I've got to say, I just love these Flower Fairies stamps by Crafter's Companion. They are so intricately detailed. Today I chose the Almond Blossom fairy.
that same detail that attracts you to an image can be a bit daunting
and time consuming to color. Along that vein, I actually have a
confession to make -- I don't have too much patience with coloring,
preferring faster techniques and I never thought I was very good at it.
However, since I started practicing with the Spectrum Noir
alcohol markers, I've been told by many that my coloring skills have
really improved and I do enjoy the process much more than I used to.
But at times I revert back to my lazier habits, LOL.
5" x 7" card is one of those lazier (whoops, quick) cards. I decided to go
with a monochromatic color scheme instead of doing detailed realistic
coloring. As a general rule, monochromatic color schemes go faster. I
started by stamping the large fairy in a sepia toned ink onto vanilla
card stock. I then masked the legs and stamped off a row of flowers at
the bottom and lower right. Separately, I stamped the fun 'fairy
kisses' greeting, hand cut it in to a banner shape, and sponged the
edges. On small pieces of scrap card stock, I stamped and fussy cut
three flowers and three butterflies, all from the Almond Blossom fairy
Then I shaded everything with pastels (chalks),
using golden yellows, tans and shades of browns. I used a Q-tip and at
times my finger-tip to blend the pastels. I added glitter to the fairy's
wings and to the butterflies and brown micro-beads to the flower
centers. I sponged the card edges and mounted it on brown and then
again on vanilla. Finally, I attached the greeting, butterflies, and
flowers with glue dots.
And it was done! Half an hour from start to finish, now that's my kind of card!
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