29 January 2012

Sweetpea Fairy

Just backlinking this one to Make It Monday.  Thought she deserved a second viewing!


Hi all, I spent a few hours in my craft studio last night colouring and after one or three disgarded images, this one is the one that finally made it to a card front!

I love how she turned out even though this is the first time I've coloured black hair.  I love the softness of her dress and wings.  Colours I wouldn't normally reach for as a combination, but they work on this card.

And here is the full card, I've used up some retired SU papers that had just the right greens in them and some Coredinations card stock for the blue.  I have just picked up TIm Holtz Tattered Pinecone die and this is the leaves from it.  They are just right for this image.  I've added a few flowers that I had in my stash, sorry don't know the brand.

 I was surfing around from the Copic Oz site and followed a link to Mandi-Lee's site Copic Me and then across to Kate Palmer at Sparkletart where I saw a tutorial for colouring backgrounds.  I didn't have the B0000 that she used so I just went with C1 and C3 and well it just seemed to happen I ended up with this lovely mottled shading.  

Talk about being totally in awe of the artistic talent, two amazingly talented ladies, needless to say, I spent ages surfing around and have bookmarked both sites as the inspiration and tutorials are fabulous.

 Copic markers used to colour this beauty are...

Background - C1 & C3
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7 & 100
Wings - V91, V93 & V95.  BG93.  B21 & BV20.  Sand Spica pen
Dress - W1, W3 & W5
Corselette and Gloves - BG93 & BG96 (the copic challenge colours)
Dress trim, Mask and Belt - B21 & BV20
Flowers - Y15 & YR23
Sand Spica pen trims

And yes you guessed it, I can't resist a second entry into the Copic Oz competition, who would pass up the opportunity to win 12 copic markers?!?  I can't find any rules to say one entry only...LOL

I'd love to hear what you think of this beauty, so feel free to leave a comment, I love reading them.

Kasey ~ in Oz


  1. WOW - you have done such an incredible job colouring this image. I'm in awe! Gorgeous card, Kasey!

  2. Stunning card and fantastic colouring. x

  3. Kasey this looks amazing, you are certainly having fun with your Copics!

  4. Beautiful Kasey, just beautiful.Such a lovely image and details...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous! Glad you entered Make It Monday's challenge. Appreciate the inspiration!
    Karen C

  6. My gosh, she is gorgeous! You cannot tell that it's your first time coloring black's beautiful. LOVE the color choices on her and the compliment of flowers is superb! Thank you so much for the links you provided in your post as well. I will be going there directly. :)

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    Lisa xx

  7. Great card! Love the colors! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)


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