Dare to Get Dirty -Christmas Birds & Sparkle Fairy

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Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are playing in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoast…starting today, they are going on for a full week!! Lots of challenges, fun & prizes!! Did I mention PRIZES?? 

My first card is for Lydia’s challenge…you can get all the details for the challenge HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club Member…it’s super easy! Just click to find out how.

On this birdie Christmas card, I put the cute image into my Misti, stamped it w/ Versafine then colored them w/ water colors. I decided I wanted a little bit smoother blend, so I went over most of the birds & hats w/ Prismacolor pencils. Then I stamped over it again to bring back all the details. After die cutting, I added a snowflake I snipped from a lager die cut and some stickles for a little sparkle.
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I’m also adding this card to the Simon Says Wed. Challenge – Anything Goes!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper – Winter Get Together, Studio G – greeting
Paper: water color, cobalt blue
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Misti, water colors, Prismacolor pencils,  stickles

My second card was made for Susie’s DTGD Challenge. This fairy image is so pretty…I wish I knew her name & what company made her. She came to me unmarked & unmounted a really long time ago & I’ve searched, but am unable to find any info on her.
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Again, I put the image in my Misti, stamped it w/ Memento, colored her with Copics, then over stamped w/ Versafine. I added some stickles to the draping jewels she’s holding & some Wink of Stella to her wings. I think fairies should have sparkle, don’t you?

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Since she’s a little tall & so are the dies I used for the fancy layer, the card ended up being A6 instead of the standard A2. I used some Basic Grey papers I thought went well with her coloring (I’m really going to miss Basic Grey!)

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Here are the Copics I used to color her.

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Stamps: Fairy – unknown
Paper: X-Press It white, dp  Basic Grey – Green at Heart, Lauderdale)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black Versafine onyx black (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, CE Sue Wilson Australian collection dies, Misti, Copic markers, stickles, clear Wink of Stella

2 Responses to Dare to Get Dirty -Christmas Birds & Sparkle Fairy

  1. How cute are those birds. Adore that card. Lovely colouring. The second card is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  2. Girl, you’re a machine pumping out such beautiful cards. Your birds are watercoloured and coloured so well. Very nice work. Your second challenge card is just as lovely.