Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Garden Fairy
Today I have little garden fairy bringing "Sprinkles of happy thoughts!" for a happy birthday. I have a fondness for images and stories about garden fairies. They remind me of Tinkerbelle from Peter Pan. I imagine them to be sweet and lovely, if not a bit mischievious. This stamp is one of two garden fairy stamps that I have from STAMPS HAPPEN. This one is titled "Lavender Flower Fairy". I've been checking my own lavender in my garden daily and I see that I'm going to have a wonderful supply of fresh lavender before too much longer.
For this card I had to get out my prismacolor pencils. People often ask so I will say upfront that NO I don't use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits to blend. I just lay on layers of color. This was a lot of fun to color. Lots of detail and I think pencils give a more dreamy appearance. I also stamped on craft cardstock and I really find the craft stock takes the color of the pencils very well.
Stamps: Stamps Happen "Lavender Flower Fairy" and the seniment is from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant
Image colored with Prismacolor Pencils
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink craft cardstock
Accessories: Tonic butterfly border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Lavender Flower Soft, Stickles glitter glue in diamond and copper, clear dimensional glaze.
Until next time,