Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flower Fairy Hello

Hi There!

Last month I saw this card and was smitten with the image and the colors Christine used to color this sweet fairy. Christine's coloring is terrific and I enjoy looking at what she shares. You might want to take a peek. I've added a few blogs to my Feedly over the past few months where the blogger is a fantastic colorist and seeing what they have created makes me want to color, too. Thanks for the inspiration, Christine (in case she ever stops by to read my little blog)! 

I had fun using my Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color this. I don't know if anyone is interested in what colors I use, so I don't keep track. If you are interested, please let me know. The pinks were colors I hadn't necessarily pulled out before and I liked how they looked. 

A heads up for those who like to use Wink of Stella pens and to color digital images. I honestly don't know what the liquid is in the pen (I've never investigated that) but whatever it is, it sure doesn't play well with printed digital images. It smears the ink. Remember when I mentioned something on that card that Jessica made. That's why she had to color another image I smeared the ink. So I forgot about that when I started to put some WOS on the wings of this little gal (after I had colored everything). I just barely started when I remembered. Thankfully it didn't ruin the work I had done(I'd have been so very sad to have to start coloring  the image again because of that). I ended up using lots of Stickles instead. 

I wanted to add a little more of something and I know sequins are popular. I've not gotten colored sequins, but I did like how these iridescent sequins(from Hobby Lobby) looked, so added a few for interest. Hopefully they don't detract from the image. 

The hello is from the Gingham Backgrounds set from Lawn Fawn. I just love that font! It's stamped in Watermelon ink from Close To My Heart. I also used their Stitched Rectangle die. 

That is all from me right now. I thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day. 



Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous sweetie, big happy hugs love Pops x

Alanna said...

What a darling card Jeanne. I love that fun image and your coloring looks great. I picked up some prisma colors and have yet to use them. you make me want to.

And thanks for the tip about the wink of stella pen. Good to know. Glad your coloring was okay.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job with your coloring, Jeanne! You did Christine proud! I love the pp you used to perfectly frame your pretty little sparkly fairy and I think the sequins are mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Girl you color brilliantly! And isn't it fun?? I just love to color! This image is so adorable and seriously, your coloring is lovely! Shadows and highlights are so perfect! I love the added sequins, they don't detract for the image at all! They add bling! So cute! Have a great week! (Hugs)

Barb said...

What a sweet card, Jeanne! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are soooo very good with your Prismacolor pencils! It looks like markers! I like the card design, as well. Your perfectly placed sequins are not a distraction at all, but a wonderful enhancement. And you know how I feel about those sparkly wings! LOVE THEM!

Awesome card, all around! Thanks for sharing.

Barb :)

crochetwithtamara said...

Hi Jeanne! I just love seeing all the cute little cards you make and this one is one of my favorites. I always loved to color as a child and still enjoy coloring; but in coloring books. You make everything look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Tamara

cm said...

Jeanne, you're the Queen of the Prismacolours! What a darling fairy and flowers image; your colouring - from the colours to your exceptional shading/blending - brings it to life in a most whimsical, wonderful, beautiful way! The background paper and sequins: perfect accessories! Cute AND gorgeous!

Kelly Latevola said...

She's absolutely adorable!! I love how you colored her. I wonder if it's your printer ink because I don't have any smearing issues with my digital stamps and Wink of Stella. I love the added sparkle of stickles though. My go to is always stardust! Matches everything :)