Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rock & Roll Fairy!

When I first saw this stamp, Rockstar Eyes (Alex) from SCACD, I knew it would only be a matter of time til she joined my collection of fairy stamps.

So, when I finally broke down and purchased her, I colored her immediately using Copic markers. As I was finishing the coloring, I realized that one of my colors was getting streaky, so I refilled the marker, then cleaned out the refilling needle thingy with Blender Fluid. A tiny drop of fluid fell onto her cheek and left an unsightly blotch. Irritated, I put it aside for another day. I came back to it a week or so later and said to myself, "Self, why not try to fix her cheek?" So I started adding layers of color and guess what? It worked!!! Yes, her complexion is darker than I initially wanted and her blush a bit more pronounced, but I figured she's a semi-Goth chickie, so what the heck and added more blush, eye makeup, and dark lipstick! Woot!

So here's my card, which will likely be used as either a thank you or a birthday card.

In addition to that stamp, I also used an old Odd Bird Planet stamp for the sentiment, old Memory Box patterned paper, plus some newer Viola Memory Box patterned paper. I die cut the Memory Box/Poppystamps flourish twice and positioned them behind her to act as sort of wing extensions.

The ribbon started life as sheer ribbon with black flourishes, but I used B66 to color it a bit, so it would blend in better.

So there you have it.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Ooh you colored her beautifully! Her color & makeup look perfect for a Goth chickie! Also love the colors & die cuts!

  2. Kathi, I love what you did with her makeup! Very cool! I've heard it said that every mistake is just an opportunity in disguise. Guess so in this case, huh? :^) Love the die cuts, too! What a clever idea to make them look like wings! Hugs,

  3. Terrific card, Kathi! Fun image and great coloring! It you hadn't mentioned an "oops", no one would have known! Can't say how many times that has happened to me!

  4. Great card Kathi - I think her 'make-up' looks fab!! Love those wonderful wings too :)

  5. Wouldn't even know there was an oops. Love the clean layout and how you've done the ribbon and the sentiment...looks wonderful.