When I saw this week's Colour Q inspiration pic I immediately thought of this autumn fairy costume that I had one year for Halloween. The pics online were detailed and luxurious and I couldn't wait to get it! When it arrived, it was the exact opposite of what I had envisioned! Needless to say, I didn't wear the autumn fairy costume that year! I wanted to create a card that captured an autumn fairy and so I used this super sweet digi of Wryn Fairy Wishes.
Hope you like my take on the colors and the concept:
This card took me the longest that I have ever spent on a card. It took me hours to color it and I will explain why... I didn't have the exact colors for Colour Q in my copics, so I tried a different technique altogether. I used Stampin Up blender pens and my Stampin Up ink pads to deliver the color. It was a GREAT plan when you don't have a specific color! The only trouble is that it took me sooooooo long! This card is for a very special person who I hope has a "FAIRY SWEET DAY" when she receives it!! It was worth the extra time spent to get it just right!!
I used the Baja Breeze color for her dress and shoes, I used Midnight Muse for the shadowing on the first layer of the dress and a combo of the 2 colors for the second layer of the dress.
For her hair, I colored it with a Y21 copic and then I colored it with More Mustard and Really Rust in the darkest parts using Stampin' up blender pens.
The flowers were pale pink Martha Stewart flowers and I needed to color them as well.
Here's where I had to put my color skills to the test!
When you add pink to something it changes the shade and tone, so I needed to go with colors that would end up looking like baja breeze, more mustard, & really rust.
I used daffodil delight and it ended up like mustard!
I used pool party and bashful blue and it ended up like baja breeze and luckily for the really rust, I only had to color it with more mustard and it turned perfectly into rust!
Whew!!! So, like I said, this card was the longest 2 day crafty project EVER!!!
Here's a few pics of the coloring in action...
On this pic you can see where I added the diff shades of blue -- pool party and bashful blue.
The other flower was also pink and I added mustard over it to create rust. They were really dark when wet so I was a bit worried...
But, when they were dry they came out just like Stampin' Up colors --- YAY!!!!! :) :) :)
It was a TON of work, but in the end it was FUN!!
Here's a detailed close up of Wryn without the flash so you can see the coloring.
Click on it for a larger version... :) :) :)
My card was a labor of love for sure!!
I'm entering this card into the Tiddly Inks Challenge # 110 -- "Use a Wryn"
Digi stamp: Wryn Fairy Wishes by Tiddly Inks ($3.00)
Card Stock: Midnight Muse by Stampin' UP
Paper: Fancy Pants and My Mind's Eye
Inks: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Really Rust
Copper bling: Recollections
Flowers: Martha Stewart Crafts
(Inks to color the pink flowers: Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, & Pool Party)
Spellbinders: Grand nesties labels 1 & classic ovals
Stampin' Up blender pens
Thanks for looking!!
Comments are appreciated and make my day FAIRY SWEET!