Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge ~ Fantasy Creatures

Hi everyone! Each month, Lisa at Bloobel Stamps runs a Progressive Challenge on her Facebook page. If you played along the previous month, you get a discount code for the current month's image so you can play along again. This month the challenge was to use one of five Fantasy Creatures which Lisa created. There are dragons, a flying pig, a unicorn and this adorable fairy. She is called Shy Fairy and I couldn't resist her.

I coloured this little sweetie with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. Her wings were given a sparkly layer of Cotton Candy Stickles on the outside sections and Icicle Stickles on the inside sections. The flower centers were accented with Cinnamon Stickles because as far as fairies are concerned, the more sparkle the better :) She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on foam tape.

The background began as a piece of textured blue cardstock which was cut to a 6 x 8 inch rectangle. Texture Paste was scraped through one of the stars from TCW Layered Stars Stencil in three places to create the magical background. Once dry, the inside openings of the stars were shaded with an Inktense pencil activated with a waterbrush. This was also done to the outside edges to deepen them. Cobalt Archival Ink was used to add Carabelle Studio Letter Background as well as Stampotique Originals Dot Swirl stamps in several places. Black dots were added with Jet Black Archival applied to a TH stamp.

The sentiment, printed on white cardstock, was cut into individual words. These were matted with black and popped up with foam tape. Sparkly silver enamel stars were spread out throughout the background. To complete the page, a simple border was doodled around the edges and the page was matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks for joining Shy Fairy and me today. We are both delighted that you did...although she is more reserved in her delight than me...LOL. You still have a few days left to join Lisa's Fantasy Creatures challenge on the Bloobel Facebook group. Be sure to pop by to see all of the awesome creations in the album. People are so talented and creative. And if you are looking for inspiration, stop by where you are sure to come away with a lengthy list of must-have images. Love 'em all!

Life is good; so is art.

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