Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's Time to Bloom!!

I finally inked this adorable fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps, and her name is Kirsten. I think I would call her the tomboy of the fairy world. I can imagine her climbing trees and getting dirty, forever curious. The sketch is on the PMS blog this week--PMSSC03--and it was fun to work on a larger scale this week. My card measures 5 1/2 inches square. Sometimes you just need a larger card size to accommodate a great stamp!! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's set, Bella's Blooms, and it just fit perfectly with my little scene. I also dusted off some retired SU ribbon that matched a past in color, True Thyme. It worked fairly well with this Kraft designer paper.

Do you color the image first or pick your colors/paper first? We were talking about this on PCP lately, and I guess that I never really thought about my process. After I did ponder the question, I realized that mostly I color the image first and pick the paper to match it later. The only exceptions are when I am trying to do a color challenge of some kind or I just have to use some new paper! I have an ever growing supply of Copic markers and polychromous pencils, but I am amazed that I always seem to not have the exact color that I am looking for. I have so many brown tones, but I can never find the right now. So, that is my own it all then I won't have that problem! Just kidding (well, maybe not...[hides head in shame])!!

Enough of my ramblings, here's the important stuff:


Stamps: Kirsten by Paper Makeup; sentiment from Bella's Bloom by Stampin' Up (p. 83 IBC-Spring/Summer 2009)
Paper: Kraft DSP, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Accessories: SU True Thyme stitched ribbon; EK Success border punch; decorative brads; SU oval punches; Pixie Dust Blingz and Angel Wings by Shimmerz; Copic original (skin-R00,R01, R20; hair-E33, E57; Wings-E41; Shoes-E33, E57; Shorts-E13, E21, V17; Shirt-BV00, V17; Leg warmers-V17; Grass-YG17, G29, 0)


Mae said...

What a great card. Very sweet!

Cassie said...

This is out of this world Nancy!! I just love it!! Wonderful colors, pretty paper, perfect embellishments!!

Heather said...

Nancy, this is adorable! Great coloring! I love the embellishements! All around great card!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card! Great colors.

Danni said...

Beautiful card! Just beautiful!

Dawn said...

that came out so pretty Nancy! I love the colors and the ribbon is perfect! great card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!! tfs!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

Love it!!! Great job!

lakind said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! I love the colors! I usually go for the paper first, then I color the image. And I agree about never having the "right" color! I have all the ciao markers and am working towards the sketch! Crazy!