Sunday, July 1, 2012

You're so tweet!

Kraftin' Kimmie is moving house and is busy, so she's posted a few challenges on her Facebook book. One of them was to use purple. Meanwhile, Craft Your Passion challenge blog's theme this week is "Wings". Lately, I've been challenging myself to use older papers, so I did and hit a trifecta.


So here you go.

Bird Fairy, by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps was colored with Copic markers, masked with Winsor & Newton masking fluid, and the sky and grass was airbrushed. As sometimes happens, it got a bit sticky, so I did my "quick fix" (alcohol on a paper towel and smooshed over the sticky areas). I messed up and got a bit 'o green in the sky, so I added a sun.

The wings were painted with a layer of Winsor & Newton Irridescent Medium, which added a nice touch of glitter.

The patterned papers are from the Oh Baby Basic Grey collection, which I loved and hoard, especially the purples and that floral. There's something about the color palette in that collection!!!

The gingham bow was colored with a V22 Copic marker to make it blend better. I actually made a bow using the fork method, which I found online. And it worked. Yay.

The sentiment is from the late lamented Odd Bird Planet. Love those teensy sentiments in that fun and funky font (Purple Boxers).

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
• Kraftin' Kimmie's Facebook challenge
Craft Your Passion #117 Things With Wings challenge
Basic Grey Challenge Blog: Favorite Colors Combo challenge


  1. Great is your card. Like the colouring you did.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  2. Oh, Kathi, this is so soft and pretty! I love purple, and just got some more purple-patterned papers to use. I did not have this BG set, but I wish I had gotten it now! It made for a wonderful background to your darling scene! :^)
    P.S. Love all your crazy comments on my blog! ;^)

  3. Gorgeous card!! I love the way you colored her.

  4. Dontcha love when a non-planned plan comes together! The purples and yellows look wonderful together and your coloring is awesome...especially the sun.


  5. Ooh so pretty, Kathi! I love the soft colors and your coloring of that sweet image! Also loving the airbrushed background!