This card has sapphire vellum as the background. I then found this great image of an icy looking fairy. I highlighted some of the lighter blue with a silver stardust gel pen. Then I added extra highlights with stardust glitter glue. I finished her off by dropping a tiny rhinestone on her head dress.
For this card I mixed pink and pearl acrylic paint together and used it to paint white card stock as the background to compliment the pink fairy. I then accented her wings with a pink glitter gel pen. I used a green glitter gel pen to bring out the leaves in her headdress and garland. Then I applied glue to the flowers on her head and the garland drape and sprinkled it with peony pink Flower Soft.
This card started with a green scrapbook paper that mimics a handmade paper. I then printed the iris fairies image on the back of a pink paper that matches the green background. I used a black glitter gel pen to highlight the fairies wrapped around the stem of the flower. I covered it with One Step Crackle. After it dried I mounted it over the green. I rolled back the top corner to reveal the pink underside. I tied a pink bow and centered it on the flower stem. I finished the card by inking the outside edge with gold ink.
This has to be my favorite card. For years I have wanted to capture a fairy in a jar. I have finally done it! A friend of mine stamped a large mason jar on white card stock for me. I took it home and re-sized it and then printed it on a transparency. I painted the lid silver. On the glossy side I used a turquoise permanent pen. I lifted some of the color by using 91% isopropyl alcohol on a cotton ball, to give it that transparent color that we are accustomed to seeing. I then found the perfect fairy and printed two copies of her on photo paper to make her more lifelike. I cut both copies out. On the first I left her wings. I used green Angelina Fibers over them. The second copy I cut only her body out. I layered it over the first cutout to give her dimension. I cut out the mason jar leaving tabs on the sides and bottom. I laid it on a piece of scrap book paper and marked around it carefully so that I would know where to cut the slits to slide behind the background paper. After checking the fit I was ready to glue my little fairy on the background. I then used my Wizard to cut out some little green vellum ferns to put in the bottle with her. Then I put the jar in place. I cut a small square of pink netting and pushed it into the jar leaving a corner outside of the jar. I then made some colored baker's twine by wrapping crochet thread around a ruler and drawing lines on it with a permanent pen. I wrapped it around the jar top twice and tied it.
I found this picture of a bubble blowing fairy for the theme of this card. I printed two copies. I used kaleidoscope embossing powder on each of the background bubbles. I mounted it onto a silver gray metallic paper. Then out of the second copy I cut out the two dominant bubbles. I used gel pens to enhance the scenes inside of the bubbles. Then I gave each a coat of Glossy Accents to make them shiny like bubbles would be. For her flowing red hair I stained a used dryer sheet with watercolor. After it was dry I tore a piece from the corner and pulled it into strands for her hair. I glued a small piece forward towards her face and then I glued the longer part flowing down. After it was dry I pulled the piece that was towards her face back over her hair and away from her face. I glued a small rhinestone to her hair to hold it back and into place.
This card started as a gif file. I converted it to a jpeg file and then re-sized it and printed it. I used gold Perfect Pearls powder to give a golden glow from the lamp. I then took a bronze gel pen and re-drew the lantern. I used a drop of glitter glue as the flame. After it dried I put a drop of Glossy Accents over it to look like the glass of the lantern. I then used a silver stardust gel pen to accent her wings. I used a blue stardust gel pen to draw wavy lines in the water. I then went over it with blue glitter paint. After it dried I went back over it with the blue stardust gel pen again. I then used Glossy Accents over that to give it the sparkle and shine of water.
Didn't I say that these were a lot of fun? They really were. I got to play with so many different products. Many that I never get the opportunity to use. I really made quite the mess of my studio but I loved every minute of it.
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