Monday, January 12, 2009

Fairy-ly Nice

I sent this in to Pink Cat Studio's Lily the Fairy Contest. From the start, I had a vision (stubborn) of Lily being a garden fairy (thus the flowers and vines) standing on a mushroom with fairy dust coming from her wand and being sprinkled throughout the garden. I struggled a bit to get this card finished but I refused to change course (stubborn). I didn't have a mushroom stamp (it's in the mail, ha!) so I just drew the mushroom myself (man, I'm stubborn, aren't I?)

Did all my usual techniques here. I don't think this shows my BEST coloring but I'm experimenting with colors I don't normally use like orange.

Whenever I use these flowers, I only put glue in the center so the petals will be loose and uneven giving more texture to the card. I often fold the petals up a bit with my fingers or even put tiny cuts in between petals so I can bend them even more.

Stamps: Lily the Fairy digi stamp, Autumn Leaves Swirls VI, One of a Kind
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, Bazzill
Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, Boho Blossoms Punch, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickie Glue pen, Cricut George

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Deb said...

Michelle! This is gorgeous! The colors are amazing, and that hand-drawn mushroom...well, maybe you should start designing stamps!

Looking forward to chatting tonight!

Lisa Foster said...

OK, this one really rocks! I love the pink and orange! Your mushroom is the cutest (um, could you make me a stamp of YOUR mushroom image?) I love your design too with the fairy in the circle...ok, well, it's ALL just AWESOME!

Janna said...

I saw this out on Pink Cat and loved it!! I love the mushroom and the coloring you did on it! And I think that Lily is colored beautifully! You know you should design stamps!! You are such a brilliant artists and I bet they would sell like hot cakes!


Carrie said...

Amazing! The mushroom is awesome!

Leigh Anne said...

MAN! that is cute! nice job on the mushroom- I'da thought it was a stamp - orange turned out good! ;)