For today I have a card that is bursting with color, whimsy, and maybe a little bit of magic. Here is my card for today featuring this amazing fairy image! I usually wouldn't post so many photos but I wanted to show all her detail and color. I hope you enjoy it..
|Fairy is center stage and colored using watercolor|
pencils then blending it out with an aqua pen.
|The vellum softens the background to let our|
fairy pop off the card. Plus, the vellum also serves as
another layer for the flourish and sentiment.
|Our fairy is sitting on a silver embossed flourish.|
This gives her a sense of place.
|The watercolor pencils and the aqua pen seem to be|
the perfect tools for the job.
|Sentiment stamped on vellum is bold but|
doesn't overwhelm the focal point nor it gets lost
into the background.
|After painstakingly fussy cutting around her I felt she needed |
more dimension so I popped her up with some dimensional adhesive.
It also is the start of another challenge from the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog with the theme 'Anything Goes'!
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Isn't she just fantastic! This fairy needed to take center stage for this design. She is gently sitting on a silver flourish which was stamped and embossed on a piece vellum. The vellum acts to soften the the vibrant background but it also gives it a dreamy mystical quality that suits our fairy very well. The vellum also allows the fairy to become the dominate figure; otherwise she would visually disappear into the backdrop.
When I got the idea for this card I knew the exact sentiment I was going to use; 'Some things have to be believed to be seen'. My nine year old daughter completely agreed with that sentiment saying: 'Mom, kids see fairies all the time because we believe they are there.'... Well I guess that answers that question and she is right! Adults are so jaded and our silly 'important' experiences get in the way of the magic of life.
- Stenciled the background using teal, hot pink, yellow then traced each element with a gel pen. (this was actually for The Paper Players challenge but it didn't sit right with me, so I set it aside and thought it would be perfect for this card!)
- Printed the fairy image on watercolor paper. (had to print on lower gauge paper due to the printer feed)
- Colored the fairy using PrismaColor and Faber Castell watercolor pencils.
- Fussy cut (without swearing) around the fairy image. set aside
- Cut vellum panel to cover the stenciled base.
- Stamped flourish with VersaMark Ink and heat set using Rangers 'silver' embossing powder.. FANTASTIC results!!
- Added dimensional tape to the fairy and adhered it to the vellum.
- Stamped sentiment
- Placed the vellum panel on the stenciled panel.
- Added the design to an A2 CS card base.
Well I hope you enjoyed your stay! I really do appreciate taking time out of your busy day to visit TheGrandStampede. Take care and we will see in a couple of days!! All comments good or otherwise are always appreciated. So please, don't be shy!
All the best,