Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The brightest stars...

Hey there! 

So I did something a bit different with my card for 7 Kids today. As I was stamping up these tiny fairies from the Mama Elephant Little Fairy Agenda set I had the idea of making them glow like fireflies. To do this effectively I knew that I would have to color them into a relatively dark background but I didn't want to have them floating in a solid dark void. So I compromised a bit and imaged a dusky evening just after the last strong rays of sun have set over the horizon. There is still that slight glow but everything around you is hazy and indistinct. Once again I pulled out the much used flowers from the TGF With Love set and stamped a few right up front in the very close foreground of the scene. Then I took advantage of all the different poses these little fairies come in and started stamping them on like they are flying in to land on the flowers. The coloring was actually pretty quick and easy as I worked with a very limited palette of yellow and purple, the only tricky part was making sure I left space on the flowers to reflect the fairies magic glow. I'm thinking that I probably could have gone a bit bolder with the darker colors in the sky but all in all I'm super happy with the story this card tells. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Mama Elephant (Little Fairy Agenda and Shooting Star), The Greeting Farm (With Love and In Christ I Am)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink amethyst allure
Papertrey Ink noted scallop die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
fairies- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y21, Y26
everything else- B60, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV04, BV08, RV52


Julie D. Richards said...

Love love love the sentiment with these fairies. Hugs.

Deni(se) said...

Wow, so striking and original. Love the depth you have in the blues! So cute too.