Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Winter Fairy Challenge

When I saw this Penny Black image months ago, I was so taken by it....but it didn't take me long to remember that I am handicapped when it comes to coloring!  So I didn't use the stamp....until today. One of my great-nieces turns 11 today, and I know what it's like to have a birthday in December. She loves the color purple, too.   I wanted to make a wintry card.   Actually, I first stamped it on watercolor paper and used Twinkling H2O's....but it was a failure.   I had also stamped the image on smooth cardstock, and then I started looking for samples of this image in the Penny Black gallery.  SU watercolor markers were my choice of medium, and I used a blender pen (not a lot of help), and an aqua brush.  I got the best results from scribbling the marker on an acrylic block and spritzing it with water.   A glue pen made it possible to accent with fine glitter and even some "chunky" glitter from Martha Stewart.  End result:  I'm pleased.  (I even photographed it on the old chair on my back porch....in 15-degree temperatures.)

Penny Black Winter Fairy ; SU markers; Martha Stewart glitter; Technique Tuesday sentiment

4 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Evelyn
You may believe you are mentally challenged with colouring, but I am loving this little cutie, your G-neice is going to love it.
The image is fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tish said...

Incredible coloring. I enjoyed your description. Fun.
Tish

Leslie Miller said...

It turned out just adorable, Evelyn! I can see why you were taken with it. This is one of my favorite card styles -- a beautifully colored image and sentiment, nothing more to compete with the image. Wonderful card!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ohhhh check out the color...you are ready for 2014 for sure!!!