Evening all, well we have had most of the day with the power on and off, the electrician was in and has done the front bedroom and the hall, we now have fab spotlights in the hall, I have taken some photos but I will share them later! So we now need to fill in the holes and decorate the front room so we can all play musical bedrooms for a while!!!
Well as I had nothing better to do, plus I needed to make my mums Birthday card, I decided to move my table to the window and craft, I had a pretty good day.
Yesterday I received a little parcel with a lovely lil stamp called Pippi Longsocks and some other lovely stamps too the are all available from Funky Kits. Now I have seen so many lovely creations with her recently I just couldn't resist. I did want to play yesterday but time was not on my side. And so I have made the most of 'natural light' and a view over my garden (with the added extra of the boxes!)...
Ok so not the best view I know, all the boxes obstruct what will hopefully be a nice view in the summer! but I enjoyed watching the pidgins in my garden with the occasional apperience from a blue tit or two oh and I have one or two ring necked doves!
Anyway back to what I'm here for, when I coloured this image today I didn't know what sentiment I was going to use. All I did know if that it was going to be my mums birthday card! By chance I saw a set of LOTV sentiments I had 'forgotten' about, on there was the most perfect sentiment for my card! While stamping it, it reminded me of being in the old house before christmas and watching a tinkerbell film with Amelia!
So from that all I have thought is 'I do believe in fairies, I do, I do!'. Plus there is a long standing 'joke' between my mum and I about pixies in the tree! So i felt this sentiment just finished it!
For this card I have tried to follow the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl
I hope you can see it, Im not feeling sketches too much at the moment!!
(EDIT 14/1/2012 - I have looked this morning and made a couple of changes to my card, I am changing this photo as it now looks more like the SB sketch! But I haven't redone any of the other photos!)
Isn't she just the cutest?! I love her so much that I have coloured her twice more today, she is so lovely to colour!!! I used some of my new pencils too! Im just starting to 'learn' to mix my pencils with my pens and the results are amazing! I have to admit, I wants sure on the pink and orange to start off with, but I think she is kinda funky!
As you can see here, I also found some skeleton leaves stashed away, I have always wanted to use them on projects but never known how to stick them. On here I just used silicone at the bottoms of them so it would not be seen, and mounted Pippi on silicone too!
Here she is up close, I just love her so much. She was coloured using Copics and Polychrome Pencils;
Wings; Y11, Y00, Y000 and Cadium Yellow (Pencil)
Skin; E02, E00, E000 and R20 on her cheeks
Frog; YG23 and YG09
Hair; E15, E79, E59 and Walnut Brown (Pencil)
Skirt and Top; Y38, Y35, Y15, Deep Scarlet Red (Pencil) and Dark Cadmium Orange (Pencil)
Spots and Shoes; R13, R14 and BV29
The papers were just from my stash and the stickles were Icicle!
I just LOVE the way her skirt turned out! I was shocked at myself for it, especially as it has been so long since I properly sat and coloured with decent light! You can see I added stickles to her wings, I want to try and get some powders to do the wings with as sometimes stickles is too much. Im not sure if you can see the small pearl drop I added to the wing too?! Just added a bit more depth!
Now here is the sentiment, I felt this just fitted so well!! Due to not having my big shot at the moment I had to cut this out by hand, don't think I did a too bad job!!! I also added some stickles to this to tie it in a bit more!
I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;
Sugar Bowl - Sketch - Option of Birthday (Its for my mums birthday!)
CRAFT Challenge - Celebrations
Craft Us Crazy - Anything New (The Stamp is New)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Spots and/or Stripes (Stripy Backing paper)
Flutterby Wednesday - Bright Colours
Flourishes - Colour Inspiration (Pink and Orange)
My Mums Craft Shop - Here come the Girls
7 Kids College Fund - New (New Stamp and New to colouring With pencils and Pens)
Whimsy Inspires - Happy Birthday (Its for my Mums birthday!)
Stampin for the Weekend - Out With The Old (The sentiment stamp and the leaves are well.... )
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Well I can't wait to read what you think, Im going back to do some more colouring, I still have one card to make before tomorrow and at the moment I could just sleep!!!
See you Soon