Pergamano Fairie

I wanted to quickly share a project I created a while ago which I thought would be a great way to bring in Spring and March – since March always reminds me of green and flowers!  Nature is starting to turn green around my area and it’s time for me to star thinking about the flower beds and mowing the lawn again.  I think this year I’ll plant some summer bulbs including some Bleeding Hearts which apparently is a tradition to have in the yard for few generations.  ;D

The image I used on my project is a fairie by Pergamano but I don’t know the name of her nor the name of the stamp set it came in.  I have about six or eight of these cuties and have colored around half of them.  (You can click HERE to see the rest of them where I might have a stamp name listed .)

Lastly, a little bit about the background and grass.  Both are pretty easy and can be done on any project!  The grass was created by using various colors of green and making sure I used dark greens too.  Then the pink and yellow flowers were added just by grouping dots together.  After that I went back in with a white gel pen and added a few more dots for a whimsical feel.  The background of the sky was created with light blue dots.  Then I did the reverse effect from the white dots in the grass by adding yellow dots in the sky.

The project was assembled rather quickly using a generic layout that I’ve seen before.  I had fun adding felt clouds and ribbon tags.  Then just for kicks and grins, I added the movie reel ribbon – and also partly because my daughter keeps getting it down from the shelf and playing with it.  ;D

Kids’ Creations

My kids love to create along side of me and have really gotten into the spirit of challenges! They like to follow along in my footsteps and often ask what the challenge I’m making a specific card for. ;D So here are a few of their creations that they wanted to show off…

Lydia’s Tropical Island

Make it Colourful Challenge #22 Blues
Stamp: Palm Trees (MiC)

Cassandra’s Beach Girl

Little Miss Muffet Stamps – New Releases
Stamp: Coriander (LMMS)

Lydia’s Gifts

Stamp: Sled Packed with Gifts (WoJ)
Lydia’s Magic Coloring

I am amazed at the results of this coloring! Tilda is colored with “kids markers” but only three days later Coriander is colored with my “magic markers”… aka Copic markers! I can see her technique changed and her color choices are better – they really are magic!

Lydia’s Garden Fairy

Stamp: Pergamano Fairy (P)

Lydia’s Agent Cupcake

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Agent Cupcake (LMMS)

Cassandra’s Bumble Family

Tiddly Inks Challenge #54 (one layer)
Stamps: Double Trouble Bears, Father Bumble Bear, Mothers Day and Whaz Up or Down (TI)

Cassandra’s Hay Diddle Diddle

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Jumping Bessie (LMMS)

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, Wikipedia.org]

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.
[Dew, Wikipedia.org]

Pergamano Fairies 1

I made this card using another cute fairy from Pergamano who just turned this little tomato into a stage coach for a princess! Ha ha, get it? Instead of a pumpkin it was a tomato because it was red, although it could have equaly been an eggplant from the purple! Okay, I’ll save my dry humor for another day. LOL.


I used the Carriage of Love from Make it Crafty and this time went with deep rich colors. I “tried” to keep the embellishments minimal but ended up adding dragonfly brads and lots of gems anyway plus lots of glitter on the fairy.


Main Stamp: Pergamano Fairies 1 (P) and Carriage of Love (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Cambridge (SU)
Copic Colors:
-face/hair: E000, E00, E11, R12, V12, V15, V17
-wings: V12, BV01, BV02, B41
-the rest: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, Y32, Y35, Y38, R35, R37, R39, V12, V15, V17

Did you know? Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada and is rooted from a German superstition. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
[Groundhog Day, Wikipedia.org]

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, Wikipedia.org]

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, Wikipedia.org]

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