Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fairy Friends

Good morning everyone! Here's another sweet fairy from the elusive Pergamano sets I was so desperately searching for several weeks ago. This one is from the Summer Fairies set. Doesn't she look so sweet sitting on her mushroom having a little chat with her friend Fairy Frog, lol?


As much as I love the Prima Fairy Flora papers {{LOVE}} there are a couple in the collection that are very bright as far as the colors go. This patterned paper is a perfect example. I wanted to use it so much, but it just looked so much more bold and vibrant than I was comfortable with. Then I remembered seeing Mel from Mel Stampz applying a wash of gesso over some patterned paper to tone down the colors a bit, and I knew that was the solution! I didn't use quite as much gesso as she did, just a faint wash to mellow the color a bit. I probably could've lightened it a bit more, but, I was much happier with it. 

I made the crepe paper flower too, a result of playing around with my huge stash of the stuff, lol. I spritzed a piece of white crepe paper with some Glimmer Mists and after it dried I cut a long strip and started pleating it. I wasn't too careful, and it's definitely far from perfect, but I kind of liked it so I stuck it on there. 


Hope you like it, thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Pergamano, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento, Perfect Match
Papers: Heavenly White, Prima, SU, PTI, crepe paper
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders lacy squares, Geo punch, Glimmer Mists, pearl, Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen, Creatables flourish dies, PTI ticket die

11 comments:

  1. Such a stunning card! So pretty and whimsical.

    Love it!

    Michelle :-)

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  2. Gorgeous colouring, and I love this sweet image.Your flower is very cool too.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. WOW . . . I LOVE it! Your colouring is beautiful as always. Off to look at Mel Stampz now too!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  4. Oh! Ditto ALL the lovely comments above coz this card is beautiful!! Great colour choice & that fairy is way too cute xxx

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  5. Beautiful card! Love your coloring as always.

    In case you're still looking for some of these stamps, my friend has some in her store here: http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/products.php?cat=187

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  6. Wow, what a cutie. Love her and love your coloring.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  7. Love, love, love this card! Such gorgeous coloring!

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  8. the card is awesome
    I have to say that I really enjoy browsing your blog!
    I wish you many more creative years of bloging!
    snowbird1@freenet.de
    have a blessed day

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  9. Absolutely amazing..your coloring as always is perfect and thanks for the tip on color washing, but what is gesso?

    Hugs Debbie

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  10. Oh my gosh, Katarina, you've colored her so beautifully! She's sooooo adorable!

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