Whimsy Wednesday ~ Rainbow Sparkle Fairy

Hey there crafty pals. I'm bringing you another Whimsy Wednesday post today. But this time, I'm not quite done! I've been hunting for some gorgeous Whimsy papers I had printed, but can't now lay my hands on. Bah, typical. I spent the day in my lovely sister's garden, so she took some shots for me of what I'd done so far. I'm desperate to share this colouring as I just LOVE how it came out!


I've used a beautiful image by Whimsy Stamps artist and designer Crissy Armstrong called Spread Love. I just find this image, utterly enchanting! So when I saw it was the image for Mindy Baxter's current monthly tutorial, I just knew I wanted to do that class! Her sweet design added by hand the clouds and rainbow and the hand-drawn sparkles. Honestly, I've done a few of her classes now and I find them so lovely to colour along with! I definitely have a less is more approach to colour. I didn't lay down quite as much colour as Mindy suggested, so my sky is much 'clearer blue'. But that's just a design choice by me, I really loved the clear blue sky and the puffy white clouds. I just felt it set up the rainbow scene so beautifully. 


I ended up using a different pink combo for the dress too, as I didn't have all the colours for the pinks Mindy used. But I really love this extra candy pink version! I think it's super cute. I also had to substitute a green in the rainbow, but think that came out okay. I love the 'sheer' peek through the wings to the cloud behind too. It's subtle but there. 


I loved doing this tutorial, especially colouring Crissy's delish fairy. So if you fancy some colouring I highly recommend both Mindy's tutorials and Crissy's gorgeous images. I'll be back again as soon as I find that paper to finish my card! Until then, have a wonderful week xoxo


Update
: I'm back with the finished card. I never did find the paper I was hunting. But I decided to keep the design very simple. I layered the image over cheesecloth for a bit of texture and popped it up on foam to create dimension. Very CAS otherwise to allow the colouring to have centre stage.


I took a pic of the card before adding the sentiment as I wasn't sure if I'd like it after adding the sentiment. I actually like it both ways, so it was interesting to compare! The sentiment I've had in my stash forever. It's from Magnolia if I recall correctly.


I think the sentiment is so perfect for this card and works perfectly. I was so worried I was going to stamp it wonky, as it's a rubber sentiment, so I couldn't see exactly how it was going to lay down. But my Tim Holtz platform came to the rescue and I used a test strip to check the alighment before stamping the actual card. I used a Denim Blue ink to stamp the sentiment so it wasn't too stark and I like that softer look. Thanks for stopping in. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends xoxo



Challenge Entries:
The Paper Girls: #168 ~ Sparkle & Shine
Papercraft Challenges: #29 ~ Bright Colours
Double Trouble: #20 ~ Love, Peace, Kindness
Unicorn Challenge: #39 ~ Things With Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge: #2 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times#89 ~ Have a Heart
Crafty Creations Challenges: #383 ~ Anything Goes

Comments

Chris said…
It's such a sweet and pretty image Wends, and your colouring is fantastic! Love the clouds and the rainbow ...beautiful!
Chris
x
Pop's Cards said…
Love, Love Love this, she is just stunning, I adore the rainbow so perfect for her and the clouds look really cool, your colouring skills just keep getting better and better <3
Hugs Pops x
Sarah said…
No wonder you wanted to share this beauty...you have done an amazing job of colouring her. Hope the missing paper shows up soon !! xx
Maxine D said…
Oh Wends what beautiful colouring - this is exquisite. A beautiful image to start with, but the whole card front is gorgeous
Blessings
Maxine
Fikreta said…
very pretty card!
hugs
Tracey said…
Oh My Gawsh! This is a gorgeous card. I love that you layered it on cheesecloth...reminds me of a cloud! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge...hope you'll come back for our future challenges.
Jackie Trinder said…
Hi this is a gorgeous card. That image is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Have a Heart. Hugs Jackie DT
Elizabeth Hart said…
Fabulous work on this card and especially that great rainbow. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Monika Reeck said…
OH MY GOD
this is adorable
I love your coloring looks like in Comic book for children
so so beautiful
and your card is ADORABLE as can be
I love love love this miss Wandy
many thanks for playing along with us this time at Papercraft Challenges
Hugs,
Monika (DT)

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