Saturday, March 25, 2023

Bloom where you're planted...

Hello there!

It's Scenic Saturday over on the Bellariffic Blog and I just had to celebrate the official arrival of spring with a colorful fairy card this week. Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Babette with her back turned and beautiful, sparkling wings on full display, got the wheels turning in my head for what kind of scene I wanted to create. Whenever I have a character stamp that is facing away from us I feel that the background they are looking at becomes even more important to the story you are telling. That is when I remembered the Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy House set and I knew it would be the perfect destination for Babette to be walking towards. To add extra interest I borrowed the mushrooms that come in the Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy set and stamped them first so that when I masked them off and stamped Babette they would help push her into the mid-ground of the scene. I then masked Babette and stamped the Fairy House higher up and on the opposite side of the card so it would be pushed further into the background. Creating that sense of space between all of the elements is key to achieving a perspective where the various sized stamped elements all work cohesively together. Also notice that you don't have to see every part of every stamp when creating a scene. By cutting off the very top of the house and losing some of Babette's wing you still know exactly what it is you are looking at and it makes for a more dynamic over-all design by pulling you in and making it feel like you are walking down that fairy path right behind her in your very own fairy tale. :)

Stay crafty my friends.


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Babette, Fairy Garden Fairy House, Fairy Garden Fairy set and Spring Sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
skin- E13, E15, E37

hair- BV02, BV04, BV08, BV29

clothes/flowers- BV20, Y00, Y11, Y26, RV10, RV02, RV34, YG25, YG95, YG97, Y15, Y18, G20, RV00, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG25, G07

wings- BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV29, RV00, RV10, RV02, RV32

sky- BG0000, BG000, B01, BG53, C0,0

grass- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG63, G43, G94

path/rocks- E31, E42, E43, E44, E34/N3, W3, T5, W8

house/flowers- E55, E57, BG000, B01, C3, W5, Y0000, Y000, E81, E84/RV00, RV21, RV25, YG05, YG67, BG96

mushrooms- E40, E81, E84, RV00, RV10, RV02, RV32

hedge- YG17, G46