Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my second project as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps. In today’s project I would like to show you one gorgeous sprite stamp coloured three times in three different mediums, so that you can pick and choose which one fits your supplies or style best!
For my first card I choose to colour the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps “Christmas Sprite“ image using Copic Markers. You can use any alcohol markers you have of course. I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper using Memento “Tuxedo Black“ ink and let her sit for a while, so that the ink can dry completely, before I started colouring.
Then I coloured the image using the following Copic colours: Y000, Y26, Y04, YR18, YR21, E000, R00, R01, W1, W3, R29, R39, E07, RV52, RV55, RV19, V17, E39, G40, YG17, YG67, YG97 and B0000. When the colouring was done I added back in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.
On the wings I added some “Diamond“ Stickles using a brush (wash the brush afterwards) for an extra magical look!
I choose for a round card base which I created by die cutting a circle shape from a square white linen textured card base (make sure that the part where the die is sticking out has the fold).
Then I die cut a slightly smaller circle shape from some matching orange coloured mirror card stock and then I die cut around the coloured image using an even smaller circle die.
On this last panel I stamped one of the sentiments from the “You’re My Jolly“ stamp set using the same black ink as before.
Now I can finish my card by adhering the coloured image on top of the orange circle using liquid glue and then adhering these combined layers onto the circle shaped card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
For my second card I choose watercolour pencils as my colouring medium. I stamped the same “Christmas Sprite“ image onto fairly smooth watercolour paper using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and let the ink dry. Then I used a combination of Caran d‘Ache Museum Aquarelle and Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils and an aquabrush to colour the image.
From the Caran d’Ache line I used the following colours: CA350, CA010, CA036, CA065, CA599, CA661, CA004, CA249, CA719, CA245 and CA049.
From the Faber Castell line I used the following colours: FC19, FC125, FC132, FC189 and FC137.
I also added some “Diamond“ Stickles to the wings in the same way as I did for the first card.
Next I die cut a square around the coloured image leaving enough room on the top to ad my sentiment. As my sentiment I choose a combination of words from the “Everyday Scripted Sentiments“ stamp set, those I stamped on the top part of the panel using the same black ink that I used before.
To finish this second card I die cut a slightly larger square from some matching olive green card stock. I adhered both square panels together using liquid glue and then adhered these combined panels to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And for today’s final card I choose regular coloured pencils as my colouring medium, but I decided to work on Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper, for a different look. I stamped the sprite image onto this paper using Versafine “Onyx Black“ and then coloured the image with a combination of Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier (for the skin parts) coloured pencils and one Caran d‘Ache Luminance coloured pencil.
For my highlights I used the White pencil from Caran d‘Ache.
From the Faber Castell line I used: 271, 108, 283, 173, 168, 171, 188, 135, 119 and 250.
From the Prismacolor line I used: Crème, Beige, Light Peach, Peach and Salmon Pink.
And for this card I used some “Star Dust“ Stickles for her wings.
When the colouring was done I die cut a circle shape around the image using the same procedure as with my first card. I also added the sentiment from the “You’re My Jolly“ stamp set. For my slightly larger mat I choose a yellow orangy circle shaped die cut panel and put the card together on a crème coloured linen textured card base.
And that’s it for today’s trio of Christmas Sprite cards.
I’m curious what your favourite medium is to colour with?
Thank you Whimsy Stamps for having me as a guest designer, I had a blast while creating these projects for you!
I wish you all a creative day and a fabulous time with friends and family during the Holidays!