Friday, April 3, 2015


This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is "Fairies"  My Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teammates, Carla, Penny, Laine, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge. You can use any color medium you like, just as long as you color! 

Our April sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner four digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!

Fern the Forest Fairy was resized in Photo Elements and printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. After checking Google Images to learn about the colors of trumpet flowersspring oak leaves, and spring acorns, the scene was colored with Copic markers. The bird's eyes, beak, and talons were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine. White Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add white to the dots on the mushrooms.

Since the Fern the Forest Fairy scene was very colorful, I opted to use kraft cardstock  to create a neutral background. However, I wanted it to have visual interest, so I put my Big Kick to work! The Fern the Forest Fairy scene and two mat layers were die-cut with dies from my Card Creator die set (Spellbinders).  The kraft  rectangles were edged with Frayed Burlap Distress ink (Ranger). One of the two dies in SCACD's Classic Corner die set was used to cut four corner die-cuts, which were sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

The card front layer was run through my Big Kick inside a Couture Creations 5x7 embossing folder, then the edges were sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

The Flower Chain Border die (Cherry Lynn Designs), Ribbon Tags Trio One (Spellbinders),  "hello" from the Handwritten sentiment die set (Little B), and the Autumn Gatherings Alterations Decorative Strip die (Sizzix) were used to die-cut kraft cardstock. Frayed Burlap Distress ink was used to sponge the inside of the tag die, the larger oak leaves, and the acorn. Frayed Burlap Distress marker was used to add some detailing to the oak leaves. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to make the acorn shiny.

All the elements were layered and adhered, the sentiment tag was popped up on foam adhesive, then the card front was added to a kraft card and I called it done!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #15: Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: Use Kraft Card
Die Cut Divas: In the Garden


  1. simply amazing. Thanks for playing with us at Die Cut Divas

  2. Beautiful image and stunning coloring and detail Kathi. A complete delight.

  3. I love the Fairy Fern on your card, she is just beautiful. Plus the embossing all around the background is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

  4. Great framing for this wonderful image. The colors really pop. Lovely.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Your card is amazing. Love how you've framed this fabulously colored image. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the layers, details, colors........everything about it! Thanks for sharing at Scrapy Land and Good Luck :)

  7. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View .xxx

  8. Such a gorgeous card, Kathi! Love the image you chose and your coloring! Such a pretty palette against the cool embossed Kraft framing! Really great design--love your die cuts, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny