Thursday, 17 September 2009

Not my Usual

This one is for Copic Creations. The challenge this week is to "Using coloured pencils/OMS with your Copics"
I have use this technique before - but have to admit is was usually to cover up mistakes - hee-hee.
The DT team have all used Flower Fairies provided by the Sponsor janlynn corporation, Right  - me thinks,  this is the time to dig out my one and only Flower Fairy.  I did have about 5 someone gave me but I passed  them on to a lady running a craft stall to raise funds for charity. I kept one and this is it. Have to admit I found this really hard work but enjoyable at the same time.
I coloured the image with Copics and then used Derwent oil  pastels to both highlight and shade. I used Sansador to blend, and I blended and blended until not a line was visible. When I looked at it it looked flat - I'd done too much blanding, so out with the pencils again and I 'roughed ' it up - much better. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is Narcissus.


Here is a gorgeous quote I lifted from the challenge blog - taken from Wikipedia

What is a Flower Fairy?  Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20cm tall) that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.    

Image - Flower Fairies
Mediums - Copic Markers, Derwent oil pastels
Cardstock -  Bazzill  and from stash
Tools - EK Success Medium 'Water lily'  & small retro punch
Embellishments from stash    

32 comments:

Julie said...

Stunning work Heather

Crafty Chris said...

Looks fantastic it actually looks like a painting, love the colouring.
Christine x

Pia said...

woooow what a great card

stephanne said...

Your troubles were well worth it, as the finished project is heavenly!! Wonderful work, the image stands out so wonderfully against its background, love the white-cream hues, I can't manage those yet, lol, so this is beautiful to see executed.
Take Care,
Stephanne

Barb said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! It looks like a painting! I have never tried mixing the 2 mediums but now you have me challenged. It's a great mix and your coloring is perfection!

Barb

Moni said...

Stunning work, fab colouring! So love this image and great colours you have used! It looks like paintings! Have a fab rest of the evening! Hugs,Moni

Danielle said...

OMGoodness Heather, this card is gorgeous! Your colouring detail in this image is amazing - I think you've done a stellar job on this card! I love it!
Hugs, Danielle

Wilma said...

That is just fabulous - i love the effect you have there - never even thought of using the technique you have used - you will have to do a tutorial- this card definitely has the WOW factor!:)

Ann said...

amazing colouring Heather - stunning card.

Ann xxx

Christine said...

Another stunner Heather me thinks you are enjoying these challenges too much...LOL great inspiration..

hugs Christine xx

gina g said...

Hi Heather Gorgeous card the colouring looks fantastic, and t I love the quote. luv gina xx

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous job you've made of this Heather, well done!
I haven't used pencils and sansador for ages, mmm perhaps I'll give it a go again soon.

Tara said...

I love these flower fairies, they're so dainty and pretty! I think alot of hard work has definitely paid off in your favour as this is a beautiful card!
Hugs Tara xx

Sandie said...

Beautiful card Heather, love that image... it's stunning!!

What an interesting technique too.

Carolyn V said...

Wow! I'd like to colour this well when I grow up! (I'm 45 and still trying!) Awesome job... awesome card!

Mandi said...

This is stunning Heather, I thought it was a ready coloured image before I read the details! Fantastic work!

mandi xx

June Houck said...

My first thought was, "Not her usual..." then I read your title LOL. Your fairy is gorgeous! And this is still classically designed in your elegant style. Lovely as ever :)

Crafty Chris said...

Hi dont know if I should call you Rica or Heather put my mind at ease. Thanks for stopping by earlier I know what you mean about the cat, mine does exactly the same, its like having a child in the house having to move things so it wont knock them over. Thanks for becoming a follower or buddy although that sounds american, your cards really are inspirational and keeps me going to get better. Christine x

torico said...

Wow Heather!! Your coloring is stunning!!! Great job! Yes...I'm sure this is Narcissus, too. But my flower is........??? lol!

torico XX

Squirrel said...

Just WOW. It's unusual to see a spring flower fairy with autumn colours but it really works! Your colouring is amazing!
R x

a portland granny said...

That is just a truly spendid card!! I love it. The subtle colors and accents lend such richness!
Of course I always admire your work.

I have yet to work with copics--hopefully soon. New things rather scare me!

Leigh said...

Heather, this is a beautiful piece of work. Absolutely gorgeous.

Anesha said...

Stunning card, the colouring is super! Anesha :-)

Yvonne said...

OMG! Fantastic coloring on the image! At first I thought it was a printed image... Amazing!

Myzdamena's World said...

That's so amazing! I really wish I could make cards like that xxx

Karen said...

Stunning !

Love Karen x

Cheryl said...

Stunning,such beautiful colours and your image has been coloured to perfection!!!
Hugs xx

SheilaS said...

This is exquisite. The amount of effort that you put into the colouring is well worth it. The colours are so unusual and are perfect

Ann Hedvig said...

Beautiful!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is sooooo gorgeous! Love your blog too! You did such an awesome job coloring..thanks for joining us in the CC challenge! :)

Deb said...

Your coloring is so soft and beautiful that this image does indeed look like a painting! Gorgeous!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Rica, how gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on this. These Flower Fairies are time-consuming, but they sure are pretty. Thanks for joining our CC Challenge again.

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