Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! This post is going to be short and sweet. I’m running errands before I head off to my parents’ house this afternoon. If it’s Tuesday, then it must be pizza day and we can’t miss that! When I’m not there, I have to pre-order their Tuesday pizza for delivery, but today, we’ll go out for our pizza fix.

I’m still playing around with some digital images from Mo Manning. Today’s project features the Spring Fairy Puddle digital stamp because who can resist coloring a fairy riding a frog? Obviously I can’t so I’ll just drop this here for your enjoyment!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

I toyed with the idea of creating some sort of water splash for the background. As many of you know, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler so creating something free hand is definitely a bad idea. I often use pointillism to create backgrounds and decided that I could mimic water with shades of blue and blue green. So my frog got a watery background with no drawing required on my part.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

And on that note, I’m off! Can’t be late for pizza!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Cornflower by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Grateful Heart by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: V20, E50, E51, E11, E93 (skin); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (hair); BV00, B000, B00, B01, BG10 (clothing); BV20, BV23, YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67 (frog); BV00, BV01 (frog’s eye); BV00, B000, B00, B01 (ribbon); V20, BG000, BG10, BG11, B000, B41, B45 (background)

Baby Fairy Amanita by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted anything new (outside of class announcements) so I made a point of sitting down this morning and coloring just for fun.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Mo Manning’s digital images. Today’s image – Baby Fairy Arminata – is also available as a clear stamp from Penny Black (see links below). I’ve been eyeing this image for awhile and it gave me an opportunity to try out some new Copic combinations.

I also made a few mistakes along the way. In class, my students seem determined to color perfectly on the first try, so I remind them that you learn from mistakes, not from perfection. And that was certainly the case with the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

For the skin, I started with a combination used by Sandy Allnock – YR30, YR000, YR26. It looked great on her sample sheet, but didn’t blend as well for me. So I substituted E93 for YR000 and had better results. Which just goes to show that all those Copic combinations you see on Pinterest are really just suggestions – you have to modify and substitute as necessary to make them work for you.

I knew that I wanted a rosy color for the dress and flower petals. I also didn’t want either to get too dark. I started by underpainting the deepest areas with B32 followed by a blend of R43, R81, and RV00 (a beautiful rosy blend used by Debbie Olson). I ended up adding a little R46 to add more definition to the folds and the deepest areas of the flower petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

I underpainted the mushroom cap with C1, C3, and C5 and then added R46 and R24. Underpainting with the cool grays helped me get some depth without relying on really dark reds.

I had intended on stamping the sentiment on the image directly, but when I was putting the card together, the top right corner picked up some ink from a previous project. I couldn’t remove it remove with a sand eraser so I extended the background a little further to cover some of the damaged spot. I added a small sentiment from the Summer Berries clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It by Copics; Simple Vintage Botanicals 6×8 paper pad by Simple Stories
Stamps: Baby Fairy Aminita by Mo’s Digital Pencil (image also available on Missing You clear stamp set by Penny Black; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy [sentiment]
Ink: Versafine Clair in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YR30, E93, Y26, BV00 (skin); C1, C3, C5, C7 (hair); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (dress); C1, C3, C5, R24, R46 (mushroom cap); BV00, YR20, YR30, YR31 (mushroom gills); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves & stem); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (flower petals); B0000, BG0000, BG10, RV00, BV00 (background)

New Class! Hello & Hugs – Photo Scraps

Join me for a new workshop where we will be playing with embossing powder and ink blending to create quick and easy cards. In this class, you will create five backgrounds using various techniques that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Poppy Stamps. Seats are limited – sign up today! CLASS FEE $29

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Bring to Class

  • Waterbrush (filled with water)
  • One disposable ink blender (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools). Do not use a blending brush.
  • Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Back by Popular Demand!

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick note to let you know that I will be offering my stencil techniques class one more time at Photo Scraps on Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM. If you missed this class earlier in the month, now is your last chance to get in on the fun! In this class, you will create seven stenciled backgrounds using various techniques and gel mediums that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Honey Bee Stamps.

CLASS FEE $35 (includes stencil from Echo Park Paper Co. to add to your personal stash).

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

NOTE: You will be able to assemble at least two cards in class. However, since gel mediums have varying dry times, you may need to complete the assembly of some of your cards at home.

BRING TO CLASS

You will need the following supplies for class. Please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class if you need any of the craft supplies on the list. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw (you can substitute Squeezed Lemonade for Scattered Straw if necessary)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (either a regular sized pad or mini)
  • Three ink blenders (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools, Nuvo Blending Sponges, Picket Fence Blending Brushes, etc.)
  • Paper trimmer
  • iCraft Purple Tape 
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Dragonfly Ride by House Mouse Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today’s card it a little bit of a throwback to my early coloring days. When I first started coloring, most of my early images were from House Mouse Designs. As time passed, I started coloring images from other stamp companies, but I still have a soft spot for Amanda, Monica, Mudpie, Maxwell and Muzzy. So today’s card features Monica and friend on a Dragonfly Ride!

When planning my project, I decided to start with the stenciling. I didn’t want to have to recolor the image if I made a mistake with the stenciling. So I die cut the paper and stamping the image so I would know where to position the stenciling. Using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, I carefully stenciled around the image. Then I colored the image with Copic markers and heat embossed the sentiment. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the dragonfly wings for a little extra shimmer.

That’s it for today! See ya soon!

Supplies

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6×6 pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Dragonfly Ride by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Floral Greetngs by Stampendous
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG; Embossing Powder in Navy by Ranger
Copics: E50, E53, E93 (skin); C1, C3, C5 (fur); BG000, BG10, B000, BV00, (dragonfly)