After working on The Greeting Farm Little Mermaids (HERE), I knew I wanted to make another ATC with one of my all time favorite stamp sets: The Greeting Farm Little Fairies. So much cuteness! This time, I started with a Strathmore watercolor paper base that I die cut out with the inside part of the smaller Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames die set. It was the perfect size for an ATC (2.5″ x 3.5″)! Then I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink (from top to bottom) in Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar. This created a smooth blended background.
Then I set the scene for the sky with a Simon Says Stamp Cloud Bank Die, leaving a few of the cloud insets in place and otherwise using the outline of the clouds. Then I stamped out the dandelion heads from the Little Fairies stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed some Recollections Snow embossing powder to get a little bit of texture and shine. For the Dandelion stems, I used a Black Sakura Glaze Pen, which gave a similar texture and shine to the embossed areas. For an area that I had inadvertently smeared with VersaMark ink and could no longer get a clear dandelion head impression, I hand painted in a dandelion head with Copic Opaque White (this too had a similar raised, shiny look). I also used a VersaMarker to dot the background a bit more and heat embossed some fairy dust (or dandelion fluff). For even more fine dots, I used a Uni-ball Signo white Gel Pen. Amazingly, all of these mediums (Glaze Pen, Gel Pen, Copic Opaque White, and VersaMark Ink or VersaMarker with embossing powder) had similar shine and slightly raised texture like heat embossing!
Finally, for the little fairies, I used the following Copics: For all the fairies, the skin was colored with: E50, E51, E21, E11, and R20; the wings with: B000 and B01 (topped with Clear Wink of Stella); and hair highlights with: Y11 and Y15
Purple-haired Fairy: Hair and dress: V12, V06, V17
Blue/Purple-haired Fairy: Hair and dress: B21, B24, B18, V06, V17
Green-haired Fairy: Hair and dress: BG15, BG18, BG78
To add to the magical look of the fairies, I added a lot of dots with a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen in their hair. After fussy cutting them out, I inked the edges with a Tuxedo Black Momento Marker to cover up the white edge of the paper, and I popped them all up from the background with double sided foam adhesive for a little dimension.
The following is a video share of this ATC:
This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Mythical Creatures Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Favorite Stamps Stamptember Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge