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

Spring Fairies

While organizing my stamps I had found this cutie all ready colored up and begging for a card. This fairy was colored with Prismacolor Pencils a couple months ago and had forgotten about it.

Coloring with the pencils is a whole another ballgame and one completely different from Copic markers. It’s a lot easier to add a little color and to experiment, however, I have to press harder and it takes longer to blend. I guess both mediums have their ups and downs.

Here’s the back of some other cards with the second custom signature stamp … I love the size of it… big! 😀 I think it fits well on any size card and make the back more interesting. Thank you Zoe!

Main Stamp: Spring Fairies (P)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen, and Provo Craft Cuttlebug Vintage Corners

Prismacolor Pencils:
946, 941, 945; 901, 932, 902, 961, 962; 913, 911, 908, 991; PC1021; 997, 942, 915, 917; 918, PC1022, 934, 956, 995, 931, and “light flesh”

Did you know? Most pencil cores are made of graphite mixed with a clay binder, leaving grey or black marks that can be easily erased. Some time before 1565, an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered on the approach to Grey Knotts from the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale parish, Cumbria, England. The locals found that it was very useful for marking sheep. This particular deposit of graphite was extremely pure and solid, and it could easily be sawn into sticks. This remains the only large scale deposit of graphite ever found in this solid form.
[Discovery of Graphite Deposit,]

Pergamano Fairies 2

I don’t even know where to begin with this story but I’m so excited to share my card with you today! It all started with a the illusion of rain drop created on the School Girl card I colored last week. Then one thing led to another and before we know it, Zoe and I had challenged each other to a super duper double dog dare!

The dare was color raindrops or dew drops using ONLY Copic markers… no masking and not even the use of a white gel pen! It’s about time a challenge was actually challenging and this one tops the cake! I loved the excitement and I have been on edge with anticipation to see Zoe’s card. The hardest part was figuring out the refraction and where to keep the white spots open.

Here’s a close up of the results. I used a fairy stamp from Pergamano and sat her on top of a mushroom from Whiff of Joy using a mask to get one stamped on the other. I first colored the dewdrops then went back in and colored the rest. You can click on the picture for a larger view… but I cross my heart I didn’t use the gel pen. ;D

I have another one finished using a different technique and I’ll post that one tomorrow along with a few tips on how I colored them. Even now, I see a few things I can do differently and and need to study more. I need to work on the light source and color. For example, the drops on the edges of the images should be a different color. I might try another one before the week is over. ;D Hope you enjoyed it and don’t forget to check out Zoe‘s amazing creation!!

I’d like to enter into the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge#138 (fairies)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge #26 (flowers)
The Stamping Boutique Challenge #5 (winged things)
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge #3 (flowers)
Stampavie and More Challenge #139 (pearls)

Main Stamp: Fairies 2 (P) and Large Mushroom (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Stella & Rose Mabel (MME)
Chipboard: Flower Leaf Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven and Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Lace

Copic Markers colored on Neenah Super Smooth Paper:
-skin tone: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R11, R12
-squirl: E31, E23, E25, E57, E59
-mushroom: 0, E1, E42, E43, E44, E47
-hair: YR12, YR15, YR18, YR21
-wings: E50, E51, E53, E55
-dress: BG70, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78
-grass: BG99, YG61, YG63, YG67

Did you know? Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets. When temperatures are low enough, dew takes the form of ice; this form is called frost.

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