Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sassy Winter Fairy


Doesnt this fairy look so sassy to you?!! I actually won this winter fairy and the other season fairies from TGF. I was so excited! I wanted to color her with a frosty look but instead decided to use this Jolly by Golly paper and color her to match these. I really like her though so I plan to make a few more cards with her with some different colors I want to try on her. Okay so before I get any further into the card I have a confession...Im completely AR about color coordination. I stayed with SU for so long b/c I love their cs and dp and I knew which colors were in the dp. Since Ive been stamping their cs is just about all I've used. I do love some PTI white and bought their assorted pack when they released it so I like theirs also but other than a pack of Coredinations cs PTI and SU is the only cs I've ever bought. Like alot of others since the new IDA I decided to not sign it and no longer be a SU demo. So long story short after I pulled out this dp and colored up this fairy I realized I really didnt have any cs to match the dp!! GASP!! So I tried to find the closet match possible to what I had. I even went into SCS to try to see what cs others were pairing with it. What I ended up using is PTI aqua mist and ocean tides which are not great matches to the dp so needless to say AR color coordinator that I am I not too thrilled with this card. LOL! My buttony bow was not even being cooperative today! I think this sassy fairy is smirking at me!!LOL!! So I have some questions for you today not something I usually do but go with me here...what cs do you use the most? Do you buy your dp and hope you have cs that matches just b/c you like the dp and if you dont have cs to match what do you usually do?! I was going to just use like a cream colored cs base and not use any colored cs but I was out of it too! Ive also seen alot of companies releasing kits where you get dp, cs, and matching embellies all together so maybe I need to look into getting some of those!? Well since I've gone on and on and completely gotten sidetracked on my card I'll just list the supplies below.. Have a great day!!

ETA: I totally forgot to mention that I used another of Mercys fabulous sketches for this card!!

Stamps: Winter fairy-The Greeting Farm

Ink: copics bg10, bg11, bg13, bg72, bg75, e42, e43, e00, e50, e51, r20, antique linen distress ink
Paper: PTI aqua mist and ocean tides, PTI white, jolly by golly dp
Accessories: aqua mist ribbon, silver cord, silver brads, dimensionals, paper piercer, diamond stickles, large label nesties

12 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

awesome, your coloring is perfect....have a great evening!

enjoy *~*

Angela S. said...

Shannon, she is so pretty! I alos posted a card today using this same image. About the CS, I use what ever I find. I don't buy colored Cs to match my DP. If I see some DP I like I just buy it and try to match it with what ever I have. I usually buy DCWV card stock but sometimes I do buy loose CS to match a certain DP that i want to use for a project. If I don't have any, like you I use cream, brown or black.. Hope your back is feeling better.
Hugs,
Angela

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I think you did a great job of color matching! She does look so sassy :)

Neva said...

Shannon this is so darling and yes she looks just as sassy as you did in your younger years. LOL. I think that paper matches perfectly.

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

congrats on winning this beauty!! You did a fantastic job on the sketch and coloring her in. I just LOVE this!

jdmommy said...

Yes, she sure is sassy!! I love the image and the layout, BUT your coloring and choice of colors always takes top prize with me!! Fabulous job, Shannon!!!

Dawn B. said...

LOL at the AR comment.. This is adorable.. She is so sweet. Your coloring is perfection...

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH she's TOTALLY sassy! Love her and the colors! Fabo!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shannon,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Mercy said...

shannon...this is wonderful! love this fairy in blues, and your papers and coloring are perfect!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you did a fantastic job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Silli said...

wonderful, I love your coloring! Hugs Silke