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