Thursday, November 05, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge

Hi all! It's time for Part 2 of Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge and this time we are featuring this adorable fairy from Karen Middleton called Shiny Stuff Fairie. Those who played along with Part 1, will have received her as this part's free image. If you didn't get a chance to play along, you can still purchase her at Sweet Pea Stamps until it closes November 25.

I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a generous helping of Diamond Stickles to her wings, the mist from the can, and highlight dots on the bells and her wand. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted in black, and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back of the image for dimension and to create a shadow.

The background, a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper, was colourized withScattered Straw, Spiced Maramalade, and Worn Lipstick Distress inks. Pattern was added with orange Blossom Archival ink and an Andy Skinner Steampunk stamp, with Red Geranium Archival and Stampendous' Mish Mesh stamp, and also with Coffee Archival ink and a TH text stamp. Jet Black Archival was applied through Memory Box's Rings and Puddles stencil. To add more dimension and texture, white embossing paste was scraped through Memory Box's Starry Nights stencil.

The wording was computer generated and printed onto white cardstock, cut apart and matted with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhered the segments. Silver star sequins were scatted around and two pieces of cheesecloth were added behind the image before she was adhered. A die cut black arrow gave her a place to stand. To complete the piece, black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black.

Thanks for joining Shiny Stuff Fairie and me today. We are delighted that you did. To see more fabulous creations with this adorable image, be sure to pop by the Sweet Pea Friends and Fans Facebook group. We would love to see what you create with her!

Life is good; so is art.

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