How appropriate that Aurora Wings is one of the sponsors for our Winged Things Challenge! Their images are so unique and always stretch my coloring skills - which I love! This dainty beauty is called Fairy Dancer. It took me back to my days dreaming of being a ballerina when I was a little girl.
I've had this bg paper sitting around for quite some time (years) and it was perfect for this image. The movement in the pattern and the soft colors just called to me.
The fairy oval and the colored die cut from are inlaid into the card front. I love to inlay my die cuts. It's pretty simple to create the "Outside the Box" look. I just position my die and lightly mark the spots that will extend beyond the die cut. I trim those pieces (eventually fussy cutting them) and slide the die under all of the spots that will extend beyond the border. Because they sit on top of the die when I run it through my CB, they don't get cut.
I wanted to keep my Copics on the softer side, so the colors I used for her tutu are R000, 11, 20, 22.
Her wings are layers of BG0000 and 000.
Skin colors: E00, 21, 11
Hair: E41, 50, 53 and Y21
Shading: C00, C0 & C1 in the deeper shadows
Wink of Stella is used on the wings to give them a little shimmer.
Stop over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog to see what the other winged things the gals on Team Lou have for you this fortnight.
|Feb. 11, 2015|
TTCRD Feb. 10-16: AG
Aurora Wings #11 - Valentines
C4C #272- Fit for a Queen
Just Us Girls #279 - Word of the week - Love (ballerinas and coloring with my Copics)
Sister Act #92 - AG
613 Avenue Create #110 - AG with Color bingo (far left column)
That Craft Place - AG