Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fair-ly Sweet

Okay, so I missed the challenge for Tiddly Inks projects including fairies ... but finally got this little imp onto a card.  Love how spring-y this looks, even though we're headed into the fall here in the States.

This sweet thing is called Willow the Greeting Fairy from Tiddly Inks' digital line.  There's also a few sentiments that come with her, but as usual, I like to leave sentiments off the cards - it makes them so much more versatile ... Once I come up with who and what I want to send a card to, I sometimes add a sentiment then, or just treat it like a blank note card.

Willow was colored with Copics (shocked?) after printing onto Cryogen iridescent.  I'm torn between the Xpress Blend It paper and Cryogen.  I love the way the Cryogen automatically gives a sparkle, even if it's not apparent in the photo.  It's kind of like adding Wink of Stella in clear all over.  In fact, I added some Wink of Stella to her wings, but had to do 2 coats, and still, you have to turn the card this way and that to see the extra sparkle.


I used Stampin Up's Pumpkin and Garden Green cardstocks, as well as some fabulous spring-y digital designer paper from Bearly Mine Design
The larger green background is from the Floral Surprise set and the strips across are from the Mini Dots set.  I think they look perfect with the saffron SU grosgrain ribbons and the pretty paper flowers.  Finished off with some pretty pearls.
 
Copics Used:
     Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000,R20       Hair:  E37,35,31,Y23
     Dress/Boots:  V06,12,01,000,B26,24,21
     Wings:  BG01,000,RV00,BV000
 
 
I'm so loving making all these cards.  I'm trying to work on coloring every day and whipping up a card every day-every other day ... Hope you enjoy the results.
 
Would love to hear what you think.
Take care and have a wonderful day!

7 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Collette

Gr Karin

Ellie said...

This is so beautiful! Love your coloring and such pretty papers!

JanR said...

Great card! You're right, very spring-y. :-) Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your papers are really pretty. The whole card is gorgeous, I love the colours. Thanks so much for playing at Tiddly Inks x

Loopylou. said...

love this so much, the layout is amazing too.
thank you so much for playing along with us over on the tiddly inks challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog! :)

hugs,
JoAnn:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Lysa said...

Perfectly Springy AND Fall!

Thanks again for joining us at Tiddly Inks!