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.

Card Recipe:
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.
In retrospect, I wish I hadn't added the dimensional glaze or the extra flower at the bottom.  Next time I won't, but I do know that I look forward to stamping on craftstock and coloring with my pencils again.  Love the copics but using my Prismacolor pencils was a lot of fun again.

Until next time,


  1. Awesome coloring, I could never achieve that without mineral spirits, such pretty flowers!

  2. Really beautiful, I love the layout on this card, the image is gorgeous and I really like the 3d glaze and the flower blossoms


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