Friday, February 20, 2009

Post #2 for Today...

If you are looking for this week's Exercise In Creativity, look at the post below this don't want to miss it... because it is YUMMY!!

I have a quick card share with you this morning! Katie over at Paper MakeUp Stamps issued a color challenge this and gray. Wow, this was tougher than I thought it was going to be...I don't think that I have used this color combination since the 80's, but once I got going, I loved it!

I love this card, but it was really difficult to photograph. On my monitor, the bright pink piece behind that cute little fairy is looking very close to red, but it is DEFINITELY a bright pink...not red. The grey piece behind the fairy also has a shimmer that just doesn't come across in the photos. It does help to click on the pictures so that you can see them at actual size instead of the thumbnail.

For the fairy (Lauren in Love), I stamped her with Jet Black StazOn, then colored her with my watercolor pencils. Her ruffles, I colored white using my white marker (I think that it's the Signo one.) Then I used my glue pen and glitter to add some accent to her wings. I love that corner punch, but unfortunately, the company that made it is no longer around, but I accented the edges again with my white marker.

There is a pearl stick-pin in the knot of the eyelet...I just added the pink bead to help it tie in with the card better.

The butterfly is out of the Buggy Sayings set. I stamped it onto some K&Company bright pink paper and accented his body with a bit of diamond glaze and glitter. For his flight trail, I just hand-drew it onto the card and added bits of glitter along the way.

The "Life" came out of one of Katie's larger quotes (Art is Life), but I just wanted to stamp the Life so I used a waterbased marker to only color that part of the image for my card.

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Lauren in Love Fairy
*Paper Makeup Stamps Buggy Sayings
*Paper Makeup Stamps Art is Life
*Making Memories Journaling Book and Stickpin
*SEI patterned papers (greys)
*K&Company paper (butterfly)
*glue pen
*watercolor pencils
*white signo marker
*zig writer
*2 grrrls corner punch
*eyelet trim
*pop dots

I will be back later this evening with Post #3 for today! :o)


Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is so neat! I love how you used so many different sets on this card!

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! I adore that fairy awesome. Your coloring looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

CHRISTI! You won the color challenge! Let me know which stamp ya want! :)

de said...

Christi you lucky girl! You won! Congrats! You deserve it! Your card is soooo beautiful!

Meli Mitchell said...

You did a beautiful job. I can totally tell how much detail you put into this. Congrats on your win!

Cassie said...

oh - she's so pretty! love the eyelet lace and stickpin!

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