafty. This is one I’ve had made for a while and finally had an empty slot today to use it. 😀 These little fairies are so cute so the card was fun to make. -Enjoy!

Challenge: Craft Your Passion – Challenge #39 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Kaboodle Doodles – Challenge #48 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Karber Weekly – Challenge #19 (Flowers)
Challenge: Stamp Something – January Digi Day (Use Digi)
Challenge: Flutter By Wednesday – Challenge #136 (Anything Goes)
Main Stamp:
Summer Fairies (P) and Daffodil Dell (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Earth Love (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
Copic Colors:
-girl/hair: E000, E00, E11, W1, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: E70, E71, E74, E77, E93, E95, E97, G20, G21, YR20, YR21, YR24
-sky: E40, E41, E42
-flowers: YR20, YR21, YR24, E93, E95, E97
-ground: E43, E44, E47
-shrooms: E70, e71, E74, E77
-grass: G20, G21, G24, G28, YG93, YG97, YG99, BG93, BG96
-birds: G21, B21, YR12

Did you know? The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a conservation area and World Heritage Site within the wintering grounds of most of the monarch butterflies that migrate from east of the Rocky Mountains for up to 4,000 km south to central Mexico. It is estimated that between 60 million and 1 billion butterflies arrive in this area alone any given year. This area, which hosts the majority of wintering monarchs from the east of the United States and Canada, has only been known since the 1970s.
[Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve,]

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x01E

I’m giving it a go experimenting with Prismacolor Pencils and have colored an image from Summer Fairies by Pergamano. The one on the left shows the coloring using the pencils only and the one on the right shows the result after blending.

I blended the dress and flower with a paperstump pressing really hard. The rest of the image with blended with a Prismacolor Blending Pencil which you can see clearly in the hair and bird. I didn’t find too much of a difference between the two blending results, although, I had to press down slightly harder with the paperstump.

Main Stamp: Summer Fairies (P)
Prismacolor Pencils:
901, 902, 908, 911, 913, 915, 917, 918, 931, 932, 934, 941, 942, 945, 946, 956, 961, 962, 991, 995, 997, PC921, PC1022, PC1021 and Light Flesh