I love purple. I love a variety of colour, too. I decided to pair a Kraftin' Kimmie fairy with an Elizabeth Craft Design calligraphy die and a fantastic 3-D embossing embellished with Nuvo mousse. The fairy was coloured with Finetec mica watercolour and Distress marker.
Putting It Together
I got this lovely fairy at a recent garage sale hosted by a local scrapbooking store. If I had the funds, I would have bought all of the Kimmies she had that I didn't.
I used Krafty Kolours black to stamp on watercolour paper.
Using Distress markers, I start with a marker-ish technique starting with the darkest and going over that with the next lighter and adding more out. It looks real wonkey when it's just the marker.
Using a waterbrush I can blend the colours and move them where I want.
I decided I wanted a lot of magical sparkle so I used Finetec Mica watercolours with Distress marker used for shading. The gold was a bit more opaque than I intended and the Distress ink on the gold less visible.
I fussy cut the fairy leaving a margin. I later used a black Glaze Jelly Roll and white Uniball to add detail to her eyes.
I made this background a few weeks ago shortly after I got the embossing folder. I thought I had pictures of how I made it, but, alas, I cannot find any. So.. to describe. I used a blending tool to dab various colour of Nuvo Mousse (all that I had at that time) on a panel of pearl cardstock (it was handy *laugh*). Once I had the panel coloured, I ran it through with the 3-D embossing folder. That folder is COOL with a capital K! After running it through, used the blender tool lightly over the panel with the Royal Aubergine because I love that purple.
I tried a dry fit with a sentiment die and loved the fit.
I used the die to cut from glitter cardstock and darker purple cardstock to stack them.
I used Zig glue pen to adhere the cuts in the stack.
I used darker cardstock under the lilac glittered cardstock so it would look like a shadow as well as giving it dimension.
I dry fit the stack with the fairy and... it needed something.
I dry fit a ribbon under the fairy and sentiment and it added just the right gravitas.
After adhering everything, I added lilac and purple sequins with Glossy Accents.
Inside, I stamped a sentiment with black and added a butterfly in purple. I stamped the butterfly with Purple Pansy then Versamark and finally brushed it with Grape Fiz Perfect Pearls.
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