Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Some More Firsts, Technique Wise...

...where do I begin?? : ) My kids gave me this adorable stamp for Christmas, because they know I love fairies and all things whimsical. I saw a card with this image and cased it somewhat. I colored my fairy with watercolor pencils, used an aqua pen to shmear the color a bit (very little bit). There's one first attempt, so didn't make much of an effort on this image so I wouldn't mess it up. I colored her wings pale yellow and then put a layer of Fire & Ice Twinkling H2O over the yellow, followed by Indian Copper highlights, with Garnet used on the flowers around her waist. Another firstie...those Twinkling H2O's. I thought they would have more shimmer, but the card has to be turned just so to pick up the shimmer. They are pretty though. I added some yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers, and also Fruit Punch Stickles to the wings. I have had my Flower Soft stuff for a couple weeks but decided to dive into that with the flowers on this image; I used the Lavender. Had a hard time getting some of it to stick so maybe I had it on too thick. So that's new stuff #3. I have used my Cuttlebug many many times but just got the Frills border embossing folders in the mail yesterday and decided to break one in on the strip behind the main image. Oh my, are those fun! Let's see, last firstie would be the sorry attempt at distressing the edge of the green cardstock. I don't know how that is done to make it look "real", but I just used the edge of a metal ruler and rubbed it back and forth until I thought it didn't look so bad anymore. : )

Stamps: Flower Fairies from Stamps Happen.
Paper: Paper Studio CS, My Minds Eye DP.
Ink: Black Color Box., watercolor pencils.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Twinkling H2O's, Flower Soft, Stickles, aqua pen.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

How fun, using all those new products. I bought some twinkling H20s a year ago and still haven't used them. And the flower soft looks pretty cool, but I haven't found it around here yet. I loved how you used it for the lavendar.
Another great card!